Short on Decor Dollars? Save Big When You Make These Swaps

Short on Decor Dollars? Save Big When You Make These Swaps

Jennifer Hunter
Mar 29, 2015

There are things you need at home (like a bed) and then there are things that can wait. What if you didn't have to? We thought of three things that you may just be able to afford after all. Take a look.

(Image credit: The Glitter Guide)

You need: a rug

Buy: a small statement rug and an inexpensive sisal

Since the price of a rug increases exponentially as it gets larger, you can save big bucks by skipping the expensive room-size rug and picking up a smaller statement rug instead. How to make up the coverage? Layer your statement over a super-cheap sisal. You'll get the same colorful punch at half the price.

→ Trend Watch: Layered Rugs

You need: wall art

Buy: a cheap canvas + paint

Make like Kathryn and Perry. They found this (used!) canvas at a thrift store and give it a homemade southwestern style. Don't want to paint? Almost anything in your home can become decor if you decide to hang it up.

→Why Stylists Use Rugs as Wall Hangings (and You Should Too)

→ How to...Stretch A Canvas

→ Charming Collections: 11 Unusual Things to Hang on the Wall

You need: a coffee table

Buy: nothing!

What is a coffee table anyway? A thing to put your feet on while lounging. We bet you have something around your house that is flat and table-like. Throw it in there. Almost anything can sub in. Try a trunk, an ottoman or a card catalogue. Maybe you'd rather make one. Or, maybe you don't really need one at all.

→Break the Rules: Ciao, Coffee Table!

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