Affordable Decor Ideas to Transform Your Home

Ideas to Transform Your Home

Is there a lack of money to decorate the house and make it full of personality? So we’ll give you amazing ideas to make your home more creative in a cost-effective way, whether it’s creating furniture or giving that decor that up to date.

Decorating the living room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom or laundry area may not cost that much and is not that difficult, you just need patience, some time in your day and a little creativity.

Many of these ideas were based on Upcycling, which is the process of transforming useless and disposable products into new materials of greater value and use, as opposed to recycling, which uses energy to destroy the shape and then transform it into something new.

Others are based on items you have at home but didn’t know they could become decorative items and also some you can create from scratch, easily and cheaply.

Furniture with Fair Boxes

Furniture with Fair Boxes
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This item came directly from the fairs to the windows of large decoration stores, have you noticed? But you can save by getting the one that the people at the fruit plant gives you for free, already upcycling. Just give it a little sanding and if you prefer, you can paint it in your favourite colour.

Decoration with Bottles

Decoration with Bottles

Bottles are nothing new in decoration. Anyone who likes good wine, sparkling wine or beer knows that there are always plenty of them leftover and some are so beautiful that it is even worth throwing them away. So instead of playing games, let’s create lampshades, ceiling lamps or flower pots. 

Decorating with Newspaper

Decorating with Newspaper

It is not always necessary to throw the newspaper away, it can be very original to have a wall covered with newspapers at home. Choose outstanding news, it’s great for passing the time and also for visitors to be distracted. How to do it: Apply white glue diluted in water to the wall using a paint roller, then position the crumpled newspaper and carefully smooth it from the centre outwards.

Furniture with Concrete Blocks

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You can make furniture or planters out of concrete blocks, yes. If you are going to use it indoors, to avoid dirt, a brick sealer can be used.

Furniture with Tires

Furniture with Tires

We know that an abandoned old tire is not cool. But I know that old tire with rope results in a puff or a small table. You can also upholster the top of it, and in the case of a table, making add a glass top.

Furniture with Pallets

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Pallets are another trend when it comes to upcycling, after all, they can become furniture for the home. A good tip is to trade some in good repair at construction stores or warehouses. The amount you will need will depend on the furniture you want to make. It can be a bed, a sideboard, a shoe rack or a bookcase.

Renewed Cushions

Renewed Cushions

We can reuse fabrics forgotten in the wardrobe to refresh our pillows and transform the living room decor. They can be made from a shirt, t-shirt or patchwork, you only need small sewing skills.

Furniture Renovated with Contact

Furniture Renovated with Contact

Are you thinking of changing the furniture? There is time to rethink the idea and renew them with contact paper. Often changing the colour and the knob, they look like new.

Furniture with Stairs

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This is another item often found in home decor stores, but hopefully, you have an old wooden ladder at home. They serve as shelves for plants, for items in the kitchen, bathroom, closet, they are super functional.

Small Decorative Paintings

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Sometimes you don’t need to paint the entire wall for a nice decoration. For example, you rented an apartment, the wall is in a certain colour and you don’t want to change the painting, add details that have to do with your personality. Small moulds available on the market generate beautiful details and with little time and ink, you can get great results!

Decoration with Adhesive

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Another very good item for those who live in the rented apartment is the wall stickers, and they are also economical, as they are not expensive depending on the size.

Decoration with Adhesive Tiles

Decoration with Adhesive Tiles

Thanks to the stickers, you can change the tiles in the kitchen (or the bathroom, or in the service area) without renovating. There are a variety of colours and designs available on the market, you can buy and glue, that’s easy. It’s also not expensive compared to changing the tiles in a conventional way, not to mention time and of course, the breaker.

Decoration with Decorative Plates

Decoration with Decorative Plates

Reminiscent of grandma’s house, hanging dishes that might be forgotten in a china cabinet, cupboard or in the mother’s house will make the house full of life. Mixing different colours and styles, in the dining room, above the sideboard, in the hallway, anything goes.

Decoration with Photo Clothesline

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The photo clothesline is the classic for anyone who likes photos as a decoration item. It’s modern and easy to make, a string or string, fasteners, photos and you’re done. For extra charm add lights!

Ribbon Decoration

Ribbon Decoration

Duct tape can become a decorative item, the recipe is tape, patience and creativity. The location you choose, from the kitchen tiles, doors, headboard or a prominent place in the living room.

See how easy it is to decorate simply and economically? Whether reusing materials or buying the minimum necessary, what matters is creativity. The ideas you already have, now get to work!

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