There is no rule that says that home decorating has to be very expensive. It is possible to decorate with artwork that was not created just for your home. When decorating your home, there is no law that says that you need to use one (and only one) theme. There are plenty of beautiful homes that do not follow a single color scheme or cohesive theme. Many families manage to decorate their homes cheaply and beautifully. Creating a beautiful home can be done cheaply. There is no longer a need to hire a professional to help you make sure your home is beautiful. Here is some advice for people who want beautiful homes but don’t want to spend a lot of money to make them that way.
A craft fair is usually great for inspiration. Lots of great art can be found at craft fairs. Decorative items at these fairs can range in price from the super affordable to the insanely expensive with the majority of it falling into the “wow, that’s a great price for that!” Local craft and art fairs usually feature mostly the same artists, which can be a major benefit. If an artist remembers you he or she might be open to giving you a deal on one of their pieces-especially if you have purchased things from them before!
Empty space is not the enemy. When you over decorate your home it can create the opposite effect that you’re trying to create. Give your decorations space!
Don’t put a bunch of things on a shelf when just a few will do. It is easier to appreciate your decorating scheme when it is limited to things you truly enjoy. Smashing a bunch of photos and paintings on a wall might seem like a good idea, but you’ll just crowd out your favorite pieces and make it hard to enjoy any of your decorations at all. White space is necessary for the decorating scheme to be complete. Any good artist can tell you that the first thing any artist learns is to not be afraid of “white” space.
Think outside the box! Decorating your house is easily done using items you’ve owned for a while. You could use your kitchen cookery as decorations if you take them out of the cupboards and hang them up. Keeping your pots and pans on pegs means that you won’t have to spend time looking for them.
Doing this makes you just like Child! What about that quilt that has been handed down to you from your grandmother? Why not hang it up on the wall so everyone can see it? Using quilts and blankets as wall hangings can be a great way of honoring your family’s past and decorating your home! Look around-what functional item can you display? Many people get distracted by the cost of decorating when decorating can easily be done without spending a lot of money. Take a look at your friends houses-you might find some great decorating ideas there. When you see a decorating scheme you like ask yourself “how can I recreate this for less money?” You’ll soon find that home decorating does not have to cost a lot of money. Many people find that they don’t spend a single dollar when they decorate!