4 Simple Ways to Save Money When Decorating

Decorating your home can become costly quickly—especially if you have expensive taste! However, it is possible to decorate on a budget and still create a beautiful home. It’s all about making smart design choices, having a plan, and being thoughtful about where to splurge and where to save. To help you make the most of your design budget, here are a few of our go-to tricks for saving money when decorating.

1. Revitalize Your Furniture

If you look around your home and you’re not thrilled with the way things look, you may be tempted to go out and buy new furniture and decor. Before you go, we recommend considering you might be able to refresh your existing pieces. A simple coat of paint can revitalize a vintage find with good bones. Or a reupholstery project can transform a cherished family heirloom. And a new wood finish can give a facelift to a piece that’s seen better days.

Bedroom With Vintage High Boy Dresser

2. Shop Vintage and Second-Hand

Love that farmhouse look? Vintage furniture shops, second-hand stores, estate sales, garage sales, and flea markets are all goldmines when it comes to affordable furniture and decor to give you that look.

Eclectic Blue and White Living Room

3.  Get Eclectic or Go Minimalist

In the range of home decor styles, an eclectic look is one of the easiest looks to create affordably because it’s all about mixing—not matching. There’s no need to buy things in pairs or find a throw blanket in precisely the right shade to match your drapery—the bohemian look is more interesting when your decor is layered and not so picture-perfect. Meanwhile, if you can handle living with less, a minimalist modern look means you don’t need to buy as much. Fewer but more thoughtfully chosen pieces will be friendlier to your budget.

4. Set a Budget for Accessories

When you fall hard for a decorative pillow in your favorite color or come across a pair of table lamps that give you butterflies, it can be hard to say no—especially since relatively they may be much less expensive than, say, your dream sofa. But accessories are the most accessible home decor item and the easiest place to save. Set a budget for yourself for these smaller items so you can save up for big-ticket items and investment pieces like large-scale furniture and artwork.