essential tips and tricks for decorating on a budget

1. Quiet Confidence Beats Boasting Any Day

Decorating on a budget can be difficult, whether you're moving into your first apartment or upgrading your 20-year-old living room.

Buy used, not cheap furnishings

Cheap furniture is enticing in price, but it's likely to come apart in a couple of years.

Paint isn't scary.

Even old furniture can be revived with paint or stain. Choose a colour that matches your decor, then grab some brushes and paint a dresser.

Plants make spaces cosier.

Plants are a cheap method to decorate if you're short on funds. Pothos and ZZ plants are low-maintenance and have beautiful green leaves.

Peel-and-stick wallpaper may brighten a dull room.

Peel-and-stick wallpaper, formerly deemed tacky, is all the rage among designers.

Repurpose creatively

You don't need to acquire tonnes of decorative items; you probably already have plenty that can be converted.

Replace furniture hardware

Give an old dresser or coffee table a cheap facelift with new knobs and hardware.

Find eccentric things at thrift stores and garage sales.

Wall paintings, table decor, and kitchen appliances are generally cheaper secondhand.


If you're worried about money, focus on the necessities. Keeping a space basic helps you create without spending too much money.

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