Do you have expensive taste with shallow pockets? If you are updating your furniture this autumn and need to stick to a tight budget, there are a few things to consider.
Melissa Gullifer, interior stylist at Focus on Furniture shares her top tips for achieving luxe looks for less when updating furniture in your home.
1. Work out how much you can afford
Before you get started on updating furniture in your home, consider which rooms you would like to update. Work out a rough budget for each room and write a list of must-update and concentrate on those furniture pieces first. Work your way to other rooms of the house as you can afford and your budget allows. If you adjust your expectations in the beginning to fit your budget it will make it easier to make purchasing decisions.
2. Less is more
Change things up a bit and bring a breath of fresh air to your interior décor. Recycle unwanted pieces of furniture you no longer need and start to de-clutter. Book a council collection if the pieces are totally worn and are unable to be re-used. Add functional and affordable contemporary touches to your interior.
3. Focus on current trends
Moody tones are current trends for autumn as the weather cools and winter approaches. But be careful not to make your room look too dark and mix it up with light timbers and a splash of colour. Smooth velvets are still popular with rich deep blues adding real luxury in furniture pieces like armchairs, sofas and beds. Grey and black hues are popular in winter and work well with dining suites, bookcases, bar stools and sofas.
4. Focus on the best value for money
While it may take up some of your valuable time, looking for the best value for your money could save you hundreds of dollars.