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Tips For Decorating on a Tight Budget

Everyone can use advice on how to save money while styling a home, and this article from Houzz focuses on just that. Whether you're putting down roots in a new space or are looking to change things up, these words of decorating wisdom will teach you how to get the most from what you purchase.

Figure out when it's worth it to splurge and when it makes sense to save

Usually, we think of decorative staples as the pieces we should be investing in, but that's not always the case. Some of these items can easily be found at mass retailers and look just as good as designer versions.

Save cash and pick up these home decor basics at mass retailers:

  • Bamboo blinds
  • Seagrass, sisal, and coir rugs
  • Black paper lampshades
  • White dishes

Use paint to add depth and style without breaking the bank

Painting an accent wall can be a clever way to add richness to a space, especially when you choose a sophisticated neutral. Warm gray goes with almost any color palette and works especially well as a backdrop for simple wall art.

For more tricks on how to make the most out of a tight decorating budget — including ideas for reworking vintage items, the best affordable statement pieces, and more — check out the full article on

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