Spring is well underway and that means tucking away winter’s wares for fresh spring decor. It’s easy to go overbudget on the latest trends. Kendal Perez with HassleFreeSavings.com is here to share with us several ways to spring up your home decor for less.
1. Clean – Though often tedious and tiresome, cleaning is an essential first step to sprucing up your home for spring. Store winter decor in a closet to avoid dust build-up and donate unneeded household items to reduce clutter.
2. Prioritize – Avoid wasting money on accessories if the real problem is an outdated piece of furniture. Coloradoans are lucky to have places like Ikea and American Furniture Warehouse that offer great furniture styles for affordable prices.
3. Go Online – In addition to sites like Amazon and Overstock, you can score great savings with online-only offers from your favorite retailers. For example, FreeShipping.org has a 20-percent off coupon from Kohls.com that you can use for extra savings.
4. Paint – Changing wall colors is one of the most affordable ways to drastically transform a room, but you can also use it to change up wood furniture. A friend of mine made a dated oak hutch look trendy by painting it a dark slate color, then sandpapering the edges to reveal the red paint she layered underneath.
5. Comparison Shop – Check out craft stores and discount retailers before paying full-price for spring decor at specialty retailers. I scored 40-percent off springs stems at JoAnne’s and paid a whopping $6 for a 4-towel set of organic bamboo hand towels from Ross.
6. Get Creative – You can repurpose lots of items into home decor. For example, I use beverage bottles as vases and wine corks as vase fillers.
7. Go Green – In addition to house plants, spring flowers like tulips, lilacs and irises from your garden make for beautiful and fragrant additions to your home — no charge!