7 Ways to Decorate Your Home On a Small Budget

Home decoration is an art that enhances visual and utility of your home. But, you don't have to spend a fortune to decorate your home because you can do it on a shoestring budget. All you need is some hard work, ideas and keep your ears and eyes open. Use your creativity and imagination and adapt those ideas to your home. Here are 7 ideas to decorate your home on the cheap:

Home Decoration on the Budget

Idea1: Use Canvas Art
The walls are the major element of a house and by decorating them in a particular manner you can easily change the look and feel of the house. To do it in a cheaper way, you can use canvas art (canvas painted with interior paints) to add brightness and visual impact on the blank walls. Make sure that the canvases you pick should fill the entire walls to get a richer look.

Idea 2: Create Modular Storage Units
Space to display furnishing items you love can be the important part of the decoration. You can add more display spaces by stacking modular storage units in the form of step side tables. The surfaces can be used to display a variety of things with matching lighting and you will be happy with it. 

Idea 3: Use Painted Plates
Plates are perfect for painting in unusual colors and they can be used as a cheap decorative item. Then, collect plates in all colors, sizes, and shapes and paint them as you wish and hang them on the wall. This will add more meaning to your house and your home will come alive.

Idea 4: Make Your Own Artworks
The artwork is always the interesting way to decorate a place and you can adapt this to bring more life to your home. The artwork doesn't need to be an original and expensive item. You can use simple drawings you make. Or, you can use the artworks of your kids from school to show their talent to your guests.

Idea 5: Use Natural Elements
Yet another cheap way to decorate your home is to use things from the nature that you do not have to buy. You can use beautiful seashells or other stuff such as branches, twigs or beautiful stones as a way to give more beauty to your house. All you have to do is to put them in the right place.

Idea 6: Hang a set of Photos
Photos are good for decorating your home walls. In this digital era, we are taking more images of ourselves and the surrounding objects. So, make your own digital image collection and select the right images that can be enlarged to the right sizes and hang them in a particular order. Then, you will be able to get the beautiful effect for your home.

Idea 7: Concentrate on Patterns
Another way to bring in complete harmony in style and look is to use the right patterns at the right places at the right proportions. Using the patterns on curtains, draperies, pillow covers, bedspreads or table mats will bring in a geometrical effect on your home d├ęcor. This will create a richer and bolder look.

Then, free your mind and let it loose with your imagination and you will be able to create your own ways of home decoration on a very small budget.

- Peacock, Desha. Create the Style You Crave on a Budget You Can Afford: The Sweet Spot Guide to Home Decor. Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., 2014.

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Last review and update: August 27, 2018

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Patty Benjabutr is an interior design enthusiast. She loves to write about actionable home decor knowledge because she believes interior design content is something much more than a collection of beautiful photos. You can contact Patty via e-mail.