How To Make Your House Look More Inviting On A Small Budget

This one’s for anyone who feels like their house looks empty/boring but doesn’t have a ton of money to put towards decorating (I’m talking to you students!).

Are you renting a house/apartment or living on campus in an unfurnished home? This blog is for you!

I don’t know about you, but when I have company over to my house I want it to look warm and inviting. These quick inexpensive tips could help you achieve this goal. I’ll be talking about some things that I have done personally and some other tips and websites that could be useful to you.

Step 1:
Double check your rules for decorating the house that you live in. Most of the time you are allowed to decorate but if you are hanging things on the wall you have to avoid the use of nails and other things that could leave the walls looking worn out.

Also, check the spaces you have to decorate. How much wall space do you have? Do you have tables to put decorative pieces on? And, if you are living with roommates, make sure they are down to decorate and agree with the ideas you have in mind.

Step 2:
Do some research! What are the most inexpensive places in your city to buy decorations? I know it may sound hard to believe but the dollar store is a great place to start! Are you crafty? You could also go to your local craft store and get some supplies (like paint and a blank canvas) and create some of your own artwork to put around your living area.

DIY is always a good idea and is usually pretty inexpensive. Does your school have anything that could help you? I know every September my school hosts a large poster sale that sells every size and styles imaginable for a very do-able price.

Step 3:
Take action! To start, go to your local Walmart and pick up some 3M velcro/sticky hangers. They are great for hanging anything you want and never leave a mark. Amazon usually has great deals on different things to hang on your wall like canvases, clocks, you name it.

Also, check out your local dollar store! A great idea would be to make a flower piece out of all the fake flowers they have available, pick up a vase and you have a cute flower piece for a table in your living space.

Did you get a lame hand me down couch from your parents or grandparents? Walmart or your local dollar store could have some really cute pillows to throw on to make your couch look more attractive.

Another great way to make your home seem more inviting would be to pick up a few candles to light when you’re expecting company. It makes your house smell great and it will be a great first impression for when your guests arrive.

This is a great start to get your living space look more exciting and inviting. I know for a fact that you will get a lot of compliments and good things said about your space if you follow these simple steps! Hope I leant out a helping hand to everyone out there!


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