There are so many things we are told about decorating our homes, and sometimes all it needs is a bit of TLC. If you have been trying to improve the look of your house and ran out of money, there are some small changes that will help you create a unique look and save money. You don’t necessarily need to create a full-blown renovation project to enjoy staying home more and feel connected with your space. Below you will find a few simple tips to decorate your home on a budget—in any style you see fit.

Wall Paintings and Murals

Easy to do wall decorations
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If you have a friend who is an artist or has artistic talent, why not commission them to paint your walls? You can support local art and get something truly unique created. While there are stencils you can use to design a feature wall, you will have more customization options and choices if you engage with an artist. From your bedroom wall to your kids’ bedroom and even the bathroom, you can have an underwater paradise or a holiday scene created.

Of course, you will need to make sure that your room isn’t so cluttered that you can barely see the masterpiece on your walls! To do this consider pairing down your furniture items to only the ones that you adore or are completely necessary. You can even avoid having to go through the hassle of getting rid of the items you no longer want and help a charity while you are at it. All you need to do is find a Donation Pickup service to collect any furniture items from your home you choose not to keep. It couldn’t be easier!


Displate Metal Posters
Patent posters from Displate

Another great way to support local artists is to buy their prints. Even if you cannot afford the price of the original at the gallery, you can invest in a quality reprint that will match the style of the room and get your home to look more sophisticated. You can buy reprints at local artist cafes, or online, and choose the style and the message you can relate to. It is a much better solution than paying top price at your home design store and settling with popular art.

Brick Features

To make your home appear more authentic and traditional, you don’t need to do a lot of work. There are some 3D brick wallpaper patterns that will complete the look of your living room and give it a rustic edge. Alternatively, you could simply add some feature such as wooden elements or stone features, so you feel more connected with the traditional architecture of your region and break up with the modern design to create something unique. You might even decide to rebuild a stone fireplace in your living room.

Update Your Doors and Windows

You don’t have to install bay windows in your home if you don’t have the budget to do so. Simply dress your doors and windows to create a unique homely look. You can add unique name signs to bedroom doors and bead curtains to make your home look more stylish. You don’t need to have a fully open plan home if you would rather have spaces with different use separated; a string or bead feature will let light in and still create a homely oriental look.

Embroidered Pictures

In case you are good at DIY and love crafting, you can spend the nights creating pictures and embroidering scenes for wall cover or framed images for the bedrooms. From names to unique nature scenes, your favorite animals, or ornaments, there are several cheap ways you can update the decor of your home on a budget and make your friends admire your skills at the same time. You can download some stunning embroidery patterns online to suit your skills and style.

Crystal Decoration

If you love connecting the indoors with the outdoors and would like to create a wind chime style decoration in your home, you can put your DIY skills to good use and create your crystal window decoration that will make the most out of your natural light and help you enjoy staying home even more. If you have a workshop, you can use string or wire to design your own decoration and add colorful crystals and glass beads that will transform your window and entire room.


Having a sewing machine at home is not only good for fixing up clothes, but you can also create your unique drapes that match the shade of the curtain, other soft furnishings, and the cushions. Many people underestimate the power of soft furnishing and its ability to make your house feel like home. Add some fringes and beads to make your design blend in the style of your home and feel more authentic and original.

Knitted Throws

Buying sofa and bed throws might be expensive, and you will find it hard to get the style and the color just right. If you have time to kill at night or while you are watching TV, you might want to knit some stunning patterns that will brighten up your living room and your bedroom. You can even add some sofa covers to your design to protect the material or to make your seating area feel more authentic and warmer.

Unique Cushion Covers

No matter if you put your sewing machine to good use, embroider your cushions with your family members’ names, or crochet some stunning colorful covers, you can upgrade the decor of your living room and bedroom on a budget. If you have never completed crochet designs before, this might be a good way to start, as you simply have to create squares and sew them together, add some zips, and you are done. It is always better to start with something simple and get into the routine before you try more complicated designs.

Graffiti Feature Wall

If you want to create a modern look, you can add graffiti style patterns and art. You can use heat transfer vinyl if you have a smooth surface or polished wood, but you might need to use spray paint if you have a brick or concrete wall, or plasterboard, At the end of the day, you can turn a simple blank canvas into a modern and trendy space where your guests can sit back and relax, admiring your style and your imagination. From urban scenes to names and tags, there are several motifs you an experiment with.

Ladder Shelves

Bookshelf Ladder Shelves
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You don’t necessarily need to invest in a real wood shelf that will cost you hundreds, and upcycling will help you turn your home into a stylish space that is organized and well presented. Instead of an oak sideboard, you can visit a local thrift store or antique yard and get an old step ladder to turn it into a shelf to display your memorabilia, your framed family pictures, or to hold your most favorite plants. You don’t have to spend too much on the display area of your home, and still can impress your guests and utilize the space the best way possible.

Old Frame New Art

You might also wish to break up with the traditions and carefully mix new and old. Combine an upcycled antique frame with a modern art piece to make a statement and create a unique design in your home. You might also want to combine some old features such as an aboriginal mask with a modern painting that is using the same colors to make a statement. There are plenty of ways you can upcycle old art and make something unique from other people’s used decorative items or furniture.


To completely personalize your living room and make everyone in the family feel included, you can create a collage image or canvas print of your best photos with your loved ones. There are plenty of companies offering design and print services at a low cost, so you can create something that represents your favorite things and helps you turn your standard living area into a personal space with loads of memories that make you smile every time you look at them.


Davey Jones Mosaic Art
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If you want to create an abstract image or feature wall in your kitchen, bathroom, or even your dining room, you can make a DIY mosaic design using old recycled stones, glass, or even tiles. You might get your hands on some of the materials and the backing plate for free if you have connections at your local antique or reclamation yard. There are so many things you can do with old broken tiles, not to mention that you can involve every family member; young and old in the project, so they will feel a real connection with the design.

Upcycle Door and Drawer Handles

If you would like to make your storage artistic, you might want to add some feature elements and unique details that will attract the eyes of your visitors. Upgrading your standard furniture can be as simple as changing the cabinet door handles to something unique or using shells, beads, or stones you have found on the beach during your last vacation. After all, you don’t want your home to look like everyone else’s, and small details can make a huge difference. Look for unique marble door handles that will give your home a sophisticated look.

Turning your home into a unique space is a good way of making the most out of your budget and creating a style that will impress even the most critical guests. You only need a bit of imagination to decorate your home in a unique style.