Creative ways to decorate your home on a shoestring budget

No matter how short on cash you are there are still simple and affordable ideas that can add instant style to your decor. Although it may not be the right economic time to overhaul your home with a big budget remodel and an expensive interior designer, don’t let this squelch your creativity and stifle your enthusiasm to add some sophistication and elegance to your home. With these trendy yet very affordable decorating techniques you can make seemingly small changes that will transform and richly reinvigorate your home into a design masterpiece. Here are 3 creative ways to decorate your home on a tight budget:

1) Kitchen cabinet overhaul

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Consider painting your kitchen cabinets and interchanging the knobs instead of completely replacing them If your kitchen cabinets have taken a serious beating over the years like most properly used kitchens! This can be a simple DIY project that you can do with your kids or family and friends; not only can you can you upgrade the look but it is also an opportunity to bond and laugh together. Start by finding the proper primer and stain resistant paint from your local hardware store. Now you need to clean every single inch of the doors and frames to remove any dirt and grease. With the aid of a good cleaning TSP followed by light sanding, your cabinets will now be ready to paint. A modern trend in kitchens nowadays is taking off the doors of a few cabinets to display and expose your favorite glasses and place settings; to make the effect more dramatic, paint the back of these cabinets with a different color. Quick Tip: if you decide to paint the lower cabinets with a different color than the upper ones then ensure the darker color is on the lower shelves. Darker colored cabinets at the bottom will anchor the room.

2) DIY Friendly Flooring

Glued-down vinyl flooring is a great addition to your home if you are decorating on a shoestring budget. It comes as flexible planks and has a realistic and believable wood look that makes your home welcoming, classy and modern. It has a wear layer that makes the print film extremely durable and is the best defense against wear and tear. Vinyl-flooring is not only extremely DIY friendly, but is often a fraction of the cost of real hardwood flooring. The Pros of vinyl flooring overweigh the cons both in terms of price, quality and durability. These pros include easy installation; budget friendly, extremely easy maintenance, and variety of look and color. Probably the best benefit of glued-down vinyl is that it can be installed over almost any sub-floor.


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3) Accessorize, accessorize, accessorize!

Accessories are a simple yet inexpensive way to accent all the décor elements of your room. Accessorize your home creatively. Instead of expensive remodeling you can introduce some greenery into your home! A good starting point is to put lush green branches in a colorful container or vase and add it to any room that needs a little life brought into it. You can go a step further by getting a small spotlight from Home Depot to light them from below. This will cast a fantastic shadow in empty spaces. Apart from plants, another low budget accessory tip is to\ strategically add mirrors into your space to add depth. Mirrors create the illusion of space and make your home more sophisticated and elegant.


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With these small ideas you can really have a significant impact on your décor. Decorating on a shoestring budget is possible; all you need is a bit of creativity and thinking outside the box!



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  1. October 17, 2016 / 09:57

    Hi Becky,

    Well creative decorative idea of our home in a budget. I’m so glad to know the ways of decorating our home. Specially love your kitchen cabinet decorating idea by painting, this will be perfect for everyone and no one have such wonderful idea before. I highly appreciate you for sharing this idea. Looking the images which you have included this post was awesome, and this look perfect.

    Also, DIY friendly flooring is well suggestion and I’m sure everyone will love the idea. It will change the look of home and our home look stately. Everyone will appreciate when they enter the home.

    You’re definitely right, accessories are the best way to show our home well decorative. These ideas are more useful and since Diwali is coming I must try these idea to decorate my home. It is simple and easy, also there is no need to invest money on it.

    – Ravi.

  2. Finley
    October 20, 2016 / 11:56

    Such delightful tips. I’ve always believed that accessories can make a room, and many are quite inexpensive if you’re savvy with where you shop.

  3. February 26, 2019 / 18:40

    And how much on average does a full renovation cost?

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