How to Update Your Home Decor: 12 Easy and Affordable Ideas
You don't need to spend money on updating home decor for fall and winter. I have some ideas for refreshing decor with things that you already have around the house.
1. Dried florals
I love dried florals that are added to eucalyptus wreaths.
I collected flowers from my yard, trimmed them, and sprayed them with a dried floral preservative. I attached these to a grapevine wreath I already had without using glue or wire.
2. Framed botanicals
I printed simple leaf images directly onto transparency film which I then cut and hot glued into place.
3. Gold accents
Here I drew simple plant and flower drawings directly onto glass.
4. Black accessories and updated florals
I love botanicals printed on black backgrounds.
I applied Mod Podge on the frame and pressed the top ply of a napkin into place. I applied Mod Podge over that with a paintbrush to smooth the wrinkles.
I removed the center portion of the napkin with an X-Acto knife and sanded remnants.
5. Black and gold wall art
I created black and gold wall art with floral stencils.
6. Velvet and lots of texture
I loved his $500 picture frame (top) from Bergdorf Goodman but I made one for less (bottom) with a simple tree image.
7. More fuzzy texture
I purchased a fuzzy vest at Goodwill for $4. I cut and glued the fabric to the back of the frame and added a vintage Christmas tree card.
8. Textured pumpkin
I used the fuzzy vest material to cover a Styrofoam pumpkin from Dollar Tree.
9. Earthy and neutral colors
I love earthy colors like orangey browns and terracotta. I sprayed Zinsser primer on this lavender ceramic bird.
10. Unpainted natural wood
Natural wood tones are trending, too.
11. More gold accents
I jazzed up this white owl with primer and gold paint.
When it was dry, I brushed on gold metallic wax to add depth to the gold spray paint.
12. Vintage art
If you love vintage art you can find free art in the public domain.
Print out an image slightly and glue it onto a glass frame, even if there’s an existing image you can’t remove.
How to update home decor
I hope these ideas can help you see how easy and fun it is to update your home decor on a budget. All you need are thrift finds and things from around your house.
Let me know in the comment what kinds of updates you have made to your house that cost pennies.