Are you looking for different ways you can decorate your home a budget? That makes since, after all, no one has an unlimited amount of funds to decorate until their hearts content. At least I don’t. I’ve actually been in the place where I felt like I couldn’t decorate my home because funds were tight at the time. And it can be really frustrating living in a space where you haven’t been able to make it your own. I feel you. So, if you’re looking for ways to make your house look beautiful with a low-budget, I’ve got you covered. Keep reading for a list of ideas to help. But first grab my Turn Your House Into A Home You Love Worksheet. Now let’s get started.
15 Low And No Cost Ways To Decorate Your Home On A Budget
Ideas to help you update your décor for under $50 or less.
- Update kitchen décor – from lovely centerpieces to exotic coffee bars, updating your kitchen décor doesn’t have to take a lot of money. One low cost change you can make in your kitchen is updating the cabinet pulls and handles. This can be as low as $1 per pull. Adding fresh flowers to the countertop. Less than $10. Or add a faux plant like I did – don’t judge me. You can also display cookbooks on a cookbook stand or corral a few coffee mugs and accessories on a tray for a beautiful display.
- Add plants and flowers – one of my favorite places to buy fresh flowers if Trader Joes. For typically less than $5 or $10, I can leave with a beautiful arrangement of my favorite roses, hydrangeas or other bouquets. I’ve purchased realistic looking faux flowers from Home Goods, and I know they sell plants there too. The beauty is that you can use faux or real plants and flowers in any area of your home. Including the bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, family room and even to decorate outdoors.
- Update living room décor – there are many ways you can update your living room or family room décor. And it doesn’t have to break the bank. One way to add color, texture and tie everything together is by adding or switching out your area rug. You can also add picture frames to your end tables. Or a tray filled with magazines, flowers or books to your coffee table.
- Personalize your space – you can add personality to any area in your home and not spend a ton of money. Personalize your space by framing a copy of your favorite jazz record on the wall. My mother in law loved giraffes and we have several of her wooden figurines placed around the house. Personalizing your space starts with using your hobbies and what brings you joy. And making sure you add that to your home.
- Update master bedroom décor – to be honest, updating your sheets or comforter on your bed will be one of the most costly things you can do with your bedroom décor. It could fall right behind the cost of purchasing furniture. However, you can freshen up your bedroom by adding or changing your throw pillows and throw blankets. You can also work on updating your nightstand and dresser décor. Otherwise known as vignettes.
- Add artwork – Some artwork can be costly but not all of it is. Especially if it’s made by you or someone in your family. How beautiful would a gallery wall of your kids’ artwork be in the hallway leading to the bedrooms? Gorgeous, I think! And if your kids are older, you can take a “Paint and Sip” type class. There, you’ll be able to create your own custom artwork for a fraction of the cost of purchasing a canvas from a professional.
- Update bathroom décor – since a bathroom is a small space, it’s a perfect place to get bold and experiment with your décor! You can make changes with different colors, textures and accessories here. You can add plants and flower to spruce things up. You can also hang artwork and use decorative storage bins to keep all of the necessary bathroom toiletries handy, but still keeping things beautiful.
- Update lighting – updated lighting can make a huge difference! This includes lighting fixtures themselves or add lamps. Take the opportunity to add statement lighting to your space. Updating your lamp shades is also a quick, easy and low-cost way to update your decor
- Add curtains – my tip here is to hang your curtains wide and high! Curtains tend to be the thing that can showcase the true height of a room and help widen it at the same time. It all depends on how you hang them. And the texture and color you choose. Hanging curtains can be a low-cost way to change the mood of any room and also add a spice of color without having to actually paint. Speaking of paint…
- Paint – let’s face it, painting isn’t always cheap. And as a person who’s painted a few rooms before, it’s not for the faint at heart either. With that said, painting a room yourself can be a low-cost way to totally transform a space.
- Change your furniture arrangement – when talking about low-cost ways to transform your home and decorate, how does FREE sound? Now that I’ve got your attention, you don’t have to buy one single item in order to get a complete room transformation. Rearranging furniture is something I’ve done in my own home (just ask my son and husband, LOL) in order to change the look of a space. From moving office furniture into a spare bedroom so you can work from home, to moving a sitting chair from your family room to your bedroom. There are so many ways you can move furniture in your home to change up your décor, so it fits the needs of you and your family.
- DIY wall décor – there are numerous videos on YouTube dedicated to painting and making other DIY wall décor items. I’ve even done some myself. In 2019, I made my own DIY scrabble board titles and hung them on the wall in my basement. As another example you can paint abstract art on a canvas. If you’re looking to save a little money, the do-it-yourself option is one of the most cost-effective things you can do.
- Update door handles and cabinet pulls – this is another low-cost option I’ve used in my own home. I’ve updated drawer pulls on my master bedroom nightstand and dresser. I liked everything else about the furniture and couldn’t justify buying another set just because the pulls were ugly. So, I decided it would be more cost effective to purchase handles that I actually liked than to look for another bedroom set. And making that little change opened up the world of opportunity for me. You can update the door handles in your home, as well as kitchen and bathroom drawers and cabinets.
- Make storage items decorative – for any item that sits out for all to see, take the opportunity to make it look good. You can use a decorative storage box on your bookshelf to keep important papers or remote controls. And really, you can use these to house anything in one spot. It’s a great way to keep your room from looking cluttered. These items can serve both function and beauty. Yay!
- Declutter – okay, so technically decluttering your home isn’t decorating, but it’s hard to decorate when your space is filled with clutter. So, before you take any of the above steps to make your house feel more like a home, start with getting rid of the things you don’t need.
15 Low And No Cost Ways To Decorate Your Home On A Budget
We just covered 15 budget-friendly ways to decorate your home while not spending a ton of money. I’m a firm believer that your home can look beautiful. So, if you want to take the first step in having your home look rich for cheap, grab my free Turn Your House Into A Home You Love Worksheet and get started today.
And please, take a few minutes and leave a comment below and let me know how these tips have helped you.
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