Freshening up your home and making some changes to give it a totally new feel doesn’t have to strain your wallet. Fortunately, there are a ton of ways to redecorate your home on a budget. Check out some of my own tips below!
How To Redecorate Your Home On A Budget
1. Rearrange Your Room
Changing up the way your furniture is arranged can give your room a completely different look and change the flow. Move the sofa against the opposite wall to improve traffic flow. Create some extra space by orienting a dining table in the opposite direction or move pieces of furniture from one room to another.
2. Thrift and Re-purpose
If you really feel like you need a new piece of furniture, shop the nearest thrift store, flea market, or look for an estate sale for reasonably priced used furniture. Once cleaned up, these pieces can look amazing in your home. You can also re-purpose thrifted furniture or pieces you already have into an altogether new piece. Make a bar cart by adding wheels to a short bookcase, turn dresser drawers into floating shelves, or combine two old chairs to make a new bench.
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3. Add a Coat of Paint
Painting a room can give it new life. Even if you only paint one wall as an accent, new paint is a sure way to spruce things up. Get creative by stenciling for a wallpaper look or by using a sponge or a rag to create texture. New paint is not only great for walls, but for other parts of your home as well. In the kitchen, you can paint cabinets or get some appliance paint for old appliances to freshen things up. Paint dressers or tables to coordinate with your room better, or even paint concrete or wood floors for a unique look. Adding some chalkboard paint to a wall or fridge can add some fun and functionality to your home.
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4. Update Your Artwork
Check the thrift store for a new affordable painting to showcase on an empty wall. You can also buy some cheap frames from a big box store or from the thrift store and make a photo gallery wall for a personal touch in a room. You can also DIY some new art for a cheap, personal option.
5. Organize Your Stuff
Sometimes reorganizing your clutter can greatly change the way your home looks. Get rid of unused items, store your bathroom essentials in hidden storage, and display your attractive possessions more prominently. Take off a couple of cabinet doors to make open shelving and display your pretty dishes there or store pantry essentials on the shelves in pretty matching jars. Display your jewelry on a jewelry tree and get an over the door closet organizer for shoes and sunglasses. Changing your storage system is an effective and fun way to redecorate.
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6. Change Out Small Finishes
Get new sconces or lamps for new ambiance in a bedroom. Get a new rug or some new throw pillows to change up your accent colors in the living room. Buy new curtains to give the dining room a new feel. Add new hardware to your kitchen or bathroom cabinets for an update. Sometimes making small changes can make a big difference in a room.
Yes, you can redecorate your home on a budget and you don’t have to break the bank. Just making small changes like a fresh coat of color or a new art piece can really spruce up your space. And if you don’t want to add anything, you can always rework what you already have with a new configuration! The bottom line is if you use what you have, get creative, and look for cheaper alternatives, you can refresh any room in your home for a low cost.
These are really good ideas and ones I have taken advantage of many times. I love that it so easily freshens up a room’s look and takes away the “blah.”
These are great ideas for staying on a budget and redecorating. A lot of these are things we can do while we are home waiting out the coronavirus pandemic.
These are great tips! I really need to redecorate my home. I want to make it looks brighter.
Thanks for these tips! I was thinking this summer to make some changes in my home decoration!
Relocating can be difficult and tiring but doing it the right and plan way things according to schedule will go smoothly. I agree with your tips.
It is easy to update a room on a budget. I can think of a few more ideas that you could use to update any room on a budget, especially the living room. I think adding a pop of color or an accent wall is another cheap way to redecorate your living room on a budget.
My house really needs some redecorating. It has been quite awhile since I have shuffled things around.
These are all such great ideas. I’m always looking for anything on a budget. I love redecorating too, so these are great tips.
Repainting and organizing definitely make a big difference in any space. I’ve been organizing lately but I’m not done yet. And I’ll be repainting some areas soon.
Oh wow! My wife and I are planning to redecorate our home some time soon. These tips sound soooo great I will keep this in mind.
Here’s a tip that always wins for me: wash my window coverings. Incredibly easy, but with the dust washed out of my window coverings, my room looks so much better!
These ideas are so smart and great for people on a budget. I need a new kitchen but a coat of paint goes a long way.
