Make decorating choices based on how items make you feel, not what's available, "On Sale", or free from the in-laws. Everyone has a budget some big, some small, all can be worked with. Remember your home is not a show room, it's a place to nurture your emotions and your interest.
When you do not have the funds to start over, you just have to be smarter... So loosen up, you probably have more flare than you give yourself credit for.