Owning a home can be expensive – after budgeting for regular bills and periodic repairs, there may be little left over for decorating.
Even if you can’t afford to fully redecorate your home, you can still add small touches that freshen up the look of your space. Here are ten low-cost decorating ideas.
1. Show off Your Collections
If you collect something, like postcards or shot glasses, incorporate them into your decor by displaying them on a shelf or in a shadow box. This adds a unique touch to your home.
2. Choose Accent Fabrics
Beds, chairs and couches can be instantly brightened up by using the right pillows. Try choosing pillows in bold patterns and colours to add interest to your seating.
3. Display Your Photos
Choose your favourite photo memories to fill your walls with fun, personalized decor. Simple and inexpensive black photo frames will pop against light-coloured walls.
4. Open up with Mirrors
If you’re decorating a small space, mirrors are essential for making the room seem bigger. Try decorating a plain mirror frame with craft gems or stones to make it look fancier.
5. Add Flowers
A colourful floral arrangement can brighten up any room, but buying fresh flowers can get expensive. Fill a vase with fake flowers from the dollar store instead for an inexpensive bouquet that will never wilt.
6. Try an Accent Wall
Instantly add drama to any room in your house by painting one wall a contrasting colour. Your eyes will automatically be drawn towards that wall.
7. Embrace Your Scholarly Side
Your books are probably organized in the traditional way: according to the author’s last name. However, organizing your books by size or by colour can make a striking visual impact on your bookshelf.
8. Make Your Own Art
With just an inexpensive canvas and paint, you can create your own abstract art piece. Use painter’s tape to create crisp lines, or just get creative with different colours and patterns.
9. Stock up on Holiday Essentials
Once the season is over, holiday decor gets deeply discounted. Shop the sales for plain-coloured pieces that can be used as year-round decor. You can also stock up on cheap holiday items for next year’s decorating.
10. Move Your Furniture
You can completely change the look of a room just by moving around your furniture. By trying out new placements, you may find ways to better use the space in your rooms. The best part is, you won’t spend a cent!
If you get creative, decorating your home doesn’t have to be expensive. These ten small, inexpensive projects will add fresh changes to your home without breaking your budget.
Other ideas on the blog: Tips for painting around your house and 6 great alternatives to replacing your kitchen cabinets.
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