Discover 11 easy ways that you can get home decor for free! Create a beautiful home while not spending a dime.
Have I Got Good News For You!
The cost of decorating one’s home seems to get more and more expensive. From stylish mid-century furniture to cozy bohemian rugs, the money we spend to make our homes look beautiful can really add up fast. And every day our dollars seem to stretch less and less.
The good news? Decorating your home doesn’t have to cost a dime if you know where to look. That’s right- home decor can be free, With just a little bit of creativity you too can transform your home into a beautiful and inspiring space without breaking the bank.
Impossible, you say? Stick with me, because whether you’re looking for ways to spruce up a single room or to completely transform your entire home, here are 11 fabulously free ideas to get you started.
The Joys of Decorating for Free
Breathe new life into your home without spending any money?!
It may sound too good to be true, but it’s not that hard when you know where to find these free home decor treasures. Trust me, you can easily revamp your living space without once opening your wallet.
Decorating for free may seem like an odd choice to some but really if you think about it, it offers an exiting new challenge for us DIY decorators. Maybe you want to make a change in your living space but don’t have the funds to do so. Or, perhaps you’re someone who thrives off DIY projects and loves the satisfaction of creating something beautiful with limited resources.
Whatever your reason may be, decorating for free forces you to think outside the box and can lead to some truly unique and personalized decor. Plus, who doesn’t love the feeling of getting something for nothing?
The possibilities for free home decor are definitely available, so go ahead and let your imagination run wild!
11 Ways to Find Free Home Decor
Though you might think it’s impossible to get free home decor, it’s actually easier than you think. You just need to know where to look and be willing to put in a bit of effort.
Here are the 11 easy ways to get free home decor:
Decorating your home can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be! Creating your own DIY projects is not only cost-effective, but it’s also a great way to express your creativity and personal style. With a little bit of imagination and some materials lying around your house, you can easily transform your space into a unique and welcoming home.
From repurposing old furniture to creating your own wall art, the possibilities are endless when it comes to DIY decor. So, why not give it a try? Not only will you save money, but you’ll also have fun in the process.
For the DIY approach consider:
- Changing up a piece of furniture with a bit of paint.
- Wrapping a pillow in a scarf or scrap piece of fabric for an added pop of colour.
- Using pictures that you’ve taken. Print them out in black and white place and place them in old frames. Use these to arrange a gallery wall. The frames don’t all have to match but they should be painted in the same colour.
- Taking an old vase or urn and applying baking soda paint to give it a whole new textured look.
- Download and print out the printable shared below and use as wall decor in any room.
Brighten up your home and garden with these 3 beautiful flowering herb printable images!
From the comfort of your own home, you can instantly download and print these unique images.
Perfect for any DIY enthusiast who loves to get creative and handy around the house and garden!
Shake things up
Sprucing up your living space doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank. In fact, with some creativity and a bit of elbow grease, you can easily freshen up your home decor for absolutely no cost whatsoever. One of the easiest way to do this is by simply rearranging your furniture, accessories, and wall art.
Experiment with different layouts and placements to completely transform the atmosphere of a room. Change it up as many times as you need until you find the perfect set up. Get creative, grab a friend to help, and start moving things around. You might just be surprised at how much you love the new arrangement!
Things you already have
So you want more ideas for free home decor so that you can freshen up your home decor without spending a dime? Well, you’re in luck because you’re about to get the simplest of all solutions – use what you already have!
Seriously, take a quick look around your house and you’ll be surprised at the amount of decorating potential your existing items can provide. Sometimes it’s easy to overlook the treasures we already have. Dig through your closets and drawers to look for:
- Decor that you have put away and may have forgotten about. It’s like they’re brand new again.
- Take out any dishes that you haven’t been using. Use these to eat off of or to create DIY decor with such as candles or wall displays.
- Raid your closets and search for any fabrics that you can use in new and fun ways,
Let your creativity flow and think outside of the box. You may just surprise yourself with the beautiful free decor you can create!
Repurpose old items
It’s amazing what you can do with some basic tools. That old table in the garage, or the broken chair in the basement, these can easily be repurposed into “new” stylish home decor. With a few coats of paint and some basic DIY skills, you can fill your home with unique pieces that are both interesting and inexpensive, like I did with this gaudy dresser that is now a stylish TV stand.
Another free decor option is to bring the beauty of the outdoors inside by incorporating natural elements from your own backyard. Some easy ideas to try:
- Gather some fallen leaves, branches, and pinecones, and place them in a vase or on a mantel for an instant nature-inspired decoration.
- Use rocks, beach glass or seashells to add a touch of coastal vibe to your home.
- Take a walk in the garden with a pair of clippers and collect some beautiful blooms to display in vases around the home.
Let’s get seasonal
Take advantage of holiday and seasonal changes for your free decorating inspiration. Nothing feels better than walking into a space that feels new and exciting. This can be an easy and free way to switch up the vibe of your home and it will definitely add a touch of cheer to any space.
So, switch up your winter wonderland scene for some beachy accents and then swap out those beachy accents for some pumpkin-themed decorations and so on and so forth. The possibilities are truly endless and with a little imagination, your home can feel like a completely different place all year long.
Host a swap party
Take advantage of the fact that you’ve got friends that share your great style by throwing a swap party. Invite everyone to bring items from their own home that they’re no longer using and let everyone pick out a few pieces to then take home. Not only will each of you end up with some interesting and new, free home decor pieces but you’ll also have an excuse to catch up with friends over drinks and snacks.
PRO TIP: Make it a potluck to really keep the costs down.
Keep It Clean
One practical way to decorate for free is to let your cleaning supplies do double duty as home decor. Yep, you read that right. This is actually much easier than you would think. You just need to stretch your styling skills a bit and keep a watchful eye for supplies that are both practical and visually attractive.
And don’t forget what a simple clean can do. This can go a long way to making a room feel fresh and new. So, don’t just decorate with these attractive cleaning supplies, use ’em to purge, reorganize, and clean up your space. This will go a long way to making your home feel like new!
Look for free giveaways
Many people post their gently used furniture and home decor items on websites like Kijiji or Facebook Marketplace when they’re done with them and sometimes they even give them away for free.
Plus, many communities hold Free Days. This is when residents are encouraged to leave unwanted items on the curb for other’s to collect. At the end of the day the remaining goods are picked up and donated to charity.
All you have to do is keep your eyes peeled and you’ll find plenty of opportunities to pick up high-quality furniture and home decor items without spending a penny.
Visit your local thrift shops
Ok, technically this isn’t a free idea but if you apply these thrift store money saving tips it’s close enough. The sweet thing about buying your home decor at thrift store is that you don’t need to spend a fortune to get quality items. Many thrift stores have hidden treasures that can add a unique touch to your home. All you need to do is be patient. have a keen eye, and use those tips!
This list of 35 home decor items that you should always buy at the thrift store will also give you a decorating edge when thrifting.
Add a touch of greenery
Adding plants to your home is a great way to bring life to any space. They are a quick and inexpensive way to bring a bit of colour to any space. Use you creative skills to style your plants in unique ways. DIY some plant pots for an extra stylish touch, create a wall hanging display, or cluster them together to add a pop of color to any space.
Jenny’s Finishing Thoughts on Getting Home Decor For Free
Decorating your home doesn’t always have to mean spending a ton of money. A little bit of out of box thinking coupled with some basic styling skills can make decorating for free a breeze. And now that you have these 11 fabulous ideas for creating a beautiful home decor for free, it’s time to get creative and get started!
Share your ideas and DIY decor in the comments and let’s see what everyone creates for free using these tips!
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