Interior decorating is exciting and fun, but these days it can also seem inaccessibly expensive. Fitting out your home on a budget can be a tricky task, especially when it comes to making sure you’re not compromising on quality. Inevitably there’s a trade off between cost and craftsmanship, but savvy shoppers can minimise this and easily equip their house stylishly without taking out a second mortgage. Here’s what to look out for if you’re decorating on a budget. Warranty. This is the big one! While it can be tempting to go for bargain basement prices, never let yourself down by skipping out on a warranty. All good quality furnishings should come with a manufacturing warranty of at least six months to protect you from defects in workmanship. Like they say, there’s no price for peace of mind, especially when it involves your home. Every single one of our sofas comes with a 12-month warranty protecting you from defects in manufacturing, workmanship, and materials. Character. If your budget only allows for a few big purchases, make them ones you’ll love. Choose pieces that are stylish, bold, and which will give you the most bang for your buck when it comes to adding character to your interior decor. Choose interesting shapes, fabrics, or quirky finishings to create striking conversation points and to really fill in a space, not just fill it up. Durability. Some cheap offerings are often built with flimsier materials, and while this might seem to be a part and parcel of shopping on a budget, remember that cheaper materials will mean a shorter lifespan, and ultimately another big expense not too far down the line. If you can stretch your budget anywhere, it should be to make sure your purchases are going to be durable enough to be worth your hard-earned money. All Chaise Sofas lounge suites are built with durable fabrics ranging from linen blends to hardy bonded leather. Flexibility. The future is uncertain! Plan for any occasion and make purchases that will allow you the maximum flexibility for whatever tomorrow brings. Modular furniture is your friend: look to stackable bookshelves or adjustable sofa suites which will grant you the flexibility you need if you’re moving often, if you’re slowly building up your home furnishings, or even if you’re just plain fickle! Give yourself a little wriggle-room in your furnishings and you’ll be saving yourself from forking out in the future. If you’re on the hunt for discount furniture in Perth, let us help you with your living room. Our great range of sofas and lounge suites has an offering for every home, and what’s even better: it’s for the right price! Drop by our showroom today, or check out our range online. We’re now shipping across Australia, so get clicking!