These Budget Friendly Decorating Tips could be just what you need to add that special touch to your home when your budget is tight!
I know first hand with the happenings of the last year and half… budgets are tighter than usual! If you have the itch to change things around your home a bit… you still have tons of ways to create a stylish and welcoming home for yourself, friends and family! Let’s check out some Budget Friendly Decorating Tips to help you out.
Add Art/Gallery Wall
Art doesn’t have to be expensive. You can pick up something really cool out at a Thrift Store or Flea Market. Many times all they need is a little cleaning and with the power of paint you can give the frame the look you would really like! Speaking of frames, you can pick up some at the Thrift Store once again… give them a great paint treatment or stain and add Free Printables. There is a plethora of them on-line… take the time to find some that would fit your style perfectly. One suggestion… take them to be printed to your local Office Supply Store… the laser quality really pops and gives you a professional look for $1 (using card stock)! You can also frame photos and create a gallery wall, frame object that you love and create art that way. A ton of possibilities and none of them will break the budget! I saw this recently on my friends site if you have kids… frame one of their special memories like this cape. In no time you have a large piece of art that will be the focal of their room! The possibilities are endless!
Sometimes it is not about adding but more about hiding and changing the look of some items. Here are some ideas and if you click here… you will get ideas for all of the below!
- Make Television Cords Disappear
- Create a creative Litter Box
- Get rid of those Popcorn Ceilings
- Create a covered space for all those iPhones, cell phones & tablets to charge
- Give Alexa a Makeover (especially if you have the Farmhouse look)
- Add a sink curtain to the Bathroom
- Cleverly hide your Router
- Hide not so pretty Door Bells
- Hide your Printer
- Hide the Garage Door Opener with style
- Disguise the Thermostat
- Restyle your Router
- Cleverly Hide Bathroom Sink Plumbing
Repurpose an Old Ladder or Build one on the cheap
You might have an old step ladder in the garage or you can look for one at a Garage Sale, Thrift Store, Flea Market or wherever! Clean it up… you might want re-stain it or give it a fabulous paint treatment. Then you can use it for all kinds of things… a place to store your extra bathroom towels… it could be the perfect plant stand… a place to display a little collection and so much more! You can also build a Farmhouse flat ladder to display quilts, throws, wreaths and all kinds of items and you can make one yourself for under $20!
Rearrange Your Furniture
This is a great way to change things up and it will cost your $0! You might even want to take a piece from one room and use it in another! Make quick sketches on what you are thinking so you an apply them easily. Tons of possibilities.
This is always a fun thing to do! The best thing is you can shop your own house and look for special items you would like to display. You will be surprised what you can find. You can check out the Thrift Store and find wonderful ways to upcycle pieces that would be outstanding for your project like this one. You can color coordinate your books or you could cover your books with craft paper, fabric and other creative ways to match the esthetic you are going for and the list goes on. Here’s one that is perfect for the Farmhouse Look and you can use any book at all! You will be amazed what you can do with no money or just a little bit!
Add Fresh Blooms
Fresh Flowers always make a room happy! The used to cost an arm and a leg but now you can pick them up as cheap as $4.99 at Trader Joe’s and most Grocery Store Bouquets are under $9.99. So take out your favorite vase or container and fill them with the prettiest flowers the week has to offer!
Reinvent and Upcycle
For example… you might have some old suitcases that you are not using any longer… how about turning them into a nightstand or a small table?
Add Trim to Curtains and Pillows
Get yourself some fabulous trim… could be pom poms… fringe… whatever makes your heart flutter and add trim your curtains and or pillows with it! An instant lift to your decor! You are just improving on what you have all ready and that is a good thing!
Create Decor With Dollar Store Projects
You will be surprised how fabulous a Dollar Store Project can be! Just take a look at this one from Little House of Four… Looks like it came from a high end boutique and literally costs about $5! Be sure to check out our Gallery of Dollar Store Creations of all kinds … I guarantee you will find tons of items that you adore!
Create A China Plate Gallery
There are so many single dishes for sale at Thrift Stores… Garage Sales and more and many of them are cheap. Start a collection of your favorites and then when you have enough… create a China Plate Wall gallery! You can go Modern… Cottage Chic… whatever your heart desires and you will have tons of fun collecting and searching for them in all kinds of patterns and sizes!
