July 15, 2020

If your popular feeds on Instagram are brimming with home decoration designs and if your Pinterest boards are teeming with interior design pins it doesn’t take a genius to know that you love beautiful homes. Who doesn’t? Looking at images of appealing and luxurious homes can stir different kinds of emotions.

Most people feel elated whenever they look at nice home designs but there are also those who feel frustrated and stressed because even if they wanted to redecorate their house, they know that they can’t afford it. What if we tell you that there are actually ways to keep your home stylish without breaking the bank?

Yes, revamping your home to make it look trendy doesn’t require thousands of dollars. All it takes is a little creativity, a few inspirational pins and a reasonable budget to help you create your dream home. Let’s check out our top 10 tips for decorating on a budget.

Cost-Efficient Home Decorating Tips

#1: Skip Hiring An Interior Designer/Decorator

The elite and the wealthy spend a great sum of money to hire the most sought after interior designers and decorators to build their dream homes. You don’t have to do that. In fact, you don’t need them. Do you know why? It’s simple. All the designs they built for their clients are likely posted online, which means you can take advantage of their vision and creativity by simply replicating their designs and applying them in your home.

You just need to adjust the materials so that they fit your budget. For example, if they used expensive floor tiles you can choose a tile design that closely resembles the tiles on the image but you’ll have to find a cheaper brand.

#2 Do It Yourself Projects

As long as you have the patience, time and willingness to embark on a DIY home decorating project you can achieve your dream home without spending too much.

However, before you start, we highly recommend that you allocate time to do your research so you can assess if you have the skills to complete it. Otherwise, you’re just wasting your time, money and energy on a DIY project that will not give you the outcome you envisioned in your mind.

#3 Rearrange Your Furniture 

Rearranging Furniture

As simple as moving your furniture and rearranging them can already make a significant difference in the look of your home. Try to experiment by moving your couch and tables around and see what arrangement looks nice.

Sometimes how you position your couch can make your home look small. Try moving them around until you find an arrangement that satisfies you. This simple technique requires zero cash.

#4 Reupholster Your Furniture Pieces

If you’ve had an orange couch for God knows how long and what used to be a bright and vibrant orange is now mapped with oil stains and liquid spills you know that having this kind of furniture in your home is an eye sore and it can easily ruin the aesthetics of your living room.

You don’t have to throw it away. Instead of buying a new couch you can shop for cheap fabric that you can use to reupholster your couch with. You’ll spend a fraction of the cost compared to getting a new furniture piece.

#5 Check Out Thrift Shops and Flea Markets

Creating a sophisticated home doesn’t mean you have to buy everything brand new. Remember, one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. Trust us, beautiful things don’t always come in plastic packaging.

A trip to a flea market or a thrift shop will let you discover second hand items that you can use to decorate your house with. They are also sold at very cheap prices. Plus, if you get lucky, you might even find antique decors!

#6 Repaint Your Home

Paint Rooms In Home

Most people think that redecorating their homes means tearing down walls, ceilings and floors and changing everything from top to bottom. Well, if you have the money to do that you can but if you are working on a limited budget it’s just not feasible.

A cheap way to revamp your home is to change the paint color. A gallon of paint can already transform a medium-sized room and that would only cost you roughly $30.

#7 Try Wallpaper

If you’re the type of person who loves patterns then you can go for wallpaper instead of paint. Wallpapers come in a wide array of styles and patterns you can choose from. Whatever theme you have for your home you are sure to find a wallpaper design that will suit your taste.

#8 Shop For New Pillows and Beddings

Living Room pillows

Trust us, sometimes all it takes to freshen up your home is by changing your sheets and pillows. You can also change throw pillow covers in your living room. Some homeowners also change their carpets and curtains to match their pillows. If it is summer for you, you can find great tips here for decorating for summertime.

#9 Add New Lighting

You can enhance the ambiance of your home by spending your money on new lighting. Warm white lighting makes your home look cozier and more inviting. We suggest you subscribe to companies that sell home furniture pieces so you can be notified whenever they are having a sale.

#10 Shop For Accent Decors

Living Room Accents

 Sure, it can be tempting to buy all the beautiful decorative pieces that are on sale but the truth is, you don’t need to fill out all the empty spaces in your home with décor. All it takes is a few accent pieces that are designed to stand out. Less is always more.


There you have it, our ten budget-friendly tips that are sure to take your home design to the next level. You don’t need to spend a huge chunk of your savings just so you could revamp your home.

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