One way of dealing with a budget is to choose wisely. I had a client who fell in love with a sofa fabric that was $125 a yard. We needed 20 yards for the sofa, so that choice made for a very expensive sofa. To be budget minded, we made pillows out of the expensive fabric and then found a more basic, but still beautiful fabric at a lower price point for the sofa fabric. She still got the pleasure of seeing the stunning fabric on the pillows.
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