Here are 5 ways to save money while decorating your home


1. Capital One Shopping — Instantly save at Pottery Barn, West Elm & more


Your wallet no longer has to suffer from your expensive taste in decor. Capital One Shopping is a Chrome extension that automatically applies coupon codes and discounts at Crate & Barrel, Williams Sonoma, West Elm and pretty much everywhere else.

Oh, and it’s totally free. Get it HERE.

2. Do this instead of paying for custom framing


Have a piece of art with obscure dimensions? If you can’t find a pre-made frame, look for a cheap, pre-framed piece of art from a craft store or thrift shop. Remove the backing, and replace the art with your own piece. This is so much cheaper than custom framing. You can even have the store associates at Hobby Lobby cut matting for it, which is also super cheap.

3. Use contact paper to fake a marble surface


Or even buy a slab of marble and DIY. This is a much more affordable option than buying the tables or shelves already made.

4. Use candles instead of firewood in your fireplace


This is a great hack for a broken or unkept fireplace, and it’s hassle-free. An added bonus: You can even spruce up the look with a candle-holding fireplace cover, like this one from Wayfair.

5. Fake your hardwood floors


From tile to laminate, there are so many options for faux hardwood flooring nowadays. Plus, it’s almost impossible to tell the difference, and it’s often much easier to keep up.

Whether you’re shopping with Capital One Shopping or DIYing your side table, these budget-friendly decor hacks will make your home look anything but cheap.