If you are looking for immediate gratification… Paint and Accent Wall. Quick… easy and extremely affordable… you only have to purchase a pint of your favorite color. This is an awesome way to add something fresh for such a little investment.
This is the cheapest plan of all is decluttering and wow does it make a difference any where in your home! It could be as simple as decluttering shoes or an entire room
Change up your Cabinet and Furniture Hardware
You will find that some hardware is very affordable… so consider changing up the Kitchen Hardware but if the budget is very tight… you might want to start with some new hardware for your favorite end tables or dresser! You will be surprised how it changes up the look instantly!
Real or Faux… adding plants to your home instantly warms it up and makes it a cozier space. Be on the look out at places like Home Depot and your Local Nurseries for plants on sale and then hop on over here for some DIY Planter Ideas that even Joanna Gaines herself would use! Then have fun displaying them (remember… giving some of your plants a lift by placing them on some books is a great look!)
There are so many affordable options for Slipcovers (try IKEA) …… so look into them and find the one you want so you can give your chair or sofa a new fresh look. You also might want to check out some blogs for DIY Slipcovers… if you know how to sew… you’ve got it made.
Time for New Throw Pillows
Nothing perks up a chair… bed or sofa like some new Throw Pillows. You can pick up pillow covers on the cheap just about everywhere. Ikea has great ones and so does Amazon! This is the quickest and easiest ways to change the mood of a room!
How about installing some floating shelves to display some artwork… photographs… plants… favorite things and more!
Add a Bar Cart or Coffee Cart
There are tons of budget friendly carts out there that you can put your own spin on. Plus… you can find a piece at the Thrift Store or Garage Sale or Flea Market that you can upcycle to become the perfect cart… just add casters. Create a Bar or a Coffee Cart or Tea Cart… whatever you love. You can shop your home to fill it and you can also treat yourself to some new cups or glasses! Looks great and oh so useful! By The Way… you can pick up so many different things for your bar… from glasses to martini shakers to ice buckets at the Thrift Shop for great savings!
Restyle Your Coffee Table
This is always fun and gives you so much satisfaction. Check out the Thrift Store for some trays… baskets… candle sticks… figurines and so much more. Some you might want to give a makeover and some you might love just the way they are. Try to get a variety of heights…textures and colors. Once again… check your home for some items you may want to use in your vignette. A world of possibilities!
Add new Tea Towels
Sometimes all it takes is a little something new. Purchase or DIY up some new Tea Towel Designs and Display.
Add a Rack
A simple wooden rack can become a vehicle for all kinds of things… wreaths… hanging flowers… aprons… towels… utensils and so much more. You can make a simple peg rack and then add to it. Doesn’t only have to be for the Kitchen… try other rooms and add your favorite things.
Add a Rug
There are tons of inexpensive rugs out there just waiting to be added to your space. Instantly you can add a touch of warmth… coziness… a pop of color… texture and more. You can even go one bigger and get two rugs and layer them for more drama!
Refresh a Bookshelf
If you have a bookshelf of any size… give it a new look by simply adding wallpaper, tiles, contact paper, wood paneling, even a paint treatment to the back of the shelf unit! If you would like… redo the entire piece with a new paint treatment or stain also. You will be surprise how much new personality it will bring to your room.
Try an IKEA Hack
If you are looking for a new statement piece on the cheap… check out the Plethora Of IKEA Hacks… you won’t even know where to start. You can create a great piece on the cheap! Explore and enjoy! Be sure to explore our IKEA Hack Gallery !
Paint The Floors
Paint is a wonderful thing! It can do so much wherever it is used. Give it a try on a floor of choice. You can go solid or take it a step further and add a stencil! Oh the possibilities!
Add a Mirror
Hit the Thrift Shops or Sales and pick up a new Mirror for the Bathroom… Living Room and even the Kitchen… add some drama! Maybe even collect a few and create a Mirror Gallery Wall!
Think about making yourself a Blanket Stand where you can display all your pretty throws! A very budget friendly project and you can use the pretty blankets you all ready have!
Sure hope these Budget Saving Decorating Tips Inspire you! Fill us in next time which one you used or which ones! Love hearing from you all!
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