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How To Decorate Your Home On A Budget

Struggling to decorate your home on a budget? You’re not alone.

Let’s face it, it can be challenging to create your dream home without burning a hole through your wallet.

From the deciding the colours in your decor palette, the best shade for your sofa slipcovers, right down to the hues for the accompanying knick-knacks, the process of scoring them for affordable prices can be a lengthy one.

To give you a helping hand, we’ve compiled the best tips on how to curate your home decor on a budget.

Let’s go!

#1 Get painting

How To Decorate Your Home On A Budget

Paint is the most affordable solution for making just anything look brand new or completely different, really.

Whether it’s giving your wooden sofa frame a much-needed ‘lift’ or your living room walls (which have probably seen better days), completely different vibes, paint can be the best budget home decor option our there for getting the job done.

#2 Say ‘bye-bye’ to clutter

How To Decorate Your Home On A Budget

It’s likely that clutter’s contributing to 90% of your decor issues.

One of the quickest and easiest decorating ideas that’ll solve this problem: Invest in furniture that have hidden storage compartments to stow away rogue toys and remote controls.

Storage baskets also make a great, rustic addition to your living room decor, besides being a great way to make clutter disappear.

#3 Revive your old sofa

How To Decorate Your Home On A Budget

When your sofa has seen years of wear and tear, it’s only natural for it to look old and tired (as well as your cushions or pillows).

Your options:
1. Get a new sofa: This option can easily set you back at least US$1,000 and having your old sofa rotting in a dumpster isn’t great for Mother Nature.
2. Reupholster your sofa: Not the most wallet-friendly route either — it can easily cost US$1,500 or more (depending on the fabric you choose) to reupholster a 3-seater sofa.
3. Slipcover your sofa: Your best bet when it comes to rejuvenating your sofa on a budget, since it’ll cost a fraction (an upholstery-grade slipcover for a 2-seater IKEA Karlstad for example, costs just US$229) of the other two options. You could also spruce up your cushions with new inserts while you’re at it.

Throw new legs into the mix (a set of 4 legs for a sofa will cost around US$40), and you’ve got yourself an old sofa that looks better than brand new.

#4 Re-purpose your old items

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Image Credit : Sokszínű Vidék

Thinking of throwing that old, tin watering can away?

Not so fast!

With a little bit of love (and a coat of pastel spray paint), you’ll have a farmhouse-worthy flower pot.

Look for any old mason jars, chests or stools that you have lying about and try out your DIY skills on to convert them into a fresh, new decor items for your home.

#5 Go thrift shopping

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Image Credit : Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona

Shopping for trinkets down at your local Salvation Army is probably one of the best things you can do for your wallet, home and environment.

Not only are they affordable, you might also stumble across some vintage finds that would make your decor look even more curated and artsy.

Did we miss any of your favourite tips on thrift decorating? Let us know in the comments below!

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