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How to Decorate Your Home on a Budget

Are you trying to decorate your home on a budget? This article will guide you through the process of making your home look beautiful without spending too much. It is easy to get caught up in how expensive it can be to furnish and decorate a house, but there are many ways to do so without going broke. With these tips, you’ll be able to make your home cosy and comfortable while still sticking with a budget!

 

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Sticking to a budget

There are many ways to decorate your home on a budget without skimping. Sticking to a budget doesn’t have to mean a boring, bland home – it’s all about knowing where your priorities are. Decorating your home doesn’t have to be expensive, it just takes some creativity and research. You can buy some used furniture, paint old pieces or purchase inexpensive items from stores or charity shops.

There are also many DIY projects that you can do yourself, such as making picture frames out of scrap wood or wrapping empty cans in fabric to make lamps.

room with homemade decor

 

Cheap decorating ideas

Here are five ways you can decorate with style without breaking the bank.

  1. Paint – with paint, you can refresh your entire living space in a matter of hours. In just one trip to the paint store, you could change the colour scheme and feel of your home with minimal investment.
  2. Reupholster – if you can’t afford to buy new furniture but want to give your home a fresh look, reupholster is the answer. With just some fabric and batting, you can create any style of sofa or armchair – it’s like getting an entirely new piece of furniture at a fraction of the cost.
  3. Wall Art – Decorate the walls with your own art! You can make your own art or find inexpensive pieces to hang on the walls. You can even hang decorative plates as wall art!
  4. Fabric – Disguise old tired cushions with new fabrics, or add colour and style to your windows without spending too much on curtains themselves. You can buy fabric in bulk at the beginning of each season for pennies per metre then simply cut them to size!
  5. Plant – Add houseplants around the home to add instant colour and freshness to your space. Houseplants are relatively inexpensive, but they can make a huge difference in the feel of the room – especially if you live in an area with low natural light.

 

Read our previous post on Cleaning up After an Interior Revamp

 

Interior design trends

  1. Keep your colours neutral to match any potential future buyer.
  2. Incorporate a colour scheme with warm and cool tones, which are easier on the eye than more high contrast palettes like reds or yellows.
  3. Add some greenery into your home to add lushness and life – it’s an easy way to make the space feel larger without spending too much money! Indoor plants need only be watered once a week (and you can use this as an excuse not to have them always out).
  4. Add personality to your home by using the right lighting and finding ways for you to personalize it, such as with paintings or photo prints of loved ones in prominent positions on the wall.

Don’t be afraid to experiment – you might find your style by trying new things!

woman hanging handmade decoration

 

Design trends that are going out of style

  1. The trend of accent walls has been popular for some time now – these are meant to break up your room visually so you can make one wall a little more interesting than the rest. This is an inexpensive way to change up your space and have some fun with design but, if this trend has gone out of style it’s time for you to update!
  2. Matching furniture sets are also out of style – this is when you buy a coffee table, sofa and end-table that all match so the design flows. While it’s always good to have some consistency in your decorating decisions (like using similar colours), having everything match can make things feel too formal.
  3. The trend of hanging pot racks over your stove top is a thing of the past – this was a trend in the ’90s and early 2000s but now it’s time to move on. If you want your kitchen to have more of an industrial feel, try installing concrete countertops or adding metal accents instead.

I think that eliminating these three styles will help create successful interior decorating decisions for any type of budget and even keep your decor on trend for the next decade!

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