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How To Spruce Up Your Home Decor On Budget

How To Spruce Up Your Home Decor On Budget

I remember once upon a time when I would rather spend my expendable income on clothes or shoes rather than goods for my apartment. It seemed like a daunting task to outfit even a small New York City apartment with furniture and accessories. In my younger years, it was more gratifying to purchase a new blouse for a night out on the town than throw pillows for the sofa.

Enter my thirties and moving into my first apartment without roommates and my priorities changed. I wanted to express my style not only through my wardrobe. Style became something that extended past the clothes I was wearing; I wanted my home to be a reflection of my personal taste as well.

If you’re like me and looking to step up your home decor game without becoming overwhelmed or spending an exorbitant amount of money here are a few suggestions:

Mix high end with more affordable pieces

Maybe you decide it’s worth it to splurge on a sofa, but find a cool vintage lamp or side table at a flea market. Home decor does not have to be expensive to be beautiful.

Prioritize what you want to add or replace and do it over time

Most of us have budgetary constraints (ugh). If you can stand your night stand but hate your lamps, get new lamps now and worry about the night stand later. Decor is best when it unfolds over time and feels collected.

Collect loved mementoes from travel and display them

In looking around my home I’m often drawn to the objects that have sentimental value and remind me of a special person, place, or experience. A favorite item of mine is a colorful pitcher from a trip to Barcelona, the colorful piece of pottery transports me back to that amazing trip.

Incorporate different styles and textures

It could be that your overall style is traditional, but you can still mix in other genres. Opt for a modern rug or an abstract piece of art.

Shop some of my favorite home decor picks in the collection below to help spruce up your space!

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Mid Century Walnut Wall Shelf | World Market
Staggered Glass Chandelier - 8-Light
Kent Youngstorm For DENY Really Tapestry - Urban Out
Pink Juju Hat
Greta Nightstand
Rowan Upholstered Chair
Harper Side Table - Urban Out
West Elm, Distressed Arabesque Wool Rug - Midnight
Orb Upholstered Dining Chair
White Molded Evie Chairs, Set of 2
West Elm Terrace Side Table
Brass Starburst Collin Chandelier | World Market
Kimberley Dhollander Dreamy Houses Art Print - Urban Out
Leopard Print Pillow | Furbish Studio
Uteki Painted Lamp Ensemble
Mid-Century Sofa | West Elm
Stella Metal Bed - Brass
Framed Pattern Abstract Blue 24"x30" 2-Pack - Threshold™ : Target
Mid-Century Metal Wall Décor Gold 36x30" - Threshold™ : Target
Papier-Mache Round Mirror | west elm
Clear Acrylic Thad Coffee Table
Vase Of Wonder Tapestry
Souk Wool Rug 8x10'

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