There’s something to be said for bringing your personality and style to your home. Sure, gorgeous paint color and great furnishings make a home feel cozy and can really bring life to otherwise blank walls and open space. When you’re decorating on a budget, there are some great ways to add a spark of your own style and create never-ending conversation pieces at the same time. Double-duty furniture, letter pictures, and creative uses for paint can bring life to your space and be easy on the wallet. Here are a few ways that you can decorate on a budget and feel like a million bucks when you’re finished.
One great way to stay on track with your space and your budget is by assigning double-duty to your furniture. Any space, small or large, can benefit from the creative hiding spaces that can be found in furniture. Ottomans are a great way to add seating and storage at the same time. If you can’t find one that you can afford to buy, consider making one of your own. This way, you’ll have function and personal style all in one!
Bare walls don’t speak to your personal style or to your guests. Look into adding some letter pictures to your space, which will allow you to add personal pizzazz as well as your own chosen message. This is sure to be a talking piece for anyone that joins you for dinner or drinks in your new home. Letter pictures, when chosen with care, will transform a simple name, word, or phrase into an amazing work of art that will not only tell your guests more about you, but they’ll delightfully showcase themselves as proud pieces that are unlike anyone else’s. Sure, you could spend tons of money on expensive art that everyone is familiar with, but when you spend just a little bit of money on something so personal and unique, you’re sure to get a long-lasting life out of the conversation and comfort that will be created by the everyday objects that make up your great wall pieces.
You likely have tons of spaces in your new home that would benefit from a little creative use of paint, and you probably haven’t even thought about most of them. Besides your walls, of course, there are many places where a splash of color would do amazing things to your space. Spray paint a wicker chair or paint the back of a bookshelf to add instant flare!
Decorating on a budget can be easy and much more satisfying than using what everyone else has. A little bit of time, creativity, and research will make your space a central conversation piece in no time.