Decorating Your Home For Less: What You Should Know
When you move into a new home, you can take the opportunity to revamp and refresh your home decorating style. A new home can represent a new expression of your style. However, because you have just moved in, you are working with a limited, if not nearly non-existent, budget. While this may seem discouraging, there are plenty of ways that you can decorate your new home within a small budget. It just takes a little creativity and some shopping prowess. Get to know some of the ways that you can infuse style into your new home, and get started decorating right away.
Shop Garage and Estate Sales
If you are looking for a classic, vintage, or kitsch look for your new home, you can find a lot of unique and stylish pieces at either garage sales or estate sales. Estate sales are treasure troves for antiques and vintage furniture, wall decor, and artworks.
Vintage or antique picture frames are a particular gem at such sales. They cost very little and can be used as decorations on their own or can frame your family pictures or artwork.
You can also find decorative wall plaques that can liven up a room and add a touch of personality to your space. These plaques can contain images or words and phrases, or both. Wall plaques are particularly good decorations for kitchens and dining rooms.
Make Your Own Artwork
Whether you are artistically-inclined or not, you can still decorate your home with your own artwork. All you need are a few canvases, some paint and a few sponges or brushes. Then, just paint.
You can splatter the paint on the canvas, paint abstract artwork, or try your hand at realistic painting. Just do whatever comes to mind and feels right. You will end up with unique pieces that nobody else has, and you can feel pride in your efforts.
Paint An Accent Wall
If you cannot afford to shop for antiques and wall plaques and feel less than confident about your artistic skills, you can still liven up your home by painting an accent wall in one or more of your rooms. All you need is primer, paint and a roller, and you are in business.
An accent wall will draw focus, create depth, and infuse style without having to add any decorations to the wall. In your living room, make your accent wall the focal point of the room. Face furniture towards it, and place your television on or in front of it. This makes the wall into an art piece in and of itself.
Now that you have a few ideas about decorating your home for less, all that's left to do is to get to work. Whether you do it yourself or buy pieces at garage or estate sales, you will soon have a home that has a style as unique as your own.