Are you planning to redecorate your home in the near future? There's no denying the fact that a well-decorated home is more relaxing and enjoyable than a poorly designed home. The combination of colors, styles and decorative accessories creates the perfect environment. And the good news is that decorating your redecorating your home doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg? Check out the following decorating hacks to save money on your home decorating efforts.
Repurpose Old Furniture
Rather than placing your old, unused furniture on the curb for pickup, try repurposing it for use in your home. Adding new upholstery to a couch, for instance, is a quick and easy way to give it a fresh new appearance. Even if you are unable to do this, there are fabric and upholstery companies that will gladly perform this task. By changing the appearance of your old furniture, you may be able to use it again in your home decor.
Thrift Stores and Yard Sales
With a little bit of luck, you can score some amazing decorative accessories for a fraction of their original price by shopping at thrift stores and yard sales in your area. Countless homeowners throughout the country host yard sales during this of year to get rid of their unwanted items. So, the next time you are sitting around the house bored with nothing to do, get in the car and drive around to some of the local yard sales. This will give you an opportunity to hunt down some truly one-of-a-kind decorative accessories for the home. In the event that you can't find any, you can always check out some thrift stores as well.
Create Sofa Slip Covers with Bed Sheets
Using a slip cover offers a quick and easy way to change the appearance of your sofas. If you're tired of its current color, you can toss a slip cover over it to instantly change the color. While you can always buy a slip cover, a more budget-friendly option is to make your own using old bed sheets. Every homeowner has an extra set of bed sheets that he or she isn't using (or several). Simply take the bed sheets and toss them over your sofa, after which you can tuck them into the cushions.
We've talked about this before on our blog, but it's worth mentioning again that framed photos make excellent decorative accessories for the home. Assuming you have some unused picture frames lying around your home, try filling them with photos and hanging them on the wall. If you have enough picture frames, you can even make a photo collage for the wall. This is done by hanging multiple photos in the same area to achieve a more visually captivating design.