It’s no lie that the current COVD-19 pandemic caught everyone off guard. Additionally, we’ve also had to re-think our spending habits due to the uncertainties of employment.
With the times looking so bleak, we’ve all had to make adjustments here and there. And some of these adjustments include surviving on a shoe string budget.
I had so many plans for our home but unfortunately, I have had to put them on hold and re-think how we can decorate on a budget.
This reminded me of the old Yiddish proverb, ‘We plan, God laughs.’ Things have a way of not turning out as we hoped or expected at every stage of life we make plans.
On the flip side, decorating on a budget isn’t such a bad idea because you get to save – a lot! Believe it or not you can decorate like a millionaire without spending like one – you just have to think smart!
Hot Tips for Decorating on a Budget
What was once old is new again
If you have an old ladder lying around, sand it down to give it a fresh new look and throw a coat of paint on it if possible.
2. Display your books in an artsy way.
‘In a world full of daisies, dare to be a rose.’ Make your bookcase stand out by flipping your books and turning the spines to face inward. If you are a minimalist and have an affinity to neutral tones, then you’d love this decorating trick.
For my color lovers, you can organize your books by color and add some accessories to your bookcase too.
3. A case for the accent wall
An accent wall is always eye-catching and livens up a dull room without much effort. You can choose to use either paint or remove-able wallpaper. Whatever is easy to access for now. Moreover, there are no rules when it comes to accent walls, so go all out if you please.
4. Give new life to an old piece of furniture
You’ll think twice about passing up a piece of old furniture after you see the dramatic makeover a can of paint or spray paint does. DIY is really one of the best options for decorating on a budget.
5. Pillow talk
Switch up your current pillow covers for brighter, colorful ones. We love the lovely and affordable selection of covers from Smart Lady Home.
6. Create a Gallery Wall
Gallery walls are the best place to display memories. For that reason, enhance an empty corner of your home with framed, printed photos from your phone.
7. Refresh your pantry
Decorating on a budget can also turn into keeping an organized kitchen. When your pantry descends into disarray over some time, then it’s time to give it some love.
You can start by throwing out anything that may have expired and any plastics that are not BPA free. Then go ahead and decant your spices and dry foods into glass jars for a more organized look. Get yourself affordable glass storage jars from RikoJars.
8. Light’em up
Now that we are staying in with no where to go, decorate on a budget using candles and of course set the mood too.
9. African Touch
There’s no doubt that woven baskets are a home decor staple. They double up as decor and storage solutions and are ideal when decorating on a budget.
Mother’s Day is fast approaching and a Tonga basket from Rwanda_traditional_wear_ is an ideal gift for the special Mother in your life.
10. Faux it til you make it
There’s no shame in faking it when it comes to decorating on a budget. Faux plants are affordable and the best way to introduce greenery in your home if you are afraid of taking care of real plants.
Lastly, decorating on a budget doesn’t have to be a hassle. Find out what little change can you make in your home that will have the impact that you are looking for. Then go for it.
There are so many decor pages online that are currently running a sale on decor items, so this would be the best time to order affordable items.
I hope these functional tips will give you an idea on how to decorate on a budget during this pandemic – if you must.
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