Fancy Furnishings On A Frugal Budget

DATE : March 3, 2022 By :

5 ways to make your living space look and feel plush without breaking the bank. Whether you are furnishing your first apartment, downsizing, or just needing a fresh look, budget is always a concern. These ideas will assist you in keeping on a frugal budget while adding some fancy furnishings.


Lighting is one of the easiest ways to give a luxurious look to your living room. A cheaper option for table lamps is to choose to use hanging pendants. Layered lighting is often used to accentuate pieces or light up different areas in the room. Instead of cutting into walls and requiring the room to be rewired, install plugin sconces that look posh and are an inexpensive alternative. Candles flickering in hurricane lamps in the evening bring a romantic, elegant glow to any space, and you can obtain a couple of these lamps to place around your living room.


When choosing your drapes, make sure you measure them correctly. The drapes must touch the floor. It is very easy to get this wrong, and it will throw your whole room out by looking cheap and unprofessional. To cut back on the expense, buy some lightweight cotton or chiffon fabric and ask your tailor to hem the sides. For a quarter of the price or custom-made window dressings, you will have gorgeous curtains that are perfect for your windows.


Furnish your room with textiles; choosing different fabrics that have a common color or pattern is an easy way to dress up your living space. Many fabric shops have sales where you can pick up some amazing textiles at a fraction of the cost. Purchase feather inserts, zippers, buttons, or choose to go traditional with a slip-on cover. Then off to your tailor, and within no time, you will be placing your new cushions on your settee. Consider adding a throw that can be casually draped over the side and back of a couch or armchair, creating a luxury look.


Look for a large inexpensive rug that will cover most of your floor area, giving your room a more spacious feel than a small rug. With children and pets in the house, the rug will also be functional. The addition of the large rug will give your home an airier bigger feel, and this raises your room, making it feel expensive.


Add metallics to your decor, introducing glitz and glam to your space. Metallics can be in the form of wallpaper, high gloss enamel paintwork, and of course, a steel-framed glass-topped side table or coffee table. A metallic clock, silver bowls filled with glass beads or metal lamp bases. All these items used together to accessorize the room create a fancy rich atmosphere.

In conclusion, it is relatively easy to stay frugal if you are prepared to hunt down these items at your local fabric shop, thrift store, or garage sale. This way of shopping helps you up to your ante and stays firmly within your budget.

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