As each year goes on, so does everything we see and feel around us. The temperature changes, colors change with the seasons, and so do the decorations in our homes. As even more time passes, our styles sometimes transform to reflect how we are growing as individuals, and that means your home decorating style will continually evolve.
Home decoration is a lot of fun but it can be costly if you try to pay for everything. Why not check out some tips that will get your costs down on decorating your home, from second hand shopping to DIY, to bargain hunting.
Pick a Theme and Avoid Overbuying
Whether it’s one room or your entire home, picking a theme can help bring everything together. But what do you want your decorations to say? Deciding a theme ahead of time can save you from overbuying decorations and then feeling forced to piece them altogether later.
Start with the Unseen
Sometimes an adjustment to the unseen elements of a room can be enough to redecorate and give the room a different feel. Have you ever seen a bed that you didn’t want to lay in? Even the most beautiful quilt can look drab on a flat bed.
In the name of decorating, add some warmth to the room with a mattress topper. This will not only make the bed more comfortable for your guests, it will make the bed the focal point of the room. Add some decorative pillows or colorful knick-knacks to compliment the bed set to bring the whole room together with an inviting feel.
You can even add an oil diffuser or scented candle to add an inviting smell to the room. Scents like lavender, cinnamon, and vanilla are said to boost happiness and feelings of well-being. That scent may be the thing that is missing and save you the money of redecorating the whole room.
Hunt for a Bargain and Inspiration
You know the old saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” That concept belongs to decorating just as much as it does anywhere else.
Venture out to your local charity shops and rummage sales to find “new to you” items to decorate your home. Someone else may be redecorating and offering your new centerpiece at a great price.
Reuse Decorations and Ideas from Other Holidays
If you have some single color decorations, considering using them to decorate for other holidays. You can even use décor ideas from other holidays and adjust them to fit what is coming up. Here are some ideas to get you started.
- Reuse individual colors from Christmas to decorate for Valentine’s Day or St. Patrick’s Day instead of buying new candles if they didn’t burn down all the way.
- Try adding colored glass rocks found at a craft store or online to the bottom of the vessel of your floating candles to add more dimension. Complementary colors to your candles can make it a unique centerpiece all year long.
- Spray paint pinecones and pebbles pastel colors to transform their fall magic to spring sensations, or bright colors for a summery feel.
Do It Yourself and Save
With a combination of unused household items and a few craft supplies, you might just make something you love more than anything you could have purchased. Pinterest has an endless amount of inspiration if you need some.
- Use old bottles to make a one of a kind vase. Remove any labels then decorate it using spray paint, glitter, or anything else you can think of. Place some wildflowers in the bottle then display the piece on a side table or outside your front door.
- Collect large fall leaves and tie them together with string to make your own garland. Spray paint some leaves metallic colors to reflect light and make it more eye-catching.
- Make a personalized wreath from old t-shirts. Cut the t-shirts into strips and tie them around a Styrofoam ring until it’s covered. You can add other decorations like photos, flowers, and buttons once you’ve finished tying on all the pieces.
With these tips, you can save up and splurge on the next piece that really entices you. Then use these tips again to accent it in your home. Redecorating doesn’t always have to be out with the old and in with the new. It can be as easy as turning in the old into the new.