How To Furnish Your Dream Home on a Budget



People are, sadly, discouraged from furnishing their dream homes because they simply don’t have that much money. They are discouraged by TV shows and Instagram posts that convince them that they need a six-figure salary in order to live in a place that is even remotely appealing. And sure, there are some segments that you simply can’t achieve without a substantial budget behind you. But the truth of the matter is that you can achieve a lot of success, and create the home of your dreams, with some creativity, hard work, and dedication.

Below you can find our article that will show you how you can furnish the home of your dreams, while still not breaking the bank.

Replace your hardware and rugs



It’s fascinating just how much the little things influence a home’s look and style. A new door, a nice sofa, a new faucet, these can all refresh your home and make it seem brand new. And if properly chosen, with taste and style, they can make it much more beautiful than you could expect.
Things like brass pull, matching faucets, ceramic knobs, these nice accents can make things really pop while drawing away attention from the more boring parts of your home.

A rug in and of itself can reinvigorate a home. It adds warmth to your place, it even defines the space in which it is in. Just getting a new rug can do wonders, but the effect will be much stronger if you take the time to choose the right colors and pattern.

Some old fashioned bartering

One of the things you can try is going online and checking out some Facebook groups and forums that are all about giving away and swapping things. Maybe there is somebody who got a brand new couch as a wedding gift and simply doesn’t know what to do with his old one. So, you can gladly take it off his hands, and maybe offer something you don’t need in return, like an old desk.

Go online



A small issue with going online is that you won't really see the furniture up close, in person. You will have to rely on photos and images. However, if you can figure out whether a seller and the website itself, is trustworthy or not, then you can definitely get your money's worth.
Namely, there is much more choice and many more options online. From pricing to quality levels, to shapes, sizes, colors, types… You could find a used but properly maintained sofa for cheap. The same goes for rugs, chairs, desks… The internet is a wild, open place, and who knows what you can find there.

And while we are on the subject, are you handy with your tools? Then you can probably find some appliances for cheap, that needs some very basic work done. You can also get affordable, high-quality spare parts online, and get to work.

Don’t forget about your walls



Your walls can serve as a canvas for your entire home. They can revive the entire space, they can really make your home stand out. And there is much you can do with them, besides getting a new coat of paint.

Some floating shelves can be arranged, and they can hold small mementos, souvenirs, or just knick-knacks. Both the shelves and the things on them can serve as artistic statements. And speaking of statements, you can try out a statement wall. Just have one wall that will be painted, covered, or just generally modified, standing on its own, being a sort of the centerpiece of your house. Try out paint, graffiti, or colored and decorative wallpaper. You can even cover the entire wall with photos and paintings.

Gift cards and thrift stores


Gift cards, both those that give you discounts and those that give you free stuff, can be a gold mine. You can actually find and buy gift cards at many department and furniture stores. Quite often a gift card can get you an item at a much lower price than you would expect.

Furthermore, try out your local second-hand stores and thrift shops.  Places that sell used or damaged goods can be a real treasure trove of valuable stuff.

Conclusion

Just because you’re sprucing up your home, doesn’t mean you have to go into debt or find a six-figure job. Some resourcefulness and creativity can go a long way. Whether you are looking for a complete makeover, adding some simple accents, or just to refresh the place, you can rest assured that there is a way to do that on a budget. Getting a bit thrifty, using gift cards, shopping online, all of these can help you move closer to your dream home.


Written by:
Stella Ryne

e:stellamaryryne@gmail.com
  

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