If you’re excited about decorating your home on a budget there are a wide variety of ways to stretch your budget and to transform the look and feel of your home without spending a small fortune.
If you’re in need of design inspiration simply continue reading to discover a variety of cheap decorating ideas for home renovations. This is especially suitable for you if you live in a rental property and are searching for home decor ideas which are rental friendly.
1. Repaint an Old Mirror
Hanging a mirror in your living room will give the illusion that your lounge is larger than it is. Instead of purchasing a brand new mirror, opt to purchase an antique style mirror from a local thrift store or yard sale which you’ll be able to repaint.
To give your mirror a contemporary look simply use a gold, silver or bronze spray paint to paint the frame of your chosen mirror. Alternatively, you may want to experiment with using chalk paint to paint the frame of your mirror to give your mirror an on trend distressed look.
2. Create an Eye-Catching Headboard for Your Bed
If you’re searching for low-cost home decor ideas for your bedroom you can transform your master bedroom by creating an eye catching headboard for your bed.
If your bed already has a head board you may want to cover it with your choice of fabric to give it a new lease on life. For example, you may want to cover your headboard with black velvet to add a touch of sophistication to your room. Alternatively if your bed doesn’t boast a headboard you can create a headboard from scratch using a recycled wood pallet.
3. Drape a Blanket Over the Armrest of Your Sofa
If you know how to knit basic stitches you can attempt to knit a chunky throw blanket which you’ll be able to use to drape over the armrest of your sofa.
In order to add a cozy, stylish touch to your living room. As a bonus, you’ll be able to cuddle up with your chunky throw blanket when it’s time to binge watch TV or to relax with a good book. Don’t worry, if you don’t know how to knit you can teach yourself the basics by watching free, step by step YouTube tutorials.
4. Purchase or Sew Decorative Throw Cushions
One simple way to add a bit of color to your living room is to purchase a few decorative throw cushions to place on your sofa. The beauty of using throw cushions to brighten up your living room is that they are inexpensive and can be changed out from season to season. As examples, you may want to use floral cushions in spring and nautical blue and white cushions in summer. If you’re on the hunt for living room ideas on a budget it’s well worth looking for throw cushions which are on sale. Alternatively, you may want to sew your own throw cushions using material which you find on sale.
5. Hang Prints of Your Favorite Photos
It’s well worth getting some of your favorite photos printed on large canvases which you can display in your home. As an example, you may want to hang up canvas prints which feature some of your family photos in your hallway.
Alternatively, you may want to have a photo which you took of a scenic landscape such as a beach, printed on canvas which you can place in your bedroom.
6. Put Up Temporary Wallpaper
As your landlord may not allow you to put up permanent wallpaper, you can use temporary wallpaper which is easy to remove to create a feature wall in your home. For example, you may want to create a feature wall in your bedroom using modern wallpaper which features a bold geometric print.
Alternatively, you may want to experiment with using inexpensive wall decals to liven up one of your walls. As an example, you may want to place wall decals which feature New York’s skyline or the Eiffel Tower on your living room wall.
7. Upgrade an Old Bookshelf
If you’re not comfortable painting the walls in a rental property, you can decorate your bedroom, home office or living room by using bright colored paint or wallpaper to paint the back of an old bookshelf.
As well as using your renovated bookshelf to display books you can also use your stunning bookshelf to display your favorite decorations such as candles, ornaments, photo frames and items from your travels.
8. Add Warmth to a Room With a Textured Rug
If you’re decorating on a budget and want to create a cozy, inviting space in your home it’s well worth purchasing a textured rug to decorate your chosen room. As examples you may want to place a faux fur rug under your sofa or to place a Turkish rug in your bedroom.
One of the benefits of using a textured rug to decorate your home is that you can use your rug to prevent your furniture damaging your floors. Especially if you’re currently renting a house which features hardwood floors.
9. Use Stencils to Paint Patterns on Your Drawers
If you enjoy cheap home decorating, you may want to use utensils to paint interesting patterns on the front of your drawers. For example, if you purchase plain wooden drawers you may want to paint your drawers white before using a stencil to paint silver patterns onto your drawers. Some examples of stencils which you may want to use include geometric stencils and floral stencils.
10. Create Floating Shelves
There’s no reason to spend a lot of money in order to purchase pre-made floating shelves as creating your own DIY floating shelves is far easier than you think.
One of the advantages of opting to build your own floating shelves is that you can create custom floating shelves which are exactly the right size for your chosen room. So if you’re always on the lookout for DIY home decor ideas it’s well worth creating custom floating shelves to display your favorite decor items.
If you’re excited about the prospect of transforming the look and feel of your home on a budget, it’s well worth using the home decor tips listed above as inspiration. Especially if you’ve been searching for fun DIY decor room ideas which are suitable for renters. As most landlords would have no issue with any of the decor ideas which are listed above.