10 Budget-Friendly Ideas from Real Living Editors
Discover affordable and interesting ways to improve your home
This month, we celebrate the 12th anniversary of Real Living. While our team has featured hundreds of condos, apartments, and houses, in the span of 12 years, we will never stop being happy for every person who has found his or her dream home. There is something incredibly satisfying about seeing someone living in a place that he or she has always dreamed of.
However, we know that not everyone can afford the mansion or the palace that they truly want. Many of us live in homes that are far from what we imagined. Thankfully, there are many different ways to spruce up the space that you have now.
For a better home and a better life, here a few simple, practical, and reasonably-priced ideas worth trying:
"Upcycling and recycling can save the day!"— Cielo
"If you want to update your area, you should paint your walls, furniture, or decor." — Therese
"Instead of buying plastic bottles, store toiletries and products in old mason jars and other kitchen containers." — Bea
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“Read Real Living every month! It’s like having a designer on retainer for only P140.” — Rachelle
"Dress up empty bottles with spray paint, ribbons, twines, or colorful yarns, then voila! You now have unique vases, décor, extra storage for small trinkets!
Also, do not underestimate what small potted plants can do to livening up your space. A hundred pesos can buy you a plant or two (sometimes, even three!) that you can use to inject color and warmth to, say, a boring TV console." — Sunshine
"Invest in basic furniture pieces and scrimp on accessories." — Kaye
"Wait for sales and shop in Dapitan Arcade or Divisoria. You should also learn to haggle!" — Paula
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"Instead of flowers, place weeds and leafy stems from your garden in clear glass vases. These have a more organic feel." — Tala
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"There’s no need to spend big money on throw pillows and accessories, especially if you like to change the look and design of your space often.
I recommend shopping at places like AllHome, Our Home, and SM Home for stylish items that won’t burn a hole in your wallet, but will still look fabulous in your home." — Tom
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