MONEY-SAVER TIPS

To stay on bud­get, in­cor­po­rate high-im­pact, low-cost pieces

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - Interior Style -

POSTER IT

Orig­i­nal art­works can be costly. Posters, prints and pho­tos are a way to ad­dress this ex­pense, but fram­ing them can quickly add up. Match the pieces you in­tend to buy to stan­dard-size, in­ex­pen­sive store-bought frames and you’ll save your­self a packet.

GO CUS­TOM WITH­OUT THE TAG

Think­ing about cus­tom blinds but wor­ried they’ll blow the bud­get? You can get the look for less by go­ing through an on­line re­tailer.

You can or­der free swatches to check the fab­rics and colours be­fore you buy. You are guided through the mea­sur­ing and or­der­ing process, and you can even track your or­der.

PAINT IT

An un­re­mark­able piece of fur­ni­ture you barely no­tice any­more can be the one knock­out piece your room is lack­ing. And the fix is cheap – paint and your time. In­ves­ti­gate the crop of matt paints on the mar­ket that you simply brush on af­ter min­i­mal prep.

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