Live comfortably on a budget in New Delhi with hacks that’ll save the day
Delhi has always been one of the best places to live in the country. Good jobs, a great transport system, and of course, large, spacious houses tempt many to flock to the nation’s capital. However, while the houses are roomy all right, there’s a stark difference between living in a house and enjoying the comforts of a home. Not many of us can afford the luxuries of comfortable living, but we’re here to tell you that it’s not a luxury after all. If you have Rs. 5,000 to spare, here are five tips that should help you live comfortable in your home in Delhi.
A Large House Is Not A Problem
Houses in Delhi are usually rather spacious, and with all that room comes the headache of filling up all that space. However, cheap paintings, decals, and even family photo frames can be excellent budget wall decor options. Not only does it keep your bank account happy, it earns you extra brownie points with the family too. As for filling the nooks, you could source second hand furniture, or as the next few points will explain, there’s always an easy way to get your hands on splendid decor.
Explore The City’s Local Markets
Delhi is blessed with some terrific flea markets that have been tried and tested by generations for decades. Pick a weekend, persuade some local friends to tag along, and take a stroll around Chandni Chowk, Panchkuian Road, and MG Road that are bound to surprise you with their cheap options. If you’re specifically looking for furniture, however, there’s no better place than Amar Colony — only if you know how to haggle, though!
Rent Your Furniture
Buying furniture brings along the hassle of moving the clutter when your lease runs out. Renting furniture not only saves you the headache, but the extremely affordable prices and free services help you save a lot of money in the long run. Rentomojo’s range of rentals for Delhi has some gorgeous options that will help you set up your temporary home to your taste and liking, which you can check out here. Simple, right?
Master The Art Of DIY
If you’ve always been artsy and creative, you’ll love this. If you have a friend who’s artsy and crafty, use their help. If you’re clueless in general about DIY, here’s a video to help you get started. Point is, DIY is an efficacious way to decorate your space on a budget — and if you master it, it’ll help you in every home you live in after!
Lastly, Think of Hand Me Downs as Gifts!
That’s one sure shot way to get stuff done on a budget. Accept hand-me-downs and buy second hand furniture. Understand that just because a knickknack costs twenty bucks, doesn’t mean you cannot repurpose it into a pretty decor item. And if done right, even stuff like cheap planters, vases, or your own indoor garden could make for gorgeous decor. After all, we could all do with some more greenery in our lives, no?
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