Whenever you move into a new place, redecorating can either be a huge hassle or a huge expense! In this post, we’re discussing cute and simple decor ideas that won’t break the bank! Be sure to check out the Design page for more decor inspiration and tips.
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again. When you’re working with limited space in a room, your bed is going to be the centerpiece. Getting a cute bedspread will set the framework to your room.
Go for something with neutral light colors. Again, your bed is taking up a lot of space so you want a lighter color rather than a darker color. IKEA has great quality bedding and you can always find sets on sale for around $30.
The floral bedding pictured above is from IKEA, and I probably spent about $50 on it. I have had this duvet for four years now with no plans to give it up!
2. Throw Pillows
For some reason, throw pillows can get so pricey! If you’re looking for cute pillows to add a pop of color and texture to your room, Ross is the way to go. I got several throw pillows for my bed and each was around $7. TJ-Max is also a great place similar to Ross for inexpensive decor.
One of the best ways to bring a light and airy atmosphere into your room is through plants. Plants are the best type of decor because not only do they bring a pop of color to your room, but they’re good for mental health too.
If you don’t believe me, here’s a Research Study produced by the American Society for Horticulture Science. We love a credible source here you guys!
4. Throw Rug
When you’re moving into a new room or apartment, you have bare basics to work with. A throw rug is a great piece of decor to add more color and texture to your room.
Again, rugs can be very pricey so I recommend Walmart, Target, Ross etc. I bought one plain blue throw rug for my dorm room, and used it the rest of the way through college. Pick a solid color that can be worked around when you decide to have a decor update.
5. Your Own Art
Trust me when I say, I am not an artistic person! I’m actually pretty horrible at painting and drawing. I did, however, learn to cross stitch one summer.
I made small designs through cross stitch patterns I found for free and then framed them. These are cute and simple and bring a modern-vintage look to my bookshelf. You don’t need to be a crazy skilled artist to be “crafty”. Adding your own art to your room is a simple, inexpensive way to have more decor.
6. Dried Flowers
This is one of my all time favorite pieces of decor. Whenever I’ve received a bouquet of flowers from a birthday or from my boyfriend I save them!
Once you notice the flowers beginning to turn, simply tie them at the bottom of the stems and hang upside down to air out. When they dry fully, you have a beautifully preserved bouquet of flowers. Unfortunately, they’re hard to move with so I’ve had to let go of a few bouquets.
You don’t need to wait for a special occasion to treat yourself to flowers, Trader Joe’s is the best place to get some. The prices are hard to beat, and it’s easy to pick out a few types to build your own bouquet.
7. Poster Prints
Poster prints are one of the best ways to add a pop of color to your room and fill up wall space. I purchased these poster prints from HarleyandJ off Etsy. These two prints were under $30!
Simple white frames can be purchased from Target, Walmart, Amazon etc. I love these prints because of the vintage 70s vibes they give off.
8. Vintage Suitcases
One of my all time favorite decor and storage pieces is a good vintage suitcase! These are perfect if you have limited space and need to store items in the open.
I have an old hand me down suitcase that I use to store art supplies in. Mixing and matching colors, shapes, and sizes really gives a space a lot of character. If you’re looking for a bargain on these, check your local thrift shop, swap meets, and flea markets. My friends and I have been able to haggle down to a price we’re willing to pay for a good suitcase.