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Trendy Home Decorating on a Budget

Updated on May 1, 2017
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Rosie was an elementary school teacher for 13 years, teaching grades 3-5. She is now a Library Media Specialist in an elementary school.

Change Your Home Decor

Do you ever look around your home and feel that you need a change? Most of us feel this way, especially after the holidays and seeing all the new decorating trends. There are always some great buys in furniture and accent pieces to be found for your home that will give you that positive vibe that you are longing for when spending time in your home. Try bringing the outdoors in by purchasing art with a nature theme. The following online stores are recommended based on multiple positive reviews, my own personal purchases, and a whole lot of comparison shopping.

The two best places that I have found to shop online for home furnishings, are Overstock.com and Amazon.com. At Overstock, you will find very low prices, consumer ratings on most products and a low shipping cost of $2.95, no matter what the item weighs or how big your order may be. At Amazon, you will find a large selection of items in every category, consumer ratings, and can often get free shipping with some products or with a Prime account. Amazon offers competitive sellers which ultimately helps you get a better price.

If you need to be hands-on, two great department stores to visit for affordable home decor are JC Penney's and Kohl's. They both have amazing sales and usually you can find great deals on their clearance shelves as well.

Words On Walls

Transform a wall in any space, by placing one of these easy to install vinyl word quotes. Find one that fits your personality and your friends and family will love it. They can be easily removed and changed out over the years. You can even come up with your own quote. These can be placed in the most surprising places. I love the look of words going up a wooden staircase. This adds so much character. Words over a family portrait add a nice finishing touch. Words above a window or fireplace can highlight a room. Whimsical or humorous phrases are fun to read and unexpected in bathrooms, laundry rooms and closets too. From comparison shopping, Amazon charges much less for these items than most stores. Hobby Lobby offers sale prices of up to 50% off during seasonal sales.

This is an elegant table with over 100 five-star reviews.
This is an elegant table with over 100 five-star reviews. | Source

Accent Furniture

Accent tables are easy to purchase and place in just the perfect spot. They can be placed in a hallway or front entry of your home to add a cozy and inviting touch. The deep espresso color and the curved legs make the table shown stand out among others. It is highly recommended by consumers who say it is very easy to assemble, well-made, and beautiful in appearance. At $137.99 + $2.95 for shipping, it is priced very low comparatively. It's dimensions are: 30 in. H x 48 in. W x 17 in. D. I have placed this table in the narrow hallway just off our entrance. I love the way it looks and also how functional it is. I have two slender lamps on it and a flower arrangement. On the bottom shelf I have placed a framed photograph. Another plus is how easy it is to move because of its light weight; cleaning is a breeze.

Ottomans Instead of Coffee Tables

Ottomans can make a room more comfortable, add seating, and provide space for drinks when using a complimentary decorative tray. They cost very little compared to the furniture placed in living rooms and do so much more than a coffee table can do. Because they come in so many shapes and sizes, just about any space can be furnished with the perfect ottoman. I personally love rectangular storage ottomans because they provide comfortable seating, a place to prop your feet, and plenty of space for other needs such as games, food or books.

The large canvas art below would be a welcomed focal point in any room. It measures 36 inches high x 60 inches wide. According to consumers, it is a highly recommended item because of it's size, color-scheme, and beauty. Costing $157.99 + $2.95 shipping, it is well worth the price. I would place this set above my couch or behind a large desk in an office. I love the depth and the richness in color.

Large and inviting canvas art, can completely change a room.
Large and inviting canvas art, can completely change a room. | Source

Instant Warmth and Ambiance

An electric fireplace will make an unused fireplace come alive. This model fits nicely into most fireplaces. I own this exact model and family members have bought it after seeing mine. An added bonus is that it can be used with or without heat, making it useful all year round. Say goodbye to dust and constant upkeep of a wood burning fireplace.

Incorporating the Things You Love

I have found that the most important thing to remember when purchasing items for your home, is to buy things that you love. You spend a lot of time in your home, so it should be decorated in a way that makes you feel really good. Changing things up a bit is fun too. There are so many great ways to get a fresh new look by just changing a few details.

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