Affordable Home Decor... on a Budget

There's rarely a new homeowner who isn't on a budget. This calls for affordable home decor. But hey, I've gotten ahead of myself. Let's back up.

After scrimping and saving the down payment, you shopped within your budget for a place to live. Not only that, you insisted on an affordable mortgage payment. Job well done!

Affordable Home Decor

When moving day finally arrived, you were beside yourself with anticipation. You owned a home at last. How exciting.

That is, until you notice how drab your old sofa looks in the new family room. But you can just forget about replacing it, right? The home inspector already pointed out the water heater will need replacing before the year is up. Sigh.

Welcome to home ownership!

Affordable Home Decor... on a Budget

Even so, the days following the move confirm the need for added color in the family room, unless you intend to avoid that end of the house altogether. Or shiver through cold showers for a few months.

In other words, how can you purchase a new water heater and still decorate your home?

Well, obviously, the water heater must take priority. That's a given. But after you've assured yourself of hot water, the fun of personalizing your home can begin.

Affordable Contemporary Throw Pillows

One of the most simple and affordable ways to modernize the look of your family room is to add contemporary message throw pillows.

For a modest amount of money, they will inject vibrancy into bland rooms.

Browse, purchase, and toss. That's it - An effective makeover for time-strapped homeowners on a budget!

Decorative (and Holiday) Pillow Covers and Inserts

There are endless choices in color but as far as functionality, you can also buy decorative pillow covers and inserts.

Initially, this will take a bit more investment since for each finished pillow, there are two pieces to buy. But when the next holiday rolls around and you want to add fresh cheer to the sofa, all you'll need to do is switch pillow covers. Before you know it, you'll have seasonal collections to choose from.

Bonus, covers can be laundered.

Or if you have tattered throw pillows, it might be possible to button them up in a stylish new cover of the same dimensions.

One more tip, toss in a uniquely sized pillow or two for variety.

Have fun browsing the pillow collections! And by the way, this is just the first installment of my affordable home decor tips because... it's not enough to own a home... and it's not enough to have an affordable mortgage. You should be able to enjoy it too!

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