Aren't designer fabrics expensive?
Some designer fabrics are expensive but they will add a touch of luxury to your home and give it the wow factor!
If you see an expensive fabric that you really like think about ways you can use it sparingly. You could use it for cushions or consider having it made up into a roman blind instead of curtains. If it is over budget, you can always look for a very similar design in non-designer fabric ranges.
You should also look for designer clearance fabrics, these are often perfect but discontinued fabrics, and is a great way of picking up a quality fabric at a bargain price. You just need to make sure that you get enough of the fabric as it is not always easy to get any more if you run out.