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In this post we’ll discuss 5 ways to accessorize your home on a small budget.
If you’ve ever attempted your own HGTV style room makeover, you know procuring decor accents can add up quickly.
Not only can the time and effort involved in making detailed design decisions exhaust you, but it can leave you with an empty wallet as well.
But, more often than not, it’s the little accessories that add up quickly and can blow our budget. Things like vases, mirrors, candles, pillows, artwork, and other tabletop accents can add up to the same price as a sofa set when it’s all said and done.
However, if you plan the design of your room strategically and utilize the 5 tips below, you can create a gorgeous room inexpensively.
Here are my best 5 tips to accessorize on a budget.
5 Ways to Accessorize Your Home on a Budget
#1 – Break Up Sets
Opt for decor accents that come in sets to get a bigger bang for your buck.
Storage and organization items often come in sets. Look for things like nested baskets, accent pillow sets, accent tables, plant stands, figurines, and wall art that come as a duo, trio, or set.
Then, break up these sets and use them in different locations around the space you’re decorating. There’s no rule that says you have to keep nested baskets side by side.
Let them do double duty by filling your space and as a repetitive element that creates a cohesive design.
#2 – Focus on Large Decorative Elements
Larger items make a bigger impact on a space simply due to their scale. They literally fill up more space and are more economical in the long run when trying to accessorize your home. A large ginger jar or vase will do more for your room than 12 small trinket sized items. Of course, larger items will cost more when purchased new. To save money, shop the clearance section of stores like Home Goods and Burlington. Or, visit a thrift shop or estate sale.
#3 – Unconventional Wall Decor
Expand your idea of what qualifies as wall art. Blank walls can really give your home an unfinished look. Installing gallery walls or procuring large over-sized picture frames/artwork can be expensive. However, you can decorate your walls with large scale items inexpensively if you think out of the box.
Consider a DIY wall art project like thumbtack art on a large foam board or a DIY resin art project. If doing it yourself isn’t your thing, that’s okay. You can re-purpose things like old doors and window panes as wall art. Baskets, macrame, quilts, wall decals, curated collections of small items, and curtain string lights can all be used to decorate walls.
#4 – Home Grown Decor
Plants make a huge impact on a space and bring a much needed organic, natural element into a room. This makes them a wonderful decor accent. If you have a green thumb, grown your own decor by setting up a few planters with seeds around your home. It may take some time to see the fruits of your labor. But, a beautiful indoor plant or tree will be worth its weight in decorative gold in the end.
#5 – Splash Color Around
Color is a powerful element in design. You don’t need to have a ton of stuff to create a beautiful room. Minimalist decor is very popular right now. What you do need, however, is cohesion and movement. One way to obtain this is to purposefully splash color around your room. Choose an accent color or accent metal and place it throughout your room via different decor items.
Use pillows, throws, picture frames, paintings, rugs, vases, books, etc. to splash the color around a space. This method is very effective in creating a cohesive feel and encouraging the eye to explore a space. Best of all, it’s an inexpensive way to accessorize your home.
You don’t need to scour the internet for hours or shop the mall to do this. It can be as simple as a can of spray paint or a yard of fabric. Use paint on change the color of home accents you already own such as vases or candle holders. Use fabric to make some easy no sew pillow covers to change up the color of the accent pillows you already own.
For more ideas of how to decorate on a budget check out the posts “Low Budget and No Budget Decorating Ideas” and “Home Decor Items You Should Stop Buying“. I hope you found this post helpful. If you did, please share it with a friend and follow Dianne Decor on Bloglovin’ and Instagram for more content.