Interior’s enthusiasts will understand that keeping your home decor up to date is a serious business. Moreover, it becomes more special when you do it in your first home in Adelaide.

In this latest blog, we have rounded up seven home decor ideas on a budget, so you can spruce up your interior style without breaking the bank.

1. Paint - Colour Matters

Paint colour is one of the most critical components that you can use to add elegance to your house. Pick one of the two options – dramatic and bold or understated, soft hues. Moreover, you can also paint your doors black, which is another excellent idea to create an expensive feel on a budget.

2. Window Treatments - A Must-Have Accessory

Window treatments are one of the most pocket-friendly alternatives to add some elegance to your home. Make smart choices while selecting the window treatments. For instance, pick the robust window material and pair it with off-the-rack curtains.

3. Pillows - Elegance And Comfort

Pillows offer extra comfort to your guests and punch up the elegance factor. For throw pillows, avoid the standard 12 to 18 inches. Instead, select something larger, like 24-inch inserts with a 22-inch pillow cover. The overstuffed, large pillow gives an elegant, plush appearance. 

4. Lighting Makes A Difference

There are always some tricks to get the luxury look without paying the high-end price. Start by looking at second-hand stores and flea markets. You will get a unique piece at an affordable price. Or, get inspired by popular DIY lighting ideas shared by famous bloggers on YouTube.

Ensure you include different light sources, including floor lamps and table lamps, throughout your home. It will increase the overall appeal of your interior.

5. Hardware Finishes - Pick Something Unique

Instead of going to a home improvement store, get some elegant, more-expensive looking pieces elsewhere. Antique shops, flea markets and smaller hardware stores are the best places to look. With little research, you can find luxurious, heavy-duty drawer pulls and knobs at a much affordable price, adding a unique and elegant look to your home.

6. Ditch The Carpet

In hardwood floor shopping, look for different types of wood, as some are costlier than others. For instance, oak and birch are typically less expensive than cherry. However, it is advisable to go for a plush carpet when deciding between carpeting or laminate.

7. Accessorize Your Home

Adding the right kind of accessories to your home can make a lot of difference. Most people think that accessorizing over-extends their budget. The exact opposite is true.  There are several ways to accessorize your home without exceeding your budget, specifically if you think gold. You can match one subtle colour tone with most interiors (if there is not too much gold in one space). For instance, pick gold mirrors, gold picture frames, contemporary gold-legged tables.

Two Cents

Take time to plan your interior and create a budget for each section of your first home. Do not shop at typical home improvement stores. Instead, explore the consignments shops, small hardware stores, and flea markets. You may be amazed at what you will discover and how easy it is to enhance your interiors while staying on budget.