Home Decorating Ideas on a Budget

Jan 10, 2022

Interior Design

bedroom gallery wall with upholstered headboard

Trying to save money is a common new year’s resolution, so for many, the new year means a new budget. But just because you’re trying to save money doesn’t mean you can’t take your home décor to the next level. In fact, these home decorating ideas on a budget can help you transform your home into the home of your dreams without breaking the bank. 

Rearrange the Furniture

living room furniture with fun shape pattern

(Pictured Above: Murdock Sofa)

Looking for home decorating ideas that won’t cost a single cent? Rearranging your furniture can make the room feel fresh and new without the expense of new furniture. While rearranging furniture won’t cost you any money, it does require some time, creativity, and brute strength. Keep things as convenient as possible with our free room planning software, which will let you try out different arrangements BEFORE you start the heavy lifting.

Create an Accent Wall

bedroom gallery wall with upholstered headboard

(Pictured Above: Chatelet Upholstered Panel Bed)

When you’re decorating on a budget, it’s all about making as big a splash as possible with the fewest resources. Creating an accent wall allows you to completely transform your living room, dining room, bedroom, or home office without spending much on new furniture. Whether you decide to paint the wall, apply bold wallpaper, or add some new wall art, you can completely change the way a room looks and feels with a stylish accent wall.

Look into Lighting

Decorative lamp with shade

(Pictured Above: Alder Table Lamp)

Is your home feeling a bit dull and drab? Brighten things up with some new lighting. While floor lamps, table lamps, and buffet lamps can go a long way toward making your home sparkle with light, they can also be a stylish, eye-catching addition to your home décor. Worried about your ability to decorate with lamps? Here’s everything you need to know about lamp sizes to help you choose the exact right lamp for your space.

Pick an Attractive Accent Piece

accent table with plant

(Pictured Above: Adel Accent Table)

While a new sofa or dining table can be expensive, accent furniture can add just as much character or personality to the room without the high price tag. In fact, the right accent piece can add color, definition, texture, contrast, and drama to any room in the house. Whether you go for an accent chair, an accent chest, an accent table, or an accent lamp, look for something eye-catching that will make a real difference in the room’s overall appearance.

Embrace Minimalism

minimalist bedroom with rustic wall decor

(Pictured Above: Mid Century Eliot Bed)

Just because you’re decorating on a budget doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style. In fact, embracing minimalism in your home décor will allow you to adopt current interior design trends without tempting yourself to go over budget. To get started, you’ll want to consider how to best streamline your furniture. Multi-purpose furniture like a coffee table with storage or a bed with built-in drawers can help you keep your furniture to a minimum while still providing the space you need to keep things uncluttered.

Swap Out Your Throw Pillows

L-shaped Sectional with Throw Pillows

(Pictured Above: Brynn Sectional Sofa)

As far as inexpensive decorating ideas go, it’s hard to beat the ease of this low-cost decorating option: new throw pillows. In fact, if you tend to get bored of your décor easily, you can easily swap out your throw pillows for every season. Not only will they add some fresh, eye-catching patterns and colors to your living room décor, but they can also make the room feel cozier. Want to add an extra dose of coziness? Drape some comfy blankets over the back of the couch. They’ll look great and come in handy when you’re relaxing on the sofa on a winter’s night.

Upgrade Your Bedding

Luxury Bedding on Upholstered Bed

(Pictured Above: Amalfi Striped Comforter Set)

The bed is often the focal point of your bedroom, and while new beds can be expensive, upgrading your bedding is a cost-effective way to refresh your bedroom, making it one of our favorite home decorating ideas on a budget. Not sure how to get started? Visit a Star Furniture store near you to browse our curated selection of luxury bedding that’s sure to make your bedroom feel like a whole new oasis. Then, make sure to read more about how to make your bed like a designer to get the absolute most out of your stylish new bedding.

Pepper in Some Plants

Living Room with Tall Plant in Corner

(Pictured Above: Darby Sofa)

Decorating with plants is an inexpensive way to spruce up your home décor. Not only is the extra greenery sure to make your room feel homier and more relaxed, but there’s plenty of room to get creative with decorative plant pots. Don’t have a green thumb? You don’t need one! Fake plants offer plenty of the same benefits as natural plants, without all the hassle. And they’ll last for years to come, even if you don’t remember to water them.

Watch for Furniture Sales

One of our favorite home decorating ideas on a budget is to keep an eye out for big furniture sales. At Star Furniture, for example, we tend to have large sales on the 4th of July, Black Friday, Labor Day, and other holidays. Just plan out what you need, create a budget to stick to, and sign up for our newsletter, where you’ll get the latest news on future sales and in-stock furniture to consider. That way, you’ll have all the information you need to take advantage of our amazing furniture sales throughout the year. Now that you’ve explored these inexpensive home decorating ideas, it’s time to try them out in your home. Visit a Star Furniture store near you to browse our huge selection of living room furniture, dining room furniture, bedroom furniture, home office furniture, and home décor. In the meantime, check out our home inspiration blog where we cover everything from living room seating ideas and the latest dining room trends to FAQs about living room layouts and what you need to know about texture in interior design.