Painting: painting your walls is the cheapest investment you can make. It can also offer some striking results.
Doing it ourselves: you do not need to waste your budget by hiring people to do the jobs you could do yourself. It is important to consider tackling the relatively simple projects yourself. Painting, tiling, installing a new floor or sewing curtains and pillow cases are all tasks that we can try. Asking for help from family and friends to help strip it or paint the walls is also a smart idea … The more the merrier!
Going to thrift stores and auctions over the Internet: thrift stores, flea markets and online auction sites such ebay… bargains can be found in all types of sites that sell furniture and decorative items second hand.
Search for goods with defects: it is possible to find great deals on slightly damaged products. You can even ask in stores if they have any.
Expect offers and promotions: ask if the items are reduced in the short term. The Head of a department store is often the best source for all the inside information. They sometimes may even offer a discounted price before it is in force in the shops.
Combining loose items: buying complete sets of furniture usually costs more than creating your own creative and eclectic mix. Opting for a sofa and chairs upholstered in complementary fabrics, accompanied by a bed with two bedside tables can allow you to experiment with color, shape, material and hue.
Sewing fabric: if you have a sewing machine, you can quickly and easily transform patterned sheets into curtains, pillows cases and duvet covers.
Add accessories: a bowl of green apples will add a touch of color to almost any surface. The glass bowl will add height, dimension and character.
Recycle: it is important to examine the items of furniture we already have and think about how we could camouflage, reuse or re-imagine them.