Tips And Ideas For Home Décor
On A Budget

8 Ideas For Home Decorating On A Budget

While decorating your new home or apartment can be an exciting venture, it can be a bit tricky if you’re on a tight budget. Here area few ideas to get you started on your decorating endeavors without breaking the bank.  

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Wallpaper

1. Incorporate Interesting Wallpapers

One of the simplest and most budget-friendly ways to instantly elevate your interior design game is by using wallpaper. Wallpaper can be used in almost any room in the house – from adding an interesting accent wall to your living room, visually emphasizing a small reading nook, or giving your bathroom a soothing vibe. Wallpapers come in a variety of designs and textures and are easy to integrate into your existing home décor.
Accent Pillows

2. Think Textiles For Texture

Another luxurious upgrade on the cheap can be achieved by adding an interesting mix of textiles into your home. A combination of accent pillows of varying colors and textures paired with a sofa throw in a cohesive color palette instantly upgrades your living room. Instead of focusing on art prints exclusively for wall décor, consider adding an interesting tapestry to your art collection to instantly add warmth and texture to a room.
Indoor Plants

3. Add Some Greenery To Your Environment

Adding a few indoor plants to your home is a great way to create a more inviting home environment. Plants add a pop of color to your home, purify the air, and have been proven to improve your mood. To keep it budget-friendly, skip the fancy planters and DIY your own by painting terracotta pots with unique designs. Plants that do well indoors include the Snake Plant (Sansevieria), Golden Pothos (Epipremnum aureum), and the Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus Lyrata).
Multi-Use Sofa

4. Expand Your Living Space

We all have areas in our home that feel slightly cramped, doubly so if you live in an apartment. While we can’t necessarily go tearing down walls to achieve an open-space floor plan, adding a strategically placed mirror (or mirrors) can visually enlarge your space. This effect is best achieved by placing a single large mirror (or a collage of smaller decorative mirrors) on a wall opposite a source of natural light. This also has the added benefit of giving your indoor plants an extra boost of sunlight.
Painting

5. Create Personal Works Of Art

Integrating your own DIY artwork to your art collection is a great way to cut costs while achieving a truly individual and distinctive aesthetic. If drawing is not your thing, you can curate nature into a beautiful collection by framing an assortment of pressed wildflowers and leaves. You can also create your very own abstract art by cutting different colors and textures of decorative paper into interesting geometric shapes, arranging them in unique layouts, and gluing them onto a cardstock backing to create your own a one-of-a-kind work of art.
Artificial Light

6. Create Décor With Unique Pieces

Expand your definition of décor and think outside the box – decorative pieces in your home can be more than just a few generic prints on the wall. A thrifted assortment of wicker baskets or an eclectic mix of vintage china plates can be arranged into a striking display on a bare wall. An assortment of second-hand colorful vases and glass bottles can be assembled into a unique decorative display on a bare shelf.
Decor Chest

7. Shop Your Home For Pieces That Could Use A Quick Makeover

While it may not be as exciting as hunting for the perfect on-trend piece, repurposing furniture you already own is a great way to save quite a bit of money while still giving your home a fresh new look. An old chest of drawers can be updated with a fresh coat of paint or varnish and new handles, and a boring door can get an updated look with an interesting new doorknob.
Bookshelves

8. Include Elements Of Design In Unexpected Places

In smaller apartments where real estate is scarce, or in any room where you would like make best use of your available space, incorporating décor elements into functional pieces is a must. Arrange a personal assortment of knickknacks as a centerpiece on your coffee table, or create a living centerpiece with a mixture of mini succulents. Bookshelves can also be used to house decorative elements as well as books by arranging photos, interesting vintage pieces, or even a few plants to break up the monotony of library-like rows of books.
Most importantly – don’t rush it! Authentic, genuine, personal décor that makes your house feel like home can take some time to curate, especially when you’re on a budget. It may not all come together immediately, but little by little you can cultivate your personal style and explore what works best for you. Happy decorating!