If your home needs a big-time decorating makeover but you don’t have a big-time budget, don’t worry! There are so many ways to revamp the look of your home without breaking the bank. With a little bit of creativity, some DIY work, and just $50 per room you can give your home a whole new look. Take a look at these easy tips!

Mix it Up

Working with the furniture and accessories you already have is a great way to save some money. Try rearranging the furniture in the room for a new look that costs absolutely nothing! Also, take a look at the items in the rest of the house. You can pull furniture or other items from all over the house, mixing and rearranging things from different rooms.

Looks Like New

One of the easiest ways to transform a room is by changing the color scheme. Now you don’t have to run out and buy a bunch of stuff to do this. What you do need to buy is some paint. Giving the walls a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference in a dull room. Go for a completely different color than you have now for the most impact. Remember though: dark colors will make a room look smaller, while lighter colors will make a room look larger. So if you’re already working with a small room, perhaps just do an accent wall with a dark color.

Nail the Details

The smaller accents and details of a room is what really pulls everything together. Instead of buying a whole new wardrobe to match your new room, for example, try installing new knobs that match your new style. A new bed set can be expensive, but swapping out a couple pillowcases or shams is not! Nobody sees your sheets anyway. A few decorative pillowcases will make your bed pop. Fresh flowers or art in a room rarely goes unnoticed. Arrange a few flowers from the garden or hang your favorite art print to add character to the space.


Upcycling DIY projects are fun and crafty way to create new accessories to complement your room without buying brand new stuff. By taking items that might usually be discarded or by reworking older items to fit a new purpose you can decorate your home on the cheap! Visit some thrift stores and look for potential in the items you find. A large, shabby picture frame may be of no use to you as is, but with a coat of metallic paint and a pretty patterned paper inserted, the frame would make a beautiful glass top tray for cosmetics or candles.


There are so many ways to improve your place on a budget and you can afford to try them all! This article was written by Erie Construction. Follow Erie Construction on Twitter at @eriemidwest for tips on home improvement.