Wednesday 1 November 2017


We all want a beautiful home. We want to feel comfortable and love the space we spend so much time in. Whether it be by decorating with tub chairs, paintings, fancy accessories, blankets and more, we all want to save money whilst creating an ideal space.

Budgets are getting tighter across the nation. It’s time to snap up some bargains and get your dream home. Here are some of my tips :)

Upcycle Your Old Furniture
Upcycling is good for the environment, great for your bank balance and it’s fun! Get some inspiration from websites like Pinterest and let your creative side really come out. You’ll be surprised at how much an old shabby set of drawers can change in style once you give it a new lease of life.

Strip Back
Have a look around your home, is it full of old junk that you’re never going to use again? Do you REALLY need multiple kitchen appliances, or are you just being drawn in by the fancy advert on television? Try to ban yourself for excessive spending and you’ll save a fortune - we know it’s hard, but think how happy you’ll be with those extra pennies in your pocket.

Attack the Car Boot Sales
Who doesn’t love a good rummage through a decent car boot? Many people have car boots to get rid of the stuff they don’t use, or when they want to downsize. This doesn’t mean it’s junk, so don’t be put off. Who knows, you may even stumble across some hidden antiques worth a fortune!

Hunt down your nearest auction house that specialises in home furnishings to grab some great bargains.

Join Reward and Member Schemes
There are very few retailers who do not offer some kind of membership these days. These memberships usually allow customers to save points and claim discounts. If you sign up using your email address, the shops often notify members of upcoming sales (and sometimes give early access to sale items), meaning you can snatch up bargains at your favourite places before anyone else does.

Use Social Media
There are a few ways you can use social media to track down interior home goods. Use Facebook to search for sale or swap pages in your local area. These pages allow you to either buy something cheaply, or swap one of your unwanted items for something else.

You can also use Facebook Marketplace to search for items on sale in your area.

Pictures, Photographs and Paintings
If your budget is too tight to redecorate fully, buy some pictures to hang on your wall. You could even go out and snap a few pictures yourself. Take them into your nearest printing company and ask them to print it on a canvas suitable for hanging for you. This is a lot cheaper than buying a load of wall paper and seeing your own prints will make you feel good.

Ask Your Family and Friends
Ask your family and friends to keep you in mind the next time they want to clear out any of their furnishings. They’ll probably be happy that someone is willing to take something off them!

Budget Stores
Have a good look around your local budget stores for things like wallpaper and tools needed for decorating and interior design. You may be shocked at how well these stores are stocked. For furnishing you actively use often, stick to more well-known brands - it’s worth spending a little more on something better quality as it will last a lot longer.

Take time deciding what is worth splashing out on (saving you money in the long run) and what is OK to buy cheaply.

You can spruce up any home whilst creating a calming ambience with some good lighting. Save money by buying a lamp with multiple light settings. You’ll be able to change the light to suit your mood and need, without breaking the bank.

Keep Clean
Sometimes all you really need to do to get your house looking in great condition again is to give it a good clean. Try and set an entire day to one side, have a clear out and spring clean your entire house. When you’ve done, sit back and admire your sparkly new home and all your hard work!

There are hundreds of ways for you to add your own style to your home, whilst saving money. However you choose to, keep it minimal and always choose wisely. This will save you money in the long run and you’ll feel the most comfortable in your home.

If you want some inspiration, have a look at tub chairs. They have some great stuff you can snap up and have your home looking cool and contemporary in no time at all!

If you have any tips or ticks i would love to hear them :)

*Written in collaboration with Sloane & Sons*

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