Welcome to DecorHint! Here you will find affordable home décor, easy DIY projects, crafts and decorating tips.

About Me…

I’m Karen – the blogger, photographer, creator and DIY’er behind DecorHint. I’m a wife and mom of 2 living in North Carolina.


I think I was born with a passion for decorating. I would spend hours meticulously setting up the rooms in my Barbie’s Dreamhouse. And I was always eager to help my mom rearrange furniture and shop for home goods.

After working in technology and then again in real estate – I hit the pause button on my career so I could stay home with our children. It was during that time that I started DecorHint, writing articles and doing projects in between naps and diaper changes. It was a way for me to document the trials and tribulations of decorating a home on a budget.

Today, DecorHint is a full-time interior design website publishing hundreds of in-depth tutorials and home design projects each and every year. When I hit the publish button on my very first article here, I never envisioned that this blog would grow into what it is today! I feel incredibly fortunate to be doing what I love for a living.

DecorHint has been featured in publications such as Pioneer Woman, Hunker, Yahoo, Bustle, Pottery Barn Teen, Apartment Therapy, CraftGawker, Pretty Handy Girl, Shutterfly, Redfin, and Buzzfeed.

DecorHint.com media features

How I learned to Design

For half a decade now, design has been my life. Like a lot of self taught designers, I learned by doing. Taking a room from empty to fully furnished gives you a lot of experience – and I did this all while sticking to a tight budget.

I pored over my favorite designer spaces and Pinterest photos to study what worked in these rooms. I learned so much and I slowly developed my own design style. Speaking of, you can tour our home right here!

Through a combination of DIY, buying affordable (but nice) home goods, and learning some of the fundamentals of good design, I was able to transform our home and save a ton of money in the process. (Not to mention – have a lot of fun and learn some new skills along the way!) That’s what this blog is all about.

DecorHint is all about…

Helping you Style your Home on a Budget. Plain and Simple.

Here on the blog, you will find:

  • DIY Home Décor Projects: teaching you how to make the things you see in stores for a lot less.
  • Decorating Advice – passing along the decorating hints and tips I’ve learned.
  • Affordable Home Finds – showing you where to actually get the stuff that looks good but isn’t expensive.

I’m incredibly passionate about woodworking, and encourage you to metaphorically ‘pick up that hammer.’ I’ve been able to build some beautiful pieces for our home with not a lot of money at all.

If you want to get started, check out this list of easy wood projects – all things for your home. But, if paint or crafts are more your thing – I got you covered there too.

using an orbital sander to distress wood

I also love finding new home goods for you. In fact, it’s one of my favorite things ever. Check out my Amazon page for all my favorite finds there – and be sure to check out my home finds for Best of the Best lists – like washable rugs, leather sofas, accent chairs and more.

Finally, you’ll get lots of tips and hints for styling, organizing and cleaning your home as well. I’m a certified clean freak and I think the vacuum was one of the greatest inventions ever.

I promise to keep creating for you, keep sharing with you, and hopefully keep inspiring you. If you want to get in touch, I would LOVE to hear from you. You can contact me here.

You can also follow me on FacebookPinterest, or Instagram. Check out my shops on LTK here and Amazon here so you can get direct links to my favorite products. And finally, be sure to sign up to my newsletter so you can stay up to date on all the latest.

Thank you so much for visiting my little corner of the internet today. I hope you decide to stay a while.

xo Karen