Comfort on a Budget

You don’t need to spend a lot of money to make your living space comfortable. In fact, there are plenty of ways to keep your home cozy all year round without breaking the bank.

Accessorize the Sofa

There’s nothing cozy about a couch with nothing on it, so cover it with pillows of different shapes, sizes, and textures to add interest to the room while providing a great place for lounging. Adding a lush throw blanket into the mix is the perfect companion for curling up with a great book. These low-cost pieces can be found at local department stores (check the clearance rack!) and not only enhance your comfort but can change the whole look of a room. Slipcovers are also a great way to change the look of a sofa completely, without buying a new one. Many furniture stores are designing sofas with many different slipcover options to change the look in a minute.

Decorate with knick knacks

Visiting your local flea market or thrift store is a cost-effective way to add some unique and authentic items to your home that you won’t see anywhere else. Look for pieces that add colour and diversity to your room and which reinforce the look you’re trying to achieve. Take a DIY approach and search Pinterest for some fun and easy ways to transform thrift store finds into the ideal decoration on a budget.

Grow your comfort

Potted plants and terrariums can add life to any room — literally. They’re an easy and cost-effective way of adding a fresh and comfortable aura to your home. And if you’re savvy enough to grow them yourself, it’s even more affordable.

Lighten up

The key to a comfortable space is light. While natural light can set any mood during the day, lighting your home after dark plays a huge role in how comfortable it feels.

Having one main light that illuminates the room can do the job, but lighting should set the tone, mood, and of course ambience. A great way to achieve this is with accent lamps — especially those with different brightness settings. Furniture and lighting stores have all kinds of creative and affordable options to ensure that you achieve the look you want without going over budget.

You don’t need to break the bank to have a beautiful home designed exactly the way you want it. Try rearranging some of these design pieces every few months to rejuvenate the space for minimal costs, or even better, for free!

Tour our collection of Model Homes in Arcadia in Kanata, Avalon Encore in Orleans, Harmony in Barrhaven, and Mahogany in Manotick for even more design inspiration!

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