My bedroom requires a redecoration. So these are some amazing tips and ideas to implement. A big thanks to you
TBH I don’t think we give enough credit to room rearrangement! Your other tips are so relevant and I can’t wait to try some of these.
I really need to implement some of these changes in my home!
These are great ideas. I LOVE to rearrange my furniture, although my husband is not such a fan. I like the organize idea though, I really need to do that in our closets:).
Great ideas! I love rearranging furniture once in a while to freshen up a room. Painting a few things and adding a couple of details are awesome ideas!
Nice suggestions. I would be redecorating my home 1 or 2 years later, but I will keep in mind your suggestions. So bookmarking it.
Love the pastel paint splashes and art works. The tiny details do matter much!
These are some absolutely fab ideas for how to spruce up your space, we are just about to start decorating our house so we have been making use of our local charity shops.
I am planning to redecorate some parts of the house soon. Good thing that I bumped into your blog. Thanks for sharing these tips. These are really helpful.
I agree, sometimes, merely rearranging furniture can be enough to achieve a new look at home. And it’s just refreshing, clearing all those clutter.
My office is in need of a makeover. Great tips!
I needed this! My home is in desperate need of an update but I don’t have a lot of money to spend. These are great tips!
I seriously rearrange my furniture about every 3 months!! I don’t know why, but I feel a little stir crazy if I don’t. Maybe because I’m a homebody so I spend a lot of time at home? It really does make your room feel so different with under an hour’s work! <3
My bedroom could use a refresh. These are good tips for me to try.
These are great tips! I’m planning to redecorate my room. I will start with organizing my stuff and painting the walls.
These are great ways of changing the look of your home when you are on a budget. It’s amazing what difference a new color on the walls can make.
Those are wonderful ideas for a room refresh when you may have a smaller budget. My friend Jen taught me to shop my house. Sometimes moving things from oneroom to the next is all it takes.
Paint and thrift stores are my fav. Great post
These are great tips, I actually just redid my place and I found a lot of great stuff at thrift stores and antique stores that I really loved.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas. I will redecorate my house soon and these ideas are very helpful.
These are all great ideas. I don’t want to spend a lot when redecorating so I would always go with a fresh coat of paint. I recently repurposed my grandson’s old wooden toy box. We sanded it, gave it a new tint and varnish, so now it is a lovely side table where I put some books, magazines and a succulent plant.
I love redecorating. Changing up the room is usually my go to and then I’ll freshen up the paint. It’s amazing what a difference doing those two small things can make.
These are great ideas and I love that a lot of them involve reusing things you already have or can find from a charity shop, great for your bank account and the environment! We recently rearranged our living room so that we could fit our daughters jumperoo in and it did feel like a completely different space
Redecorating my room is one of my favorite things to do.
Love your tips and will be doing the paint one once the weather gets better. I love moving furniture around to make the space feel new already and my husband gets so upset
Quite possibly the easiest way to decorate and organize your room. Simplicity is always the easiest way to redecorate any room and it doesn’t take much time to do it. Great blog post.
I love these tips! Re-organizing really is an awesome way to freshen up your space! Love this tips. I’ll be bookmarking this.
I know a woman that has found some really great buys on furniture in thrift shops. Changing colors can change a room, I usually do it by just changing out the sofa covers and accent pillows.
Organizing it is a plus, same as changing colors and updating the artwork. Love how the options you show look so airy and with hints of pink. Very calming.
These are wonderful ideas. I’m a huge fan of thrifting and repurposing. Looking forward to giving your tips a try.
I super love how subtle these decorations are, so gorgeous and would make the entire difference.
Thank you! I am on a budget and I have been wanting to redecorate. I’ll have to try some of these ideas out.
i def need to update my home or sure and ill def take these into consideration when thinking about our home in the next few months
This is very helpful. I’d like to start with my guest room since it’s smaller and then maybe move on to the bigger rooms.
These are some absolutely fantastic ideas, I have to admit it is amazing what just doing some little things around the place does to make a difference. Adding a new lick of paint can make for such a change.
I have not changed my home in a few years so it is time to try out some of these ideas. My husband is a little tight with money so these budget ideas will please us both.