Home Improvement

How to Spice up Your Home on a Tight Budget

Dreaming of a stylish home but don’t have the proper budget for a renovation? Don’t worry, you don’t have to shell out huge sums of money to make an impact and I bet these words by Melissa Penfold can help you re-define what decorating is even on a tight budget:  “Money can never do what imagination can do – Get inventive. Turn it into a game. Part of creating style is trying new things.”

We know that everybody has their own budget but no matter how small or how big your budget maybe, these tips will ensure a snazzy home even with a small budget.

two chairs and a small table, overhead shelves and plants in pots, pink background
Photo by Stefen Tan on Unsplash

Two Things to think about before decorating your home:

Know Your Style:  Knowing your style helps you determine the right designs to beautify your home with just the right ambient and make it more comfortable according to your own preferences.Set the Mood:  Settle on a mood that conveys how you’d like to make the room feel. For example, you’d like to have a peaceful haven in the comfort of your home then you might as well decorate the room more naturally using tones such as white, beige, and pink to induce a sense of relaxation and calmness.


“Learn to look not just with your eyes but with your heart. Find the things that connect with you. How else will you know how to design your home?”
Kelly Hopen

Rearrange your furniture: Re-arranging your furniture adds new life to familiar quarters and helps you identify you truly love, need and want to keep.

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Rearrange your furniture

Decorative Light fixtures: Light fixtures can go as low as $30. Fancy like hanging a pendant lighting over an island transforms the whole room and creating a more contemporary look for your kitchen.

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Decorative Light fixtures
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Adding a vase full of flowers in your kitchen brings a pop of color

Flowers and Greens: Adding a vase full of flowers in your kitchen brings a pop of color that’s good for focal point. You’ll also notice plants automatically adds vibe to the kitchen and fills the room with joy.

Empty Jars and mugs: Jars when washed and clean make very good pots for growing herbs to be placed beside your windows. They also make great storage for cookies and candies as well as candle holders which you can decoratively place on top of your shelves.

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Add some statement with a wallpaper

Add some statement with a wallpaper: Why bother with paint when you can simply give your walls a lift by applying a beautifully printed wallpaper. It can give a room flair to perfectly match your painted walls.

Raised Curtains: Mounting your curtains up high around one or two inches just below the ceiling not only makes the room more elegant but also bigger and taller.

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Framing and pinning these treasure pieces on your wall expresses your personality

Frames with Art: Art can be your favorite painting, some pictures you’ve taken during your vacation, pressed flowers or even beautiful embroideries. Framing and pinning these treasure pieces on your wall expresses your personality so feel free to go a little off-center.

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Get rid of old stuff

De-clutter: Get rid of old ugly stuff you no longer want to use. A rule of thumb would be – if you haven’t used that “thing” for a long period of time or even totally forgot about it then it’s time you give it away or throw them out.

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