Resist overcrowding a room. Gracious living means space to maneuver with ease. This is really great news if you are working with a tight budget. You do not need to fill up a space with lots of furniture. Spend more of your budget on fewer but better quality pieces, and your room will look better than if it is stuffed to the gills with flea market finds. The high backed chairs shown here, for example, stand out because they do not have to fight for attention.