Decorating your home doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, it can be fairly cheap, you just
need to get creative. If you need some help, these ideas are a great way to get started.
Start with a Clean Slate
The first step is to get organized so that you can start with a clean slate. The most beautifully
decorated homes are clutter-free and neat. You don’t want the mess distracting from your
design. If you need any advice on getting organized, many would recommend Marie Kondo,
who made a name for herself with her book and Netflix series, “Tidying Up.”
Discount Furniture and Decor
Once you’ve cleaned up, your first stop should be to a furniture or home consignment store. You
can purchase vases, paintings, photography, lamps, candles, and more for half of the original
price. Whether you’re in Louisville, New York, Miami or somewhere else, you’re likely to find
plenty of great options. Thrift stores are my personal favorite.
Surprisingly, only 25% of shoppers purchase used goods. While they might feel that
secondhand items just aren’t as good, the reality is you can often find much better quality items
that will last you a longer time than if you purchased new.
A blanket ladder can help you get organized and create a beautiful decorative piece in your
living, guest, or bedroom. Just upcycle an old ladder or purchase one at your local home goods
store and then choose your favorite blankets to display.
Add Lots of Greenery
Bring nature into your home, creating a better environment for wellness while making it look
more attractive and welcoming too. Try adding some air purifying plants, such as a snake plant,
spider plants, dracaenas, or areca palms, in pots that accent a room. Macramé is a great new
trend for hanging small plants in the sunny, brighter spaces around your home and you can
even find unique handmade pieces on sites like Etsy. I also love succulents and cacti. Easy to take care of and fit well in smaller spaces.
Faux Works Too
If you don’t have a green thumb, faux plants can be a good option too. Places like the Dollar
Store and other discount stores often carry great quality faux flowers that can be used again
and again so you won’t have to worry about the hassle or shelling out money to bring a fresh
bouquet in week after week. Use them to create a centerpiece on your dining room table or any
other table in the house. It only takes five minutes to add candles and a table runner and you
will have created a whole new look for your room. Wanting something that does look a bit more real? Check out your local arts and crafts store; Hobby Lobby or Michael's will have some pretty options to pick from.
Create a Gallery Wall
While creating a gallery wall in your living room can take some time, it’s inexpensive and can
make for a fabulous focal point that showcases some of your most precious memories. All you
need to do is have some of your favorite photos printed out at a wholesale store, such as
Costco or Walmart, or an online photo printing service and choose some frames in different
sizes and colors that complement your room. If you aren’t sure how to place them, do a Google
search online and you will find plenty of different pattern ideas. Pinterest is also a great place to get decorating ideas!
What are some of your favorite ways to decorate on budget?