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It’s no secret that interior design can get pricey. Furniture, accessories, and other types of home décor boast high price tags that add up quickly and can uproot your budget completely.
The good news is that decorating and furnishing your home doesn’t need to break the bank. There are plenty of hacks, tools, and habits that can help you to save money and decorate your home at a fraction of the price you would expect.
If you’re looking to decorate your home with quality, aesthetic items that won’t empty your wallets, consider these hacks that can help you to save in many areas of life outside interior design.
Use Flyers or Coupons
Just because your favourite store isn’t having a sale, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t other equally promising stores offering discounts on quality home décor and furniture. When you utilize a shopping directory, you can collect flyers and coupons not only from stores you already love but from stores that you may not have considered beforehand
Flyers and coupons are a great way to save money at your favourite stores and cut costs without sacrificing quality. Because flyers and coupons tend to be time-sensitive, this can also help you manage your spending so that you are only buying items when they are at their best price.
Chances are that you don’t want to buy everything for your home all at once anyway, and shopping based on flyers and coupons will help you to prioritize, cut costs, and make your money go further.
Wait for Sales
When you are already planning on buying something, sales are a great way to stay on budget and cut costs. After all, few things are more frustrating than buying a piece of furniture full price only for it to go on sale the next day.
Be sure to follow your favourite home décor brands on social media, sign up for their emails, and utilize shopping directories before you head out. This will notify you of what brands are offering which promotions so that you can strategize where you are shopping, when, and for what.
According to CTV, Canadians spend approximately $57,000 on second-hand products every minute – and this isn’t limited to clothes. Second-hand stores sell more than gently used clothing – they sell used furniture too!
A lot of the time, you can find one-of-a-kind home pieces at thrift stores that you wouldn’t be able to find anywhere else. The reality is that buying used isn’t just good for saving money, it’s good for finding unique, statement pieces for your home that give it personality.
This said, thrift stores aren’t the only ways you can buy furniture and home décor second-hand. Nowadays, online marketplaces and apps make it easy to buy things second-hand online. In fact, 2 ads are placed on Kijiji.ca every second according to CTV.
Phone a Friend (or a Parent)
People tend to hold on to things, which is why they often leave perfectly useful décor and furniture in storage in a unit or even a garage. Consider the fact that your family or friends may have things that they aren’t using that are just collecting dust.
Your loved ones will likely be more than happy to get their surplus décor off of their hands so that you can put them to better use – after all, who knows what antique, retro, or vintage pieces they’ve been holding on to.