Budget Decorating Secrets

Are you bored with your living room’s decor? Is your bedroom depressing you? You don’t have to spend a lot of time and money on completely re-designing your home to get a great new look. Try these simple decorating projects to spice up your home without breaking the bank.

Brighten up your bookshelves

Change-up the look of your living room without re-papering the whole room by wallpapering your bookcase instead. This stylish agate wallpaper adds a touch of luxury to the room, while the boxes and ornaments complete the look.


Make a quirky headboard

Brighten up your bedroom (or the bedroom of your teenage child), by decorating their headboard with all of their old t-shirts. This easy project is a great way to de-clutter your closet and put together a truly personalised decoration for your room.


DIY Photo Tables

Do you have a huge collection of photos that are hidden away in albums and almost never looked at? If so, why not put them on display so that you can enjoy those photos whenever you want. Get a piece of glass (or plexiglass), cut to fit the size of your table. Place photographs and postcards from your favourite holiday destinations on the table, and then secure the glass in place, so that you can enjoy reminiscing every time you sit down to enjoy a cup of coffee.

Jazz Up Your Welcome Mat


The Welcome Mat is the second thing you see when you arrive home every day. The first thing, of course, is the front door. If you don’t have the time to re-paint your front door, you can still make your home look more appealing by redecorating your welcome mat.

If you’re artistically inclined, you can hand-paint messages on most materials, otherwise, design a simple message or motif on your computer (use large shapes without too many curves, so that it’s easy to cut out), print it out, and cut out a stencil. Spray over the stencil for an instant personalized welcome mat.

Make Do and Mend

If your old sofa is looking a little worn, or you’re simply bored with the way it looks, don’t rush out and replace it just yet. Consider re-upholstering it or using throws and cushions to change the way it looks. If you aren’t skilled with a needle, consider paying someone to make new covers for you. You’ll save a fortune compared to purchasing an entire new sofa.

Make Your Furniture Do Double Dutystorage

If you’re low on space, get creative with your storage solutions. Use ottomans as both seating and storage. Invest in some inexpensive door hanging storage pockets to keep small items in.  Make use of every cupboard, shelf and box that you have. If you don’t like having clutter on show, conceal your storage behind decorative curtains, or choose attractive wicker baskets instead of plastic or cardboard boxes.

As you can see, you can achieve a lot with a little imagination and creativity. What’s more, new look home will be truly unique, so you won’t have to worry about the embarrassment of visiting a friend to find they have exactly the same decor!

This article was written by Ben Frisby on behalf of The Suite Company.