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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Clever and Inexpensive Ways to Decorate Your Home


Do you want a beautiful home?  Are you on a tight decorating budget?  It's easy to spend a lot of money when decorating your home, but it's also easy to make it beautiful on a budget.  
 Make your home beautiful with these clever and inexpensive decorating ideas!
From inexpensive decor to clever DIY and decorating ideas, here are a few of my favorite clever and inexpensive ways to decorate your home. 

  
CREATE INSTANT ARTWORK
I've used everything from free printables, fabric, kid's artwork, wrapping paper and bags to create instant and almost free decor for our home. 

How to create a gallery wall on a budget


FAKE A HEADBOARD 
Create the look of a beautiful headboard with stencils, paint or wallpaper.  At first glance it's hard to tell that this beautiful headboard was created using Cutting Edge stencils. 
budget decorating, Stenciled faux headboard

GO BIG WITH FAMILY PHOTOS
There's no better way to make a house a home than with family photos.  Have your local office supply store print your favorite photo as an engineer print and pop it in an inexpensive frame for instant wall art. 
budget decorating, large engineer prints

PAINT YOUR DOORS
Painting our entry door (Sherwin-Williams Iron Ore) was the best thing I ever did to inexpensively update our home.
Sherwin-Williams Iron Ore painted front door

MAKE YOUR OWN PILLOWS
A great alternative to buying expensive store bought pillows is to make your own.  Check the clearance aisles of your favorite home decor stores for table cloths, table runners, placemats and tea towels that can easily be turned into pillows.

Pillows made from tea towels

SKIP THE BIG RETAILERS
Instead of paying full price for generic furniture head to your local Habitat for Humanity Restore, thrift shop or vintage market for other unique and affordable options. 

unique vintage market furniture


kids art space

SHARPIE YOUR WALLS
Paint, stencils and wallpaper are all great options for creating a beautiful accent wall, but if you're looking for an even cheaper option just pull out your Sharpie!  
budget decorating, diy sharpie accent wall

DISGUISE YOUR ROUTER WITH A BOOK
It's no surprise that I love decorating with books (and old cameras!), so this clever idea is a no brainer for me. 
budget decorating, use a book to hide a router

HIDE WIRE SHELVING
Dollar Tree foam board and pretty contact paper are the perfect combination for updating basic wire shelving.
budget decorating, updating wire shelving.

REMEMBER...
No matter how large or small your decorating budget is there's many ways to create a home you love! 







      

2 comments:

  1. WHAT??? Conceal the router with a book? Well, that is just genius!! Thanks for all of the great tips, Katie!

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