4 Ways to Decorate on a Budget

January 19, 2023

While having an unlimited budget is a dream of many, it’s a reality for very few. No need to worry though, just follow these four ways to decorate on a budget. 

1. Be a Smart Shopper

Above all else, you need to learn to be a smart shopper to find amazing finds at the best prices. Virtual marketplaces such as Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, and local online thrift sales are all great places to start. Smartphone apps like LetGo and Offer Up can also help you shop for pre-owned decor and furnishings. 

Have your eye on something outside your price range? Consider platforms like ShopStyle that allow you to set sale alerts for products from hundreds of high-end brand stores by simply entering search filters and pressing the pink “Add Sale Alert” button. Other retailers such as Macy’s, Amazon, and Overstock will also let you know when an item returns from being out of stock or goes on sale.  

2. Create an Accent Wall

Giving your walls a fresh coat of paint, or even just doing one as an accent wall is perhaps one of the most inexpensive ways to decorate a space. However, there are many other ways to update the look of your walls that you should consider. 

Hanging framed prints can instantly transform any room. Take it to the next level and sign up for a paint and sip class and create your own piece of art to hang. Pictures of family and friends in an assortment of frames can also create an interesting focal point people will surely notice. 

Even plates can become decorative art. Those china plates collecting dust in the cupboard, the fun and colorful set you found at H&M, or even that antique plate you found at the flea market can all become seriously chic wall decor when hung in a cluster on an accent wall.  

3. Add Accessories

Adding accessories to any space is a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to bring your personal style to any room. Bring some green inside by putting your favorite plant in a handcrafted pot. Look for unexpected areas in your home, like your kitchen, to add simple touches like an area rug. Refreshing throw pillows and seat cushions with new slipcovers as well as adding area rugs are a great way to add color and texture.

4. Repurpose Existing Items 

You’d be surprised at how many treasures you already have that just need a new purpose in life. Disguise dated furniture with slipcovers instead of spending thousands on new pieces. 

Pull that old wooden ladder from the attic and watch it become one of your favorite decorative pieces. Simply clean it up with some sandpaper and then use it to display and store throw blankets and extra towels. Even painting kitchen cabinets to match your new accent wall is a great way to give one of the most used rooms in your home a quick facelift. 

Decorating is one of the easiest ways to create a home that shows off your personal style and creates a home you are excited to show off to family and friends.

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