Budget Friendly Decorating Tips

Budget Friendly Decorating Tips

Have you always envisioned updates and makeovers to your home, but never took the leap because you were afraid of how much it would cost? While it is true that home renovations and decorating can be quite costly, the great news is that there are some simple techniques that can freshen up your space without breaking the bank.

If you want a new look that will wow your guests, try these inexpensive ideas and projects that will leave you feeling like a decorating master.

Get Thrifty

It is not always feasible to buy brand new furniture, but if you are willing to be patient you can sometimes find incredible deals at garage sales, thrift stores, or estate sales. Be willing to think creatively and outside of the box.  If you have a specific piece of furniture in mind this can be tricky, but if you are willing to wait for something that speaks to you, you may just find a real statement piece for a fraction of the cost.  And remember, second hand means you can almost always negotiate the price.

Go Old School

Another word for this is vintage. If you are willing to put a little elbow grease into a project you can often make old furniture shine.  Think about ways to use reclaimed wood from scrap yards.  Building shelves out of recycled materials is a great way to spruce up a wall.  Using an old door for a head board is a great project that can reveal a rustic and creative look.

Mix It Up

Experiment with ways to spruce up a room with textures. This can be achieved through paint, wallpaper, or crown molding.  You can make your own crown molding if you are feeling adventurous or buy it pre made.  Chair rails can have a luxurious effect and are easy to install.  Painting a different shade above and below the chair rail adds great dimension.


Lighten Up

Try different sources of lighting for your space. First, evaluate the natural light that the room gets, and then diversify your lighting options.  Vintage lamps can add style, while tall lighting mixed with lower lighting can create a better ambiance.  String lights could add a bohemian vibe to the room.

Warm Welcome

Nothing is more inviting than a beautiful front door. Sometimes this can be as simple as painting your existing door a different color.  Spice it up with a vibrant bright red, or create an accent with a modern pastel color.  The best part is, if you grow tired of your color choice you can always repaint later.


Interior and exterior decorating can be daunting if you are working on a budget. But don’t let this deter you from making the changes to your house that you have always dreamed of.  With a little bit of time and effort you can get the look you desire without going broke.