Monday, June 9, 2008

Save Money Decorating Your Home - Guest Post from Kyle at Rather Be Shopping


When my wife and I moved into our current home a few years ago we soon realized we had more blank walls than dollars in our pocket. We quickly learned we had to use our brains and creativity to come up with some ways to decorate our home that did not cost a lot of money. Here are a few of the money saving methods we used followed by some related online coupons that can help you save even more.

~ Become a Pro Painter - Learning to paint is pretty easy and quite affordable. Painting a room or wall provides the biggest impact and change possible in terms of money spent. My local Home Depot has free painting classes every Saturday morning and was something I took full advantage of. Plus, they are typically really good at helping you pick out colors and the correct paint sheen. Just don't forget the drop cloths!

~ Find Artwork Bargains Online - My wife and I have had a lot of success buying prints from All and They have literally thousands of artists and prints with a cool 'custom framing' tool. Plus they often have coupons for 20% off your online purchase or free shipping. They both have nice online clearance sections as well where you can really score a great deal on artwork.

~ Utilize Garage Sales - I have bought both furniture and home decor from garage sales. You can get some great deals, especially if you are willing to refinish wooden furniture yourself. My best garage sale tip is to show up late in the weekend as sellers will be more willing to negotiate a deal with you.

~ Utilize Thrift Stores - The hunt for home decor deals at thrift stores can be quite addictive, so make sure you have a list of what you need and stick to it. This will keep you from filling your garage with a bunch of dust collectors. I speak from experience on this one, although it is a great thing to do if you ever want to start an ebay business out of your garage!

Now for some online coupons that can help you save even more money decorating your home.

All (Beautiful Artwork and Prints)
Save 20% Off your whole Online Purchase
Coupon Code: 82P20
Expiration: 6/20/08
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Free Shipping on your $49 or more Online Order
Coupon Code: None Needed
Expires: 6/18/08
See Additional: Home Depot Coupons

Save 5% Off your Online Purchase
Coupon Code: HARBS06
Expires: 7/31/08
See Additional: Home Annex Coupons

Get Free Shipping on your Online Purchase
Coupon Code: T8FFDC
Expiration: 6/12/08
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Get 20% Off your $75+ order of Window Coverings, Bedding, Bath, Decorative, and Apparel
Coupon Code: WKIT842
Expires: 6/20/08
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New Customers, Save 12% Off your Entire order thru this Link
Coupon Code: None Needed
Expiration: 6/30/08
See Additional: Smart Coupons

Smith & Noble
Save 15% Off your Online Purchase
Coupon Code: SAVE-8PCG
Expiration: 6/16/08
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