Monday, November 7, 2011

Decorate on the Cheap

There are times when you simply need to change the decor in your home. Often people will wait for these changes because of their budgets. Shopping cheaply is a good way to decorate any space in your apartment or house. There are many retail and specialty stores to choose from today. These locations also provide customers with terrific website offerings.

When you decorate on the cheap, all you have to do is compare and bargain. Compare similar products and retailers. Finding the cheapest product is not always the best way to decorate. The goal is to get the most for your money. Quality will factor into this process as well. Another consideration is to bargain shop for specific items. This means looking for sales, discounted items, and wholesale offerings. Here are some tips for decorating on a budget:

1 - Select one room at a time
Decorating or re-decorating every room can be quite costly. It is much easier and affordable to select one room at a time. Focus on the room that needs the most help first. This will serve as encouragement to address other portions of your home.

2 - Price each item on different sites
Look at 3 different sites for each item that you need to purchase. This will allow you to compare similar products. You will also be able to hunt for the best prices for these products. Many retailers will offer internet buyers deals and special pricing.

3 - Percentage off and free shipping
Before you purchase anything, search for discounts. The location with the largest percentage off should win. You should also look for stores that offer free shipping. This is a terrific way to shop and to watch your budget.


  1. I would love to have this bedroom so I could cuddle with my hubby.

  2. Excellent post! I love your advice about focusing on one room at a time! I get so overwhelmed when I look at my whole house. It need so much work!

  3. Great tips! My kids are still pretty little so I don't have much for home decor. If I start decorating my home I know that they will just wreak it. But I will keep these tips in mind when I am ready to take that plunge!

  4. Great advice Athelda! Love the picture featured. That room looks great! Take care.

  5. Great tips! My husband always searches online before he buys anything.

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