How To Decorate on a Budget

When it comes to decorating the table for a special event, it is common to think that high budgets are required. The reality is that there are some ways to do it in an affordable way. You only need to let your imagination fly and use elements that may even be unused at home, to convert them into useful decoration elements.


A budget is not important

You do not need money to do something good. The key is to get the most out of each resource and reconvert elements. Choose pieces that suit what you want to convey and what you know your guests need.

Take advantage of every detail and seasonal items that can enhance the composition of your table. Be daring, creative and you will win!


The 4 forces:

  1. Make a plan.
  2. Try to save a dollar.
  3. Experiment with centerpieces.
  4. Experiment with place cards.

  1. Make a plan

The first step will always be to make a plan. With the above, you can have greater clarity of the route you must follow to create an unforgettable table presentation.

With a plan you can centralize your efforts and only choose what is necessary. In terms of time and money it is much more profitable.

  2. Try to save a dollar

The mission in this game will be to avoid spending too much. The route to follow will be to make a list of the items that you would like to have on the table (tablecloths, candles, centerpieces, place cards, cutlery, etc.)

With this, you can define what you can reuse, what elements you have at home to adapt and create the best scene. What remains, will be what you need to buy.

  3. Experiment with centerpieces.

Centerpieces are a key element in decoration. They are ideal to add visual weight and color to the space. In this case, you can use containers that you have on hand. Paint them, decorate them, make magic.

Use seasonal flowers to fill the containers and create a dazzling atmosphere. Direct everything according to your need, you can have a vintage or more modern concept.

  4. Experiment with place cards.

In addition to tablecloths, centerpieces and cutlery (basic elements), you can use place-cards. These items can be made at home and are ideal for customizing the table setting.

Use small cardboard pieces and place the name of each guest, use the colors that best suit, and rustic ties to accompany.

The dining table, this is where your family gathers and where you welcome your guests, so it has to be inviting, cozy and perfect. 

Nate Berkus

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