I’ve always took a pride in my home decor. Since I am still stuck at home with my parents I am restricted to my own little square bedroom but that hasn’t stopped me browsing the home interior aisles. Since a young age, I’ve always been the organised type and one who takes pride in appearance not just personally but also in my environment. I love having stacks of cushions, wall prints and pretty flowers to dress the place up a little and I thought I would share some of my favourite ways to decorate your home, also at a low cost!
If you are suffering from bare walls then the best way to dress up the place a little is to add prints. I absolutely adore adding framed prints around my room to make a things a little more pretty but they can also add a personal touch too. Pretty much all of my prints come from Etsy which is probably the best place to get cheap prints. They have so many styles and the best thing is that you can easily download them straight away to print. You can also pick up really inexpensive frames too from places like Wilko or Ikea, although Ikea are probably the best as their frames seem to be much better quality! I like to either hang my frames, stack them on top of books or place them on shelves. The options are endless!
As well, prints are a really great option if you want to create a sort of mood board or gallery on your wall! Little Postcards are also a great option and really balance out the sizing proportions! You can also pick them up really cheap from the likes of Paperchase.
I’ve always loved a good book or magazine but what is even better about them is that they make a great decor option. I dream of the time that I can own a whole bookcase stacked with pretty books but for the meantime I keep a couple of stacks of books on my shelves. I then put some ornaments on top to give a more dimensional look to an otherwise flat shelf. I personally love beauty/style books as they can be great to flick through for inspiration and pretty pictures but usually they also have a beautiful exterior making them home decor worthy.
Magazines are also really handy and of course spending so much a month on a magazine can be put to good use. I like to stack a lot of my magazines on my drawers and also on my bedside table for a stylish and chic look. Just like books, they look even more the part with a pretty candle or ornament on top!
No home is a home without a bit of natural (or fake!) greenery! Cactus is particularly my favourite kind of plant as they are easy to care for and look pretty cute! You can find cactus or a different range of plants in a garden centre, I picked up most of mine in Homebase and also Ikea have a great range too!
I also love a beautiful bunch of flowers! Peonies are without a doubt my favourite, there is just something about the blush pink against my white furniture! Obviously though flowers have a short shelf life and it can be costly to upkeep. All of the flowers in my room are actually fake, I have a lovely bunch of peonies from Ebay which were super cheap yet still look so pretty! Ikea are also really great for cheap flowers although some of the ones I have are a little too fake, lol!
I am sure many of you will know I am a huge fan of candles. They make a pretty decor piece but also feel so warming in a room. I actually did a whole post dedicated to candles and how to care for them, here if you want to check it out! Candles can be picked up from pretty much anywhere and there is so many to suit everyone’s budget. Being a candle lover, I do like to invest my money in some candles with my favourites being from Diptyque! Another great thing about candles is that once they are done the jar makes a lovely decor piece too! Obviously Diptyque have a beautiful jar design so really look the part when cleaned out and used as plant pots, vases or makeup brush/pen holders! Again I covered that all in my candle post!
How do you like to decor your home?