If you’re looking for inexpensive decorating ideas, you’ve come to the right place! For years I did nothing with my home in the way of decorating, because, well…kids and all. Plus we had a very tight budget, so even when I became interested in how to change the look of my home without spending a lot of money, I knew there had to be ways to decorate your home on the cheap.
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In my efforts to begin decorating for less, I learned that decorating on a budget really isn’t as hard as it sounds. When it comes to decorating, sure you can spend a lot of money if you have it. But you can also afford dream home decor without breaking the bank.
Here are some decorating tips for anyone on a budget
One of the biggest home decor crazes right now is DIY (do it yourself). People everywhere are making all kinds of home decor themselves, just take one look at Pinterest and you’ll have more ideas than you could ever complete in a lifetime.
Typically DIY projects are cheaper than actually buying an item outright, but not always. Just make sure you choose affordable projects and shop around for the most inexpensive supplies. Dollar Tree is a great place to get craft supplies to help you design on a budget.
I’ve scored some pretty great pieces at Garage Sales. One of the things I like about finding decor at Garage Sales is that you can always try to make a better deal than the sticker price by offering them less money (unlike typical stores, they seem to frown on that, ha ha!).
I’d say about 80 percent of the time the person holding the sale is willing to come down in price, even if it’s just a little bit. But hey, when you’re pinching pennies, every bit counts, am I right?
Big named thrift stores like Goodwill might not seem like a good place to find really nice home decor, but if you’re not above sorting through the (pardon the expression) crap, you could very easily find yourself a gem or two.
My mom was an avid Goodwill shopper, and if you went into her home and saw her finds, you’d never expect most of them were from Goodwill.
Gifts from Family
When holiday time comes around or it’s time for your birthday, consider giving your family gift ideas by suggesting home decor pieces that you’ve had your eye on. And if that doesn’t work, you can always hint at a gift card for Home Goods, Target, Hobby Lobby or another one of your favorite stores!
You might also get gifts from family members in the form of used home decor that they no longer want or need, or that has been passed down to you from previous generations. To me, this can not only help you decorate for less, but it’s so special to have home decor that comes from one of your loved ones.
Maybe you have decor that you don’t use or that doesn’t suit your taste anymore. Try finding a couple people, maybe friends or family members, who might have some as well and see if you can work out a trade. (That is if you both have pieces that the other person is interested in.) This is a really great way to save money on decorating.
I hope these ideas will help you begin to decorate your home on the cheap. Yes, decorating usually takes at least a little money, but decorating on a budget is totally doable!
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