Tips for Saving Money on Decorating your New Home

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So, you’ve purchased the new home, and now it’s time to start putting your decorating skills to work. If you don’t watch where your money goes, decorating can get expensive really quickly. This is why it’s important to consciously try to save money as you do it. These are five great tips for saving money on decorating your new home.
 
Find Alternative Routes for Covering Spots on the Floor
If there’s a large and noticeable spot or area in the carpet that is discolored, you might find yourself tempted to completely replace it altogether. However, you can get around spending that kind of money by simply covering the affected area using a rug. Be sure to try a deep cleaning first before even investing in the rug. Although it’s only a temporary fix, this is a great way to hid imperfections until you can afford to upgrade. You can shop at the local home store or order a designer rug online. Having a great looking floor doesn’t have to cost a lot of money.
 
Buy Used Furniture
You don’t have to buy new furniture to make your home look like it jumped straight out of a catalog. Spend time perusing thrift shops and antique stores for furniture to stock your new abode with. After all, the chances are high that you’ll find a piece that looks identical or incredibly similar to the one you saw in the home improvement magazine if you search long enough. You can also find great antique pieces or re-upholster a sturdy couch so that it looks new.
 
Make Your Own Art
If you want to decorate your home with artistic creativity, don’t forget that the art can always be created by your own hand. If you don’t trust that you can create great pieces for your home using your own art, consider asking a talented friend to donate. You can also get canvas prints of family photos or even photos of places you have traveled or of nature.
 
Use Alternative Decor for the Walls
Repainting and wallpapering can get expensive if you don’t already like what you have. A great way to save money and decorate the walls you already have is to hang items on the wall for accents. For example, you might be able to get away with hanging that family heirloom quilt or adorning the area with decorative dishes. There are lots of things you can do that can cut you a break from having to completely renovate the walls in your home. If you repaint yourself, you don’t have to spend a lot either. Just start with the most lived in rooms and work your way from there.
 
Use Nature to Decorate the Inside of Your Home
Lastly, don’t waste money buying vases that are filled with rocks that you could easily find outside your house. Decorate using items found naturally around your home. You might also want to look into running water fountains, or slim jars that contain a few twigs for accent. Take some time to search outside for items that you can bring into your home for your decorating purposes!
 
Moving into a new home is an exciting time, however it can also cause stress. After spending your life savings on a down payment, you likely don’t have a lot left to buy expensive decorations. By using some crafty and simple tips, you can save your money while making your home look great!

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