Decorating your home can become costly—especially if you have expensive taste! If you don't have a lot to spend on your home décor, no worries! It's possible to decorate on a budget and still create a beautiful home by making smart design choices and being mindful of where to splurge and where to save. 



Try some of these budget-friendly decorating ideas to start transforming your home today!



Budget-Friendly Decorating Tips

Rearrange Your Furniture

This budget-friendly decorating tip won't cost a penny, just some time and out-of-the-box thinking. Reimagine your entire home by thinking about your furniture and the purpose of each room. Are you using each room to its fullest potential? Once you determine purpose, move on to style. Try swapping chairs, end tables, wall décor, or throw pillows between rooms for a new, refreshed look and feel. And if you don't like the new look, you can easily change it back. 



Revitalize Your Furniture

This budget-friendly decorating tip won't cost a penny, just some time and out-of-the-box thinking. Reimagine your entire home by thinking about your furniture and the purpose of each room. Are you using each room to its fullest potential? Once you determine its purpose, move on to style. Try swapping chairs, end tables, wall décor, or throw pillows between rooms for a new, refreshed look and feel. And if you don't like the new look, you can easily change it back.



Shop Vintage and Second-Hand

If you love the vintage or farmhouse look, check out second-hand stores, estate sales, garage sales, and flea markets for affordable furniture and décor. You have to be patient and be willing to search multiple stores and sales (including online retailers) to find that "diamond in the rough" piece. You might have to refinish your second-hand find, but vintage pieces are usually high-quality, so it's worth the cost and effort. 



Get Eclectic or Go Minimalist

For home décor styles, the eclectic look is one of the most effortless looks to create because it's all about mixing instead of matching. The bohemian look is more interesting with layered and not-so picture-perfect decor. So go ahead, buy (or refinish) those mismatched end tables or find a throw blanket that doesn't precisely match your rug. However, if you prefer living with less, a minimalist modern look means fewer but more thoughtfully chosen pieces, which will be friendlier to your budget.



Set a Budget for Accessories

It can be hard to say no when you fall in love with a decorative pillow in your favorite color or a stunning pair of table lamps. However, stylish and high-quality accessories are the most affordable home décor items and the easiest way to save. By setting an accessory budget, you can get that decorative pillow and still save up for your dream sofa or statement art piece. 



Trust Stanford Painting

What to add a pop of color to your home décor? Look no further than your friends and experts at Stanford Painting for your interior and exterior painting projects! 



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