How to make your house a home on a budget

Making your house feel like a home on a budget isn’t the easiest task. However, it only takes a few simple steps to spruce up and breathe new life into your home without breaking the bank. There’s a big difference between living in a place that you simply rely on for provisions of necessity and living in a place that you really feel at home in – this is especially true in rental houses. So, by choosing the right paint colours, rearranging your furniture, adorning with personalised art and trinkets, and never underestimating the value of nature – our team at COMBER AND COMBER have found the tips and tricks below to be the most useful when it comes to creating an on-trend and homely space for next to nothing.


1. ART

Transform those dull, boring walls and add some life with wall art. Whether it’s framed art or a canvas, a painting your second cousin painted, or anything that’s special and expresses what you like such as a decorative plate or wall hanging – Have some fun, even make use of old paint cans and try a painted feature wall to add some contrast and drama your space.


Add splashes of colour with house plants or fresh cut flowers. Plants add a relaxing, fresh and inviting feel to any room, they also purify the air while sitting there looking pretty. Some of our favourites which remove toxins and improve air quality in the home include the Rubber Plant, Snake Plant and Chinese Evergreen.



Breathe some life into your coffee table and adorn it with a stack of books, trinkets and sculptural pieces. Not only will it add some charm and quirk, it gives your guests a wee insight into your life and style, and in turn, it’s a great conversation starter about where the items originated.


Whether you’re an avid collector or simply have lovely and unique items, it makes no sense to keep them tucked away, so don’t be afraid to showcase the things you have captured and collected from your travels. Let those memories be a reminder of all you have achieved by putting up photos of places you’ve been.



Everyone loves an amazing fragrance. Make your home smell instantly good through the use of candles or diffusers. Another great low budget alternative is to make your own scent-filled mason jars with ingredients such as cinnamon sticks or dried citrus fruits.


Nothing is so simple as rearranging furniture. You’ll be amazed at how different your space looks by simply moving a couch, a table, console or bed. Your room may even end up feeling larger – It will certainly feel refreshed.

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2019-08-08T16:45:56+13:00 August 7th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorised|