4 Tips to Decorate Your Home on a Budget

Thrift-store finds can significantly reduce your interior design budget, and help make a big impact for less. (DepositPhotos)

3. Purchase Used Items

People often overlook the amount of money they could save by purchasing used decor and furniture.

If you are on a budget, this is a great option because thrift-store finds cost pennies on the dollar compared to new items.

Thrifting is also good for the environment because you can sometimes save things from ending up in a landfill.

Start by visiting local thrift stores or checking online classifieds.

You will likely come across something that sparks your interest, or you can choose items that simply need to be updated with paint or repairs.

An added benefit of thrifting? It’s green! The item you purchase won’t end up in a landfill. (DepositPhotos)

Furniture designer sanding a wooden chair frame
Can’t afford to buy new furniture? Build some! (DepositPhotos)

4. Complete DIY Projects

If you are creative and handy, you can tackle various do-it-yourself projects to save money.

For example, if you are good at sewing, you can create your own curtains and throw blankets; if you are interested in woodworking, you can build furniture.

Overall, redesigning a space in your home can be a fun and relaxing project. It can help revamp a room to ensure it meets all of your needs.

These tips are starting points for sticking to your budget and saving money — without sacrificing style.

Interior design of room with beautiful flowers
Want an accent table? Build one! Your local home center can cut the wood needed to specification — you just have to assemble and paint it.

Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio.


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