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Style Tips: Ideas For Styling A Home On A Budget

01 Jun Style Tips: Ideas For Styling A Home On A Budget

Tackling a renovation project can feel overwhelming if you aren’t properly prepared. If you don’t have the funds or time for a renovation just yet, here are a few style tips to make the most of your time and budget.

Know your style

Decide on a colour palette and design theme to slowly work towards. Make Pinterest boards and be certain of the direction you want to move in. Changing your mind later can be an expensive decision and make your home appear mismatched. If you are considering doing any renovations in the next few years, start to plan these now so that any styling purchases you make will work with your pending renovations.

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Start small

A common misstep is to set unachievable design goals. A successful makeover doesn’t require thousands of dollars or pulling an all-nighter. You can give your home a facelift on a daily basis by doing things like adding fresh flowers or greenery in a stunning vase or interesting pot. Little details can make all the difference. Other suggestions include adding a new or pre-loved rug, throw cushions, blanket or focal point. New bedding or towels are fantastic way to give a room a new lease on life. Also, you may want to consider updating your photo frames to ensure they work well with each other.

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Don’t be so quick to throw things out. Instead of replacing furniture, try repainting or reupholstering old sofas, chairs and lampshades. Sell items that you no longer want or need and add profits to your styling budget.

Mirrors, mirrors, on the wall

A great way to make a bathroom feel brand new is by changing out the existing mirror. Mirrors come in all shapes and sizes and can make an immediate impact right out of the box.

Add elbow grease

Don’t jump at the chance to buy expensive new appliances just because yours have lost a little bit of their original luster. As long as they still work, a bit of elbow grease can restore your fridge, stove and toaster oven to good-as-new glory.


Picking up around the house is simple and often overlooked. If your closet is overflowing, try making two piles of clothes, one to keep and one to donate/sell. Make sure you recycle junk mail, magazines and newspaper, too. You’ll be surprised how much bigger your living room can look after a little reorganising.

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If your budget allows these style tips

It is amazing what a lick of paint, some trendy wallpaper or new curtains can do for a room. If you have the funds available also look at updating your kitchen splashback and changing cupboard handles.

These styling tips will ensure you achieve a designer look on a high street budget.

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