Jun 22, 2020

How to get that interior designed look on a budget

Since we’re all spending more time in our homes lately, I notice that many people have been dabbling in interior decoration as they look around at their spaces more often and also have more time on their hands.

It’s natural to want to change things up if you’re in the same space constantly. However with financial uncertainty looming, working with a budget does not mean that you have to compromise on style.

You can still achieve that designer look without paying the designer price tag. So here are some inspiring designs to emulate, with most of the products being readily available on the market right now, at a fraction of the cost!

The first option is this striking Molteni dining table. Perfect for apartments, where space is limited, but definitely a statement piece for any modern home.

I found the exact copy, without the designer price tag!,

I present to you the Messina table from Marina Home Interiors.

The Tape and Fil Noir armchairs from Minotti are not only beautiful designed and crafted, but super comfortable and long hours of chess or reading sessions can be enjoyed in them.


Mood furniture and Meroe both have the same designs in store.
How about this Italian designer dining chair? This would look amazing in any multi-million dirham dining area in one of Dubai’s many penthouses like Serenia Residences the Palm.

We’ve spotted a similar one at Marina Home Interiors again!

Ever dreamt of a modern Italian minimalist bedroom with the latest trend in beds? Presotto is known for their on-trend, minimalist furniture and this bed with acrylic base is no exception.
Can’t afford it? No problem..

The Nagoya bed from MHI is the clear choice! See what I did there?

Bo concept dining chairs vs Bontempi leather dining chairs? I’d say that Bo concept’s offering is a pretty stylish alternative!


Is CTO Lighting’s Oscar floor lamp on your wish list but you couldn’t possibly part with the same amount as your annual summer air ticket?

Mood furniture has the answer to your lighting dreams

The Soffio frosted floor lamp is a work of art but weighs in at a hefty price. The base is often heavy stone or marble, see how it weighs in?

Mood furniture has an alternative offering that is equally as enlightening, but lighter on your wallet and your conscience

In these uncertain times our need to be surrounded by beautiful things in our home has not decreased. I think more so now than ever, we aspire to be surrounded by objects that make us smile, especially if it means that being at home for longer periods more often has become the “new normal”. Happy shopping everyone.


Natalie Derbas
Interior Design Director
Palma Holding

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