Exuding airiness and openness, it’s so easy to fall in love with French Provincial design. It’s simple and at the same time, elegant. Given our list of expenses at home, it can be quite challenging to achieve this look. But, it’s not impossible – it’s all about being resourceful and compromising.
French Provincial On A Budget
If you’ve always wanted a French Provincial look in your home but you’re on a tight or low budget, this is a treat for you! We’ll gonna list out some accessories/tricks and some alternatives to achieve your dream space, so get ready to transform your home into a french haven!
Buy This, Not That: French Provincial Design
Here are some accessories with their more cheaper alternative to add to your home:
For your French Provincial lighting, a chandelier is a must. However, a new and super posh chandelier can cost you around $500 up. So, instead of an expensive chandelier like this (which you can totally splurge on if you like),
you can look for something that is a bit more around your budget like this one. And if you still think it’s a bit out of your range, you can wait for a sale or check out our Weekend Steals where we post weekly deals. Alternatively, refurbishing your old chandelier is also a great idea.
A white or neutral colored wall is one of French Provincial’s distinct character. You can opt out of wallpaper or paint.
Paint on average is cheaper and requires very few supplies, and an amateur can apply it. It should be noted that inexpensive wallpaper can be purchased and if you do it yourself can cut down on installation costs. Quick tip: If you already have a white/neutral wall you can clean it with warm water and liquid dishwashing soap.
One of the design trend’s focal point, a fireplace is a major accessory for this style. Anyhow, not everybody has a fireplace in their house. Yes, you can have it installed (I mean, why not?) but it would cost you thousands of dollar.
But, if you don’t really feel like it’s necessary, then you can go for a digital fireplace – cheaper and super doable.
I think this one’s a vital part of every design trend. In a French Provincial home, the mirrors with intricate molding are in style. The bigger and more detailed the mirror, the pricier it gets. So, our advice is to look through different shops and compare the prices.
Visiting a flea market is also a viable option when you’re looking for a mirror.
Cabinets are one of the most budget-friendly accessories in a French Provincial design. Why? Because it’s very DIY-able. If you have some old dressers in your house, then you can repaint them with white or neutral color and voila! You’ve given it a new life.
There are also a lot and inexpensive cabinet to choose from if you’re set on buying a new one. You just have to exert some time to find the best deals.
Having a tight budget while decorating can be constricting, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve the look you envision. You just have to be creative and resourceful. Planning is also a major key to home improvement, so, make sure that everything’s set before you work on your design inspiration.