You probably already know that achieving the home of your dreams doesn’t just end with purchasing the essential furnitures, or installing those lovely tiles you got from some store in the Philippines. There’s also what comes after—that is, designing your interiors.
More often than not, however, you’re rendered hopeless every time you visit the mall, especially after stumbling upon one costly price after another.
Don’t give up. You can still spruce up your home the way you want it—without spending too much, that is. After all, designing your home doesn’t have to be expensive.
If you’re on a budget, then you’ve come at the right place. Here are some tips on how to save on your interiors.
Take advantage of sales and discounts.
Wait for the store within your area to hold a grand sale, and once they do,grab the opportunity and purchase the things you need (emphasis on need; don’t squander your money and buy needless items). If this isn’t viable, then scavenge for second-hand stores. You’ll be surprised at the gems you can find in there—and much cheaper ones at that, too.
Summon your creative skills and let your hands do some magic. If you aren’t creative by nature, then there are relatively easy projects you can do. For one, you can paint on a canvas (no, you don’t have to fashion Van Gogh-like masterpieces). Even large patterns rendered in bold, vibrant colors will already suffice. Hang the finished artwork on a wall, and you’ll be astonished at the difference it can make.
Hang items on the wall.
Aside from artworks, you can also hang plates. Make sure to vary their sizes and colors when you arrange them on the wall. If you have tons of family photos, then you can select a few that you can put on display. Place them inside stunning frames.
Incorporate nature inside your home.
If you have a garden, then you’re fortunate! Flowers and greens do an impressive job in changing the overall look of your rooms. It can instantly make them livelier—at a much cheaper price. Aside from plants, you can also use some old wood or twigs as embellishments on your shelves and surfaces.
Display your collections!
Do you collect bottles? Or teacups? Whatever it is, this might be the time for you to whip them out. Arrange them neatly into groups, making sure to vary the sizes of the items every now and then. But you have to be warned against displaying things that do not conform with the general vibe of your room. Also, don’t just clump them together randomly and make sure they’re organized.
Invest on mirrors!
Not only are mirrors affordable, they can also be used in any space—whether it’s the living room, bedroom, or bathroom. Aside from offering rooms a dash of elegance, they also create an illusion of space, making your rooms appear larger than they actually are.
Repurpose your furnitures!
Don’t be quick to dismiss old doors or planks of wood, as you can still find another use for them. You can transform those doors into coffee tables!
Don’t underestimate your lighting.
Your lighting can alter the whole appearance of your room, so make sure to pay extra attention to your lights and chandeliers. You can also use lamps or candles as secondary lighting. Candles perform an amazing in job in providing your room with character.
All of us yearn not only for a home—but for a well-furnished home. However, with the abundance of costly furnitures, most of us lose hope. You look for the items to match your tiles with, and go to some store in the Philippines, only to be welcomed by the astonishing price tags. But home design doesn’t have to be expensive. If you know where to look and what to do, then you can enliven your interiors with just a bit of cash.