You can have a “rich” looking home even if you don’t have a rich person’s budget. It’ll all about what you buy and how you present it, or how you stage those items. Having a creative eye and a crafty spirit can help as well.
The beauty in a room is really in the eye of the beholder. It really depends on what style you want to decorate your home in. The tips below can help you with any style, from modern and artistic to country and crafty.
Furniture is insanely expensive, but you can save more money than you expect by shopping for used furniture at resale shops. There are some items you’ll want to always buy new, like a bed. And, sometimes you might not be able to find something you need in the time frame you’ve set for yourself.
Those cases aside, there are plenty of treasures to be found in thrifting. Not just furniture, but also when it comes to decor in general. You’d be amazed at the things people get rid of.
Look At Dollar Stores
Dollar stores are another great option, whether it’s a traditional one that has everything for a dollar or it’s one with discounted prices only. You’ll sometimes find furniture, but you’ll always find decor. This is also a great place to look for crafting and art items that will allow you to DIY your items and add your own touches to them.
Add Your Own Touches
It can be fun to turn something old into something new again. If you buy a desk or chair that is a little dented or market up, you can sand it and spackle the holes. Once you’ve done that you can get it a fresh new paint job.
You can do this with lamps as well, especially if you’re not a fan of the shade you’ve purchased. Turn it into something that suits the look of the room it’s going to be placed in.
Make Things From Scratch
You can also make items from scratch, from lamps to the art on your walls. The internet is chock full of step-by-step tutorials on anything you could possibly dream of doing. You could make your own couch cover, which will make your couch better match your room, or design your own lampshade from scratch.
You can also paint and frame your own art, with frames you make from wood or sticks, or even random household items. The sky’s the limit. Plus, with all this DIYing going on, you ensure your home is one of a kind.
Now, get out there are start looking for these super cheap items so you can change them into shabby chic, or whatever look you want for your home.