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5 Tips for Decorating Your Home on a Budget

by Lizzie Howard Freelance Writer

Everyone wants to live in a beautiful home. However, the cost of decorating a home can sometimes be too much that you decide to bury the idea. Do not live in a plain and boring home because of the cost. Here are a few ways to improve the appearance of your home without breaking the bank.

Declutter Your Home

If you are the type that does not let go easily, you must have many things that you do not use lying around in the house. Holding onto damaged, dated, or worn items does a massive disservice to your home. If you have things you are still holding onto from your teenage years or valueless items that you have carried along into five houses, it is time to let them go.


Decluttering your home is the easiest and cheapest way to give it a fresh look. Most of these things, especially the non-essential ones, take up so much space that would otherwise make your house look bigger or neater. You should dispose of them and start on a new slate.

A Fresh Coat of Paint

Applying a fresh coat of paint to your walls could be the magic your home needed. A new paint job is affordable and easy to do, making it a very cheap way to revamp your house. Apply neutral colors to walls for flexibility when adding other pieces of décor into a room.


Whether it’s a new home or an old one, painting a different color from the original makes it look like a new house. Paint is like make-up for architecture. The right color will transform any wall. Maintain a unified theme to avoid making your home look like a gallery.

Decorate the Walls with Affordable Art

There are two ways to get art for your walls. You can buy large wall art from places with quality and affordable art pieces or mount your favorite pieces on the wall with frames around them. Whichever way you choose to go about it, ensure that the art resonates with the house theme and color scheme.


You can choose between a big-sized piece of art or small frames of different sizes. The idea is to create a gallery glam or fill up a wall with a conspicuous piece. Large art makes smaller spaces look bigger. Art must not cost an arm and leg for it to look spectacular in your home.

Mix Quality Décor Items with Simple Inexpensive Finds

If you have a few state-of-the-art décor items in your home, you do not have to go for the same quality items to make your home look different. You can shop for beautiful but simple and cheap items to add to that collection.


The quality pieces will complement the new simple ones, and most times, there won’t be any notable difference. The simple pieces blend in with the quality pieces, especially when the theme is the same. When you are on a budget, you want to focus on your house theme and not its price when picking out a piece. Cheap items can also look great amid quality pieces.

Replace Old Light Fixtures with Modern Designs

Changing the light fixtures in your home could be awfully expensive or quite affordable, depending on the ideas you have in mind. Simple lampshades on bedside tables could transform your bedroom into a palace.


Also, you do not need to hire an electrician to connect to a lampshade for you. Sometimes the house needs a few new bulbs and a beautiful table lamp. Many modern lighting designs make a home look better for less. Do not hold on to old light fixtures when there are so many affordable options.

Final Thought

There are so many things that you can do in your home to improve its aesthetic value, and most of them do not require a lot of money. Learn to work with what you have and only buy what is necessary. If you can create a DIY piece or plant a flower, go for it. Relying on other people to help you decorate your home costs money. If you can go without it, then do it and live in a beautiful home.


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About Lizzie Howard Innovator   Freelance Writer

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Created on Jul 1st 2021 10:33. Viewed 233 times.

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