Home Decor on a Budget

Let me a tell you a story not long ago, a belle liked to save money and pat her ‘fro!

Did you like my little rap? Well, friends the foliage is here, the leaves are falling and we’re gearing up to be fashionably frugal in the fall. Sans the alliteration, I hope you get my drift.

In addition to having our fall/winter fashion game on point, the sis and I like to redecorate our home for the season. When we say redecorate, we’re not looking at color palettes y’all (been there done that AND have the uneven paint on the wall to prove it).

Found these thrifting. We paid $17 for the pair, and spray painted them. They were pretty beat up, but we brought them to life!

We love for our rooms to reflect our individual personalities. Tamika and I enjoy looking for bedding like the little old/young ladies we are, and finding looks that suit our tastes. During some shopping last season, we found some great comforter sets on sale at Macy’s. Without much adieu, here’s how I decorated mine:

This comforter set retailed for over $200, but I got it on sale for much less than that…I think around $70. To jazz it up, I added these brown/turquoise pillows that I found for $8 at the Junior League of Birmingham’s Bargain Carousel. Who says home decor can’t be high style without spending a lot of money?

Here are a few tips to get your home in high style:

  • Buy nice comforters that can transition well throughout the year. This comforter is perfect for year-round and adds a bright look for the fall.
  • Invest in high quality sheets, preferably Egyptian cotton. A high thread count is great, but it’s really the cotton that matters.
  • Shop the thrift stores and yard sales. You’d be amazed at what you’ll find for less.
  • Sign up for text alerts and google coupons for some of your favorite stores. We like finding home items at Macy’s, Haverty’s, and of course a good thrift store.

Do you have any home decor tips you’d like to share? Until we upload our newest vid, check out our Fox6 segment here!


Shermika is a writer constantly in search of her next freelance gig and an ending to her short stories. She loves to plan trips, eat tasty delicacies, and tip toe in heels. She enjoys unique jewelry, good music, reading, and chic dresses.

4 thoughts to “Home Decor on a Budget”

  1. I am looking to redo my family room . . . well, after my daughter gets her room redo. . . I tell you children always want something . . .anyway, after her and the game room I plan on doing my room. I like darker masculine colors in my bedroom. I like the cozy feeling of a man . . .let me stop. haha.
    I only decorate/change the furnishings in my home once in a while. Like the only rooms I change with the seasons are my bathrooms. I really don’t have many tips.

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