We all love our homes and want to make them a space that we can be proud of. But if you’re anything like most people, the idea of spending money on furniture or decor for your home is daunting.
With so many things going on in life, it’s hard enough just trying to keep up with bills and rent let alone worrying about how to furnish your home without breaking the bank!
In this blog post I’m going to share 5 tips for furnishing your home on a budget.
Don’t be Afraid to Buy Second-Hand
There is a misconception that buying things in their second hand form means you are not getting the best quality but this isn’t always true when it comes to homeware items! If you know where, how and who to source your pieces from then there is no reason why you can’t get great value for money. And who knows, you might even find a diamond in the rough!
Shop Around and Use Price Comparison Websites
We all know how frustrating it can be to go into store after store looking for that one item you want only to find out the price is hiked up or there’s none left in stock. So why not skip the hassle of shopping center hopping by using a website like Pricerunner which allows you to search for items on sale in different stores all at once!
Sourcing Inspiration from Magazines and Blogs
It can be so easy to get stuck into the classic retail cycle of ‘see it, buy it’ that we forget how many resources are out there available to us online. Why not use Pinterest or Instagram as a way of sourcing ideas about how to decorate your home and even find items you want by using the hashtags of each item!
Create a Wishlist on Amazon
Let’s face it, we all have that one room in our house or apartment that is lacking something but for whatever reason we just can’t figure out what it is! (https://sansvennesla.no/) If this sounds like you then I recommend creating a wishlist of items that you have seen online or around your home and have been meaning to get for whatever reason. Amazon is an amazing resource because it allows you to add not just homeware but also food, toiletries and even pet products! (https://www.sansvennesla.no/butikk/tenderflame)
Avoid Impulse Buying at All Costs
Last but certainly not least- if there is one tip in this entire blog post you need to remember it’s this: avoid impulse buying at all costs! (https://www.sansvennesla.no/butikk/laura-ashley) We’ve all been there and done that, we see something online or in-store and think ‘oh I like that’ but then when we get home with the item we realize it doesn’t look right or just isn’t what we wanted. To avoid this, take a photo of the item you like and put it into an inspiration folder. If after two weeks you’re still drawn to the image then go back and buy it but if not save your hard earned cash for something else!
There are many ways in which we can furnish your homes without breaking the bank. By following the above tips you’ll be able to save a ton of money and even have some left over for other important things!