Decorating Tips

7 Budget-Friendly Decorating Ideas

When it comes to house decorating ideas, there are countless options available at varying prices. However, updating your home’s style doesn’t have to be expensive.

Here are my top 7 budget-friendly decorating ideas:

  1. Declutter and Organise. In last week’s Feng Shui post, we talked about clutter can block the flow of energy. Remove unnecessary items, find storage solutions for clutter, and create a clean and streamlined environment. This can make your space feel more open and inviting. Linen Closet Storage Idea Linlin Interiors Adelaide
  2. Rearrange Furniture: One of the simplest and cost-effective ways to give your space a fresh look is to rearrange your furniture. Experiment with different layouts to create a more functional and visually appealing arrangement. Adelaide interior decorator Lin Wang
  3. Update Cabinet Hardware: Give your kitchen or bathroom cabinets a fresh look by replacing outdated hardware with new knobs or pulls. This simple change can significantly enhance the overall aesthetic of the room without a major expense. I upgraded my kitchen with these black slim handles that I bought from eBay for 50 cents each. Can’t beat that!  

4. Update Lighting: Lighting can significantly impact the ambiance of a space. They are the gems of the house. Replace outdated light fixtures with more modern and affordable options that match your style. Consider adding floor or table lamps to create a warm and cozy atmosphere. You don’t have to buy brand new lights. Take a look at Facebook Marketplace. I stumbled upon this black table lamp while walking my dog, right on the street curb. I simply replaced the shade.

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5. DIY Artwork and Gallery Walls: Instead of purchasing expensive artwork, consider creating your own. You can frame interesting fabric pieces, create abstract paintings, or use photographs to make personalized artwork. Additionally, gallery walls can add visual interest to a room. Mix and match inexpensive frames and display a collection of prints, photographs, or even postcards.

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6. Add Plants and Greenery: Indoor plants can bring life and freshness to any room. They are relatively inexpensive and can improve air quality while adding visual appeal. Choose low-maintenance plants such as succulents or spider plants if you’re not confident in your gardening skills. 

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7.Use Mirrors: Mirrors can make a room appear larger and reflect natural light, giving the illusion of more space. Look for affordable decorative mirrors or consider thrifting and repurposing vintage frames with mirrors.Mid century modern living room by Linlin Interiors Adelaide interior designer

Interior design can be affordable, and there are numerous cost-free ways to enhance your home’s appearance. Instead of feeling intimidated by Pinterest or Instagram, use them as sources of inspiration. Don’t forget, professionally taken photos often lack a crucial element – people. Your home should reflect your personality and the people who live in it.