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Thrifty Home Design Tips

Updated on January 29, 2017
Thrifty Home Design
Thrifty Home Design

You do not have to spend a fortune on home design. Everyone wants a nice home with stylish decor. However, you can create the perfect home with stunning interior design on a shoestring budget. Here are a few thrifty tips that you could adopt to get that designer look, without the designer price tag.

Go Online

Instead of purchasing expensive design magazines, search the Internet for some great ideas. There are thousands, if not millions of websites and blogs that are totally free to browse. Even take a look at popular online video sharing sites. You can literally find an array of stunning ideas without having to pay a penny. Once you have decided on the look you want to go for, create a mood board. A mood board is a way of almagamating all your ideas on one large sheet of cardboard. You can even use a scrap book, get free samples of fabric and paint. Match everything up and get started. If you want to save money, DIY is always best for the small jobs like painting and sanding. Even restoring furniture is something you could do yourself.

Shop Smart

Go to an outlet store to purchase your paint or wallpaper. Outlet stores are places where you can purchase items at a massive discount. Search online, or ask around to find out where your nearest outlet store is. When it comes to purchasing things like furniture and accessories. Take a look in your local thrift store for pre-owned items. You will save a ton of money by purchasing an old piece of furniture and restoring it. Rather than buying totally brand new.

Here are a few other places you can purchase items on the cheap.

- Garage sales

These are excellent because, another man's junk could truly be your treasure. So make your way down to your local garage sale. You could find some wonderful items for your home design project.

-Online Auction Sites and Marketplaces

You can find some amazing bargains on online marketplaces and auction sites.

Classified Adverts

You can either browse through classified adverts in your local newspaper. Or, you could find some bargains by browsing through online classfied advert sites. Most of the items you find will be pre-owned but you can still get some amazing items.

When it Comes to the Big Jobs

If you really need to get a professional in to carry out the bigger jobs. Make sure you hire someone who has come recommended by someone you know and trust. If you do not know anyone that recommend a professional tradesmen, you can ask for references. Some homeowners might even let you take a look at the work that was carried out to give you peace of mind.


Remember,instead of purchasing expensive design magazines all you need to do is search online for some awesome ideas and inspiration. Instead of spending a huge fortune on expensive furniture, you can go to garage sales, thrift stores, and check out online auction sites and marketplaces. If you really want to challenge yourself, you can browse through online classifieds or newspaper classifieds for some great bargainsf or your home design project.


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      intriguewriter 5 years ago from worldwide

      thanks for the comment! I love thrifty stuff!!!! xxxx

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      Chantele Cross-Jones 5 years ago from Cardiff

      Great tips, we have been lucky to find alot of home items online or at second hand stores.