9 Nifty & Thrifty Ideas to Help You Spend Less Money on Home Decor This Year

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You don’t need to spend too much money to decorate your home. In fact, you can actually spend less money on home decor and achieve your dream home style.

Is it just me, or is everyone mindlessly spending on things to fill their homes? I keep buying decor I don’t really love. I simply want to spend money (aka retail therapy). I guess you’re dealing with the same problem, as well.

Yes, you indeed have to spend money on your home. If money doesn’t grow on trees, so are beds, coffee tables, and sofas. That’s one of the reasons why you have been spending too much, particularly this quarantine period. Twenty bucks here and there didn’t seem like a big amount, but if you actually summed it up, you might be surprised by the total.

Today, we’re going to share nifty and thrifty ideas to help you spend less money on home decor or how to spend your money wisely. Let’s all say yes to more style without going broke!

Create an Accent Wall

The first step to help you spend less money on home decor is to create an accent wall in your space. Whether it’s the wall the bed is up against in your bedroom or the TV wall in a family room, you can create a chic focal wall by applying wallpaper or by painting it with the color of your choice. You can experiment with color, material, and pattern on your walls. It’s a cheap home decor idea that changes the whole feel of your home without fully committing to changing the foundations of the room.

Get inspired by this bright and bold dining room designed by 2G Studio from House Beautiful. If you have a small space, a bright color is the easiest way to draw attention to the place and to give it some personality. Make sure to create a contrast with your furniture.

Display Your Souvenirs

For people who love to travel, you can decorate your home with souvenirs, especially now that almost all of us have been wanting to get out of the house. You can create a gallery wall with the photos that you took or postcards that you bought and received. To help you spend less money on home decor, we recommend you to skip framing. You can also place your souvenirs on your display shelf. This might not lift the travel ban, but it will definitely bring good memories, and help you look forward to your next destination.

DIY Planter

Because there’s more to life than boring planters. Creating your own planter will not only help you spend less money on home decor, but it will also bring out your creative side. Moreover, you’re helping Mother Earth by recycling plastic bottles and pots. Make sure to drill a hole in the bottom for drainage, and put an old salad plate under it. What are you waiting for? Bring out your DIY materials! Trust us, it’s a perfect idea to make your free time more useful.

Organize Your Shelf

Get creative with your bookshelf. Yes, a bookshelf should be functional, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t make it stylish. Additionally, a well-organized bookshelf can be a focal point of the room. Even Marie Kondo would approve. Besides, decluttering and organizing can be therapeutic. Isn’t it much better to have an Insta-worthy bookshelf to show off your other collection?

Keep in mind to avoid buying items that you don’t need to fill your shelf. Remember, our goal is to help you spend less money on home decor.

Redo Your Bed

Your bedroom should be the most comfortable room in your home, especially in this crazy and weird times. However, comfortable doesn’t automatically mean boring and plain. You also don’t have to go broke to achieve a stylish space. One of the cheapest and easiest thing you can do to change the feel of your room is to style your bed like a pro by adding colorful accessories or changing the pillowcases. You can also use your chunky knit throw and texture throw pillow to complete the look.

Revamp Your Furniture

OK, a lot of you might say that it would still cost to revamp a piece of furniture. While that’s true, it’s still cheaper compared to buying new furniture. So in a way, you still spend less money on home decor. Moreover, we’re simply not revamping furniture. We’re preserving its character.

For example, if your grandmother gave you an old hutch that’s too good to be thrown out, you can give it a second life by repainting it. Pretty simple, right?

Shop at the End of the Season

If you really want to shop, then we suggest shopping at the end of the season since a lot of retailers offer sales during this period and it will help you spend less money on home decor. Yes, I do this some of the time, and even if a specific decor item isn’t very seasonal, you can still get it at a discounted price. For example, coffee mugs, rugs, and vases. However, if you score good home decor items at a big discount, shop during Labor Day or end of summer.

Shop Secondhand Marketplaces or at Thrift Stores

Spend less money on home decor by shopping at secondhand marketplaces or thrift stores. You can buy unique artwork, candles holders, and ceramics at a friendly price. Additionally, you can haggle and negotiate if you think the price is a little above your budget. I love shopping at thrift stores since you can find a lot of vintage-looking decor items and furniture.

Switch Out Hardware on Your Furniture

A bright and easy idea to help you spend less money on home decor is to revive your furniture with decorative hardware. Focus on the details of your furniture. You can spruce up a dresser with a DIY leather drawer pulls or a nightstand with vintage crystal knobs. It also instantly transforms mismatched decor into a cohesive set. If you want to further improve the furniture’s look, cover it with wallpaper or paint it.

That’s a wrap for our nifty and thrifty ideas to help you spend less money on home decor. There are plenty of ways to transform your home without breaking the bank. All you need is a bit of creativity to give your space a whole new look.

Learn more interior design tips and ideas on Omysa’s blog. Happy decorating!

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