Decorating could break your bank account, if you let it. It doesn’t need to though. There are simple ways that you can be creative and think outside the box to make and come up with decor that keeps your costs down and your spouse smiling at you proudly.
I want to share just a few things that I have done in our foster care bedroom that have been inexpensive, yet they are cute and all come together to create a statement room.
1. Frame scrapbook paper to create wall art. I cut a hippo silhouette out and glued it to another piece of scrapbook paper and stuck the two in a thrift store frame to create a fun, subtle wall art piece. This cost about $2.00 to create.
2. Buy solid or plain pillows and embellish them to create a more expensive/nicer look. I took a $3.00 Ikea white Ikea pillowcase and embellished it with a little paint. You can get the full tutorial here. This cost about $5.oo, since my pillow insert was a $2.00 thrift store find.
3. Repurpose items to create a unique look for less. I bought a ceramic owl salt shaker in the $1 section at Target and am using it as a cute statue on my shelf. I also bought a metal owl napkin holder to hold special books.
4. Recycle cool things for a new use. I turned over a barrel used to sell candy in a candy store and created a unique end table.
5. Think past the obvious. I bought a cute little metal pail in the paint aisle at Home Depot and am using it hold little stuffed animals.
6. Don’t be scared. Try something new. See if you like it. If you don’t, you can always change it. I don’t usually like my handwriting, but I tried my hand at writing a simple message “let them be little”. It worked!
This room is coming together! I have a few more DIY to show you, before the full reveal is ready. If you missed the artwork that inspired it all you can read “There is A Whole World Inside Me” here. I am so excited to put this room to use. I hope you had a great weekend and were able to be creative and use that IMAGINATION!