I am always looking for new ways to decorate the cottage apartment. Whether it’s moving furniture around, making dollar store crafts or using thrifted finds. Today I am sharing my most recent 25 Ways To Decorate Your Home for Little to No Cost.
Each one is perfect for the new home owner, a thrifty shopper or for creating your own style.
I know you will be inspired and enjoy all twenty five. So let’s get started.
I found this repainted and re-loved nightstand at a vintage fair. The quality is impeccable and the color creates a whole new vibe to my cottage style.
Art is always a great way to redesign a space. This refreshment sign was also found at a vintage fair. The cost? FIVE bucks! It was the end of the day, and the vendor didn’t want to take it home. Lucky me, right?
Sometimes you can find gorgeous pieces in the dumpster. I know, it’s not for everyone. And I get that. It’s really not me, either. I totally understand. BUT, when I saw this chair sticking out of the dumpster, I HAD to check it out. Low and behold, it is sturdy and in perfect condition. With some cleaning up and using paint I already had. She is now a thing of beauty in our home.
I have fun designing a tablescape. It can cost a lot of money. But using what you have can cut the cost to hardly anything. I made these place mats from magazine pages and packing tape. No cost and just a little time for a lovely table.
Another great way to decorate a table is with the fruits and veggies in your fridge. Cut some leaves or branches from your trees, add a few candles and use a shower curtain as a table cloth. You will create a one-of-a-kind table that everyone will love.
With a drop cloth, some chunky lace, make your own string tassels to design a beautiful Boho style pillow. Use fabric glue and simple sewing for a fresh look in your living room or bedroom. I have the full tutorial here.
Each of this elements were already in my craft stash. So it was a no cost project!
Using more of the no-stretch string I made fringe to wrap around a vintage jar. You can make this in one evening while watching TV or listening to your favorite podcast. AND, it’s so easy. Ideal for party decorating, a luau, or hanging on a wreath, or just for fun.
Using more of the chunky fringe that you used from the Boho style pillow, decorate a terracotta pot with a little paint and a vintage pin. This could not be easier and you are using what you already have. Super simple with a beautiful look in your garden, dining room table or as a gift.
Freshen up an old rug with some paint, a stencil and a sponge paint brush. A fun project to use your own creativity and design. Once again-no cost, because you are using what you already have.
In the end you will had a whole new look in your living room, bath room, bedroom or porch. For this simple and inexpensive project look here.
I love using vintage crystals. I find mine at Habitat for Humanity, the thrift store or antique shops. With a piece of driftwood (from my grand daughter) and fishing line, I was able to make a one-of-a-kind sun catcher. I love how the prisms shine throughout the cottage.
Anytime I spot a large apothecary jar, I snag it. Especially when they are on sale. I got this one at Hobby Lobby for a steal of a deal. I like these jars because you can decorate them for every season. OR fill them with your favorite collection. Mine happens to be sea shells. But you could also use a jar to spot light vintage thread spools, Christmas ornaments, soap bars, fairy lights, faux flowers, etc… The possibilities are endless.
Design a “NEW” sign for your front door. Using an old sign-Freshen it up with paint, shells, sand and glue for a whole new style. It’s easy and a fun project for even those who are not so crafty.
While shopping at thrift stores-search for the unexpected items. I mostly look for accessories to fill my shelves or book cases.
BUT, I was stopped in my tracks when I came upon this Victorian Buffet Base. Oh man! I could hardly believe the details and perfect condition. It’s not very often that happens to me. I can walk past something and keep walking without any regrets of not making a purchase. But this was different. It was in amazing condition, an antique and an incredible price. Not only all that, I had been looking for a “statement piece”. Something that would be the show stopper in my cottage apartment. A piece that I won’t come across again. A once in a lifetime piece.
For a unique look, use a vintage typewriter as a garden decoration. Decorate it with succulents, moss and fairy lights for a lovely piece in your garden, tablescape or as a conversation piece.
Use real or faux succulents. Your choice. I am amazed at how many compliments I get form this simple and low cost project.
For another low cost craft. Make moss candle holders from dollar store items. These are stunning for a Spring tea, Bridal showers, wedding decor or even a Mothers Day brunch. Once again, low cost, yet gorgeous!
Another way to add personality for under $10-paint a vintage table. I found this lovely for just $8. I created my own chalk paint with what I had.
Look at those legs! All those intricate details drew me to this table. And now, it pops with a new, fresh color.
After building our forever home, I wanted to honor and display my husband’s hard work and ingenuity. Making a vintage art piece using the architecture blue prints was the perfect solution for display. For under $20, we can now look at and reminisce of the many events held in our home while raising our family.
Make your own Faux Berry Vine Centerpiece using a vintage jar. I found my berry vine and placed it on my table for a new look during Fall and Thanksgiving. But you could use this anytime of year.
There is no need to buy a new set of shelves, when your wall is too narrow. Just follow the tutorial I have here. Follow the simple math without having to use power tools. Easy peasy!
For your own piece of art, you can design a DIY string art piece with non-stretch string, 2 skewers and 3 embroidery hoops. Another fun project while binge watching your favorite show.
As you can tell, I love me a good dollar store craft! Try making these moss covered candles for a fun look on your next decorated table. Also lovely for baby or bridal showers, wedding receptions, Spring or Summer decor and everyday style.
When it comes to Christmas (or any holiday, for that matter) decorate your tablescape with wrapping paper. There are so many fun patterns and prints! Also use vintage or homemade cards as place cards. Be creative and use your imagination. Whatever you like, is perfect.
One last idea for a Christmas wreath is to use a vintage bicycle rim. Use faux greenery, berries, ornaments and glittered sticks to construct a gorgeous wreath. It’s ideal for welcoming family, friends and guests during the Holidays.
I hope you have enjoyed each of the 25 Ways To Decorate Your Home for Little to No Cost. Use what you have. Visit a thrift shop or dollar store. And have common craft supplies on hand. Then you are set to decorate your home with original and beautiful style.
Thanks for stopping by and sharing part of your day with me!
Recipes that you might like to try:
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