If you’ve recently moved, you may be looking to update some of the décor around your house or flat. It’s easy for these expenses to add up, but fortunately, there are plenty of options for decorating on a budget!
Visit flea markets. Street fairs and flea markets often sell some interesting trinkets that are great for hanging on your walls. You’ll find things like mirrors, coat racks and tapestries and you can often negotiate on price!
Pictures. One of the best ways to make a house feel like a home is to personalise it with photographs of your friends and family. Look at your discount shop for some cheap frames to put photos in.
Browse Craigslist. Often people want to get rid of their junk quickly, and they don’t particularly care whether they make much money from it. Craigslist has a “free” section under “For Sale” and you may find furniture there that is actually in good shape. Sometimes, pieces will have a lot of scratches but you can cover them up easily with some paint or a tablecloth and no one will ever know the difference.
Slipcovers. A great way to change the look of your furniture without having to buy all new stuff is to try out some slipcovers. Changing just the colour of your couch or chair can give your place a totally different look!
Paint a room. Another cheap way to give your place an update is to paint the walls a different colour. Changing plain white walls to a more interesting colour can do wonders without breaking the bank and often, you won’t need much more than that to complete the room.
Anne Perkins is a freelance writer focused on how to live large on a little living. She writes about short term loans for YourCashLoans.co.uk. At her blog, AnnieIdea.com, you can get tips on how to take any idea and make it easier or cheaper to complete.