Posted by The focus stylist, Melissa Gullifer on 1st Mar 2020

If you are updating your furniture this autumn and need to stick to a tight budget, there are a few things to consider.

Melissa Gullifer, interior stylist at Focus on Furniture shares her top five tips for achieving luxe looks for less when updating furniture in your home.

1.  Work out how much you can afford

Before you get started on updating furniture in your home, consider which rooms you would like to update. Work out a rough budget for each room and write a list of must-update and concentrate on those furniture pieces first. Work your way to other rooms of the house as you can afford and your budget allows. If you adjust your expectations in the beginning to fit your budget it will make it easier to make purchasing decisions.

2.  Less is more

Change things up a bit and bring a breath of fresh air to your interior decor. Recycle unwanted pieces of furniture you no longer need and start to declutter. Book a council collection if the pieces are totally worn and are unable to be re-used. Add functional and affordable contemporary touches to your interior and keep it light and spacious. Remember less is more.

3.  Focus on current trends

Moody tones are current trends for autumn as the weather cools and winter approaches. But be careful not to make your room look too dark and mix it up with light timbers and a splash of colour. Smooth velvet's are still popular with rich deep blues adding real luxury in furniture pieces like armchairs, sofas and beds. Grey and black hues are popular in winter and work well with dining suites, bookcases, bar stools and sofas. When sprucing up your living room, luxury looks such as the new Omari armchair from Focus on Furniture can add that real wow factor. Add contrasting tones such as bold cushions and lush green in-door plants to complete the luxe look.

4.  Focus on the best value for money

While it may take up some of your valuable time, looking for the best value for your money could save you hundreds of dollars. For example, Focus on Furniture has brand new dining chairs available throughout autumn from as little as $59. 

5.  Price beat guarantee

When you find a piece of furniture you love, you want to be confident you are getting the best value available. Focus on Furniture are so confident that they offer the best prices all the time, that’s why they offer a price beat guarantee. If you find a cheaper advertised price on an identical product, they will beat it. That’s how confident they are.