Keeping Home Decor Costs Low & Decorative Impact High: Affordable Home Decor Ideas

Affordable home decor ideas make cents. Unfortunately, there are times when too many ideas at the end of the money will happen.  Thankfully though, stylish and affordable home decor ideas help to keep home decor costs low and decorative impact high.

remodeling project

Home decorating should be an exciting and rewarding experience, each and every single time you do it. Dave the Builder constantly reminds me that any interior decorating or designing project is like eating an elephant, one bite at a time.  It will all come together as you dot the i’s and cross the t’s of getting “it” right.  What is right?  Right is when the finished look is exactly what you envisioned it to be.

decorative throw pillow

Horchow, Target, Bed Bath & Beyond

Changing, rearranging, and editing from season to season puts a fresh spin in the mix of interior and exterior color palettes.

flamingo-painted cabinetPinterest

Painted pieces add a touch of whimsy. Painting a vintage or thrifted piece can be the perfect muse for dipping your toe into DIY waters.


A decorative tassel is a very stylish and affordable way to add the all important pop of color.  Opting to switch a lampshade from a warm color to a bright solid or bold pattern instantly brings a noticeable change to the space without breaking the bank.

A single curtain panel paired with a  tie-back  adds decorative flair and presence.  As a room divider or as a fixed curtain, this look can be a dramatic charmer.

spring houzz

Achieving a designer look with curtain panels doesn’t have to be money or labor intensive.  I have great luck finding inexpensive curtains or a single panel online and at big discount and resale stores. Fabric store bargain bins are home to designer fabric remnants at great prices.


House Beautiful

If you choose to go with drapery fabric and you do not sew,  no-sew is no problem. I recently purchased a hand held Singer sewing machine from Hobby Lobby, but have yet to open the package.  Okay, the jig is up. Sewing is just not my thing.  Here is my my no-sew advice: take the fabric to a seamstress for those no-frills bottom hems, side hems, rod pocket and header projects.  The lady I use gets the job done reasonably and the work is perfect.  Custom does cost more than ready made, but it is worth it for the look and decorative longevity.


With a glue gun in one hand and several yards of accent trim in the other, I’m now in the drapery decorating business.  Bouillon fringe comes in different lengths which comes to the rescue when the curtain look or length is not right. It’s a handy talent when you are a card carrying member of the hot glue gun gang!  Drapery hardware can also be found at bargain prices at home improvement stores, discount and thrift stores or estate sales.


I am a corbel kind of girl, and I’ve never met a wall sconce I didn’t like. I absolutely love them!

wall sconcesAtlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Using corbels as wall sconces for displaying decorative home decor accents comes highly suggested. Shake things and a can of spray paint up for an accent with a twist. Pick up a can of your favorite brand of spray paint in your favorite seasonal color and voilà!  This particular style corbel is from Wish I Had That and suitable for interior or exterior use.

architectural corbelsHouse Beautiful

Let there be color, presence, height, proportion, style, and a new and affordable look!  Seasonal home accessorizing can equal a stylish look that is both easy and affordable.


2 thoughts on “Keeping Home Decor Costs Low & Decorative Impact High: Affordable Home Decor Ideas”

  1. This was such a great post! It is amazing how much simple changes can dramatically impact a space. I enjoy taking pieces that I already own and re-working them into a room. And some of my best pieces have come from places like Target, Ross or Home Goods. You really don’t have to spend a lot of money to have a stylish home.

  2. You are so right, Shenita, simple changes are often the key ingredient of a stylish look. Our town is retail deficient so it is a treat to shop at Ross and two other favorites, Paul Michael & Company and Red Door Interiors. I know I would lose my mind in Home Goods! Quality is not always defined by costs.

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