How can I decorate my home using thrifty décor?  

If you follow me on Instagram (and you should for the most up to date project deets!), you know that my home is filled with vintage and thrifty home décor goodies.  About 80% of my home is furnished and decorated with gently (and not so gently) used treasures I’ve found throughout the years.

Kitchen with black cabinets
Our DIY Vintage Farmhouse Kitchen cost less than $3,000 to completely redo and is  decorated with many thrifted and vintage décor items including the wine rack. table and chairs, wood décor on the shelves, Pepsi crate and more.

Addicted to Decorating

Some say I’m addicted to decorating….and they’re not wrong, lol.

I’ve always been intrigued by interior decorating. Having a home full of styles and décor I love is a top priority in my book.

However, it was in my early 20’s I discovered that shopping at brand name home décor stores simply wasn’t an option for me due to the high price tags.

So, I introduced myself to the wonderful world of thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets.

Green bedroom wall with wall baskets
Our bedroom refresh cost only $50 and consisted of painting half the wall green, styling a thrifted basket wall and nailing in stained wood trim around the mid part of the wall. The simple, yet stylish headboard was made from reclaimed wood that came from my mother-in-law’s roof! Check out the overview on my Instagram highlights

Decorating on a Budget 

Fast forward many, many years (let’s just say more than 10 and less than 20 ;)) later and you will still find me hunting for all the thrifty home décor things, especially on 50% off day!

Decorating on a budget, in combination with shopping primarily second hand, is how I have been able to switch up my styles without breaking the bank. 

If I am going to style/re style a space, I don’t step foot in a thrift store without a list of items I am on the hunt for. 

This helps me stay focused and ensures I don’t just buy to buy. 

Vintage wood dresser with green flowers in a tin pale
Our living room thrift store décor includes this vintage dresser, and other beautiful vintage piece like the side chair that I reupholstered.

How Can I Make My House Look Nice Inside? 

I generally follow the standard interior décor rules using my thrifty home décor. And, I’m no expert, so I sometimes just put things together until they look pleasing to the eye. 

For example, when styling a bookcase, I may use vintage books layered with objects and art.  

The rule of 3 comes into play a lot when I’m decorating shelves (ie: 3 objects styled together). I may stack 3 books or have 3 glass bottles that are different colors, shapes and sizes but all mesh well with the overall look.

When I’m shopping for thrifty home décor, I’m primarily looking at the item’s shape and size.  Color rarely matters to me because I can usually change that real quick with some chalky finish paint 

The main thing to remember is to have fun with styling your thrifty home décor. Buy items that you love and you will find a way to make them work in your home. 

It sometimes takes me a couple trips before I find all the goodies I’m looking for to style a room/space.

Shelves with vintage and thrifted decor
All the pieces on these shelves were thrifted, except the wood head carving.  Cully and I bought that from a wonderful kid we met who made it for us during our honeymoon in Andros Island many years ago.  Check how I made this area come together on my Instagram highlights .

That’s it for today, friends.  Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram so you never miss an update or project!





Decorating with Thrifty Home Decorations

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