Are you afraid to change your decor? Do you think that you might not know what to do if you changed it? Well, maybe you’re right. But don’t panic. We have some tips for you on how to choose wall art when you’re afraid to commit.
Let’s start with the biggest thing that stops us from making changes. You see, part of the problem is that we feel like if we make big changes, then that means we wasted our money on all those other things in the rooms.
And there’s no doubt that a lot of us have wasted a lot of money just because we were afraid to make changes in our decorating choices. But there are ways around this. One way is to mix and match items so that they become part of a new look, instead of seeming like leftovers from another time. If your room starts feeling too cluttered, then change out just one or two things at a time so that it looks like a new style, not like the old one plus clutter. The point here is that if you take small steps, then it won’t feel as big of a deal to get rid of things when you change styles later on down the road
Decorating is a lot of fun. It also sucks. I mean, there are a million ways to decorate your place that are all equally awesome and you can’t decide which one to do.
This is because you have feelings and decorating is hard.
So here’s the deal: don’t worry about it. Or rather, worry about it less. No one ever died from picking the wrong thing to put on their walls or buying the wrong couch to sit on or finding out that they really don’t love that chandelier after all once they finally had it installed. You can change it any time you want and it won’t cost as much as you think it will.
The best way to get over this is to not make any permanent decisions right now. Instead, try out different things and see how they work for you! Put something up for a couple weeks and then take it down if you hate it or move something around if it doesn’t feel right or put a different piece from the same collection in its place if that looks better. You may even decide that what you originally picked out wasn’t actually right for you after all. Either way, no big deal! If
I am a visual person. I love decorating. I especially love buying decorative items. I hate changing things up, though. It’s not because I’m lazy; it’s not that at all.
I don’t like the fact that when you change up your decor, you have to move things around and store stuff for a little bit. You have to buy new throw pillows, curtains, or paint. I just don’t like making a big deal out of something that doesn’t last long enough to justify the amount of time and money spent on it.
A recent house purchase has me re-thinking my aversion to change. Let me tell you about this house and how we’ve come to love what we see in it every day.
We bought our first home together in May of 2012 and were thrilled with it! We were so happy with how everything looked, but we knew that we might want to do some redecorating once we got settled in and could think about our style more clearly. We had no idea what changes we might want to make, but we knew we would probably want them eventually.
We purchased most of our living room-type furniture from Big Lots – all the furniture that was meant to be used as living room furniture anyways
Another thing to keep in mind is that you don’t always have to buy new things to change up your decor. You can also change up your decor by re-arranging or moving things around. This is especially helpful if you have a lot of stuff, and don’t want to be buying new things just for the sake of changing things up.
TIP: If you are going to do this, it’s best to do it with the seasons. For example, if you’re going to move around your furniture and decor for each season, start in the spring. In the spring, put brighter colored pillows on your couch and bring out your lighter colored curtains. Then in the summer, go darker with your pillows and fabrics. In autumn, add more orange tones and browns and golds. And finally in winter switch back to whites and grays. Changing up your decor like this will save you money by not having to buy all new stuff every season!
If you need some ideas on how to liven up your home decor without sacrificing a ton of money check out my other blog post here!
Now that you know how I feel about dealing with home decor without breaking the bank, what are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments section below
If you’re anything like me, a lot of the time, you see things and think “Oooooh! I’d love to have that in my house.” The problem is that if you actually went out and bought it, you’d probably hate it by the time you got home. Not only is it expensive to buy things on impulse, but also there’s something about that very first moment when you see something and it’s brand new and amazing that can never be recaptured once it’s actually in your house.
Totally unrelated detail: this happens to me all the time with clothes. I’ll be walking down the street and see some adorable outfit on someone else and think “That looks so cute! I want to wear that!” And then I go home and try on my own clothes (which are usually more practical) and realize how much I hate them.
And so for years, I’ve been trying to figure out ways to get around this problem. One way is to do what a lot of other people do – decorate your house with things that are fun but not really that important. Like pictures or knick-knacks or whatever. You know the kind of stuff – they’re just little accents around the room rather than something central. You can
When you have a large collection of photos, it can be hard to decide which ones to display. Framed photo print sets allow you to showcase your favorite photos without worrying about finding the right spot for each one. If you don’t want to commit to displaying a single photo, go for a set of prints.
TIP: Try mixing framed or unframed prints with photos in other frames and other pieces of decor to tie them together. You can also try adding a box frame or shadow box frame to the mix for another way to complement your photos.
I am a proud owner of a new whiteboard. It is so awesome because I can now create lists of things to do that I am not likely to forget. My old whiteboard was covered with doodles and notations about assignments for school and half finished grocery lists and my latest creative writing idea that has yet to be written, read or published.
Trying to decorate my apartment on a college student budget means that I have a lot of ideas for what to do but no money to actually make them happen. So I went through my list of projects and decided what would be the cheapest way to get it done while keeping it still being fun and interesting.
The easiest way I could think of to make over my apartment without spending much money was to replace some of the art on my walls with homemade art. Now don’t get me wrong, art is expensive!! Art supplies, frames and just plain great art can all be pretty expensive, especially if you are trying to buy local and supporting the arts as well. But when you’re broke, you have to get creative in your decorating! I got some materials from around my house (a glass from an empty frame and an old sheet), used some spray paint I already had lying around and then printed off