Wanting to spruce up your home but don’t have the money to do it?  Don’t worry, there are plenty of ways to decorate your home without breaking your budget. Have you ever thought about repurposing your current furniture or using items that you no longer use to add focal decor to your home?  There are hundreds of ways that you can make your home look complete and unique, for little to no money.  Here are just a few ideas:

1. Furniture.  One of the best ways to make your furniture more appealing, is to use furniture covers.  There are a wide variety of furniture covers out there, some expensive and some cheap, but they can turn that 1970s couch or chair into a modern looking piece of furniture.  You may also consider adding accent pillows or throws to your furniture to bring in some color.  If you already have pillows but don’t like the looks of them, consider sewing new unique pillow covers for them! It’s a fun project to do!

For your tables, night stands and TV stands, a coat of paint or stain can give your room a whole new look.  Not only is paint and stain a cheap alternative to buying new furniture, it is also easy to apply.

2. Show off unused items as focal points.  Every room needs unique decorative items. If you really want to get a conversation started when you have guests over to your house, find an unused everyday item either from your own collection, from a garage sale or somewhere else, and display it in your home.  It can be anything from old milk cartons to a model plane to a butterfly collection to an old book that you sit on your coffee table.  Whatever the item is, you will have a good story about how you found it, or collected it.

3. Homemade art. Another fun way to decorate your home is to create your own art. I’m not an artist and you’re likely not one either, but attempting to make art is enjoyable and often provides a good laugh. Even if your art turns out not-so-good, you can still display it in your home! The beauty of art is that it is subjective, so there is really not a right or wrong. It also beats buying a $600 painting or sculpture!

4. Pictures.  Have a digital camera?  Even if it’s cheap, it’s probably good enough to take high resolution photos for your home.  Go out, take some pictures that inspire you! Then you can get them printed for cheap at a local store, or even get them printed on canvas for very affordable.  If you get them printed on canvas, you can go to a craft store and buy a build-it-yourself wooden frame for inexpensive to wrap your canvas around!  Hang your photos on your wall as a focal point or conversation piece.

If you have any other DIY or affordable home decor ideas, we would love to hear about them!  Email us at craig@advancedpropmanagement.com.