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How to Build a Stunning Home Interior on a Small Budget

The interior of our home says a lot about us as individuals. After meeting the cost of securing a home in the first place, we are often left with little money to create a stunning interior.

We looked at some of the best ideas around how to create a memorable home interior on a limited budget.

Understanding Your Needs

If you have a limited budget, then you need to first look at what it is you want in your home. Naturally, shopping to a pre-determined budget means that you will likely not be able to get everything that you originally want. This is especially true if you are looking to buy modern decorations for your home, as they will be expensive.

Modern Homes: Save or Credit?

If you are looking for a modern interior décor, then the two options available are to save or to try and acquire store credit, if you are looking to buy from the same place. Store credit is often the easiest way to get your home interior finalised quickly and easily, however it is important you ensure you can meet your repayment obligations.

If you are on a limited budget but with a regular income, credit can be a straightforward way to get what you want and need.

The alternative, to save until you can buy your goods, is often more rewarding but can take an increased amount of time.

Buying Vintage

Vintage styles of interior design are becoming more popular, for various reasons. The biggest one is perhaps that, by buying authentic vintage items, you will have a unique and distinct home interior, with no risk of anyone else having the same items in their home.

Vintage interiors also lend themselves perfectly to shopping on a budget. By shopping in second hand shops, charity shops, and specialist vintage furniture stores, you will often be able to pick up a number of excellent pieces at bargain prices. For the business minded among you, there is even the opportunity to find the hidden gems that you could then sell on to an antiques dealer, although these can be very difficult to find!

Doing It Yourself

When buying older furniture, you can add a further twist to it, and add to the authenticity of your home, by restoring or decorating it yourself. Why not buy an old kitchen table, sand it down then paint it a rustic white colour for a perfect, rustic vintage feel? Repeat this throughout your home and you will be onto a winner without spending fortunes on new furniture and design ideas.

Cachette is an online store that sells things of simple beauty that have an everyday use in the home, from home ware, stationery, to bathroom utensils, to fine gourmet food and handmade gifts. Nothing on their site is produced on an industrial scale and they will only import from outside Europe for the uniqueness and quality of the product, never for cheap prices.

About the Author
Da Vinci, Editor in Chief of Your Life After 25, has carved out her own position as a “Realistic Optimist,” and modern day Renaissance woman. Your Life After 25 is the women's magazine for all women, but we put a spin on things and also make sure to embrace life for ladies over 25. Whether you're 25, 30, 35, 40, 50 or older we have something for you! Your Life After 25 "Believe It Or Not, It Does Go On"
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  • Don

    good tips thanks

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