Thursday, November 13, 2014

Guest post- Get chic décor on a budget!

Decorating and picking out stunning pieces of décor is such a fun task and there are so many options available to us. The problem is, so many of these gorgeous home goodies come with a high price tag and if you are decorating on a specific budget, the whole process can seem more than a little disheartening. Fear not, there really are so many things you can do with a limited budget so do not lose heart! Here are a few ideas to help inspire you to bring chic into your home without a high price tag.

Make your own chalkboard paint

Painting a wall, or at least an area of a wall, can add a fun and functional feature to your home. This would work well particularly in the kitchen as an alternative memo board or in your children’s bedroom to allow them to express themselves without destroying your favorite wallpaper. No need to splash out on expensive blackboard paint either; you can easily create your own for next to nothing and you can do so in any color you like – not just boring old black. 

Add Plenty of Frames

This is a fun task as collecting the frames is half the fun! Mismatched frames are extremely popular right now and whether you create a feature wall with them or lean them against walls around your home, you can add plenty of character. Search charity stores and flea markets and you are sure to be able to pick up a bargain or two in the frame department. Once you have collected enough, fill them with whatever you like, from photographs to pretty wrapping paper to pictures your kiddos have drawn. 

Opt for a Package Deal

Adding new furniture to a room is the simplest way of refreshing your home. As gorgeous as vintage or reclaimed furniture is, if you want it to last then you are likely to have to pay a hefty price for it. Why not go for something more contemporary? Companies such as David Phillips offer a range of furniture packages, which allow you to set a budget and stick to it, whilst getting everything you will need in terms of furniture for your room in one go.

Forget Carpet

Buying new carpets can be extremely costly, but strip away that shabby carpet and you are left with a perfect opportunity for creating something beautiful. Sanding down and varnishing your floorboards or white washing them could save you an absolute fortune and you will end up with aged and chic looking flooring, no matter whether your house is new or old.

Whatever your budget, hopefully this will have provided you with a little inspiration so that you are able to create a fabulously chic home, with plenty of ideas for things you can do yourself.

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