December 8, 2015

Affordable Ways to Boost Your Décor


Hello everyone. Recently I was contacted by Modernize about helping them introduce themselves to my readers.

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I visited the website, chatted with the writer, and thought that Modernize might be a good match for us. (you and me) I know that we are all on the lookout for new and interesting ideas. 

I love to find "house and home" websites about how I can fix, update, ...i.e. modernize my home. 

You don't have to live in an historic home to want to modernize things in your house. 

Gosh, ten to fifteen years can find many of us wanting to update this or that. 

We can modernize in small ways or go really big with a whole house remodel. I encourage you to visit the Modernize website for inspiration and specific ideas. 

I hope you enjoy Mary's timely suggestions about decorating while watching a budget. Please leave her a comment or a question if you have one.  

Guest Post by Mary Sauer of Modernize.com

Affordable Ways to Boost Your Décor for the Winter Holidays

With the holidays right here most homeowners are pulling out their trees and decorating their homes for the winter season. 

If you don’t already have plenty of winter decor on hand, creating a winter wonderland in your home can be a huge expense. 


Christmas tree living room.jpgIt is possible to decorate your home for winter on a budget, if you know where to begin.


No matter the season, budget decorating requires both creativity and patience. The easiest way to decorate your home for the winter is often the most expensive. 

Running out to the store and stocking up on twinkle lights, greenery, and other decorations simply isn’t an option when money is tight. 

To boost your home decor for winter without breaking the bank, you should follow a budget, create do-it-yourself decorations, focus on the most noticeable spaces, shop for the future, and buy second-hand.

Via Canadian Living


Create a Budget

Without a concrete budget in place, you are much more likely to overspend on your winter decor. 

Take a good, hard look at what you can spend, set cash aside, and stick with your budget. 

It isn’t easy to limit yourself and what you spend, but you will be glad you made smart spending decisions when the new year rolls around.


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Create Do-it-Yourself Decorations

In the age of Pinterest, you can find a tutorial online for just about any home decor project. 

If you have your heart set on a high-end decoration, but it doesn’t fit the budget, find a way to create a similar item yourself.

Here are some of our favorites this season, which are both affordable and adorable.

Focus on Noticeable Spaces

If you are on a tight budget, it is helpful to remember that you don’t need winter/holiday decor in every area of your home. 

Instead, focus your efforts and your money on the most noticeable spaces. 

Ask yourself: Where will guests be spending their time? Where does my family spend most of their time?

Don’t let your budget prevent you from creating a beautiful and welcoming home this winter season. 

Using a little creativity and the tips provided above, you can make your home into a winter wonderland without breaking the bank.


Via homedit

Shop for the Future

As the winter season wraps up, you can expect holiday and winter decorations to quickly drop in price. 

Retailers want to get things out of their store as quickly as possible, and some will mark them down by as much as 70 percent. 

Plan for the next year by taking advantage of these sales, snatching up a few essential decorations on the cheap. 

At Modernize, we have also found there are several places that always seem to have home decor on the cheap, including Home Goods, Overstock, and Target.


Christmas holiday decor.jpg

Buy Second Hand

If do-it-yourself decorating isn’t your thing, buying second hand is another great way to save loads of money while boosting your home decor for winter. 

It isn’t uncommon to see seasonal decor in thrift stores, on Craigslist, in garage sales, or on swap shops on social media. 

Most items are still in great shape, and some just need a little TLC before they will look great with the rest of your winter decorations. 

Written By Mary Sauer of Modernize 

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