How to Decorate your Home on a Budget

My daughter who is in college just recently acquired her very first apartment so we are currently in the process of decorating her new home. While you can get the décor you love without going broke; it just takes a bit more time to decorate your home on a budget, for you will have to get in touch with your inner creativity.  There’s something to be said about a home that screams “welcome home” upon your arrival. While your home doesn’t actually speak to you, there is a mindset change that occurs when you have a home that feels like it’s yours. Today we will discuss how to decorate your home on a budget as a means to freshen up your space without spending a lot of money.


Repurpose Mirrors – mirrors can make unique décor in your home, take old mirrors, place felt on the backside and use them for trays, coffee table décor or candle holders.

Shop Thrift Stores – check out your local thrift store for old trays, shelves and such to minimize clutter in a decorative way.

Canvas – use canvas to create your own art displays to hang on the wall, research online for thumbtack canvas to see how to create a masterpiece for wall décor.

Search Craigslist – keep an eye on your local Craigslist free section, you’d be surprised how much you can get free off this site that is like new.


Build your Own Tables – pallets seem to be the in thing these days, use Pinterest for some creative ideas on how to use free pallets for tables & other décor.

Small Bowls – you can pick up small bowls from just about anywhere for the price of $1 down to free, use them to store jewelry, keys and other small items to spruce up your storage areas.  Vases – similar to using small bowls, use old vases to place pretend flowers in or store make-up brushes as well as larger kitchen utensils.

Make a Photo Collage – print off some of your favorite photos and place them on the wall in a specific shape to decorate your wall in a memorable way.


There are so many ways you can decorate your home on a budget, from repurposing old items you don’t need to using items on hand in creative ways. If you find that your home is small and you want to make it feel roomier, then use lighter colors in any of your painting options as that will make your space look larger. With a little bit of paint, old items you no longer use, creativity and Pinterest inspired ideas, you certainly can make your home look fabulous without breaking the bank!

Let's discuss: What others ways can you decorate your home on a budget?