11 Fabulous Decor Hacks

Happy Monday, y’all!  I hope you had a great weekend! Mine was the craziest ever, so I’m glad to be facing a new week with fewer responsibilities. Today, I’m sharing 11 Fabulous Decor Hacks, especially those that are inspiring for renters. However, these decorating ideas are great whether you rent or own your home.

Home decorating can get expensive, so I love ideas to cut costs and corners. Rental spaces don’t always have the best storage solutions, so making the most efficient use of space is also important. My favorite 10 places to shop when decorating on a budget coupled with these decorating hacks and ideas will enable you to decorate your home to look like “you” without costing a fortune!

Furniture

Simply painting a piece of furniture will add personality to your space, but check out the ideas below for creative furniture re-purposing furniture ideas for your home.

1. Dresser To Kitchen Island | 2.  Entertainment Center To Laundry Station

3.  Yellow Dresser Makeover | 4.  Ikea Hemnes Dresser To Show Stopper

Lighting

Many landlords will allow you to change out light fixtures as long as you keep the original fixtures and change them back out when you move. I love unusual light fixtures especially those that give you a lot of bang for your buck.

A simple coat of spray paint on a thrift store or yard sale light fixture is often just the upgrade that you need. Below are three of my favorite DIY pendant lights that are perfect for small spaces.

1.  Anthropologie Inspired Pendant Light |  2.  Paint Stick Pendant Light

3.  Openwork Cube Pendant Light

Accessories

Let’s face it. Accessories can be quite expensive. There are a billion ways to hack accessories. Check out the Apartment Guide Decor Hack Central pin board for more inspiration. Here are four of my favorite wall accessory ideas…

1.  PVC Pipe Mirror  |  2. Bathroom Wall Storage Baskets

3.  Shutter Turned Mail Organizer  |  4.  Plastic Spoon Laurel Wreath

{Please pin the images above from their original sources linked under each. Thanks!}

Aren’t you inspired? I sure am! There are so many ways to decorate your home beautifully and efficiently for minimal cost. The creative wheels in my brain are turning because I’m gearing up to tackle my boys’ room…and yes, for as little expense as possible.

Do you have a favorite decor hack? I would love for you to share your fave in the comments!

Have a beautiful Monday!!  And get your decorating on!

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  1. says

    Ever since my husband and I made a play kitchen for our nieces I’m eager to try another furniture repurpose. The laundry station is inspiring, I’m thinking something like that would work well for my sons toys. Thanks for sharing this Myra! I love it!

  2. Teresa says

    Can you tell us how you go about repainting a piece? Do you strip it first? Sand it? Or just paint right over the old finish? I’ve always been hesitant to buy furniture that I could refinish because I didn’t want to deal with the chemical agents.

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