Make Your Home Your Own on a Budget

You’ve finally done it – you purchased a brand new house! A new place means one thing: you’re going to want to make it truly feel like home by adding your own personal touch, but understandably, you’re a little tight on money. Well we’ve got a few ways you can turn your new home into to the chic paradise you’ve always dreamed of!

Old jars and glass canisters: Have empty glass jars or tall canisters hidden away in the back of your cabinet? Bring them out & put them to good use! Fill them with pens, decorative rocks, potpourri, or even edible items such as walnuts! Arrange them by a window or along a coffee table for an instant and inexpensive way to add something eye catching for your guests to look at.


Mirrors: You can stop by your local thrift store and you’ll likely find some heavily discounted mirrors. If you’re not lucky enough to snag a cheap body mirror, even a few small ones will do. Place them on the walls in a room without windows or above a piece of furniture. Mirrors add instant depth to a cramped room and as an added bonus, you can personalize them by adding your own frames!


Rearrange your books: Have you accumulated a lot of books over your lifetime? Try taking them off their dusty shelves and moving them to new places! Place a few on the coffee table or put a tall stack by your beside! If the safety of children or pets is not an issue, you can place a small lamp on top for a rustic feel!


Plants: Plants are an excellent way to add life to your home. Not to mention, if you take exceptionally good care of them, they can last for years! Seeds are typically a few dollars a pack, and remember those old glass jars we talked about? Those can be your planters! Don’t worry if you don’t think you have a green thumb, succulents and cacti require very little attention. We love the sansevieria for this reason!


Paint your front door: To personalize the outside of your home, nothing is easier or cheaper than a fresh coat of paint. Go matte or go bold – whichever you choose, as long as the color presents a stark contrast to the overall house color, visitors and passersby will surely stop to compliment!


These are just a few ideas to get you started! You already have the most important aspect when it comes to decorating your house – creativity! Your budget may be limited, but your imagination is not!

If all this talk about embellishing a new home has you wishing you had a home of your own to decorate, give Team Sedoryk Properties in Albuquerque a call today! As one of Albuquerque’s most highly rated Real Estate teams, we’ll work with you to find that perfect place for you and your family. Get started today and give us a call at (505) 985-5905!