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Follow these 5 golden rules for a gorgeous home on a budget

We all want to have a gorgeous home on a budget but sometimes a gorgeous home that equates in our mind with spending lots of money  but it really doesn’t have too. Thrifty tips are often common sense but sometimes when faced with the opportunity to shop we forget to keep it simple and cover the basics.  Here are the golden rules to creating a gorgeous home on a budget

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Keep it tidy

A tidy home looks about 100% better than an untidy one Keeping surfaces clear and uncluttered, toys packed awa, paperwork neatly filed, rubbish disposed of and mail sorted makes for a home that an really be seen. Clutter clouds everything and hides the loveliest of homes.


Keep it clean

Shiny stainless steal, smear free baths, clean carpets , gleaming windows, a clean form t door all make a home look its best. You would nt go out in a dirt coat would you and your home doesn’t deserve that either. All hands to the deck though this is not just YOUR job.


Have a defined style.

My blogger pal Jen at Love Chic Living is an interiors blogger and she suggest picking 5 words that appeal to you in terms of style and stick to those when designing and defining you home. For me I would choose white, bright, contemporary, minimal, comfortable. Having these style prompts allows co-ordination throughout the home that then pulls it together in a coordinated look.


Buy sparingly and well

Try and not just be pulled in to spend by items that are on offer or catch your eye. Really think about purchases and be a mindful shopper. Plan what you need, have a good search for it, really consider if it something that will enhance your home.  Then search online for how to get it for a great price. Do look at voucher sites like  www.vouchacodes.co.uk to see if you can get a voucher towards your purchase and a good discount. This only takes moments but could help you make good savings.


Finishing touches

Flowers from the garden, even a few daisies,  make a sweet addition to any home. Fresh fruit, the smell of coffee from  cheaper coffee makers and lemon shortbread baking all add delicious bursts of colour and aroma to any home. Little attentions to details make all the difference.


I firmly believe if you do these 5 things you really can have a gorgeous home on a budget. Never for get little things really like having lovely air fresheners and using the best cat litters  help  make such a difference. Don’t forget the little things.


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  1. August 8, 2015 / 8:08 am

    With the children I must admit to finding it difficult to keeping it tidy but it does looks so much better when everything is in it’s rightful place

  2. August 8, 2015 / 10:56 am

    keep it simple and flowers! yes yes yes yes
    our house is pretty much white, i like white, handy that, but what i absolutely love the most is that every saturday my boys buy me flowers. no expensive ones, well sometimes, but mostly £1 bunches of whatever is at sainsburys. i fill the kitchen window sill. they make me so happy. x

  3. August 8, 2015 / 2:21 pm

    Keeping clutter out of the way is my downfall.I need to have a clear out to get rid of unwanted things.

  4. August 8, 2015 / 6:08 pm

    Our home is a mish mash of the places we have lived, I am still trying to declutter though, will get there one day! 😀

  5. August 9, 2015 / 8:44 am

    I totally agree on keeping it tidy and clutter free. It makes such a difference and I feel, it makes your home look bigger and brighter too when you can see surfaces and walls x

  6. August 9, 2015 / 12:39 pm

    I make the mstake of thinking you have to spend a lot to have a beautiful and stylish home. I just need a better eye! Mich x

  7. August 10, 2015 / 7:41 am

    Hmmm, I feel like I need to clean my bathroom now 😉

  8. August 10, 2015 / 10:37 am

    Great tips here, especially keeping the place clean and tidy – makes a huge difference I always think!

  9. Cass Bailey
    August 12, 2015 / 7:34 am

    I’m always happier with my house after it’s had a good clean – shame I don’t do it more often 😉

  10. August 25, 2015 / 10:20 am

    I love the idea, of keeping it simple, breaking it down in chunks and then you can be happier in your home. Lovely B x

  11. August 26, 2015 / 5:42 pm

    Thanks for the mention Becky, I love your ideas! x

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