Make Your Home Look Fabulous On A Budget

Make Your Home Look Fabulous On A Budget

I may not have mentioned this more than a hundred times but we are moving home tomorrow! Given that we are in the midst of moving here are a few tips to help you make your house look fabulous on a budget.

 I have so many plans and projects for the new house and am confident that I can do all these things bit by bit. None of these things needs planning permission or anything like this, so they are all relatively straight forward ideas. By the time you have finished reading this you are going to know how you can make your home look fabulous, even when you are on a tight budget.

Buy a Property

If you are looking to make a real estate investment and want to live in the property you have the opportunity to make this property suitably fabulous after you have figured out what your budget is going to be. This needs to be in line with the amount that you have spent on the property though, or else you are going to have issues when it comes to purchasing the items for your home.

Find The Perfect Couch

The first thing that we are going to look at in terms of making your home look fabulous is ensuring that you find the perfect couch. You might be thinking that there is no such thing as a perfect couch, but we can assure you there is. For example, one that matches the rest of your living room is going to be a great start. For this reason, it is recommended that you go for something of a neutral colour. If you don’t do this, then you could find areas of your room clashing, throwing off the whole vibe of your home.

It doesn’t matter whether you want to choose leather or fabric, because this is down to personal preference. You do need to consider all the factors here though, such as how long you want it to last, whether you have kids or pets and so on. These will all play a part in picking the perfect couch for your home.

Paint The Walls

This isn’t going to cost you very much money at all, especially if you decide to do the job yourself. Just get yourself a can of paint and some paint brushes, then you will be good to go (I’m a fan of Farrow and Ball). Paint doesn’t cost that much, and you will find that all paint stores will have a selection for you to choose from to ensure that you are getting the colour that you love.

Make Your House Look Fabulous on a Budget With A Theme

Have you thought about having a theme throughout your home? This doesn’t have to be expensive, but it can be anything you want. For example, if you love Harry Potter, why not have Harry Potter items around your home? By doing this, there is a theme continuing throughout your home, and you are not going to have to spend thousands to make this happen. Picking up items when you see them is the best way to get this idea going. You might find that there is an awesome decoration when you are just browsing the store, and you can pick it up to add to the collection when you get home. You know that our new home is going to be cram-packed full of Dungeons and Dragons awesomeness.

Try Minimalism to Make Your House Look Fabulous on a Budget

Minimalism is a popular design trend at the moment and appeals to me, up to a point. The whole idea behind this trend is to make things look as spacious and open as possible by removing all the clutter from every room in the home. If you don’t like clutter, then this could be the design trend for you to follow.

If you are wondering how you could get started with this, a great way is to go room by room and sort out the things that you no longer want or need. One of the rules you should follow is that if it doesn’t bring you happiness or hold sentimental value, then it needs to go. Having items just to take up space goes against the entire principal of minimalism which could mean that you need to get some extra storage space.

Charity Shops

Finally, you can always check out charity shops. Sometimes people can be a little funny about buying items that have been used by others, but they are fully sorted out before they are resold to you. So, what is the issue with buying those curtains for half the price they are worth? Not only are you getting a great discount, but you are also helping by contributing to charity. You never know what awesome things that you might be able to find if you head over to a charity shop and start looking for home accessories.

Make Your House Look Fabulous on a Budget

When it comes to trying to make your house look fabulous on a budget the challenge of doing it in a thrifty way makes it all the better! If you have any top tips for home makeovers on a shoestring, let me know!

6 Ways To Save Money At Home

6 Ways To Save Money At Home

Being a grown-up has its perks but adulting can leave a sour taste in the mouth when it comes to paying your bills. Regardless of whether you rent or own your own place, you will likely have similar outgoings (on different levels depending on your lifestyle, where you live etc). Utility bills, the dreaded grocery shop, council tax and more, it all adds up so most people are looking to save money at home.

We have a fairly decent income as a household but found ourselves frustrated with how slowly our pension savings and everyday savings were adding up so decided to make ourselves a 2019 frugal living challenge. So far, so good (another blog post with an update will be ready shortly). In the meantime, here are six things to consider if you want to save money at home. 

Start Buying Supermarket Own Brand Products

Although it’s nice to buy branded items in your food shop, buying store brand items can make a world of difference to your shopping bill. You don’t have to purchase every single item of your shopping as a store brand item, but buying cheaper items for a portion of your shopping will help you cut costs dramatically. The best thing is, most of the time you’re not sacrificing on taste or quality. The vast majority of my shopping is own brand or similar (apart from my coffee, sorry, I’m a coffee snob).

Save Money at Home By Cutting Down On Utilities

When it comes to using your utilities, it may feel as though there is not a lot you can do to cut costs, but ultimately it comes down to your provider and how much you’re using. There are lots of different programmes that tell you how to reduce your bills, putting you on the best possible plans for your home and your usage. For more information, you can find out how to integrate your satellite billing here.   

Get Rid Of Any Unnecessary Expenses

If you’re really trying to save money each month then you need to take a look at all of your outgoings and work out what is an unnecessary expense. Whether it’s your Netflix plan, Spotify or the gym membership you don’t use – cutting these expenses out of your budget can save you more than you’d think in the long run. Often people find that they have direct debits for things that they have completely forgotten back and no longer use, so it’s worth going through your bank statement every few months to keep on top of this.

Start A Side Project That Earns You Extra Money

Saving money can be incredibly difficult if you don’t have much disposable income to start with. Starting a side project that earns you extra money is a great way to ensure you have a little bit extra to put away each month. Whether it’s making your own crafts, joining a scheme like Avon or starting your own blog – that little bit of extra money can make the world of difference.

Consider Starting A Savings Account Or Piggy Bank

Although it may seem as though an obvious choice, starting a savings account or piggy bank that you actually put savings in to is a great way to motivate yourself to start saving more. As you see it slowly building you’ll feel encouraged to save more and more each time. For tips and tricks and adding to a savings account, you can visit this handy guide here.

Sell Unwanted Belongings 

Finally, a great way to save money at home is to have a good clear out and start selling and unwanted belongings you have. Whether it’s clothing, books or electronics – 90% of the time you’ll find someone who wants to purchase your old unwanted items online. For a guide on selling items online, you can visit this website here. Facebook sell sites are my favourite places to shift clutter and make some money back.

Are you looking for ways to save money at home?  Let me know your top tips in the comments section below.