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5 Decorating Tips That Won't Break Your Budget

I like to change things up once in a while in my home, but sometimes I want to go for a whole new look.  We all know that decorating and redecorating can be costly, but with a little homework and a bit of imagination, you can transform the look of a room without breaking the bank!  Here are some tips to help you out!


Check out local thrift stores and yard sales.  There are so many great decorative items out there waiting to be found and re-purposed.  Better yet, check around your own home for pieces that can be re-purposed or moved to another room.  Got any boxes stored away with items you were saving?  Dig in and see if any can be used to give your room a new look.


Paint your room in a fun and creative way. Make your own wall art!  Discover your artistic side.  Make your own wall decor and framed art.  Use a printer to print out  great photos. Take nature shots and have them enlarged at your local photo shop. Not only will you give your home a great new look, but you will feel a sense of accomplishment.


Pillows, pillows and more pillows.  I always say that pillows can make a huge impact on a room.  Changing up the colors or designs of your pillows can give your room a whole new look.  Not a pillow person?  Try some plants.


Sites like can be your very best friend.  Not only do they carry a database of furniture from major retailers, but they help you find the best deals in your area.  That can save you tons of legwork.


Have a swap party with friends.  Have your friends go around their homes looking for items they don't have a use for anymore and have a get together and swap items.  These are fun to do with clothing and accessories too.

For more creative ways to decorate on a budget, Country Living has some great ideas for every room in the home, even the front porch.


  1. I too am a big fan of throw pillows and love changing them up. I think the last tip is a really good idea! I would love to swap some of our throw pillows and vases just for a change!

  2. Pillows certainly do make a huge impact on a room. Love the one with the cactus print.


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