With the start of a new year, a familiar saying seems to come up, time and time again: Out with the old and in with the new. So, if you’re thinking about redecorating your home, there’s no time like the present. But instead of planning a total makeover—which is not only costly but also time-consuming—why not give your space a simple refresh?
Ahead, you’ll find six of the very best budget-friendly revamp tips.
The moral of the story is: take your time! Take your time browsing for interior inspiration be it through Pinterest, Instagram or another platform. Pretty soon you will be scrolling through all your saved and pinned images and you’ll realise you’re leaning towards a certain type of look. Voila! You’ve developed your style and theme, and the good news is you haven’t had any nasty purchasing and returning disasters.
If you’re interested in splashing out, be design savvy and spend on items you want to last—be it new flooring, a bench top, a chair or a table. Spending large on items that are very trend-specific runs the risk of you losing interest in them quickly. At the end of the day, this is not in your best interest.
Today, nothing is unique – everything is a copy of something else. Designer items typically use more expensive materials and finishes. The good news is: there are often much cheaper alternatives that provide 90% of the same look you were going for. There’s a huge spectrum in pricing in the replica world, which is sure to suit everybody’s budgetary needs.
Keep an eye out for sales, these are bound to save you anywhere from 10% to 50% of the cost. Sales usually occur during a change of season, the end of financial year or for a specific celebration i.e. Christmas, Boxing Day, Easter, Black Friday etc. There is no shame in being a Coupon Queen (we all do it!).