Even if you are on a budget, you can still decorate your home designer-grade with some of our easy home decorating hacks!

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Flipping through so many gorgeous décor magazines really makes us crave some of the pricey furniture pieces, vases, luscious fur rugs, and juicy paintings. You don’t have to drool over these designer decorated homes; you can get the look at home for half the budget. Here are some ingenious décor hacks that will help you get the home of your dreams for a lot, lot, less!

Rent Expensive Furniture

If you need new furniture in your home and can’t afford to buy it – rent it! This is a smart way to save money especially if you aren’t sure if that new velvet sofa trend will work great in your home and want to test-try it first. Places like Furniture rental from Emblem is a great company that offers you many choices of furniture as well as flexible leasing terms.

Swap with Friends

Another unusual way to create a new decorating look at home is to swap some home decor items and furniture with your friends and family. This is also a great way to recycle things that you have bought but do not really like.

Shop at Car Boot sales

You can pick up great soft furnishings and furniture at car boot or yard sales. Over the years, these events have grown in popularity. People have started to sell larger items.

Have Fun with Re-purposing

Transforming some of the pieces you already own is a great idea to save money and add new life to an old piece of furniture or décor accessory. Spray paint an old lamp, reupholster that old armchair, or re-paint your chipped bookcase to create a whole new piece of furniture.

Recycle Furniture from Charities

Visit charity events and you might just spot a goldmine of vintage furniture waiting to for a new home! They will be happily pleased for you to take items off their hands, which would otherwise end up in a landfill. Getting your furniture from recycling charities is a great way to decorate your home on a small budget and also stay eco-friendly!