June 11 2020
With the changing of the seasons, it’s normal to want to change up your space. That being said, redecoration can be costly. Here are some of our tips to help you make the most of your space while still being money conscious.
There is nothing better than finding a bargain, and why not be sustainable while doing it! Thrifting is a great way to find quality pieces without breaking the bank. You’re also given the opportunity to find unique, one of a kind pieces.
Thrifting, however, is not for the faint of heart and can oftentimes be overwhelming. That being said, here are some tips to help you make the most of the experience:
1- Look through everything!
Thrift stores are hard to keep organized, especially if they’re a larger chain. That means you’re likely to find hidden gems in the strangest places.
There have been a number of high-quality, unique pieces that are just waiting to be found and placed in the right home.
2- Don’t be afraid of weird materials
Your next set of curtains can be trendy and financially conscious! The blanket/bedding section in thrift stores is a great place to look for copious amounts of fun materials.
Not only do these excessive amounts of fabric make for good curtains, but they can also be converted into a variety of stylish pieces. For example: table cloths, and throws for the back of your couch.
Everyone loves a good sale, and there are endless possibilities when it comes to buying furniture. Much like thrift stores, it pays to be patient when it comes to finding the perfect furniture sale.
Places like Ikea and the BRICK are known for having great deals, but everyone knows about them which can make the shopping experience hectic and overwhelming. There’s nothing worse than going home empty handed because you weren’t able to get close to the item you wanted to buy.
Try your hand at some smaller, more obscure sales to find the perfect piece of furniture for your home. Be sure to check out our sale section to see what deals you can find to revamp your home.
Warehouse sales are perfect. You can usually find already assembled items at a super discounted price. That being said you are usually expected to accommodate transportation for the item, but with help from your friends that’s not an issue! (Maybe they’ll find something they like too.)
Many retailers are already ordering for the next season, which means they’re sure to have a warehouse with old stock. This allows you to scoop up that piece you’ve had your eye on without breaking the bank.
J&M Home will be doing monthly warehouse sales throughout the summer, so be sure to sign up for our newsletter to be the first one to know when they’ll be!
Although this is a riskier option when it comes to buying, estate sales are one big treasure hunt; you never know what you’re going to find! This gives you a chance to find luxury items at a lower cost - they’re usually more unique pieces as well.
Move stuff around
The cheapest option to revamping your style would be to simply work with what you’ve got. Sometimes all it takes is moving the couch to the other side of the room to feel like you’ve completely upgraded your space.
You can also swap out decor from other rooms to make it feel like there’s an element of ‘new’ in your home. The mind is easy to trick, so make the most of what you already have!
Smaller items tend to be on the less expensive side. That’s why cushions and accessories are the perfect way to add a playful and contemporary element to your home without having to buy all new furniture. This allows you to change up the way your home looks while still being able to be financially conscious.
Buying new accessories also tricks the mind into thinking you’ve changed your space and enhanced your interior aesthetic.
With our accessory collection being constantly updated, there’s sure to be something new to appease your need to upgrade your space. Whether it be a new lamp or some snazzy artwork, we’re sure to have just what you’re looking for.
Making the most of your space doesn’t need to be costly or stressful. Our goal is to make it as easy for you as possible!