Furnishing your new home can be a challenge if you are on a tight budget, but as we found out a little bit of creativity, selecting some strategic wow pieces and consulting an expert can all help to make the task easier, without breaking the bank.
Do your research!
Descanshop has four shops across the island and they provide a “personal home service,” that gives clients insight on how to decorate their home. Whether it’s a question of lighting, decoration or style, their onsite staff can help guide you on which pieces might work best to create a homely and usable space that you’ll love and as they say, “will make you never want to leave!”
No matter where you live on Mallorca, you’re never far from a Descanshop – the interiors store that delivers fabulous furniture fast. […] Descanshop furniture store Mallorca
Start with a plan
It’s a good idea to start any home decorating project with a plan. Many of the interior designers on Mallorca provide a personal consultation service that includes a home visit to look at the space, talk about your needs and budget, and propose the best solutions.
Choose a style
With so much information and so many styles to choose from, finding the right look for your home can be a big decision. Trends, Terraza Balear, Intermobel and Portic Mobles amongst others are sure to give you some inspiration with their large selection of on-trend furniture and accessories in a range of styles including Nordic, classic, avant-garde, rustic, and vintage. Portic Mobles also offers financing plans tailored to your needs and budget which allow you to pay interest free for up to 24-months.
There’s a reason Pòrtic Mobles has clocked up 15,000-plus customers.The Palma furniture store wins on a combination of price, product and service. […] Why thousands shop at Pòrtic Mobles
Once you have decided on colours and style, you should stick to it and use it throughout your home. Take the item or a photo of it with you when you go shopping, and don’t let yourself be distracted by items which simply will not go with your colours or design ideas.
Intermobel offers 10.000 m2 of exterior and interior furniture. You will find everything you need for your dream house! […] Intermobel Furniture Store
“If you want to upgrade your bathrooms without overspending, just change the taps and mirrors,” says Justine Knox. “And keep in mind that you do not have to use a bathroom mirror in a bathroom, you can use decorative mirrors to achieve maximum effect.”
Take care of your back!
You are likely to need to buy beds and lounge furniture, but this is not an area where you can afford to cut corners. Your mattresses and sofas can affect your health and wellbeing and need to be chosen wisely. Bed’s, Descanshop and Flex Gallery offer very competitive rates, often at price points starting at below retail price thanks to their direct from warehouse sourcing. You can also look to buy during a sale: Maxim Confort and other large furniture stores offer sales discounts of up to 50%, which means your money buys you better quality.
For a bed fit for a king or queen, but without the matching price tag, check out Flex Gallery, selling mattresses, bases and headboards just off Passeig Mallorca in central Palma. […] Feather your nest at Flex Gallery
What a difference a good night’s sleep makes. For professional advice and mattresses catering to all pockets and preferences, head to Bed’s. […] Bed’s Store Palma
Interior Decorator, Justine Knox, recommends going for some large pieces when shopping for furniture on a budget: “One great way to create a wow factor in your house is to buy big pieces. You don’t necessarily need a lot of accessories in order to create a focal point which is stylish and elegant.”
Discover your own unique style mojo at KARE Design Mallorca, the excitingly different German brand taking customers on an adventure through design. […] KARE Design Mallorca
For top quality kitchen accessories that will make your kitchen a standout feature of your home, Villa Wesco has a designer outlet shop online and in Santa Maria where top brands are often offered at low prices. They also have a selection of affordable home and garden furniture. Mallorca Fashion Outlet offers more than designer clothes at big discounts – you will find also some top quality homeware stores.
Great fun for foodies on Mallorca, Villa Wesco in Santa Maria del Camí is an experience centre fusing shopping with cooking classes and events from TV’s Top Chef. […] Villa Wesco Mallorca
For excellent shopping and entertainment, head to Mallorca Fashion Outlet – an attractive outdoor mall with choice brands and discount designer labels. […] Mallorca Fashion Outlet
A fresh lick of paint
One way to dramatically transform your home when on a budget is to paint it. Your walls take up so much space that painting them can give the place a real facelift. Paint palettes in Mallorca can be quite limited, so it might be worth contacting Mallorquimica who can mix colours for you, thereby achieving the exact tones you want for a quarter of the price.
You might be creative enough to do some of your own handiwork on second-hand pieces; Mallorcan dark wood furniture can be given a new lease of life with a coat of white paint, for instance, or sometimes just changing the knobs or handles on your furniture can make a huge difference.
Vintage & second-hand markets
You can also look for unique statement pieces at antique or second-hand shops; there’s a great second-hand market every Sunday in Consell where you can find some unique pieces which you can either use as they are or revamp.
Transform your existing furniture
Reupholstering an old piece of furniture is also a great way to spruce up a room and this doesn’t have to be expensive. Rialto Living has one of the largest selections of fabrics in stock and has their own in-house team to make your curtains and cushions. Knox Home Store have a large selection of fabric samples to order.
Rialto Living in Palma de Mallorca offers a lifestyle store concept including interior design, fashion, art, gifts and a café to the well-travelled fashion and design-interested customers. […] Rialto Living Lifestyle Store
For best advice, consult an expert!
Ultimately you’ll save time and money if you talk to the experts. From then on in, a little bit of discipline, patience and creativity can go a long way towards creating your beautiful home.
Best Interior Designers on Mallorca
The best interior designers on Mallorca can inspire and help you to realise the most creative result for your home decoration project. […] Best Interior Designers on Mallorca