Americans spend an average of $12,332 decorating their homes every year.
If you don’t have a flexible budget, you might not be able to get anywhere close to that number. So how do you give your home quality decoration without overspending?
We’ve put together some decor tips that’ll help you save on your first home.
So keep reading below!
Don’t Buy “New” Decor
Good home decor doesn’t have to be “new”. You can add a lot of character to your home by decorating with things you already have.
For example, put your family heirlooms on display.
Don’t have a lot of possessions yet? Go find some thrift stores in your local area. You can find beautiful and interesting items at thrift stores for a fraction of the cost you would pay for new decor.
If you’re really tight on money, consider getting in touch with your friends and family. You might be able to take some old decor they’re planning to get rid of anyway.
Get creative with your options.
Try Your Hand at DIY
You can also build your own home decor with a bit of basic DIY skills. Depending on your personal style, you create home decor pieces for a small cost that look almost identical to high-quality items.
Need some ideas?
Start by repainting or refurbishing old furniture. Install new knobs and handles on cabinet doors and dresser drawers.
You can also get your hands dirty and paint yourself your own abstract art. Hang some in your living room for an eye-catching centerpiece.
But focus on the central points of focus first. Instead of worry about something like antenna repair, you might want to think about wall art first.
Express Yourself Through Paint
Giving your walls a fresh coat of paint is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to express your personality.
And you aren’t limited to one color per room. Match multiples colors together or choose a few different accent colors. You can turn your walls into one of your main design elements.
If you don’t like how it turns out, that’s okay. Just paint over it!
Start at the Entry Point
Trying to decorate an entire house at the same time can be overwhelming, and the dollar amount you spend on each room can add up fast.
Instead, focus your attention on one space at a time.
Not sure where to start? Decorate the entryway of your home first. That’s what your guests will see when they walk inside.
Use Plants and Flowers
Bringing a piece of the outdoors into your home is a simple and refreshing way to decorate your home. But buying several large plants at the same time can be expensive.
So start small.
Grow your own plants from seeds. If you don’t have the patience for that, buy several types of small plants. Hang or display them at different heights to give the illusion of larger plants.
Wait for Sales
Watch the stores in your areas for holiday, end-of-year, or other types of sales. When you see that price reduction, you can swoop in and get some great deals on home decor pieces.
How to Save Money Decorating Your First Home
Decorating your first home doesn’t have to be an expensive project. There are all kinds of ways to save money on home decor, so hit the thrift stores or try some DIY before turning to high-cost items.
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