How to Create Comfortable Decor on a Shoestring Budget

Posted February 13, 2020 by in Home
cozy bedroom

If you’re on a shoestring budget but you’d like to work towards creating a more comfortable vibe with your decor, this post has you covered.

Read on, and you’ll have some practical ideas you can use without spending a fortune:

Comfortable Decor on a Shoestring Budget

Go Thrift And Vintage Shopping First

Start by making a list of what you’d like and go thrift or vintage shopping. Don’t turn your nose up at this – you wouldn’t believe what you can find for a reasonable price! You may be able to find new furniture and accessories, and little unique pieces that really help to tie everything together in your decor.

Plus, many pieces will already have that comfortable, worn in vibe. 

thrifted coffee table

Incorporate More Textured Pieces

Incorporate more textured pieces for an instantly more comfortable look. Layer what you buy on top of what you’ve already got and see what happens. For example, place some throws on your sofa, and use another rug.

You don’t need to buy a brand new furniture set when you can buy some simple pieces like this and add them in. The more texture you bring in, the cozier a place will tend to look. 

texture in the home

Invest In One Amazing Plant 

Plants can be difficult to look after, and certain plants may be expensive. However, if you pick one plant that you like and invest in it, you’ll be so glad you did. Not only will this bring the outdoors in, it’ll bring even more texture to your space.

Studies have proven that plants make us happier, so what are you waiting for? Buy a large one and strategically place it somewhere to create more texture and bring the good vibes in. 

person holding large plant

Know What To Splurge On

You’re on a budget, but you should know what to save and what to splurge on. If you have appliances that are a little past their sell by date, it’s a wise idea to replace them. You may even want to book the comfort experts to fix your AC—you can make your decor look cozy, but without the right temperature it’s not going to feel it. 

green velvet couch

Buy A Can Of Paint 

A simple can of paint can make the world of difference. You could create a statement wall, or do the whole room. If you have a lot of space, a darker color could help your space look cozier. A lighter color will create an airy feel. 

green feature wall

Rearrange Your Furniture To Create Social Seating

Simply rearranging your furniture could be all you need to do to create the cozy vibes that you want. You could turn a few pieces to face one another so that you have more of a social seating area, for instance. Pulling pieces away from the wall often looks better too. Most people think that having furniture pushed against the wall creates space, but it doesn’t. It simply makes a room look cramped. 

Hanging seat in home

How will you make your decor look more comfortable on a shoestring budget? Let us know in the comments below!

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