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How You Can Make Your Home Look Elegant without Spending the Big Bucks
by Charlie Brown on Jan 20, 2014
You may not realize it but decorating your home can be a much more difficult task than you might want to let on, not to mention thoroughly expensive. You may need elements that match the color of the wall or complement it or the coffee table may not go with the theme of your living room. This is just a fraction of the issues that you may face and while you decide to put an end to these problems by purchasing the right home decor items, you may find a hole being burnt down in your pocket with all the expenses that are likely to spring up with this move. Does this mean that you can never buy the perfect pair of nightstands for your master bedroom? You need to realize that every problem comes equipped with a solution; online home decor shopping is one of them. You can save tons of money by following these simple tips and tricks that will bring the picture in your mind’s eye to life.
1.) The second hand is the way to go:
Instead of buying shiny new furniture that will cost you more than you can afford, it is better to rely on second-hand items that not only deliver but do so at a fraction of the cost. You may not realize it but switching and making this one single move can make an immense amount of difference. However, many people have a vague idea of second hand being damaged and unusable. This is far from the truth. Ideally, you must buy from antique stores since the products that you are likely to find there are much sturdier than you might think. You could also consider purchasing from a garage sale or a thrift store. It is alright for the surface areas of the furniture to be slightly ruined as they can easily be fixed with paint and simple replacement work. However, you must check for the sturdiness of the overall construction.
2.) Opt for DIY:
When it comes to decorating the walls or the trivial little elements in your home that may not cost much but can make a considerable impact when visual appeal is concerned, you must contemplate doing it yourself to save money. Things that are locked in your closet could very well be used to paint the blank canvas that is your wall. Therefore, if you have a jaw-dropping collection of scarves, put it on display by hanging it against the wall. You could do the same for your fashion accessories. Besides, if you believe that books are your best friends, you could consider getting them out of your study table and having them piled up along the unused fireplace region to make a statement. There are a million things that you can do by simply repositioning your existing decor.
3.) Shop in the holiday season:
This one is an absolute no brainer and is essentially the best thing that you can do to save a ton of money. Online home decor shopping during the holiday season is also an excellent idea as the prices will be slashed beyond your expectations and can be easily considered as one of the best bargains for your home decor needs.
4.) Opt for home decor items of the previous seasons:
If you want to spend less on decorating your home, you can consider purchasing items that belonged to the previous season. Essentially, people demand more from the latest season home decor items, thus shooting its price up. You could go the other way round and buy an older season’s products for a fraction of the price.
Mathias Aldridge is an interior designer and works with a home decor company that encourages online home decor shopping. He is also a professional marketing manager for the company and loves to share his thoughts on interior design on his blog.
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