Building a New Look for Your Home on a Budget

by Stephanie Goins on November 28, 2012


When it comes to redecorating your home, it’s easy to get caught up in the creative ideas you envision for your new decor and forget to factor in the budget. Decorating can be fun, but undeniably expensive if you don’t plan in advance. Luckily, you don’t have to break the bank in order to achieve some incredible results with your decorating efforts. There are simple steps you can take to get a fresh look in your home, without having to sacrifice your wallet.

Redecorating on a budget involves reinvigorating your creative skills, and revamping items you already own. You don’t have to go out and buy a ton of goodies in order to make your home shine. In fact, if you take a look around—you might be surprised to find you already own a treasure chest of home items just waiting to be redone. All it takes is a little time and vision to make an oldie a goodie, and give your home a brand new look.

Add a splash of color
It seems simple, but a little color can go a long way! Instead of buying a new dining room table, why not give an old one a vibrant boost with a fresh coat of paint? We love what BH & G has done with this pedestal table. Teal is a terrific way to create an eye-catching center piece in a room that needs an uplifting refurbishing.

Turn your cabinet doors into frames
Redecorating is about give and take. For example, if you spent a little more than you wanted redoing your kitchen, it can be comforting to know can save on living room decorations! Get creative with old kitchen cabinets by turning doors into frames for your living room art. Simple spray adhesive can keep some of your favorite pics firmly in place on textured, unique backings that can serve as wall art or even serving trays for guests!

Put some life into your pillows with crafty covers
Spicing up your home’s pillow collection is the perfect way to add a little life to your home décor without having to fork over your life savings. What’s more—if you make them yourself, you have the option of changing them out as often as you like! This simple elephant decal is a simple way to give a plain white pillow a colorful kick. Add items to your pillows to highlight certain colors, or simply cover them in patterned fabrics that you love and tie it all up with a cute bow to add a unique flare!

Stencil with style
They’re no longer just for kids playtime…stencils are an easy, inexpensive and simple way to bring a lot of style into your home. We love the idea of taking a unique stencil design to a table top, decorative screen or canvas as a way of adding a personal touch to any room in your home. The beauty of stencils lies in your ability to mix and match patterns and designs. If you don’t like how it turns out, simply paint over and start again. Not only will you save on the cost of buying a new home item, but you’ll have a piece that’s truly one of a kind.

 For more design ideas, explore our blog at My Wonderful Walls.