Discover ways to give your home a fresh look without spending too much!
It’s always good for us to decorate the house the way we like it, isn’t it? But there is not always money left at the end of the month to buy what we want. But know that money is not the issue here! There are very economical ways to decorate the rooms in your home, and we’ve selected several inexpensive decorating ideas so you don’t spend too much!
Cheap Decor Ideas
1. New pillow covers
If you want to give up your sofa, you can do it very easy: invest in new pillow covers! You can mix colors and prints so they match the sofa upholstery and the rest of the room (curtains, table, etc).
2. Indoor plants
It is known that plants have come back with everything when the theme is decoration. If you weren’t aware of this, you know it now! Placing vases (hanging or on the floor) in a room can give the environment a different vibe. A cheap and practical decoration tip.
When choosing a mirror for your living room or bedroom, look for ones that have a different frame, an attached design or something like that. They are very useful objects, but they can become even more useful if they contribute to the decoration of the house.
4. Plastic Plants in the Glass Bottle
Had a beer or wine Friday night? Don’t throw away the bottles. Take off the labels and put on plastic plant branches. It is a super cheap option, which can give a very beautiful result.
If your bedroom or office has a lot of stuff piled up, that means new shelves might solve your problem. They are often cheaper options than bookshelves or cabinets, and you can arrange objects so that they are visible, matching the rest of the decor.
6. Decorated corner
Crafts, key chains, dolls, books, wall clocks etc. – these are just some of the things you can rescue in your home and leave in a place for them. Choose a wall and hang a few things, like framed photos or some pretty pendant. It will put another face on the environment.
7. Half of the wall painted
Choose a wall in your living room and paint only half of it. Choose a color that matches the current paint job. Or you can paint with two brand new colors. If you don’t like the idea of half-half, abuse geometric figures like circles and triangles. The color difference already makes a damned change in the environment.
Niches are three-dimensional cubes on which you can place various objects. It’s a good idea for cheap decor that, in addition to making the places beautiful, also helps organize the spaces.
9. Nails for hanging accessories
In addition to the traditional use of nails for hanging pictures, clocks and other things, you can use them to hang strings, earrings, rings, etc. Depending on how you organize everything, it can look pretty good.
Of course, on a cheap decor list, pallets couldn’t be left out, right? They are a very useful inexpensive decorating outlet for various circumstances. They can be the base of a sofa, a coffee table or work as a support. They are very versatile and match most decorations.
11. Cork wall
Cork can be used to leave notes, hang photos or drawings etc. The fact is that she leaves an environment with a different face. You can buy the finished mural or the separate sheets and stick them wherever you want. There are also those who make entire or partially cork walls.
12. Handmade vase holder
The crochet or macramé pot holder is a great tip to hang your plants in a different way. Choose a color that matches the rest of your decor.
Sticking to certain locations can be a way to make them fun and looking new. Homes with children can benefit a lot from them, but adults can also find them interesting.
Whoever thinks that the posters stayed there in the 2000s is wrong. They can be very useful for a cheap and interesting decoration. A framed poster can make a bedroom or living room look different. A favorite movie, an impressive photo or a very beautiful drawing, just choose the one that suits you best.
15. Colored Propellers
How about giving your floor fan an innovation? You can take it apart and paint the propellers. If you want a very colorful effect, paint each one a different color. Be careful to buy a paint suitable for your propeller material.
16. Wrapped adhesive paper
This type of paper is often used to cover the surface of refrigerators and stoves. That way, your appliances will look brand new. Choose colors that complement the rest of your kitchen.
17. Little plants in the clay pot
Still talking about plants, you can choose some that are smaller and put them in clay pots. It is a cheap and very cute decoration, which can work with different environments. Place on a coffee table, dresser, etc. Give preference to cacti and succulents, which do not need to be watered so regularly. In some places, they already come in their own vases.
18. Old ladder
If you have an old ladder that you can’t climb anymore, but it stays stable, how about using it to enhance your decor? It is enough that the steps are not so narrow. Place various objects along the stairs in a way that enhances each one of them. If you want, painting it can be a good way to make it more integrated into the room’s decor.
19. Concrete and wood blocks
Concrete blocks can be useful for creating a new sideboard. Just position them and cover them with a wooden board. When choosing the objects that will be on top of the sideboard, make sure they are not too heavy. Or choose a thicker wood.
20. Musical instruments
If you have any musical instruments, you can hang them on the wall with the help of a support for this purpose. If your instrument doesn’t work, but it still looks good, use it for decorative purposes, and you’ll have a new use for it.
21. Wall of mugs
If you have a lot of mugs, here’s a good cheap decor idea: nail a wooden board with thick nails, leaving enough space between them to fit a mug without getting cramped. Preach as many as necessary, always respecting this space. Use a measuring tape or ruler to measure, marking the locations of the holes with a pencil. Then nail the sign to the wall and then add the mugs. Remember to use wood and nails that will support the weight of the mugs.
22. Fair boxes
Fair boxes, made of wood or plastic, can serve as niches for positioning objects. You can paint them, so they fit better in your room.
You know those origamis we learned to make at school? You can make some out of colored paper and hang them somewhere. Be sure not to leave them in areas where rain might fall. On the Internet, you can find many origami tutorials, from the simplest to the most complex.
24. Plate wall
Here’s an inexpensive decorating tip that has never gone out of style: hang colorful or designer dishes in the kitchen. You can give a really cool up in a previously empty area.
Incense, in addition to flavoring the environments, can help with the decoration. Just choose a beautiful censer that matches the rest of the decor, your table, bookcase or dresser.
26. Japanese lantern
Traditional Japanese lanterns are a cheap and beautiful decoration option. With the charm they have, they can leave your room with a very good feeling of comfort.
27. Plaster moldings
In craft stores you can find plaster moldings for a very affordable price. You can put them on your wall and paint the plaster in the color that suits you best. Many paint the same shade as the wall, creating a uniform block of color, but you can be free to choose the color you think will best suit the decor.
28. Flag hanging
No, I’m not talking about the flag of a country or state. Many artists have made banners with very creative designs and striking phrases. You can hang this flag in a living room or bedroom and give the room a new face.
29. Shelves with ropes
A good cheap decorating tip is the rope-hung shelf. Hang two hooks on the wall where the ropes will pass. Then knot the ends of the ropes, creating the bases for the shelves. Do one on each side of the rope. Drill two holes in the wooden pieces you will be using as a base so that the rope goes right through. Then just fit the wood together, and you’re done!
30. Wooden spool
Do you know these huge wooden spools? Once you’ve used up all the yarn you’ve wrapped around it, you can use it as a coffee table. Paint in the color that suits you best and place objects or arrangements on top of it.
31. Little lights
This tip is not new either, but it continues to please a lot of people: the little wire lights can be great allies in the decoration of an environment, besides leaving the place with an extra charm.
32. Tire puff
An old, useless tire can serve as a puff. To cover it, you can choose a cover made of macramé. It can be very comfortable, especially for children, if the tire is small.