Image by: Reiner Kraft
It’s an inescapable fact that all of us have to live within a certain budget. After the rent’s been paid, the cupboards stocked up, and the ancillaries tended to, there’s not a lot left in the kitty for an over-indulgence in life’s opulent luxuries.
Times might be tough and those belts might have to be tightened, but when it comes to looking after the home, such budgetary restraints could actually work to your advantage.
With less to spend, you’re likely to be more feverishly eagle-eyed for a bargain and more cash-savvy for a good deal. It literally can be a case of less is more.
So don’t let life’s financial frugalities hold you back. Make your living room look a million pounds – with a budget price tag.
Not Going For Gold
The colour of money may be gold (though of course we’re in thrifty times, so don’t see much of it), but it really has no place in the living room. And while gold might be a colour that sits proudly alongside bling-encrusted rapper videos and Donald Trump’s headquarters, when it comes to the living quarters it’s an absolute and categorical no-no.
So instead of going for gold, opt for silver. It stands out and looks classy without at all looking cheap or excessive. Mix it with other strong colours for a truly opulent effect!
Other colours that are sleeker, classier and easier on the eye than gold include brushed nickel, metallic grey, and chrome. Multiple gilded frames can be a real eyesore, but a stylish triptych or cluster of silver-plated photos in frames of different sizes looks classy and sophisticated.