How To Save Money On Home Decor
Home decor can add up really quickly – especially when you’re like me and you love keeping up with the trends. I’m super into hygge right now – but two years ago – I was all about shabby chic. So, home decor is something that needs to be affordable in the Binderim household.
There are a couple of things that you can do to keep your home decor affordable and allow you to throw money towards debt.
There are several DIY home decor options that you can do. Just look at my DIY page on Pinterest. It’s chalked full of cute and affordable DIY’s that’ll completely change up your home. I’ve even tried my hand in painting a modern abstract piece that I’m pretty happy with how it turned out! If you’re an artist – then hang up your artwork around the house.
There are several Etsy shops out there that sell printable art – so you purchase the print at a minimal cost and you can print it out at your local print shop for cheap! For example, my Etsy shop sells downloadable prints at $5.75 for 21 different size options for your prints. So, you pay just a little over a cup of coffee and you’ll have new artwork hanging up in your house! That’s not too bad of a deal, right?
It’s amazing the stuff that accumulates over the years. Especially for our parents and grandparents. They inherit furniture from their family and often times we don’t need any new furniture so it just sits in the garage, a unused spare room, or in a storage facility. If your parents or grandparents have any furniture that they don’t use, don’t hesitate to ask for it! Reassure them that it’ll stay in the family and that you’re super excited to put that mid century coffee table in your house, they can’t say no and you’ll get sweet vintage pieces of furniture for free!
I know thrift stores aren’t for everyone. But, let me tell you about the sweet deal I found just a couple months ago. I found a $130 map – originally from this Etsy shop – for $5. Yep, that’s right folks. I saved $125 on a really sweet piece that I otherwise wouldn’t have been able to purchase. Sometimes you find the best deals. Most of our furniture was found at our local Goodwill including our couch ($15), dining room table and chairs ($50), and two leather chairs ($35) and a desk ($5). So, we basically got a house full of furniture for $100! That’s not a bad deal at all!
See, decorating doesn’t have to break your bank! You just need a little bit of luck and a lot of patience to update your outdated home. I waited a year and a half to find a dining room table with 4 matching chairs and boy was it worth the wait!
Happy home decor hunting!