There are times when economies are booming and most of us spend quite a bit of our earnings on doing up our homes, buying furniture and improving our properties. However when things get tighter we have to be able to continue to keep our properties in good repair and looking attractive, albeit with much less money at our disposable. Here are a couple of tips from experts on how to go about doing this.
Don’t be afraid to go for original items in your home. When the economy is flying we all have a habit of purchasing sets of table and chairs and matching beds, bedside tables and dressing tables. It is not that these items are not very attractive, as they are, but they can also be very expensive. If you remember back to your parents and grandparents homes – their rooms were full of one off pieces of furniture and guess what, they looked great!
So, if you see a single item of furniture in a sale or in an auction, use your imagination and consider how you might re-cover it to make it look better or to get it to fit in with your home’s décor.
Window blinds in a room can be much better value than curtains and they are more useful in many ways also. With regard to decorating a room, different coloured blinds might suit better in different locations in the home. Whereas white Venetian blinds might look well in a bathroom, shower room or some other room in your home that you want to look pristine clean, you may rather a softer or more colourful look in a bedroom or living room.
Not only are blinds good for helping to decorate a room, but they are better than light control and giving privacy than either curtains or drapes and if you are willing to settle for say plastic blinds instead of aluminium binds, you can get blinds at a very reasonable price.