Want to decorate a space or room in your house but it’s not in the budget? Do you desire for your space to look like those beautiful spaces that you see on HGTV or in decorating magazines but think it cost too much to copy? Don’t despair; you can achieve the space of your dreams without breaking the bank. All you need is a little imagination, innovation and some sweat equity. Small changes can yield big results. Chances are you can decorate your space for less than what you normally pay for a great night out on the town. Below are some great ideas for decorating on a budget:
Apply a Fresh Coat of Paint
With summer here, it’s time to spruce up those drab walls and add a fresh splash of color. Painting your walls is one of the cheapest things you can do, that will make the biggest difference when decorating your space. You can easily get a quality gallon of paint for less than $20 dollars. Most spaces only require 1-2 gallons depending on the size of the room. Don’t have the time to paint the entire room? Painting an accent wall will yield great results at a fraction of the price. With most hardware stores having hundreds of colors and style suggestions, you can be assured you’ll find the perfect color to fit your décor.
Change Bed Linens and/or add Accent Pillows
The next biggest change you can make when decorating or redecorating is changing the bed linens or adding accent pillows. You can find great deals on bed linens at places like Wal-mart, Bed Bath and Beyond and Anna’s Linens. You can’t go wrong with the “Bed-in-a-Bag” ensemble, which is very popular these days and can be purchased for less than $50 dollars depending on the style and size of your bed. It definitely gives you the most bang for your buck because it’s all inclusive. Meaning it includes a comforter, sheets, pillow cases and shams, etc. For those of you who are in love with your comforter, changing the color of the sheets/pillow cases and/or adding accent pillows is a frugal way to spice it up. Pillows can be purchase for $10-$15, or if you’re handy with a sewing machine you can purchase fabric from a discount fabric store and make your own pillows for way less.
Curtains are the next best thing after changing your bed linens when decorating your space. If your “Bed-in-a-Bag” ensemble came with curtains, then you’re in luck. If it didn’t, you can easily make your own curtains from the leftover fabric you used to make those nice accent pillows. Great deals on curtains can also be found at discount chain stores or most thrift store carry a plethora of curtains and fabric that can be purchase for less than $10 dollars.
Add Accent Pieces
Adding accent pieces to a room gives it the finishing or final touch. Turn old photographs into a collage and put it on the wall or perhaps you’re great at drawing or painting something abstract. The sky’s the limit when using your imagination. You can purchase picture frames and even prints for little or nothing from chain discount stores such as Ross, T.J. Maxx or Marshalls. Better yet you can get pictures, candle holders, plants and even fabric, etc. at thrift stores such as Goodwill. Chances are you might even have some pictures and other decorative accent pieces in other rooms in your house that you can use in your new decorative space. It doesn’t take a lot of pieces to add the finishing touch. A couple of candle holders, a little greenery and pictures will do just fine. Less is better sometimes when decorating….it’s about finding a balance.
Decorating your space doesn’t have to cost a fortune just a little creativity. You’d be surprised at how you can make a big impact with a little money. If you implement some of the savvy ideas above, before you know it, you’ll be on your way to falling in love with your space all over again.
What spaces have you decorated on a budget?