If you’ve just bought your first home, you probably have a lot more rooms, storage space and household chores to keep you busy. But there’s something you may not have much of at the moment, and that’s money. Making such a big investment means you more than likely dipped into your savings for a down payment and spent out of pocket to fix any lingering issues with the property. That may not leave much left over for luxuries such as furniture and décor. However, that doesn’t mean you’ll have to spend the first few years of homeownership living in an empty shell. There are numerous budget-friendly techniques you can use to decorate your new house and make it as comfortable as possible.

One of the best ways to find pieces to fill your new living spaces without breaking the bank is to shop estate sales. In many cases, you can find furniture and accessories that are of good quality and priced to move. Another helpful strategy is to look for items that can serve multiple functions. By purchasing an ottoman with a reversible top that can also serve as an end table, you can kill two birds with one stone and save some money in the process.

Just because you don’t have deep pockets doesn’t mean you can’t make your new house feel homier. For more ideas, you can use to furnish your first home on a limited budget, take a look at the accompanying infographic.

Decorate Your First Home

Author bio: Shelley Alexanian is a spokesperson for Alexanian, one of Canada’s most successful and versatile full-service flooring and window covering businesses. With several years of industry experience, Shelley is skilled at creating beautiful designs under a variety of budgets – she believes design is at the heart of everything.

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