Budget-Friendly Ways to Decorate / How to Decorate on a Budget

Whether it’s a bachelor pad, dorm room, or family house,
your dwelling won’t have a real “home-like” feel until you decorate
it. Even if your home already has furniture and your personal effects, it needs
to have a certain amount of décor. Here are a few tips for decorating your
home without breaking the bank.
  1.  Go through Thrift Stores
Your first good bet to finding decorative items is to visit
your local thrift store. There will be lots of odds and ends which you can use
as home décor. Nowadays, you can even shop for second-hand items online and have the
items delivered to your doorstep for a small fee. Be sure to have an idea of
what look you’re going for, and resist the temptation to buy pieces simply
because they’re cheap. Purchase only the items you need to complete the look
you want for your space.
  1.  Go to Estate Sales
An estate sale, also known as a Tag sale, is a quick way for
families to turn possessions into cash. These are not to be confused with the
usual garage sale, and the items are usually of a higher quality. Estate sales
are a great way to snatch up family heirlooms at rock-bottom prices. Go to the
estate sale early, since these are on a first-come, first-served basis. In some
cases, the more treasured items will be put on auction.
  1.  Print your Art
If there are priceless works of art you wish you could have,
you can actually (sort of) have them adorning your walls. The trick is to find
one or several famous artworks you like, download high-resolution images of
them, then have them digitally printed out. To get this done, you can avail of printing services in Utah.
Another way is to create your art digitally, printing it out
on a canvas and having it framed.
  1.  Don’t Rule Out Garage Sales
As American as the outdoor barbecue, the garage sale remains
the go-to venue for finding decorative items. Antique lamps, fine china, and
various knickknacks can also be found here at low prices. Garage sales are also
great sources of period memorabilia. If the family having the garage sale liked
to hoard stuff (and the average American actually does), you can
get items from the 70s, 60s, 50s or even earlier periods. If you’re going for a
retro décor style, garage sales are excellent sources.
  1.  Display your Collectibles
Stacks of classic comic books, action figures of your
favorite childhood heroes, baseball cards mounted in display cases can also
make for excellent décor. Not only do these items make for attractive décor,
but they’re also unique conversation pieces.
  1.  DIY Décor
In this digital download and streaming age, you can hang on
to your space-consuming CDs or DVDs, or you can re-purpose them for décor.
Instead of throwing them away, cut up your unused CDs and DVDs and give them
new life as mosaic tile for gluing onto a decorative plate or vase. Before you
cut up your old CDs or DVDs, check their rarity first, or you could be throwing
away a collector’s item worth thousands of dollars.
These are only a few budget-friendly strategies for
decorating your home. Before you raid the thrift shops and garage sales, decide
on your look and your budget. Make a list of specific items you need for the
look, if possible. Look to stuff you already have around, as it’s likely that
you already have unique items you can use as décor.

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