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Easy Home Decor Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank

Home Decor IdeasHome Decor IdeasYou don’t always need a professional interior designer or decorator to make your home visually appealing. With just a little creativity (and a few dollars), you can take on home decor jobs yourself. After all, a house represents those who live in it.

Don’t worry, we are not talking about remodeling your kitchen or repainting the entire house on your own. You only need to add some elements here and there, such as furniture and custom rugs. Maybe there are some stuff sitting in your basement or attic that you can use!

Here are some easy and affordable home decor ideas you can try. While you may need to spend a little on some of them, feel free to go on the DIY route too!

Display Some Artwork

A popular way to decorate kids’ rooms is to display artwork on the wall. Collect some of your kids’ homework and put them in frames. You can also make your own frames using scrap or reclaimed wood.

Use Stylish Storage Pieces

Sure, those cheap plastic bins can do the job, but why not invest a little more money to get stylish storage pieces? They keep things in order and add style to a room at the same time. Here are some storage furniture that can also function as decor:

  • Ottomans with storage

  • Flip-top benches

  • Tilt-out trash cabinets

  • Lift-top coffee tables

  • Bar carts

  • Bookcases

  • Floating racks and shelves

Here are other storage pieces you can buy inexpensively or create on your own:

  • Rope baskets

  • Recycled/re-designed cardboard boxes

  • Decorative bins

Mirror, Mirror on the Walls

More than just aids for grooming, mirrors are wonderful decorations for any home. You can find them in various sizes, shapes, and frames, giving you lots of design options. Don’t restrict them to the bathrooms and bedrooms only; put mirrors along the hallway, the living room, over the fireplace, over a desk, or near the front door. Aside from the visual appeal, putting up mirrors also has other benefits:

  • They can brighten up dark spaces by reflecting light from natural or artificial sources.

  • They can visually enlarge small rooms (a trick used by interior designers).

  • Hanging a mirror is a good way to cover up imperfections on the wall, such as cracks and holes.

Place Nice Rugs on the Floor

While tiles and laminates look neat, bare floors might look bland to some. Rugs instantly add color and texture to any space. They also allow you to set up a pattern for the house or create a different scheme for each room. If you want a more personal touch, you can have custom rugs made for you. This gives you freedom and flexibility in designing, so you can have rugs that perfectly match the rooms that they’ll be in.

If you have the tools, you can also create your own rugs! You can use recycled materials such as denim scraps, coffee bags, and old T-shirts. Aside from sprucing up the floor, rugs have other benefits such as:

  • Noise reduction — rugs are quieter to walk on than bare floors

  • Preventing slippage — minimize the risk of slipping while walking

  • Added Comfort — especially if you prefer walking barefoot in the house

  • Warmth — add extra insulation to your flooring


Studies show that having plants in the house improves a person’s mood, creativity, productivity, and focus. It also reduces stress levels and improves air quality. Plants make wonderful home decor, too! Adding a touch of greenery to your house gives it a cool, soothing vibe. It’s easy to place a potted plant just about anywhere!

If you don’t have a “green thumb” or the time to take care of plants, you can use faux plants. They can still give a room that much needed touch of green but without the upkeep.


Let’s not forget this classic home decor item! Easily change or improve a wall’s design without the paint mess. For a start, you can use peel-and-stick wallpapers, so you can remove them in case you change your mind (or when you move out of the apartment). Use wallpapers to create an accent wall or if your budget permits, cover the entire room to create a vibrant and elegant effect. With the right design or pattern, you can also make a small room seem bigger!

Decorating your home doesn’t always need fancy and luxurious stuff. Often, the basics are more than enough to improve the look and feel of your house!