Japan’s 100 yen stores, Daiso and Seria, are famous across the world for their innovative and affordable goods. All you need to do is search for ‘Daiso home decor’ on Pinterest, YouTube, or Google, and you’ll encounter endless lists of must-buys from the 100 yen store, it’s similar for Seria too.
Here we will discuss ideas for cheap house decor, using Seria and Daiso home decor goods. With beautiful ceramics and plants, magical windchimes, practical tension poles, and plenty of DIY craft decor materials, it’s definitely possible to decorate your home on a tight budget.
Almost every 100 yen store has a selection of beautiful ceramics, that are both practical for use in the kitchen and beautiful as pieces for decorating your apartment.
Although ceramics from 100 yen stores may be cheap house decor, they can add an elegant and slick feel to your apartment. You’ll be able to find unique bowls, mugs, plates, sake pourers, and cups.
Moreover, you can avoid clutter by choosing practical pieces to decorate your apartment, rather than purely ornamental pieces.
Bring the sound of summer into your living space by purchasing a couple of windchimes to place by your window or on your balcony. It is the perfect seasonal summer decoration which you can find in 100-yen stores in this time of the year. You’ll thank yourself later as you hear summer breezes bring a sweet chime.
If you prefer to make your own windchime, 100-yen stores are also a great place to get cheap materials to put one together! DIY windchimes can be simply made by attaching small trinkets to string, and attaching those strings to a base. Be creative in what materials you use for a unique result!
Perhaps the most practical piece of cheap house decor is the tension pole. The tension pole is one of the most popular items at almost any 100 yen store.
You can use a tension pole between any two walls or surfaces and can then balance items on it. For example, in the toilet room, where there are two walls close together, you can use two tension poles and then balance a large block of material to make a shelf.
A tension pole can also be used to hang decorations, such as plant hangers, decorative storage pots, or any decor that you like. The tension pole is one of the best pieces of Daiso home decor since it can be used creatively for different applications.
DIY Kits, Yarn, and Other Craft Materials
Sometimes the best way to decorate your apartment is by getting creative and doing it yourself. This way you can add a truly personal touch to your living space. At Seria, you can find DIY craft kits with small projects you can make to use as cheap apartment decor.
Are you into crochet or knitting? Or is now the perfect opportunity to try out a new craft such as macrame? For a unique piece of Daiso home decor, why not make a macrame wall hanging using 100 yen store rope. Please check out our Daiso DIY guide for macrame wall hangers if you’d like more ideas for this.
At any 100 yen store, you will be able to find a variety of yarns of all different colors, shapes, and textures. You can make your own home decor projects, or follow patterns for cushion covers, plant hangers, coasters, or table covers.
Plants and planters
100 yen stores have houseplants, fake plants and flowers, seeds, interesting plant pots, and so many accessories for arranging and decorating your plants, such as small birdcages, signposts, ceramics, and everything cute.
One of the most popular home decor trends that have seen a resurgence in the last few years is using plants and nature to decorate your living space. Plants are one of the best choices for cheap house decor because, as natural and living pieces, they aren’t going to look cheap. Plants can also offer a tonne of benefits for mental health and wellbeing.
Some of the houseplants you can find at a 100 yen store include; Spider plants, Peperomia, Snake plants, Pothos, Philodendrons, Pilea, Aloe, Dieffenbachia, air plants, and so many succulents and cacti. That’s a lot of plants!
Most plants at Seria or Daiso are fairly small, but if you want bigger plants, consider choosing ones that are known for growing quickly. Some quick-growing houseplants are Spider plants, Pothos, and Pilea.
With all the small plants you can get creative too – check out our guide on how to make a Daiso DIY terrarium.
If you don’t consider yourself green-fingered, the 100 yen stores still have you sorted! Check out the array of fake flowers and plants, and even some dried flowers, which you can arrange in your own creative design.
Another piece of Daiso home decor is fairy lights. Fairly lights can be used subtly to add some tasteful decoration to any apartment.
Most apartments have bright white LED lighting, so it’s nice if you can have some softer lighting for the evening – this is where the fairy lights come in if you are on a budget. The battery-powered fairy lights are the most popular type, and they can be found at any 100 yen store.
Fairy lights could be placed in a glass container or draped in a corner of the room. If you really like fairy lights, you could have multiple sets of fairy lights running across the ceiling too!
There are so many more items you can use in 100 yen stores to decorate your apartment on a budget. Sometimes it is easy to overlook items that may be used creatively to make something beautiful in your apartment. So do keep yourself open to inspiration when you’re strolling around the aisles! Happy decorating!