Making your home a perfect ten on a shoe-string budget
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Design pros share tips on getting your place to have that modern Asian feel or ooze old English country charm

Even with a very limited budget you can still make your home look like a million bucks. Many low-budget furnishing and decorating ideas can be created if you put your imagination to work.

Gulf News has asked the design pros to share a few guidelines on how you can attractively furnish your home from scratch with a budget of just under Dh5,000:

  • Get some inspirations from the pros without spending a dirham. Whether you want your home to exude a modern Asian feel or an old English country charm, there is a wide array of options to choose from everywhere.

“There are unique and creative ideas found online in various residential articles. Also, Dubai has some fantastic interiors from [the] Dubai Mall to luxury hotels. Take photographs of your favourite design and try to implement them into your space,” advises Linsey Dolan Thomson, interior design lecturer at Heriot-Watt University Dubai campus.

Ola Al Kaltakji of Hyder Consulting Middle East suggests looking at decorating ideas blogs that are simple and easy to follow.

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