9+ Budget Friendly Home Decor Hacks To Make Your Home Look Modern

by | Aug 26, 2018 | HOME, LIFESTYLE

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Do you want to learn how to make your house look modern on a budget and how to make a home beautiful with simple things? Like this space-saving Floor Lamp. Then keep reading to find out how to make your home look elegant even if you are on a budget.

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Redecorating the home can be very expensive, especially for those of us on a budget. Some home decor ideas can take a lot of time and money, which some of us don’t have.

But updating your home does not always have to break the bank. You can freshen up your home and give it a new lease of life with a bit of hard work and love. We have found some brilliant tips that are budget-friendly and easy to do. Sometimes simple ideas can have a big impact in a room, so try these ideas and let us know what you think.

CLEAR THE CLUTTER

One of the easiest and smartest ways to update any room in the house is to clear the clutter. If anything in the room is not used and you are not happy with it, then find another home for it or give it to charity. You can use pretty trunks and storage boxes to control clutter in a room. Not only will they give you extra storage space but will look great in the room too.

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How organized and clutter-free is this bathroom. We love the way woven baskets have been used to keep things tidy and in their place. Here are some of our favourite basket finds on the internet.

 

WIRE BASKETS

These useful grey wired baskets are very useful around the house. They have a farmhouse rustic feel to them and have removable liners in them. Can be used in the kitchen, laundry room or in  the bathroom.

STORAGE BASKET CUBES

Foldable fabric storage cube. Very ideal for the nursery.

ROUND WOVEN WICKER BASKETS

These simple and stylish round baskets are ideal for around the house to make it less cluttered.

FABRIC STORAGE CUBES

 

Multi-purpose home storage bins. Soft and strong with rope handles, these bins can be used around the house for your everyday needs. When not in use they can be folded away.

ADD GREENERY

Adding Plants to any room will uplift it and give it a peaceful appearance. It will also add colour to the room. If you go for real plants then consider the position and natural lighting. Real live plants will give you extra oxygen in the room and some remove toxins from the air too. If you are not green-fingered then consider using artificial plants, you can get some great looking artificial plants that look very real. Following are some of our favourite ones from Amazon.
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ARTIFICIAL PALM PLANT

PALM PLANT

FRESH FLOWERS

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Fresh flowers bring so much life and colour to a room, even if it’s a single bloom. Don’t wait for someone to buy you flowers, treat yourself and buy them for yourself. Try and change flower arrangement weekly. If you are on a budget, wait and buy them at the end of the day, especially in the supermarkets, you will get the flowers at a discounted price. Forget about buying flower bouquet arrangements, do your own flower arrangement. Buy different flowers then arrange them in a vase or pot, putting different colours, sizes and types of flowers together.

DECORATE WITH SCENTED CANDLES AND BOTTLED MATCHSTICKS 

Create a Candle Corner to brighten up any room. Use different sizes and scented candles. With the candles display bottled matchsticks. This will give the displayed candles an elegant look. Buy the bottled matchsticks or make your own by cleaning out a clear glass herb bottle, big enough to hold the length of a matchstick. Then fill up with matchsticks and stick a piece of flint paper at the bottom of the bottle to light the matchsticks with. You can finish off with a pretty label around the bottle.

 

LARGE YANKEE MIDSUMMER’S NIGHT

 

 

CHESAPEAKE BAY SCENTED CANDLE

 

MRS MEYERS CLEAN DAY SOY CANDLE

 

LED FLAMELESS CANDLES

DECORATE WITH MARBLE EFFECT CONTACT PAPER

Marble gives an expensive and elegant look to a room. But marble is very expensive, even if it’s a marble slab to put on a table. Now there is a cheaper option that will cost next to nothing, and you will still have the same look. Cover surfaces with marble effect contact paper, you will get the look for less. Check out this youtube video on how to use marble effect paper. You can use this idea and transform any room.

UPDATE YOUR CUSHIONS

If you need a new sofa and can not afford one just yet, try getting new throws to cover it and update your cushions. A colourful collection of different sized and textured cushions will not only give a splash of colour but will also give an instant new lease of life to an old sofa.

SET OF 4 THROW PILLOW COVERS

 

PATCHWORK  VELVET THROW PILLOW

 

BLACK AND GOLD GEOMETRIC THROW PILLOW

CHANGE YOUR LIGHTING
Lighting can uplift and change the mood and setting of a room. Try using Decorating Lamps and Up Lighters. Highlight a collection of artwork on a wall with a picture wall light. Install lights inside a glass cupboard or cabinet to make a focal point in a room. Add matching lamps to both sides of a bed or sofa and see the impact it has on the room.

 

GOLD CRYSTAL CHANDELIER

 

CRYSTAL RAINDROP CHANDELIER

DISPLAY ARTWORK

Display a collection of different sized artwork together on a wall and make it a focal point. Go a step further and create your own artwork. Collect unusual and pretty wallpaper or fabric samples. Frame them in pretty frames of different sizes. Do something more personal like framing all your house keys from all the different homes and apartments you have lived in, do a collection and print on each frame the address and dates you lived at that address.

USE DIFFERENT COLOURED DINING CHAIRS 

 

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Buy cheap different Coloured Chairs for your dining room. It will add a pop of colour to your dining room. Mismatched furniture in different colours or styles can look really cool. If you can’t afford to buy new chairs then look around in junk shops or paint spray your old ones.
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