Tips for Decorating Like a Pro (On a Budget)

August 6, 2015   

I'm so excited to share with you guys that I've partnered with's blog Pursuit of Home, to share exclusive decorating tips. Here's a sneak peek at my first blog post!

There’s something about flipping through interior design magazines that gets me all giddy. I immediately start thinking “ooh, wouldn’t this look nice in my living room!” or “I need to add more color.” But let’s be honest, many times decorating can be challenging and having a restricted budget doesn’t help.

Well not to fret, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite tips to help you decorate like a pro, without breaking the bank. So without further adieu, here are a few tips to help you get started.

Tip #1 Add Plants
If there’s one thing interior designers love, it a good plant. Adding plants is an easy way to add visual interest and freshness to your space. You can add them in a corner of your living room, in the kitchen, bathroom or on a coffee or dining table. Plus, you can find many designer favorites like a fiddle leaf fig tree or succulents for under $40 bucks. Not only do they look stylish, but plants also help purify the air and remove toxins, which is great for your health too. However, If you’re like me and can’t keep any plant alive, try to look for plants that require very little maintenance (or water for that matter). I personally love bamboo palms and snake plants. They look beautiful, don’t require much work, and are non-toxic to pets and children (which is also something important to consider when picking plants).

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Tip #2 Add Some Artwork
Artwork can immediately make any home look more sophisticated and it’s a great way to show-off your personality. Online flash sales sites like Gilt sell fabulous artwork that won’t break the bank and stores like HomeGoods have great options as well. If you’re looking to make a statement with your walls, you can also try a gallery wall. They don’t have to be expensive, you can go to IKEA or Target and find affordable frames for under $50 dollars. Simply fill them up with family photos, old letters, or your child’s artwork. I actually framed a drawing my 2 year-old made me for Mother’s Day and it sits in my home office. You can also get creative and frame green leaves or other items from nature.

Tip #3 Accessorize
If you’re on a budget, but still want to find some easy ways to revamp your home, look for small, affordable accessories like decorative pillows or a throw for a couch. It’s crazy how these accessories can instantly change the look of a room.

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