Who among us doesn’t look at their bank statements three times and tell themselves they need to spend less? Even so, we still want to change things up at home and give it a fresh look. But don’t worry, you can make changes without spending a lot of money!
Try out these easy and cost effective home decor ideas:
Finding the paintbrushes and trying a new colour is one of the most obvious ways to give a tired room a new look. If that’s too risky for you, a fresh coat of the same colour could also make the room feel new.
Tip: Use a paint calculator to make sure you don’t buy too much paint.
2. Sheets and Throws
Adding a “cosy hit” to any room is as easy as buying new sheets or throw rugs. This is a great quick fix that won’t break the bank and can be mixed and matched as you like.
Tip: If you know how to use a sewing machine, you can buy two flat sheets and sew them together to make your own doona cover.
Like new sheets, new cushions can really make an old look better. A variety of textures, colours, and sizes will give a living room or bedroom depth and personality and will always be easy to style.
Tip: Figure out your colour scheme before you buy pillows, so you know exactly what to buy.
4. The Beautiful Wall Art
If you really want to feel good, hang up some new modern Indian art. Good art doesn’t have to break the bank, and it’s undeniable that it can make a room feel better or bring it all together. Abstract art paintings are a good way to add some new colours to a room. It also won’t go out of style, so your room will look better for longer.
Tip: Find traditional art or abstract art ideas that fit your personality type perfectly. This will make your room feel more like you and give you the most for your money.
5. Floor rug
A fun new rug or mat is a cheap way to make your favourite room in the house more interesting. Choose one with a hint of colour that will brighten up your space. Sky blue, citrus orange, or daisy yellow can all refresh your style from the ground up.
Tip: It may seem like a no-brainer to say that you should keep your place clean, but sometimes we’re so busy that we forget the basics. Have your carpet, rug, or floor cleaned with steam, and you’ll notice how much better it looks.
6. The light
Got a gloomy room? With the flip of a switch, funky lighting can bring a room back to life. This is one of those great decorating ideas you can use even if you rent and are on a budget.
Tip: Instead of choosing the same type, try mixing and matching different kinds of lighting to create different levels of interest.
7. Indoor plants
Indoor plants are good for your health and look good, so you really can’t go wrong by adding them to your home decor. Whether they are on a white or coloured background, they still seem to stand out and have more life. Substituting with photos of nature is another low-cost and easy way to make your space brighter, and you don’t even need a green thumb!
Tip: You can get cuttings from family and friends for free, or you might have something growing in your garden that does well indoors as well.
8. Wall with a focal point
For the price of a can of paint and a little bit of time, you can give your decor a new level of depth. If you choose a bold colour like the confident blue above, you can get the most impact for the least amount of money
Tip: If you don’t want to paint a whole wall, hang a big piece of creative wall painting art instead to make it stand out.
9. Outdoor materials
Most of the time, you can find wood or wicker furniture made for the outdoors that still looks good inside. This kind of furniture is often cheaper and will last longer because it is strong.
Tip: Wait for sales or go to garage sales to find unique used items that will make your home stand out. By painting a third of your wooden furniture or decorations white or charcoal grey, you can give your mismatched pieces a sense of unity and make them fit in well with your decor.
The internet is full of ideas for cheap home decor that you can make from old things. The time for reusing things has come and gone, which is good for your wallet and the health of our planet. Upcycling can be as easy as using a wooden ladder as a towel rack or as hard as making a light fixture out of an old toy car. It saves money and is fun.
Tip: Don’t change the piece’s original style too much if you want it to fit in with the rest of your decor instead of clashing. You might want to add some old art to tie the look together.
11. Move around
Moving things around in a room is something you can do quickly and for free on the weekend (or several). When you arrange your furniture with skill, you can make a whole new space and give your room a new feel. Bring in a table from another room or switch the rugs, and enjoy the change of scenery.
Tip: Take it a step further by using these special tips to improve the flow of energy in the room.
Embracing minimalism is another quick and free way to improve how you feel at home. Give away or get rid of things you haven’t used in a year, things that take up too much space, and things you don’t love.