10 Ways to Cheaply Decorate a Home
Redecorating can be expensive, regardless of whether you have just bought a new home, are preparing your home to sell, or simply want to change the look of your home. If you are on a budget and you want to add some fresh pizzazz to your home décor, you might think you don’t have many options. Fortunately, this is not the case. Here are 10 cheap home décor ideas that can help you bring new life to your living space.
1. Refresh with Paint
Paint is the obvious answer to bringing new life to your décor and no wonder. It is relatively cheap, there are hundreds of colors to choose from, and a fresh coat will get rid of any marks on your walls and make them look clean. Painting is also easy to do, can be done within a day or two, and is something you can do a little at a time. And if you don’t have time to paint a full room, then just paint a single wall, or even just the trim. You’ll be amazed at the difference it makes.
2. Add Some Wallpaper
Another way to change up a room on the cheap and with little effort is to get some wallpaper that complements your paint colors and other décor. While you might think wallpaper is old-fashioned, it is seeing a major revival in 2022. And with the wide range of colors and patterns out there, you are virtually guaranteed to find just the right wallpaper to suit your tastes.
3. Change Your Accents
Another super easy, fast, and fun method of cheap home décor is to change up your accents. In the living room, this can mean new cushions and throws on your sofa, some new baskets for your shelves, and maybe new lampshades, candles, and other small accents.
In the bedroom, new covers for the bed, new pillow shams, and a nice rug by the bed can do wonders. In the kitchen and bathroom, just changing out the handles on your cabinets and drawers to something new. You can also change out your doorknobs throughout the house.
Your sofa and chairs may look worn and tired, and even if they are still in good condition, you might just be plain bored with them. Slipcovers are a great way to revive your living room furniture décor and they are much cheaper than buying new or even used sofas or chairs. With slipcovers, you can change the color and style of your room’s décor in the blink of an eye.
5. Window Coverings
It’s true that curtains and blinds can be costly, but there are inexpensive options out there. And a new blind, shade, or set of curtains can completely transform a room—any room—for very little money. You can change the color of your window coverings, or even go for something patterned.
6. Wall Art
If you look around, you can usually find wall art for a decent price. Sure, you won’t be buying a van Gogh, but you can find local artist’s prints, or even prints from a local department store, that are inexpensive and add a nice touch of class to your home.
7. Add Greenery
Plants, plants, plants. Adding greenery to your home in the form of plants can really transform your space and make it feel much more alive. Plus, plants are a healthy addition to your home. You can get floor plants and plants for tables and shelves. You can even get plants that hang, and macrame hangers for plants are another trend that is coming back into style.
8. It’s All About Atmosphere
Transform the atmosphere in your home. Each room can be changed by simply adding candles, vases, and functional nick nacks. There are so many simple DIY decor ideas. Perhaps fill some decorative mason jars with colored stones and sand. Fill vintage vases and jars with flowers. Set out a lovely bowl of fruit or get a new coat rack or key rack. Hang some fairy lights. You are only limited by your imagination.
9. Scour Second-hand Shops
Many of the cheap home décor ideas listed above are even cheaper when you can find them in a second-hand shop or a flea market. You can even replace major furniture items that way, if you find the right pieces for your home. Plus, this is a great way to find unique vintage items that might add a little extra flare to your home décor.
10. Move Things Around
This might seem incredibly basic, and perhaps it is, but it can do wonders in your home. Even if you do none of the above, and simply change the position of your furniture, you will have a whole new look in your room. Move the sofa to a different wall and put your chair and coffee and end tables in different locations to create a whole new room. And this isn’t just an option for cheap home decor—it’s free!
At this point, your mind may be churning with ideas. That’s great. Get out a pen and paper, or use the notes section in your phone, and start jotting down ideas of what you want to do to revive your home décor on the cheap.
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