How to Interior Decorate on a Budget

While putting your own touch on your home with your interior design scheme is likely high on your to-do list for your home, it can unfortunately cost you a pretty penny in the long run depending on your taste.

If you have a smaller budget, purchasing all of the necessary items can seem difficult, if not impossible.

Fortunately, there are a plethora of different tricks and shortcuts that can help you pull off the design you are after without having to break the bank.


If you are really tight on cash and don't have the necessary funds to fully furnish and pull off your interior design, a do-it-yourself project might be the best possible project for you to embark on.

From building your own dining table from scrap lumber, to putting together a brand new bed frame by reusing old wooden pallets, the possibilities are endless for what you can do with odd items you have laying around your house or your found at a garage sale.

Check out some of the best projects out there and be sure to visit your local Home Depot or Lowe's and ask plenty of questions so you can be sure you get everything done right.

Repurposing Old Pieces

Another great way to add some new life to any room in your home is by reusing and repurposing older items you find around your home or at garage sales and thrift shops.

You never know when you are going to come across a high quality vintage piece that is perfect for bringing together your eclectic or traditionally designed living room.

Be sure to keep an eye out for yard sales, estate sales, and even what you might have lying out in your own garage for items from your parents or grandparents. The perfect piece could be just a few feet from you.

One of the best ways you can really freshen up a room and give it a slight face lift is to paint the walls a new color.
New Color

By changing up from your standard tan or beige to something a little more exciting or just really daring and out of the box is one of the best ways to redesign a space without going over budget.

For those going for a modern look, consider painting the walls a very dark color such as a slate grey or even a black if you really feel like going all the way.

By balancing these with lighter color furniture and accessories, you can bring an entirely new space to life for an affordable price.

Go Minimalist

The phrase "less is more" couldn't be more true with the minimalist look.

By keeping everything simplistic and monogrammed, you can easily create a high quality, elegant area your guests are sure to be discussing, but one that still brings plenty of function and form.

Follow a few of these simple tips and tricks and you can quickly bring entirely new life to your home.

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