Sunday, July 20, 2014
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Home decor on a budget

Once in a while, it’s great to revamp and get some new home decorations to give your home a fresh perspective. The best part is that you don’t necessarily need to spend tons of money to accomplish this! Check out some of my tips on home decor thats works for any budget: 

1. Check out your local Dollar Store & Thrift Store

I am a dollar store and thrift store goer. I love treasure hunting and finding a deal! I also love to spend money, but am stingy about spending it. Instead, I try to find ways to get what I want at a lower cost. Sometimes I am simply bored with my current home decor and want to revamp the room quickly. Nothing freshens up a room like a few flowers and candles can!

If you ever have gone to a thrift store, you know that they are very good at bringing in the “secret goods”. They have so many unique pieces of glassware or old furniture just waiting to be turned into something more. You can always add a vintage looking piece, such as a large platter or a beautiful vase to your house!

2. Make Hand Print Trees with Your Children

A great DIY Home Decor craft I did was with my children! We covered our palms with paint, made hand prints on pieces of paper and decorated it! The hand print were the leaves and then, using red paint and their fingers, they drew dots all over the tree, making it into an “apple tree”. My daughter told me she needed many apples because lots fall from her tree because she is just like me. To her that made sense, so I just went with it.

We did the entire tree one afternoon and had a blast. The finger paint cost $5 bucks. Then we headed over to the local thrift store to find a unique frame to put our new piece of unique, homemade home decor picture in.  The frame cost $2. It can even be a precious, one-of-a-kind art for my home or a grandparents home. What a steal and a priceless gift and decor!

3. Use Clear Vases for a Focal Point

Recently I was very bored with my kitchen. I have this huge island and nothing on it! I did not want to go out and spend $50 on something for my counter that gets moved all the time. I also wanted a focal point in my kitchen to give off a “refreshing and relaxing” feel. So I hit up my local dollar store, where I snagged three little pieces of glassware. I also got a bag of pebble rocks to place inside the glass. You can buy their fake flowers for a few dollars as well, if you do not like real ones. I already had the flowers in my yard, so I just got a few of them and put them inside the little vase along with the pebbles. Simple and elegant!

I also bought a pack of candles to put into the smaller pieces. As you can see from my picture at the top of this page, I now have three new pieces to put into my house for the low cost of $5. Thats a steal~ I chose what I liked, but the dollar store offers many other items including different types of stones and glass pieces to fit your mood, personality and taste!

Home Decor on a budget just depends how creative you can get! Thrift shops and the dollar store are some spots I love to hit up when my budget is low but I have the urge for something new. This also feeds into my creative, treasure hunting side – what fun! I get to find a fun new home decor product for my home without breaking the bank!

Priscilla Craven is the owner of It’s Peachy Keen. I have two girls that just rule my every waking moment. I also have a little man that rules not only waking moments but sleeping ones too! We love finding fun things to do and traveling anywhere we can. We make an adventure our of everything. I love blogging and feel passionate about it. It’s fun to try to bring some of my personality into my posts. I’m not perfect and why would I wanna be!!! Being yourself and showing your kids that is ok, is the best thing to teach them growing up! As well as to be accepting of everyone along the walk of life. If there’s nothing better I know how to do, it is to pass a smile.

Priscilla is also a Sverve Influencer – check her out here.

 

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