Whether you just moved into your college dorm, home, or apartment the next step, after unpacking, is to decorate. But after all the expenses you just paid to move, you don’t want to spend a lot of money on decorating. Going into a really popular furniture store and grabbing a few cute pieces here and there can easily add up (we’ve been there)! In our blog today, we are going to show you how a day trip to the thrift store or Dollar store and few hours of hard work can save you a lot of money and make your home well-decorated.
Before going to the store and buying a bunch of random crafts, pieces of furniture, etc. have a plan on what you want your new space to look at. There are plenty of ways to decorate a new space, a lot of colors and themes to think about. So before you go to the store, we recommend doing some research and finding which theme fits you and your new space!
Now that you have an idea of what you want in your new home, you can head to your local craft store and grab some necessities. On your shopping list, make sure to add: spray paint, modge podge, hot glue gun, and etching cream. You can also add a variety of other items if needed, but those are the essentials! Depending on your craft store, they might have everything you need and they might also have great deals and discounts on particular items.
If you are looking for unique furniture pieces check out your local thrift store. A lot of thrift stores will have donated furniture for you to buy at extremely low prices. These items may not be in the best of shape, but after apply great time and , it will be a brand new piece in your home! For inspiration on how to turn thrift store finds into magnificent pieces check out Bless’er House blog! Lauren gives great insight on how she takes antique thrift store items and make them over into new household pieces.
When on a budget, or not, the Dollar Store is a great place to shop for inexpensive supplies and decorations. To get a little inspiration on how a quick trip to the dollar store can give you some decorating ideas, make sure to check out Dollar Store Home Decor Ideas. These ideas are inexpensive, easy, and fun to create! So not only will you be creating a beautiful atmosphere for your new home, you will also be saving a lot of money. If you have kids or friends who enjoy working with crafts, let them help decorate your home!
Decorating your home is not an easy process, and it shouldn’t be as expensive! While taking the time to decorate your new living space and creating new pieces, invite your friends/kids to help out! Or if you have some great power tools and , check out some fun ways to up-cycle thrift store furniture at”40 High Style Low-Budget Furniture Makeovers You Could Definitely Do“.
As professional movers, we understand the stress that is involved with moving. That is why we are always happy to lend a helping hand and give some great insight to make your new living area your new home! We understand how complicated it can be to decorate your home, but we are hoping that after reading this blog, we were able to give you some great ideas. So get crafting!