Home Decorating Ideas on a Budget
Yes, decorating your home can be a little expensive, but here are some home decorating ideas on a budget that come easy if you’re prepared to a) get your hands dirty b) turn your creativity mojo on c) be patient and d) learn to see things with ‘new’ eyes
Let’s get you started on some easy home decorating ideas on a budget!
Learn to See Things with ‘New’ Eyes — then Move ‘em!
The one thing I do that makes any space in my home feel ‘new’ is move things around. Your eyes get bored and eventually go ‘blind’ to the things around you if you don’t change them up once in a while. BEFORE you go shopping for new stuff, check out what you already have and move it around. If this doesn’t work or you’ve done this numerous times, THEN go shopping.
Thrift Store ‘Magic’
When you want ‘new’ stuff…remember, ‘new’ stuff is just ‘different’ stuff and some of the most interesting ‘new’ stuff can be found at thrift stores or garage/yard sales. This is where I find what I call the “magic.” Patience is the most important asset you have while shopping thrift. You don’t NEED this stuff like you NEED food, water or shelter….so be patient and know that letting your space evolve slowly, piece by piece, is quite rewarding.
How to REALLY Stretch Your Decorating Dollars
If you really don’t want gently used stuff, be patient and wait for sales or discounts at your favorite stores — or start earning substantial cash back when you shop online for new & trendy items like I do at places like Crate & Barrel, Sears, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Casa.com, Hayneedle, Pier 1 Imports, and so many more. Earning money while you shop will definitely help your decorating dollars go further!
Unleash Your Inner Interior Designer—DIY Projects Rock!
One of the most gratifying feelings in the world is gazing upon something that you’ve hand-crafted. So, it’s time to get brave and unleash your inner interior designer by taking on ‘do it yourself’ projects. Starting small is key. I suggest you look online for ideas, and how-to articles and blogs that can assist you and inspire you. Doing it yourself is THE way to save heaps of cash and add a personal creative signature to your spaces. Be sure to ask friends or family for help on those larger projects—just don’t forget to offer food & bevies.
Roll Up Your Sleeves and Get Dirty!
Home decorating ideas on a budget and DIY go hand in hand and one of the biggest change makers in any home decorating DIY project is PAINT. Get dirty, get creative and start referring to paint as your friend. If you’re looking at something in your house that you’d like to change, ask,”can this be painted?” If it’s a ‘yes’, then find out how and go for it. There are many decorating projects that require a little elbow grease and time—if you can handle that and are up for the creative challenge, I promise you’ll be proud of yourself in the end—not only for saving money, but for getting creative again.
Sharing home decorating ideas on a budget is a bit of a passion of mine. I like saving money in general and I like being creative about it. I hope this was helpful and it has inspired you to move forward with some of your home decorating projects.