Decorating your home is exciting, but it can be an expensive affair! Once you start scrolling through online shopping platforms such as Amazon, you begin to see loads of things that can beautify your space. By the time you know it, your shopping cart is full and your bank balance plummets!
But you don’t have to go broke decorating your home! With a small budget and a little creativity, you can create a lovely living space without breaking the bank. Here are 15 affordable home décor ideas you can try out:
Plants are a great addition to any home. They provide a touch of nature and a pop of colour to your space. And the best part is, you can pick and choose plants according to your taste and budget. You can get small potted plants from any nearby nursery or order them online. Pothos, spider plant, and aloe are some low-maintenance plants you can consider.
Alternatively, you could go for artificial plants instead. You don’t have to water them, but they can get pretty dusty, so you’ll need to give them a wipe-down now and then. Artificial monstera and sky bird plants are trendy options that can add a nice flair to your space.
2. Rope plant hangers
One unique way to display your potted plants is with rope plant hangers. These hangers are quite affordable. You can buy them online or make your own DIY plant hangers with some rope (there are loads of DIY videos online). These rope plant hangers provide an interesting Bohemian touch to your home décor.
3. Framed quotes
Do you have a quote that you absolutely love? Why not print it out in your favourite font, frame it, and display it on your coffee table? Not only is this an inexpensive way to decorate your home, but it also injects positive vibes into your space for those days when you need an added dose of motivation!
Here are some of my favourite quotes that I have framed at home:
She needed a hero, so that’s what she became.
It always seems impossible until it’s done.
Leave a little sparkle wherever you go.
4. Framed letter board with changeable letters
This is another unique and inexpensive home décor idea. Display it in your living room and leave messages for your loved ones. Alternatively, you can prop it up on your workspace and use it to display reminders or motivational quotes. Whenever you get bored, just rearrange the letters and change them up! This is such a fun piece that you can play around with.
5. Glass jars
These are great for the kitchen! You can get glass jars from the dollar store and fill them up with staples such as lentils, pasta, rice, and spices. Display them on your countertop for décor that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing! Plus, they add a nice pop of colour to your kitchen.
6. Cushion covers
Splurging on new furniture can be expensive. Instead, you can change up the colour tones for your space using cushion covers. You can use different colours and patterns to match the season. Vibrant yellow tones for summer and warm red tones for colder seasons. Plus, there are loads of cute prints you can find online at affordable prices to add some character and quirkiness to your space.
7. Table cloths and runners
These items can add colour and personality to an otherwise ordinary table! Just like the cushion covers, you can play around with different colours, patterns, and designs to match the season, or buy a few options and change them up now and then to give your space a fresh new look.
8. Woven baskets
Woven baskets provide extra storage space and add a nice rustic look to your home. You can keep it under your coffee table to store blankets and remotes. Smaller baskets can be kept by the door to store your keys. You can even keep them on shelves to organise things such as books, toys, and clothes. Plus, woven baskets come in different shades, so you can play around with the colour tones.
9. Gallery wall
If you’re looking for a ‘wow’ factor for your home, a gallery wall is what you need! Basically, a gallery wall is an assortment of frames of different colours and sizes arranged in an aesthetically pleasing way. You can buy a set of simple yet elegant black photo frames online to create your own gallery wall at home. Not only will it be a gorgeous addition to your space, but the beautifully arranged photo frames will also be a great conversation starter!
10. Dried pampas grass
This is all the rage these days! If you’re looking through Pinterest for some home décor inspo, you’re bound to come across these beauties. Order a few stems online and keep them in a tall vase for a trendy yet budget-friendly décor piece. They’ll definitely add some rustic charm to your home.
11. DIY paint by numbers kit (with frame)
This is a fun and affordable DIY project cum home décor piece. My husband and I are moving soon, and I’ve been looking online for artwork for our new home. Most framed pieces are pretty pricey, but I came across a relatively cheaper option as I was scrolling through an online shopping app – a DIY paint by numbers kit.
Basically, you’re given a canvas with a drawing on it and all the different areas in the drawing are numbered. Each number corresponds to a specific colour, so you just follow the numbers and paint in the colours accordingly. The kits usually come equipped with paint and brushes. If you’re looking for something hassle-free, this may not be the best choice. But if you don’t mind some DIY painting, then this is a fun option to consider.
My husband and I have ordered a DIY kit for our new home, and I’m excited to try it out when it comes, woo-hoo!
This is a little old-school, but it’s a cool, funky way to add character to your walls. Tapestry refers to large printed fabrics with lovely designs that you can hang on your wall. It’s an easy alternative to painting or putting up wallpaper, especially if you want to cover up any damages on the wall. You can find loads of interesting prints online, and you can easily change your tapestry when you feel like it.
13. 3D brick design wallpaper
3D white brick design wallpaper is quite popular nowadays. It’s an easy way to create textured walls in your home. Plus, it looks really cool.
14. Fairy lights
Fairy lights are an inexpensive way of adding warmth to your space. Who doesn’t love the dim glow of fairy lights at night? Add photographs to long strings of fairy lights with wooden clips for a unique, luminescent gallery wall in your room!
Mirrors help to make your space look bigger and brighter. When it comes to mirrors, there are various different styles to choose from. You can go for a classy round mirror or a funky multiple-piece hexagon mirror for something a little different.
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I hope these budget-friendly home décor ideas inspire you to create a beautiful and inviting space without breaking the bank.
For more home décor ideas, check out this blog post on decorating a rental home.
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