15 Budget-Friendly Home Decorating Hacks Anyone Should Know
Americans move all the time — hardly a weekend goes by when you don’t see a moving truck backed up to someone’s apartment door or in their home’s driveway. Of those who move, almost 10% moved within the same state, 1.55% choose a different state to live in, and only 0.33% make the move to another country. Yet all these movers have one thing in common: moving is expensive. Whether they’re moving into, or out of, student housing, rental apartments or housing rentals, every mover can sure stand to save a few bucks during the process. So save your precious cash for your next rent payment with these genius, budget-friendly moving hacks.
- Need some extra storage space? Re-purpose a shower rod as an impromptu rack to hang linens, scarves, dish towels. Pro tip: use a pair of sticky-backed hooks to hang the rod so you don’t have to drill a hole in the wall!
- Have an exposed closet or clothing rack? Add some colorful tape to spruce up your hangers and make them feel brand new.
- Want mood lighting? Draw some designs on exposed light bulbs to get a funky ambiance in your room.
- Add a pop of unexpected color by painting just the panels of a door or the drawers of your dresser.
- Place a mismatch of different pillar candles in your empty fireplace during the summer months to still get that glowy-fire feeling.
- Coat the inside of a lampshade with glitter to add some inexpensive glitz and glam.
- Tying your shower curtains with bows give the bathroom a more decorative touch than those rusty rings.
- Hang your pictures easily and efficiently by using contact paper to align everything on the wall before you take a hammer to your walls!
- If you are in rental spaces that do not allow you to paint or drill holes in your walls when moving, consider hanging tapestries with stick-on hooks to get a whole new vibe.
- Use your accessories in place of art. So hang up those hats, scarves, purses and necklaces for everyone to see!
- Color code your shelving. This works great with all those random knick-knacks and books– it will really make your entire room come together.
- If you invest in anything, invest in a really cool, conversation-inducing coffee table.
- Change your floor drastically with a bright, printed carpet.
- Don’t be afraid not to match. Usually a mismatch of furniture and decor works really well, so don’t feel too self-conscious that you don’t have a perfectly matching dining room set.
- When in doubt, add plants. They spice up any room!
Looking to move? Follow these tips and you’ll soon have a budget-friendly home that will look straight out of a magazine.