Ask the experts: How to decorate your home on a budget

Home decorating in your favourite makeover magazines and design programmes go from shabby to chic in a matter of minutes. This can be incredibly exciting to watch, but for the most of us designing a home is not something that happens overnight. It takes years of scrimping and saving to finally achieve the look you had in mind when you first moved in. And you know what, that’s OK! Even if your walls need a good plaster, and you still don’t have a kitchen table of your own, don’t get yourself in a tizzy. You should be happy in the knowledge that you’re progressing at a pace that stays well within your budget. At Homeflair we know a thing or two about giving our customers value for money when shopping for furnishings. Our excellent selection of modern interiors are priced for bargain hunters so you can achieve that desired look at a fraction of the cost. Read on for some of our best tips on planning and decorating your boudoir with our finest wallpaper, borders, cushions, lighting, wall art and homewares. And, of course, all within budget. Learn new skills and get creative Got an interest in hand made interiors? Why not give your furnishings a fresh new look? After all there’s nothing worse than a friend coming over and saying ”Oh, I’ve got that exact table and chair set.” Choose from our selection of patterned wallpapers and paste them onto the surface of your interiors for a unique look that will set you apart from the rest. Keep busy when funds are low There are many things you can do when you can’t afford the things you really want. Clean up, make mood boards and scroll through our Instagram feed for all the inspiration you need. Just keep a lookout for the next big thing and hold on to your pennies until you have saved enough to splurge on your favourites. Instant Impact Instead of wallpapering the entire room, try it on one wall to add instant impact to your space. It will immediately transform your room into a spectacle to be admired. There are endless wallpaper types on the market including the modern mix of glitter and sparkle, designer decor, classic cameo or fabulous floral patterning. With a diverse range of products to choose from it’s now easier than ever to locate your dream wallpaper. Accessorise They may be known as the final touches to your home decor but if you’re on a budget our range of home accessories are just the ticket. Loved by both customers and staff, these bargain buys are flying off our shelves quicker than they can be replaced. And it’s not hard to see why as prices start from just £3.00! Bargain borders Bag a bargain with our wallpaper borders. Easy to hang, quick to apply and cost effective, you can transform a room without the hassle of redecorating. We’ve got a collection of borders to match with any designer wallpaper or home decor. Whether you’re a classic chic looking for a traditional style, or you want something bright and cheery to liven up your living space, we’ve got just the thing. If you could change just one thing… Finally we leave you with one last question to ponder. If you could change one thing about your home decor what would it be and why? Everyone will have a different response based on their unique tastes and home comforts. Focus on that one thing that’s been driving you up the wall for months. Whether it’s the chipped paint in the living room, tiling on the roof or a makeover malfunction, there’s always something that can be done. It’s amazing how great you’ll feel after combating that one problem area by giving it your undivided attention. Tell us: Are you a slow decorator, or do you like to get things in order quickly? What do you do when your budget won’t stretch to your must-have item? Share your tips and stories with us in the comments box!

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