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7 Home Decorating Ideas That Won't Cost A Fortune

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By on Sep 11, 2017
7 Home Decorating Ideas That Won't Cost A Fortune

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Home trends change quickly. What was in style this year could easily be out the next. Not only can home décor be difficult to keep up with, but it can be an expensive investment; not to mention the time that goes into redecorating a home! As you make home décor decisions, these are surely priorities that will be top of mind.

While there are some items you don’t want to pinch pennies on, such as certain types of furniture and fixtures, other items you can DIY or find at a low-cost without sacrificing quality. If you’re ready to start saving money on home décor, see our tips on inexpensive home décor ideas.

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Home Decor Mirror

1. Mirrors

If you want to instantly brighten up a room, mirrors are your best bet. When placed correctly, a mirror can reflect natural light throughout your room to make your space seem larger and more enjoyable. However, as you may know, mirrors can be expensive! If you don’t have a style in mind, you can likely find mirrors at your local secondhand store for a cheaper price. You never know what new item you’ll discover for your home!

Otherwise, invest in a cheap mirror and dress it up. There are many DIY tutorials available that imitate designer mirrors, without the price tag. One of my favorite ideas is this Rustic Frame mirror by Shanty 2 Chic, proving you can create stylish and inexpensive home décor!

Home Decor Planter

2. Planters

Indoor plants will never go out of style, but their planters might. Minimal and rustic design planters in stone, wood or brass are currently trending. While this is a style I love, it could change at any time. That’s why it’s reassuring to know that you can dress up a container yourself and turn it into a planter, for much less.

You can make any jar or container into a planter simply by adding soil. Make sure it’s large enough to hold and grow the plant of your choice. However, if you want an affordable take on a look that’s trending, try painting your own tin can. It’s really that simple! See this tutorial from The Crafted Sparrow for more details on how you can complete this project.

Home Decor Vases

3. Vases

Large vases make a statement, unfortunately, they’ll also make a dent in your bank account. If you enjoy painting and DIY projects, I suggest finding a cheaper vase at your local craft store and dressing it up with glass paint. You can paint it all one color, or create a design that matches your room’s décor. You’ll surely have a beautiful vase that stands out in your room’s décor, but you don’t have to share your secret!

DIY Rustic Paint

4. Rustic Furniture

While you should never compromise on quality furniture, if you have an old piece that just needs some TLC, try using chalk paint. Distressed, rustic looking furniture is hot right now but the price tag on these items can be high. However, a quart of chalk paint is about $40 and you can distress yourself to get the vintage look you desire. Try this on tables, desks and chairs you might otherwise toss out and watch them transform!

Home Decor Lamp Shade

5. Lampshades

You might not buy lampshades often and that’s for a good reason. Lampshades are expensive items, though they’ll last a long time. The more decorative they are, the more the price goes up. Consider getting a plain shade and dressing it up yourself. Add embellishments such as ribbon, tassels or sequins with glue.

If you simply want to change the color, paint will do the trick. Check out this tutorial from At Home With The Barkers to see how you can use spray paint to dress up your lampshade.

Home Decor Wall Art

6. Wall Art

Unless it’s a piece of art you love, there are many affordable choices you have to create wall art. It could be as simple framing a print of your favorite pattern. But, if you want to do something a bit more elaborate, try a gallery wall with your favorite photos or intricate mirrors. For more ideas, read 10 Unique Ways to Decorate A Wall.

7 Home Decorating Ideas That Won't Cost A Fortune

7. Throw Pillows

So small, yet so expensive. Throw pillows are a versatile item that can go anywhere in the home and really help pull the room together. However, it may require more than just one to complete the look. And with styles changing so frequently, you may be changing out fabrics and patterns more than you’d like. If you know how to sew, creating throw pillow covers can be easy. But, you can do the same with some glue as well! See this tutorial from Live Love DIY for instructions.


Your favorite colors and patterns are the best places to turn when you need inspiration. DIY home décor will save you money and allow you to create a unique piece for your room. Try a few of these ideas to save a little money on your decorating without sacrificing style.

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