Creating Stunning Interiors On A Budget

Christy | 12:35 AM |

Not everyone has the money to spend on an interior designer or high-end accessories for their home. However, those who are frugal minded can create a beautiful home even on a shoestring budget. The trick is finding creative ways to mimic the style and look you want with less expensive, easily obtainable accessories.

Find Your Look

Your first task is to find the look and style you want to create for your interior. You may find a home design website or magazine that has exactly the look you want to create. By using ideas from top designers, you can duplicate similar looks in your own home without having to pay for the expensive services of a personal interior designer.

Now that you know your ideal design, you can begin shopping for the accessories to make it happen. Although the drapes in your designer magazine may be hundreds or even thousands of dollars, there are always options that can give you the same look. For example, it may be easy to get a great cardio workout if you owned an exercise swimming pool, but not everyone can afford to have one installed in the backyard! However, a less expensive stationary bike or even a gym membership will get the same job done at a fraction of the cost.

Searching For Treasures

The quickest and easiest way to find great deals on the interior accessories you want for your home is to search online. There are many websites that carry low cost designer replicas, and you may even be able to find gently used items that are the real deal at a great price. It may take more time to find everything you are looking for, but the money you will save can make it worth your time.

Another fun way to find those pieces to put together your perfect interior is to shop thrift and bargain stores and even yard sales. Always be on the look out for the pillows or throw rugs you need to accent your home and you can slowly recreate the look you want with inexpensive alternatives. Just as with the exercise equipment you use or the clothes you wear, think outside of the box and find something that is similar and functional in your price range.

Think of how you save money on clothing or jewelry; you can create the same look as top designers for your home interior with less expensive options. There are entire companies dedicated to creating beautiful home accessories that look just like the ones you see in top design magazines at a fraction of the cost. You just need to take the time to find what you are looking for at the right price for your lifestyle!

Carly Fierro has always loved decorating, even when she was a little kid and would have to beg her mom to buy something to hang on her wall. Now she shares her knowledge with others through her writing. She dreams of being published in an interior design magazine someday.
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