What is called a wise approach when it comes to expenditures? If you are the type of person who stick to the use of disposable materials in order to avoid buying new ones or have been saving coupons from 1997, it is certainly not the wise thing to do. Hence, this approach is far from being thrifty. However, if you are the kind of person who waits for the right opportunity to spend and also who doesn’t get excited to have seen a bundle of money, then you are the thrifty person who has capability to save money while making sure everything gets done according to requirement. Hence, you will surely be able to design your home in such a way that it wouldn’t look like lacking any element in design.
Having that said, there are a few things that you can take into consideration.
When you need furniture, it may not be the ultimate necessity to go for the new pieces. If you find out that you want your room area to function well, the furniture you may purchase can be used one. For that purpose, you can go for consignment shops. In those shops, you will surely be able to find that this shopping is actually fun. You can find high quality items in much lower price. When you get the item you need, you can sand or polish it until it starts giving the look you want.
You might not have enough books to fill the bookshelves you have. Empty bookshelves make the design lacking its character. If you do not want to purchase more books, you can place picture frames in the empty spots. You can also attach wallpapers in the back of bookshelves.
And if you want to fill these gaps with books, there are a lot of stores from where you can purchase old books related to the topics of your interest. You can cover these books with brown book-wraps, and then place them to form stacks.
Faux stone panels
If you want your interior walls to give a rocky display, you may think about getting stone panels, but that may be beyond what you are willing to spend. Good news is that there are faux stone panels which do not only look exactly like stone but are highly inexpensive compared to the cost of stone. Furthermore, these panels may not need any labor work to get installed on the walls. You can do this task by yourself in just a few hours.