We have all seen the gorgeous room stagings in magazines and on blogs that make us green with envy. But the style and the flair that are demonstrated there can be difficult to replicate in your own home, especially if we have a budget to keep to. However, the good news is that by being clever, it can be done. Read on to find out how.
One thing is that it is hard to tell from the photos of room staging on the internet is that the finishes in such rooms are of a very high standard. This helps to make any room look high-end. Think of the finish of a room as the functions of a house. If you have good quality foundations, it will be a lot easier to build a good house on top. This is exactly how room finishes such as skirting boards, and plug sockets work.
If these things are messy it doesn’t matter how much money you spend on the other items in the room, the outcome will always be scrappy. So makes sure that you budget in for a quality finish when you are renovating or styling a room.
Save Where You Can
It’s also important that you are a savvy shopper. Home items can be expensive. Especially furniture and soft furnishing, but it isn’t always necessary to pay full price for these things. Firstly it is possible to negotiate the price of an item, especially if it is on display in a store.
You should also shop high street stores for quality items at reasonable prices such as Argos and Urban Outfitters. You can even save even more money with things like an Argos discount code, which you can find on the internet.
Pay Attention To Details
To get the high-end look without leaving yourself bankrupt, it is also vital that you pay attention to the details. That can mean things like the ornaments you choose, as well as patterns on fabric and the style of soft furnishings such as rugs and throw pillows. It can also mean light fittings, and lamps as well as wall dressings such as pictures and mirrors.
If you can get a fabric pattern or texture that is close to a more high-end design, you can achieve the look without having to shell out a fortune. The same goes for the popular brass and rose gold ornaments that are available at the moment.
You can use the high-end stores to inspire your design ideas. Then transfer these concepts to cheaper shops where you can buy something similar.
Luckily there is a distinct trickle down effect with fashion, that has been speeding up considerably of late. That means as soon as something hits the shelves in the designer stores, the middle to lower-end stores seek to emulate it at a fraction of the price. Which is why you can find similar items that will fit into even the tightest of budgets.
So with these tips, it is possible to get a high-end style home on a smaller budget. You just have to have an eye for a bargain as well as for design.