4 ways to furnish your home on a budget

From the colour schemes we use throughout our home to the smallest of ornaments we keep on our shelves, every part of our home’s interior says something about us. Not only does the interior of a property reflect our personality, but it can have a considerable effect on the overall mood of a house.

Putting thought into the way in which we furnish our property is an essential step on the journey to making a house a home. Whether you’re looking to kit out a flash bachelor pad, or to create a cosy family home, the process is as enjoyable as it is important. Below are 4 ways which can help you to create the ideal home without breaking the bank.

Consider self-assembly

Using self assembly furniture is a great way to get the most bang for your buck. Not only will it save you a decent chunk of money, but you’ll also benefit from the convenience of being able to bring furniture of almost any size home with you the minute you buy it.

You don’t have to be a DIY whizz to put together something beautiful. People like Nabru provide a wide range of outstanding furniture, all of which is easy to assemble yourself at home.

Check out your local flea market or car boot sale

With the resurgence of vintage goods in the furniture market, there’s no shortage of places to land yourself an aged bargain. Often boasting a more diverse range of items than you’d expect from a traditional antique dealer, flea markets offer you the chance to find something of character which works well in your home, whatever style you’re going for. Car Boot sales and markets are also typically far more affordable than antique dealers or auctions.

Make your own

You don’t have to be a trained carpenter with years of experience to knock together something charming for your home. While it might not be a smart idea to embark upon a complicated, multi-purpose shelving unit, you may well find that making a small table is easier than you’d imagined.

Upcycle old items

The aesthetic that you’re looking for at home is sure to change over time, but that doesn’t mean that your old furniture always needs to be thrown out or sold. Often it’s possible to re-purpose old pieces of furniture in interesting new ways. Whether this means giving something a lick of paint or getting more hands on is entirely up to you. Even sanding down the surfaces and applying a fresh coat of paint and new handles can both transform and create a key feature piece for your room.

Disclaimer: This is a guest post. All images are from Getty Images.

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  1. Jude April 28, 2014 / 11:41 pm

    Totally needed this, thanks. Been meaning to do more to our house for ages but kept making the excuse we couldn’t afford it. No excuse now. x
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