Simple Ways to Transform a Room on a Budget

Are you just tired of the look of your living room, and want to freshen it up, but just don’t have a whole lot of money to put towards it? Well, transforming the look of a room doesn’t have to break the bank. Here are some economical ways to give a room a makeover.

Simplify. You don’t have to go for a cold modern design, but simply clearing clutter and maybe removing a few elements can give a substantive fresh appearance to your room. And guess what? It cost you nothing but a little bit of your time.

Paint. It’s probably the cheapest home decorating product you can buy, yet has the biggest potential for transforming a room. Are you looking for something dramatic? Go with a bold color. But even if you have a more reserved sense of style a fresh coat of white can brighten up your days.


Paint furniture. Painting isn’t just for the walls. You can transform a desk or end tables with a fresh coat of paint as well.

Go thrifting. Buying a car secondhand is one of soundest pieces of financial advice you’ll get. Why not apply that cost-saving approach to stuff you use in your decorating project? Whether it’s a thrift store or consignment shop, there are plenty of items you can seize that look as good as new, or have the weathered look, if shabby chic is your style. You may just have to do a little extra inspecting to make sure there are no hidden defects.

Create your own art. Not everyone has the artistic flair, but maybe you can parlay a fun art class into some new home decorating elements. Obviously, if you can go the DIY route, that keeps it in design-on-a-budget territory.

Whether you have to get your room transformation done with next to nothing, or have a modest budget, you can employ some or all of these ideas for a fresh look for next to nothing.

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