6 Affordable and Easy Ways to Redecorate Your Home

Lauren Wellbank
Written by Lauren Wellbank
Updated December 17, 2021
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These genius design hacks have a major impact on your home with minimal impact on your wallet

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While big home projects get the most love online, you can transform your home’s decor on a budget by making a few simple tweaks. Sometimes simply rearranging the furniture in a room can make a big statement without taxing your wallet. These affordable decorating ideas prove you don’t have to spend a lot to spruce up your digs and refresh your space.

1. Shop Dollar Sections

There are entire store sections and even whole retail locations devoted to selling unique home items for around a dollar. These areas are full of affordable decor pieces that you can easily (and inexpensively) add to your home when you’re looking for a change. Purchase ready-made items, or DIY your way into a bespoke design project. Social media is full of videos of people transforming their dollar hauls into decorating treasures, so do a little scrolling for inspiration.

2. Move Your Stuff

Sometimes just rearranging the items you already have can help give your space a new feel. Move your furniture around the room to see if different design layouts open up new options. If you’re feeling adventurous, try moving furniture from one room to another. Maybe swap your end tables and your nightstand to see if you can get two room refreshes for the price of one. If your pieces are too heavy to relocate, consider hiring a local professional furniture mover to help you out.

3. Look for Deals

You don’t have to swear off spending entirely to make affordable upgrades. Keep your eyes out for deals at your favorite stores and pledge to only buy things at a discount for a more budget-friendly change. 

Additionally, you can look at what’s available at your local online marketplace. Some people are willing to sell their belongings at a significantly discounted price to be rid of them quickly. You know what they say: One person’s trash is another’s treasure.

4. Swap With Friends

If you want to do a major refresh on a minor budget, see if you have any friends who want to make a trade. Maybe they’re just as tired of their coffee table as you are of yours. See if a swap might be in both of your best interests.

5. Shop Your Closet

You don’t even need to leave the comfort of your home to find new decorating ideas. Go through your existing linen closets and storage totes in search of forgotten items. Maybe the shower curtain you’ve had tucked in the back of your linen closet is just what your bathroom needs so you can feel like there’s been a major update.

6. Try to DIY

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If you have drab, old furniture that you think you could DIY into something fantastic (or come across a free piece that needs a little extra love), get creative with it. Use paint, wallpaper, or stencils to turn your existing pieces into unique works of art that have the potential to become the major focal point of your home’s decor.

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