Over 5.25 million homes were purchased in 2019, but as the demand for new homes increases and the prices rise, people are looking for ways to keep other costs, like interior decorating and remodeling low.

A few ways to reduce costs (while keeping up with current trends) are to buy cheap house décor, repaint your space, or simply reorganize for a refreshed look.

Decorating a home canbe pricey—but if you’re patient, savvy, and creative—it doesn’t have to be! Regardless of what room(s) you’re looking to redesign, you can save money and create something that works.

Here are some fun, tasteful, and inexpensive decorating ideas to improve your home (without burning a hole in your wallet).

1. Start With the Paint

Painting the walls in your home is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to bring life back into your home. All you need is paint that matches your theme/decorating goal, patience, and a little elbow grease if you plan to DIY (do it yourself).

When you’re painting, think of colors that will compliment. If your home already has an accent color, then perhaps paint in neutrals. If everything is neutral, consider using your paint as the highlight and focal point.

2. Improve Your Lighting

A little-known secret to making your home look bigger (and better) is to improve your lighting.

If you have traditional lighting, opt for something a bit more complex like accent lights that focus on different areas of your space (wall, painting, plant, etc.) If you already have accent lights, consider lights that go under cabinets or adding lights along the ceiling.

There are endless options to consider, but the goal is to use lighting that will create the illusion of a larger, airy space.

3. Invest in Cheap Home Decor

Finding quality furniture doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. In fact, there are sites like Dealwiki.net where you can get ridiculously cheap home décor that actually looks good and is built to last.

From individual pieces to complete sets, you can use coupons to get things that work well in your space (and save you money in the process).

4. Make New From the Old

Another option to spruce up your home without spending too much money is to upcycle. Upcycling is where you use old materials to create something new. This could be, for example, using old wood to make a window frame or a barn door to be a shower divider.

With upcycling, you have the option to be really creative and save yourself tons of extra money in the process, too.

5. Buy Products with Under-Storage

Especially if you have a smaller home, taking advantage of multi-function items (like an ottoman with a built-in storage unit) can be critical for saving you both money and space.

These products will not only be used in different ways but help to declutter your living areas and give you the illusion of a new home without all the extra work.

Yes, You Can Decorate on a Budget

Although it may seem that home decorating is pricey and time-consuming, it doesn’t have to be.

You can decorate on a budget if you focus on changing around what you have before purchasing more, using DIY products and paints to freshen up your walls, and buying cheap home décor to spruce up an area without stressing about the cost.

For more home decorating and remodeling ideas, be sure to keep reading our blogs.