Nester (who writes at Nesting Place) invited all bloggers to join her in October to write a 31 days series. She, along with other bloggers, have used the month of October in past years to write a series (one post each day) focusing on 31 days (or 31 ways) of Change. Last year, bloggers wrote on subjects like 31 days to a Less Messy Nest, or 31 days to a Better Photo, or 31 days of Autumn Bliss!
When I realized I was going to launch The Frugal Homemaker right before October began, I thought “I can join in the 31 days series too!” I tossed around a few ideas but finally settled on this – “31 days to decorate your home on a budget.” Fits in with being a frugal homemaker, right?
So come back every day in October for …
I have been busy snapping pictures and documenting things around my house and a few other locations, and I am really excited to share this with you!
What is your favorite budget-friendly decorating tip?
I will update this post with each day’s topic so you can easily come back here and navigate through all the links.
Here’s the topics covered so far:
Day 1 – Shop yard sales
Day 2 – Decorate with nature
Day 3 – Use coupons
Day 4 – Pops of color (decorating with plants)
Day 5 – Pallet possibilities
Day 6 – Spray paint your light fixtures
Day 7 – FREE printable art
Day 8 – Reuse and refresh your things
Day 9 – Shop thrift stores
Day 10 – Paint some furniture
Day 11 – Decorate your doors
Day 12 – Don’t fret the failures
Day 13 – Grab your paintbrushes
Day 14 – Decorating with family photos
Day 15 – Set your table
Day 16 – Repurposed Décor
Day 17 – Add some wainscoting
Day 18 – Organization can be beautiful
Day 19 – Get inspired (and find your decorating style)
Day 20 – Light a candle
Day 21 – Shop craigslist
Day 22 – Shop for décor at the Dollar store
Day 23 – Fluff those pillows
Day 24 – Clear the clutter
Day 25 – Decorate the outdoors
Day 26 – Shop your house
Day 27 – Curtains
Day 28 – Spray paint your décor
Day 29 – Get crafty
Day 30 – Fun with fabric
Day 31 – 10 tips to a beautiful home
Lori Borntreger says
Can’t wait to follow along!!! I LOVE decorating ideas…..especially on a budget!!!
thanks, Lori! and welcome!
Christa @ BrownSugarToast says
Yea!!!!!!!!!! We can be insane together for the month of October!!! 😛 looking forward to your posts!
Yep, I am feeling insane right now! 🙂 But enjoying it too! looking forward to your marriage posts (I might need them after all the hours spent on this series this month – might need to do some marriage repair! 😉
I’m so excited for this series! We’re moving to a new apartment TOMORROW and I’m more excited about decorating it than anything. Can’t wait to hear your tips!
Hmm.. to answer your question, my favorite budget friendly decorating tip for our home was printing out quotes and bible verses, framing them and hanging them right up alongside the family photos! 🙂
love that, Kylie! I am planning a post about something along that line later this month 😉
Hello! I’d love to read about frugal tips on how to decorate your home so I’ll be back to see more of what you have to say!
I’m your newest follower too!
My budget friendly tip is paint! Just give new life to a boring piece of furniture and you will see such a transformation in your room!
thanks for following!
yes, paint is one of the biggest budget friendly tips! on the wall, on furniture, on other items – huge difference for cheap.
Kristen @ Joyfullythriving says
I’m always looking for budget friendly ideas, so yours is a series that I am looking forward to reading this month!
thanks, Kristen! hope you enjoy!
looking forward to this! We moved into our first house in early September and I need a lot of help with this 🙂
ahh fun! starting from scratch has it’s advantages – strive to only put things that you absolutely LOVE into your house. don’t settle for that cause it only cost “x”. I am working on cleaning out those cheap Walmart “we’ll make due with it for now” things now 🙂
I love decorating on a budget so I’m definitely looking forward to seeing your ideas and inspirations over the next month!
hope I can share something new for you.
Jill D. says
How fun! With four growing boys at home, we are always on a tight budget. I’ll look forward to reading your posts.
P.S. Congrats on the blog launch. I just started my blog a couple of weeks ago as well.
Congrats on your new blog, Jill! Love your orange peonies – need to check out that tutorial
thanks for reading along!
Jen @ Our Fine House says
Looking forward to reading your series. I’m a fellow 31 day Blogger, blogging about 31 Days of Autumn Inspiration. Can’t wait to read all of your ideas!
I saw your series, Jen, and looking forward to reading yours too! 🙂
Thanks for coming over!
Fun! Following along. 🙂
I found this page through Pinterest <3 and i just wanted to leave a note to say how brilliant i found all of your tips and how much i enjoyed reading. I am really struggling at the moment trying to keep the house clean, organised and decorated nicely with two young children and a small budget. Your blog has given me so much inspiration and i feel really motivated to get myself into gear again and try harder to make it work. Thank you! 🙂
Hey! Great website/blog/ideas! Thanks for sharing! But how do I get rid of the vertical bar with the Pinterest and other social media tabs. It is in the way of me reading your blog. I’ve tried clicking on it, but it doesn’t go away.
thanks for letting me know, Lesley. I think I fixed the bar – is it gone now?
Hello! I just wanted to thank you for sharing so many wonderful tips, ideas and projects. I love your website! When I sit down and relax, I look forward to reading my emails and checking out your website each day. I subscribed to your website about a month ago and just today began following on Pinterest. Thanks again for all the great information!