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