There is nothing that I can’t stand more than a boring room. White walls, bare furniture, no décor… Some people call it minimalism, I call it depressing. I have to have some color, some sort of design– some hint that a person lives there instead of a robot. But, if you have just moved into a home, you know that furniture and décor can be pretty expensive. However, there are plenty of dirt cheap ways to add character to your home without murdering your budget! It just requires a creative mind and a little help. Jennifer at the JenifferCiani blog has some great tips:
First, start by shopping your own home. This is the best way to SAVE MONEY!! Go around your home, see if there are accessories in which can be better used and put together in another part of your home. You may be surprised what you find!
Second, shop at consignment stores, thrift stores or re-sale shops. You would be amazed at the treasures you can find & all that fit within budget!
Third, head off to TJMaxx, Home Goods, Marshalls, Target, Wal-Mart or any other store where you can get a good bargain on home decor items to finish off the room.
Be sure to check out the entire post for her before and after pictures. It’s amazing what some smart shopping can do. Her living room looks just like a page out of a design magazine!