Saturday 17 April 2021
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12 Tips For Decorating On A Budget

Everyone deserves a home they can feel proud of, no matter how tight the budget might be. Luckily, creating a beautiful home for yourself doesn’t have to cost a fortune. You can easily give your home a new lease on life with these easy decorating tips.


  1. Shop around. You don’t have to shop in expensive interior design stores to find beautiful decorative features for your home. Broaden your horizons- look in thrift stores, vintage stores and cheaper homeware departments for interesting and unique pieces.
  2. Buy individual stem vases. Flowers can bring new light and beauty to even the dullest of rooms. You can stretch out the value of your bouquet with thin stem vases- a couple of flowers in each vase can be spread around the house to instantly liven things up.
  3. Spruce old furniture up. A tired old table found in a thrift store can transform into a perfect coffee table or dining room set with just a lick of paint and some DIY help. Turn on your creativity and bring old furniture back to life with bright colors and a polished finish.
  4. Make your own pillows. Couch cushions can be inexplicably expensive, so revive your old worn out cushion covers with new patterns and prints. All you need to do is find fabric you like at a low cost fabric store and then either sew or use fabric glue to attach them to your old cushions. You’ll have a whole new look for your living room at a minimal cost.
  5. Use storage units wisely. Simple storage units can easily be stacked up and turned into a side table. They’re also super handy for keeping your clutter organized and saving you space.
  6. Frame everything. Even if all you have are photocopied art prints and family photos, frame them and hang them on your walls. Artwork and color will lighten the space and make your house feel more like a home. Frames don’t have to be pricy either- buy inexpensive plain frames and paint them in different colors for a fun effect.
  7. Decorate with dramatic mirrors. You can often find interesting old mirrors in thrift stores- hang one in your entrance hall, bedroom or bathroom for a striking effect. Spray paint for a shabby chic look and let the extra light open up your room.
  8. Invest in candles. Candles can make a beautiful display on your coffee table or in your bathroom, especially in the evening when several are lit up at once. Buy a variety in different sizes and group them together around your home. Scented candles can also add a pleasant addition to the atmosphere of your house.
  9. Thrift for tablecloths. It’s easy to make your coffee table or vanity table look pretty and new with a unique tablecloth. You’ll find them in plenty of thrift stores, and they can be draped over your furniture to create an interesting new look.
  10. Rearrange your furniture. Want to mix things up in your home but don’t have the cash to buy anything new? Rearranging the furniture can completely transform a room without having to spend a single penny. It’s also a fun weekend project for the whole family to get involved in.
  11. Revitalize your hangers. Bring a splash of color to your closet by spray painting and wallpapering your old hangers.
  12. De-clutter regularly. The simplest way to keep your home looking in tip top condition even when you don’t have the cash to re-decorate is by keeping clutter away at all costs. A little clutter can make a room look messy and unwelcoming, so clear things out as often as possible to keep your space clean and bright.