50+ Tips To Design Your Home With A Low Budget


You don’t need to be rich or famous to have a beautiful home. You just need a little creativity and some inspiration from your surroundings. There are so many ways to decorate your home without spending thousands of dollars. From repurposing old furniture into something new, to finding creative ways to add color and texture in unexpected places, there are plenty of low-budget design hacks that can work for you. Here are 50+ tips on how anyone can create their dream home with very little money:

Choose the right flooring.

When it comes to flooring, there are plenty of options. But if you’re on a budget and want something durable, hardwood floors may not be ideal for your home. Tile is another option that’s durable but can get cold and slippery (especially if it’s tile). Carpet is soft and warm–perfect for children’s rooms–but it can also be expensive to install and maintain. Laminate flooring offers many benefits: It looks like real wood without the high price tag; it wears well over time; and most importantly, laminate doesn’t need any special care or cleaning products!

Use living plants to add a splash of color.

Plants are a great way to add color to your home, and they can make it feel more alive. They’re also relatively cheap, so you don’t have to worry about breaking the bank. You can use plants in any room of your house, but they work especially well in kitchens and bathrooms because they’ll help freshen up those spaces with their natural aromas. Plus, there are plenty of options when it comes to choosing pots–you can go big or small!

Cut your cable bill.

Cut your cable bill.

Cable companies are charging way too much for their service, and you don’t need to pay for it. There are plenty of other options available that will allow you to watch all your favorite shows without having to fork over a ton of money every month. If you’re looking for a streaming service that offers live TV, Hulu with Live TV is currently offering its service for just $39.99 per month (or $44.99 if paid monthly). With this package, viewers can watch live sports games or news broadcasts in addition to popular television series such as Game of Thrones on HBO or The Walking Dead on AMC–and there’s no contract required!

Paint over old, ugly wallpaper.

Paint over old, ugly wallpaper.

  • Remove the wallpaper before painting. You can do this with a scraper or even just by pulling off individual sheets of paper.
  • If you’re going to paint over the wallpaper, make sure to use a special kind of paint that sticks to both walls and paper (called “primer”). Roll on this primer with a roller for best results–it’ll help ensure that your finished product is smooth and wrinkle-free! Alternately, brush on the primer with a large brush if you want more control over how much gets applied where; just be sure not to get any excess paint onto your flooring! We recommend using sponge applicators instead of sponges because they tend to leave less lumps behind than regular sponges do…but if those aren’t available at home stores near me then I guess I could always pick some up online?

Get creative with storage solutions.

  • Use a bookshelf as a room divider.
  • Hide your TV behind bookshelves.
  • Store your shoes in bookshelves, especially if you have lots of them!
  • Put blankets on top of bookshelves for easy access and to make it look like you’re using them for something other than storage.

Create texture and depth with paint and wallpaper.

When you’re designing a room, it’s important to think about how each element contributes towards creating a cohesive look. The easiest way to do this is by creating texture and depth with paint and wallpaper.

Texture can be achieved by using different materials such as wood, metal or stone on the walls; or inlayed patterns like marble tiles that add interest without being too overwhelming. You could also try adding natural elements like branches (cut down into smaller pieces if necessary) for an organic feel that’s in keeping with rustic styles like cottage chic or shabby chic but still looks fresh compared to real plants which may require regular watering and maintenance over time!

You can create depth by using contrasting colors: choosing darker tones against lighter ones will create shadows while contrasting patterns will create highlights where they meet each other – both techniques will make your rooms appear larger than they actually are!

Hang mirrors to make small rooms seem bigger.

Mirrors are a great way to make a small room appear larger. They reflect light and can be used to reflect an outside view so that it looks like the room has more space than it actually does. Mirrors can also be used as artwork, which will make your home feel more inviting and cozy!

If you don’t like something in your house but don’t want anyone else seeing it either, hang up some mirrors on the wall behind it so nobody will notice what’s not supposed to be seen!

Paint the ceiling a different color than the walls for an interesting effect.

Paint the ceiling a different color than the walls for an interesting effect.

When you are decorating your home with a low budget, it is important to use every space wisely and make sure that each room has its own character. One of my favorite ways to do this is by painting the ceiling in a different color than what’s on my walls or flooring. This gives each room its own identity while still keeping everything cohesive as one unit overall. It also helps break up any monotony in design and adds some dimensionality if done correctly!

Try out woven rugs instead of traditional carpets or hardwood floors.

Woven rugs are a great way to spruce up any room without breaking the bank. They’re easier to clean, they can be used in any room of your home and they won’t cost as much as traditional carpets or hardwood floors. Plus, they can hide stains on top of existing carpeting–which is important since most people don’t want to replace their entire flooring just because there’s some dirt on it!

Swap out your light fixtures for something modern and industrial looking like pendant lights or edison bulbs.

Pendant lights are a great way to add some light, but also some style. If you have an old chandelier or fixture in your home that’s not working for you anymore, consider swapping it out for a new pendant light. You can find them at most hardware stores and online retailers like Amazon or Wayfair.

Edison bulbs are another great option for adding an industrial look to your home’s decor. These bulbs were first invented by Thomas Edison and they give off a warm glow similar to candlelight which will help create an intimate atmosphere in any room of your house that uses them as lighting fixtures (like bedrooms).

String lights are another fun way to add ambiance without breaking the bank! These types of lights come in many different colors so if there’s something specific about how much money you want spend then just buy those specific ones but if not then just get whatever looks good together when combined with other items around them such as furniture pieces etc…

The secret to design is simple – find inspiration in everything around you!

Designing a home is a creative process, and if you’re anything like me, your first instinct is to just start buying things. But I’m here to tell you that this isn’t really the way to go about it!

The secret to design is simple – find inspiration in everything around you! The best way to do this is by taking lots of walks outside (or even better: driving) and looking at different types of buildings and spaces. You never know what might inspire your next project!


We hope these tips have helped you get inspired to start your own design project. If you’re looking for more ideas on how to make your home look great with a low budget, check out our Pinterest page! We have lots of great ideas and inspiration boards that will help guide you through the process of creating something beautiful in any space.