Frugal Decorating

by | May 12, 2021 | Design

There may come a time where you want to change how your home looks, whether that be a small amount of decorating or a full remodel. When money is a problem, or you simply do not wish to spend copious amounts of your savings on things that aren’t a necessity, you could instead look at the ways in which you can change the appearance and feel of your rooms, without actually parting with large amounts of cash. To do so, there may need to be some level of compromise, as well as to move away from higher-end materials or choices.

Using Pictures

Something as simple as changing the pictures that adorn your walls and surfaces can help to give a room a brand new look and feel. Having some framed images of your family, or even copies of classic pieces of art, can be great, but there are also ways to give each room a more modern feel. Ordering canvas prints, such as those found at Hello Canvas, can help the artwork to pop off the walls a bit more. Due to their convenience, lightweight feel, and low cost, you could also choose to continue updating them to showcase your most recent holidays, experiences, or even show how your family has grown. By doing this, rather than fully remodelling a room, you can save a lot of money and keep the changes that bit more personal.


Changing up your home doesn’t always need to include buying new items. Instead, you could look at the furnishings you already own, and come up with ways to refurbish them into something new, or more to your taste. Something as simple as repainting the wood on cabinets, storage units, and even doors can dramatically change the look of the room. You can also do the same for soft furnishings, creating cushion covers or even throws for the sofa, which will allow you to continue using that item, but change its appearance. This idea can be especially useful when you want to completely switch up the colour schemes of a room, but your existing items would clash.

Do It Yourself

While some aspects of decorating or changing your home may need a qualified electrician or engineer, there are certain parts of the job that you could choose to do yourself. Some jobs, such as painting the walls, can be done with store-bought paint and brushes, as well as some patience and dedication. While it may be trickier, and you could end up with uneven patches, there is definitely something to be said about physically putting work into the changing of your home. In addition to this, it will also save you a vast amount of money.

Having a tight budget doesn’t mean you cannot make any changes to your home. Instead, you can look at the ways you can make the best of the items and skills that you have, as well as the best ways to make smaller changes that do not cost as much money.

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