Make Your House an Extension of You Using Home Decor, on a Budget

white throw pillow on gray sofa

One thing happens when we watch too many Architectural Digest videos on YouTube— we now think that we’re interior decorators. But who says we’re not?

Our home is supposed to be our safe haven, a place where we feel comfortable, relaxed, and most importantly, ourselves. That’s why it’s important to infuse it with our personality and style, but without breaking the bank, of course. Here’s how we can do it:

The first thing is to figure out how you want to feel in your home. Are you looking for a calm, peaceful environment? Or maybe a fun, energetic space where you can let loose with your friends and family? I’d love a calm space that uplifts my mood after a stressful day.

Secondly, you want to take a look at your personal style. Are you artsy and eclectic? Do you lean more towards minimalism? Maybe you love everything that’s feminine. Whatever it may be, we’ll let this guide our decor decisions.

Now that gives us a better understanding of what we want, so let’s talk about how we can bring it all together without going hungry for the rest of our days.

Pinterest is the holy grail of inspiration. We can create a mood board of all the looks and styles that speak to us. This will give us a visual representation of our ideas, helping us bring the vision to life. Once we have our mood board, we’ll focus on the details. Think about using statement pieces such as a patterned rug or bold artwork to make the room pop. I’d like to put up frames of affirmative quotes to maintain a positive energy in the room.

Moving on, we often underestimate working with a local carpenter. They can create unique, one-of-a-kind furniture that’s tailored to your personal style. Not only is this option more budget-friendly, but you’ll also have a conversation piece in your home.

If you’re looking to save money, you can create DIY pieces for your home. For example, painting old furniture in a new colour or installing inexpensive coloured LED lights. 

Also, instead of buying original designer pieces, we can replicate high-end looks by thrifting. Find unique pieces at affordable prices by visiting second hand stores and repurposing what you find. Remember, we’re trying to save money. 

These tips can also apply to changing up your room until you can get your own house. Just have some fun with it. Creating a comfortable and stylish home or room  doesn’t have to be stressful – it should be a fun experience. And we can’t wait to get a tour of your place when it’s done.


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