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Julie Mott’s Genius IKEA Hacks to Decorate Your Home on a Budget

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Decorating your home to your tastes is what makes it a comfy location. There’s something about a well-decorated home that makes you feel all cozy inside. The problem is decorating can quickly become expensive. Those Pinterest boards are nice but not usually budget-friendly. How can you possibly decorate without breaking the bank?

We’ve got you covered! Check out these genius IKEA hacks for decorating your home on a budget from Julie Mott.

Start with the Entryway

You might be amazed at how much your entryway can improve your décor. It is so important to make your entryway delightful and welcoming in every way possible. You can double this with an organizational touch and combine space-saving with a welcoming home.

Try the IKEA Kallax shelf, for example. You have both style and organization. And it comes at only a fraction of the cost of similar pieces. You can use drawers or baskets and keep it both elegant and straightforward. Add some décor to the top, and you’ve got the perfect look!

Design with Shelves

IKEA offers an endless array of shelves. From floating wall shelves to decorative and stated pieces. It’s totally up to you, and you can match your shelves to your décor. They have a multitude of sizes and styles.

The nice thing about shelves is you can use them for both storage and decorative purposes. Grab some baskets to add to the storage piece and put some beautiful shelves to work in your home.

Make Your Own Desk

Everyone needs a desk in their home, especially now with so many businesses transitioning to work from home solutions. You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars on a desk or clear out a full room for an office. There are plenty of ways to set up a home office space.

Rather than focusing on just purchasing a desk, consider building your own. IKEA has desktops that you can add to the top of your at-home furniture. Try placing it over an open bookshelf and adding one of those ever-popular IKEA carts. It’s simple but provides workspace and storage space for a budget solution.

Don’t Forget Lighting

One of the easiest and most affordable ways to spruce up your decorating is to add a lamp or lighting piece of some sort. People often take this option for granted. Lamps can do a lot for space. From looks to lighting, you should never forget them. If you don’t need a lamp, try changing out the overhead lighting to make it stand out or pop. IKEA has plenty to choose from!


Finally, don’t forget to accessorize your space. Check out rugs, throw pillows, beddings, blankets, curtains, and small statement pieces. IKEA has plenty to offer in all of these categories, so you can mix and match or find something that fits both your budget and your space.

It’s time to get to work decorating your home on a budget. We hope these simple tips help you know just where to start for the perfect inspiration.

About Julie Mott

Julie Mott is a Chicago-based IKEA fan and interior design enthusiast. Ms. Mott is an avid reader of interior design books, from which she draws inspiration. Her favorite interior designer is Joanna Gaines, and “Magnolia Home” is her go-to source for design ideas. Julie aspires to create an interior design hub for stay-at-home moms who shop on a budget.