Back when I started this blog, our country was coming out of the Great Recession. People didn’t have much money to spend on home decor, just like me! I had just lost my job and bought a new house with very little money to afford decorating or buying furniture to fill my new, larger home.
So, I learned how to DIY and how to create a home with very little money. While I’ve since made more money and was able to afford more expensive decor, I’ve never forgotten my budget-friendly DIY roots.
Creating a home you love should not be dependent on your budget, so let’s get to work!
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Paint a Room. The first rule of decorating is that you can always paint something! Paint can transform a room in a couple of hours for the price of a can of paint and a paint brush and roller. Find all of my paint color reviews and recommendations here.
Hang some Art. Adding art to a wall gives a home personality. When we moved into our new home, it didn’t feel like ours until we put our pictures and art on the walls. Learn how high to hang a picture here. And get access to my free printable library here.
Install Vinyl Floor Tiles. One of my most popular posts ever is my post about transforming the look of my girls’ bathroom with vinyl floor tiles. They are so easy to order and use and much cheaper than replacing your flooring!
Make an Art Frame from Scraps. Do you have leftover scrap wood lying around? Use it to frame out some art or frame a canvas!
This large piece of art was made with a photo I took, a canvas, some Mod Podge, scrap wood and leftover paint. A cheap way to display a photo I love!
Declutter a Room. You can’t truly love the home you have if it’s filled with clutter. Make space for what you love and learn how to declutter a room in 5 easy steps!
Change out a light fixture. I’m no electrician, but my husband and I have changed plenty of light fixtures in our homes.
Frame your bathroom mirror. This is such an easy way to give your bathroom some personality with no demo and just a little cost.
Add some shelves. These shelves in my kitchen cost less than $40 and it’s one of my favorite spots to decorate in the whole house. So easy!
Re-decorate your shelves. If you already have shelves, shop your home and redecorate for a free refresh!
Refresh Your Grout. Update old grungy tile grout with some grout paint!
Add board and batten to a wall or whole room. I’ve done board and batten in two spaces in my home and have plans for more! It’s a beautiful architectural detail that is easy to DIY!
Create a Command Center. Set up a station in your home where all of the paperwork is sorted and the mail lands. It’ll help with your sanity, I promise!
Make a large wooden sign. I love large art in my home, but it usually comes with a large price tag. But a large wooden sign or piece of art is a great thing to DIY on a budget!
Make a Design Mood Board. Are you planning a room makeover, but aren’t sure exactly what pieces to put together? A design mood board will help you visualize the space (and make a budget) before you ever buy the first item!
Paint your wood fence. If the weather’s nice where you are, take some time to freshen up your fence! I love the tool we used a couple of years ago, which made repainting our fence a breeze!
Make a Throw Pillow. Super easy DIY if you can sew in a straight line. I’ve even used drop cloth and a stencil to make a fun throw pillow!
Build a Table. It’s not exactly a quick projects, but it’s certainly budget-friendly. I made my farmhouse table for less than $100 in lumber. And it was one of my first DIY projects! If I can do it, you can too.
Paint your Patio. This is quick and easy way to freshen up your outdoor space. You could even paint stripes or use a stencil to add some decorative flair!
Organize your Linen Closet. Find peace in an organized home for free by just organizing the linen closet!
Monogram Something. There are so many ways to personalize your home with monograms.
Make curtains from drop cloths. What a super budget-friendly way to add texture to your rooms. Use drop cloths to make curtains. And if you want to be fancy, you can stencil some plain curtains or add stripes to them!
I think those will get you started on improving your home on a budget! Happy homemaking!
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