Easy Decorating Ideas From The Dollar Store Diva,
Marlene Alexander

Hi and welcome! I’m Marlene and I love to combine my two passions, home decor and dollar store shopping, to make inexpensive accents and improvements for my home. Please join me!

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Find of the Week

If anything can help to get us through the winter doldrums it’s colour and this acrylic-look serving tray certainly fills that requirement. It’s a generous, and I might add hefty, 12 1/2-inches square and comes in either black or white in a variety of tropical patterns. I found this tropical tray at Dollarama for four bucks.

See past Finds here.

Quick Tip

(From the Quick Tip Archives)

You can add a layer of warmth to your home inexpensively by using wide scarves in place of throws. We liked this green plaid nubby scarf with tassels and it only cost $3. Great for throwing around your shoulders if you feel chilly.

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February Features: 

When it comes to home décor, I’ve always felt that the trappings of Valentine’s Day can be overdone, perhaps more than any other seasonal celebration. For me, a room over-filled with red, pink and white is a bit much. 

In any case, we all have our own decorating styles and should do whatever makes us the happiest. Here are three Valentine’s Day ideas for showing your rooms a touch of love in honor of
the occasion.

Read Love, Dollar Store Style for more.

Many of the gift boxes you can find at the dollar store are almost too pretty to give away. In fact, I found some patterned boxes that are perfect for storing various items and attractive enough to display in the open.

Here are four different boxes, along with some ideas on how you can use them to hide everyday necessities in plain sight.

Continue reading Boxed In


Here at Dollar Store Style, we believe that art doesn’t have to cost a lot or be complicated to be considered acceptable. Our philosophy has always been, if something is meaningful to you and makes you happy, that’s all you need to know. 

Over the years, we’ve introduced various ideas for making inexpensive original art. Here are three more for your consideration.

Read Three Ideas for Original Art  for the full article.

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