Design Tricks-of-the-Trade

February 22, 2013 by

Decor Ideas from HGTV

Looking for design ideas on a budget? Whether you just moved into a new home or are looking to redecorate your current home, HGTV has uncovered the tricks-of-the-trade for you!

Here are some tips to help you enhance your space.

  • Bedding – Look for one-day sales throughout the year at stores like Bed Bath & Beyond and Macy’s. You’ll find top-notch styles to fit your budget.
  • Hardware – HGTV’s Vern Yip recommends for high quality doorknobs at affordable prices. Another idea is to venture to a local flee market for some unique accents.
  • Lamps & Home Accessories –Already have an antique lamp? Modernize it by adding a simple white shade or spray painting the base. If you are looking to purchase a new lamp, visit to score a deal and save with free shipping. Laurel Home Furnishings has a great selection of lamps with a coastal flair and Ellas of Richmond Hill has unique home accessories that would be perfect in any low country home.
  • Trees – The best time to buy trees is from late August through December when the nurseries are clearing stock for the winter – you’ll be able to save 30 – 40% of plantings like white pines and privets. Tim and Dave’s Nursery is a great local spot for picking up some greenery for your home!
  • Major Appliances – Did you know that manufacturers bring out new appliances in June? This means the best time to shop is in May when the retailers slash prices on last year’s models.

For design inspiration and more tips, visit and happy bargain-hunting!