Despite the high price tags you’re seeing in many home decorating stores, there are numerous ways to decorate your home in the way you desire all while keeping cash in your wallet. Making your home look beautiful and reflecting your style doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Here are several affordable home decorating ideas to show off your fabulous home all while sticking to a budget.
Hang up photographs
Sure you can buy expensive wall art that’s pretty, but you could get more enjoyment out of displaying personal photographs. Choose some of your favorite photos, change them to black and white, enlarge them, put them in black frames, then hang them in a spot where you can view them on a daily basis.
Change knobs and pulls
Change out all the knobs and pulls on your furniture to give the pieces a different look. You can also replace all the doorknobs, and either make them all the same or mix and match. It’s a great way to add new life in little spots all around your home.
If you’re tired of looking at the same furniture but can’t afford to replace it, just paint it. In some cases, a little sanding and color can completely take the pieces to a whole new level. Try to paint the furniture on a sunny day when there’s little-to-no wind so you can paint them outside and let them air dry.
New seating is pretty expensive, especially when it comes to couches and loveseats, but a much less expensive approach is using slipcovers. They’re a great way to give a new look to furniture that you’re either bored with or that’s starting to look a little run down. For those who have kids and/or pets, slipcovers can stand up to fur and stains, then get tossed in the washing machine and look brand new again, all while you get to avoid having to spend a lot of time and money to clean the furniture itself over and over again.
Paint the walls
It’s incredible what a fresh coat of paint can do for a room. All you need is several gallons of paint and you can change up the entire look of your home. Save yourself some extra money by asking friends to help you out so you don’t have to hire professionals to get it done, and in return, you can fix them dinner.
Add throw pillows
One of the best things about throw pillows is that they cost so little money, but can brighten up even the most boring looking couches. You can get them in any style and color you choose, and if you desire, you can get pillow cases for them so you can easily toss the cases into the washing machine and make them look brand new whenever they get a little dirty.
Plants are a wonderful way to add a touch of nature to your home, not to mention they also help clean the air. They go well with any type of décor, and with so many plant options to choose from, you won’t have to worry about struggling to find something that complements the look of your home.
Add new bedding
Considering the bed is the focal point of your bedroom, changing the bedding can alter the vibe of the room and give it the look you want. There’s also something so invigorating about going to sleep on new sheets and blankets. Rather than pick separate pieces, opt for the bed-in-a-bag option which gives you all the matching pieces you want for one price.
You don’t have to sacrifice style in your home simply because you’re only working with a small budget. There’s nothing wrong with starting out doing some small changes and working your way up from there. Before long, your entire home will look exactly the way you want and you didn’t even have to spend a fortune to get it there when you use one of these affordable home decorating ideas.