Decorating your home can seem overwhelming at times but it doesn’t need to be! Today I am sharing 5 really affordable yet impactful decorating ideas!
Sometimes I get comments on my blog or channel telling me how lucky I am to have such a talented husband who can tackle big projects in our home. I’d like to address that topic in a moment, but I also want to encourage you in that sometimes the smallest changes oftentimes make the biggest difference. So today, I’m sharing 5 really affordable yet impactful decorating ideas if you’re working with a small budget!
1. Organize and Declutter
This first tip is absolutely free! If a space is confusing you, completely clear it out and declutter. I think a lot of times people are unhappy with a room in their home, so they try to change that room but only end up moving around the things that they never liked to begin with!
I say move everything out, empty it completely and start with a blank canvas. It will give you a better vision for the space, and as you pull the room back together only incorporate items that you love.
I know that’s not always possible, you may not love your sofa but you need a place to sit. You may hate your dining room table but you need a place to eat. I totally get that! But by removing the clutter and starting with a clean slate, you can eliminate a lot of what’s confusing you and throwing things off.
Then as you piece things back together, you might be able to figure out what’s been bothering you all these years!
2. The Power of Paint
The next affordable yet impactful decorating idea is to paint! Whether it’s walls, trim, furniture, floors, or kitchen cabinets, paint can do absolute wonders and literally transforms a space. Never underestimate the power of it!
You might not be able to tear down walls or buy new furniture, but have you considered buying some paint for a fresh new look?
3. Switch out Pillow Covers and Throws
Another affordable and impactful decorating idea is to switch out your pillow covers and throws. I love shopping places like Home Goods, TJ Max and Marshalls for gorgeous yet affordable pillows. You might have an old couch or hand me down chairs that your budget won’t allow you to replace at the moment, but new pillows or a throw can totally transform your dated furniture!
4. Display a Collection
I love this idea, and it’s something that took some time for me to figure out. If you love collecting something in particular, try to display it together rather than spreading it throughout your home.
5. Update Lighting and Hardware
The last idea I have for you today that won’t cost a lot but will make a big impact, is to update your lighting and hardware! I am always amazed by the difference a new light fixture makes in a space, and today we have thousands of affordable options online. Consider new ceiling fixtures, sconces or even different floor lamps to freshen up a space.
New hardware is another great option when you’re on a tight budget. Maybe you don’t like the dresser you have in your bedroom but by painting it a new color and switching out the hardware, you could give it a whole new look!
The corner cabinet in my dining room is perfect example of this! It was dark green with dated hardware when I purchased on Facebook marketplace, but a fresh coat of paint and some new hardware completely transformed it.
As you can see, you don’t need to spend thousands to make a big impact. Let’s recap one more time –
5 Really Affordable Yet Impactful Decorating Ideas:
- Organize and Declutter
- The Power of Paint
- Switch out Pillow Covers and Throws
- Display a Collection
- Update Lighting and Hardware
A word of encouragement…
I told you guys that I wanted to address some of the comments I get about Mike and how lucky I am to have such a handyman for a husband. I could not agree more, but let me tell you some things about my husband that may come as a surprise to many of you. First of all, he does not have a background in house remodeling, and he didn’t go to school to be a contractor. He didn’t grow up working with tools all of the time.
My husband worked at a hardware store for several years during college and in our first few years of marriage, but other than that he really had no experience when it came to house renovations. The reason why my husband is so knowledgeable now is because we were too cheap to hire someone, so he forced himself to just figure it out.
We live in the age of information! There is nothing today that you can’t Google or YouTube. Now please don’t get me wrong, I’m not taking away from Mike’s talent or hard work. I know how blessed I am, I understand that not all husbands care to get their hands dirty.
But believe me, the reason why my husband and I have more confidence when it comes to larger home renovations is because we decided that fear wouldn’t stop us. We researched, watched tutorials, and gave it a shot.
And yes, there have been many, many failures along the way! That’s all apart of the learning process. But failure is how we learn and move forward! Okay, rant over! Haha but really, I hope that encourages you to throw out your fears and take on whatever it is that you’ve been dreaming about doing in your home for years now. 🙂
You can do it, trust me! I really hope these 5 really affordable yet impactful decorating ideas have helped! 🙂[mailerlite_form form_id=2]