Are you looking to update your home without breaking the bank?

Whether you have just moved into the home of your dreams or you are looking to spruce up your current home’s look, here are some tips and tricks to decorating on a budget.

We have put together a collection of budget friendly tips and tricks for you to choose from. Read through the tips below for inspiration on decorating your home without breaking the bank.

Try Hanging Plates

Real Simple offers the low-cost, budget friendly tip of hanging plates on the wall. This will add an unexpected splash of color and fresh look. When hanging the plates, make sure to vary the hues, but stay within the same color family. Also, don’t be afraid to vary sizes and textures. Keep your most dramatic plate towards the middle. You can hang plates by adding wire plate hangers. Then simply hang the plates on picture nails.

Build Your Own Headboard

HGTV recommends building your own headboard. HGTV writes that headboards are the perfect combination for form and function. By building your own headboard, you will keep costs low. You can dream up your own, unique headboard and choose from options including:

  • Hardwood with wrought-iron inlays
  • Illuminated acrylic
  • Refurbished  wood, or
  • Fabric panels

Update Your Bookshelf

Country Living suggests adding wallpaper to the interior back of a bookcase. This will allow you to save money by only wallpapering the bookcase instead of the whole room. It will also add a perfect pop of color.

Get Organized

A great way to save money decorating your home is by getting organized. Clear out the clutter and give every item a home.

Create Focal Points

Style At Home suggests creating a focal point in every room. You can choose from focusing the room on one item or a group of items. According to Jill Asher for Houzz Inc, “The focal point is the area that demands complete attention as soon as someone enters that room.” An example of creating a focal point on a budget is to include a wall of photos or wall art.

Light Up Rooms

In another tip by HGTV, you can transform a room by updating the lighting. Do this by adding hanging lights in a dark space. Or, try adding a new lamp shade to an old lamp.

Beach Theme

We love the idea of a beach theme from Real Simple. Remember those shells and other beach items you picked up on you last trip from the beach? Use those items to “warm up” your kitchen or entryway.


When it comes to decorating, a little can go a long way. Sometimes all it takes is rearranging your current furniture, adding a light fixture, or finding unique ways to organize your things.


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