Today I have some great tips for decorating cheaply. Yes, you can have a beautiful home you are happy with and not bust your budget! Sometimes we feel stuck with our decor because we aren’t thinking out of the decorating box! Ready for 5 inexpensive decorative ideas?
I have an obsession with decorating! And that often means I sometimes need to find ways to cut costs and decorate on the cheap. Here are some of my favorite thrifty decorating tips so you can do more in your home with a lot less money!
DECORATING CHEAPLY IS ALL ABOUT SHOPPING YOUR HOME
You read that right! My favorite place to shop when decorating is in my own home. Walk around each room in your home and see if there is anything that might work in another room. I do this all the time when it comes to vignettes. A vase from the dining room, a basket from the kitchen… you get the idea!
I need to sit and spend a little time in a room without distractions to think about things in the room would look pretty in other parts of my home. This is a creative exercise and the more you do it the easier it will become! This tip works wonderfully!
The mirror above was in an upstairs bedroom but I moved it to the foyer. Look for a little makeover of our foyer later this week.
It’s hard to decorate a room when it’s cluttered or untidy!
I know this sounds daunting, but getting rid of piles of trash and clutter can really make such a difference when it comes to how a room looks and feels.
Try it in one room this weekend and see what you think!
My laundry room can get cluttered faster than I can clean it up. I call it a “hotspot”! If you have hotspots in your home declutter them and clean them and make sure you do not put anything in there that does not belong! You will feel so good if you can keep your hotspot room looking nice and tidy! You can see my decluttered laundry room HERE.
Decorating starts with a decluttered home!
Here’s a post that is an awesome way to DECLUTTER AND ORGANIZE HERE. This post is full of savvy and practical ways to have a decluttered, organized home, and to keep it that way!
SEARCH YOUR ATTIC/BASEMENT/CLOSET…
Take a few minutes and go into the attic, basement, or your storage space. Are there old pieces of art or decor that might be beautiful in a room that you are re-decorating? Or the frame the art is in might look amazing by itself. There might be things that you could breathe new life into with a little paint and TLC.
The planter above over a decade graced my living room and it’s twin my foyer. Because these were a little pricey I could not bring myself to get rid of them when my style changed.
And I am so glad I found them in the basement and turned them into porch planters for the summer! I use them every year! They may not be our style anymore but they look great as a planter!
The large jar has also been in my basement and I forgot I had it! But when I was searching for something lighter and brighter for the buffet and came across the jar I knew it would be perfect.
The moss balls are a few years old. I made the and they were also down in the basement in a clear plastic box! It’s all about digging around, my friend!
VISIT YARD SALES AND THRIFT SHOPS FOR DECORATING YOUR HOME CHEAPLY
Someone’s trash has been my treasure more times than I can count. I love thrifty decorating! Some of my very favorite home decor items have come to me second hand. Finding a great deal is such a rush!
I can’t tell you how many times I get asked about these topiaries. They are a thrift store for $10.00! Amazing, right!!!!! They have made an appearance in almost every room of my home and are one of my favorite decor items.
You never know how many inexpensive gems are waiting to be found by you!
DECORATE WITH MULTIPLES
My home is full of thrifty and even downright dirt cheap decor. It’s the way we elevate those thrifty items to work with the rest of our rooms so no one is the wiser that makes the difference!
Decorating cheaply does not mean decor that looks cheap? It’s about looking at what you already have and thinking of ways you can upscale it or move it. And it certainly means finding treasures in thrift stores and yard sales!