Are you itching for a new look in your home, or anxious to update your décor? As the summer season draws to a close, it may be time to refresh your indoor living looks. If your budget is a bit tight after a summer spent entertaining and traveling with your family, there’s no reason to worry. There are plenty of ways to freshen up your living spaces without breaking the bank. Keep on reading for some budget-friendly inspiration!

1. DIY frames for your artwork.

One of the easiest and cheapest ways to make a statement is to update your wall art. You don’t need to purchase new canvases—adding a homemade frame instantly elevates your existing artwork. DIY frames are also customizable, so you can select the wood and paint color that will make your canvases pop.

2. Update your photos.

Photos are a timeless décor item. They add a personal touch to any shelf or mantle, and a simple swap can instantly update your space. Plus, new photos will give you and your houseguests something to talk about on upcoming visits!

3. Swap out your pillows.

Pillows are an unsung hero in home décor. An old pattern in a new place can freshen up any décor! New patterns and colors can instantly revamp a space, and they are inexpensive enough for a budget-friendly update. If you aren’t looking to make a purchase, try swapping pillows from one room to another.

4. Add a coat of paint.

Craving new furniture? Applying a coat of paint is cheaper than visiting a local furniture gallery. Try updating your built-in cabinets, finish molding, and trim work with a new color. Though you may not have purchased any new furniture, a simple swap of color can make it feel like you have!

I hope these budget-friendly decorating suggestions inspire you to get creative and update your living spaces on a dime!

About the Author

Danielle Pierce is a recent graduate of Nova Southeastern University and an intern with the Decorated team this summer. Danielle grew up on the beach in Breezy Point, NY, and now enjoys wearing her flip-flops year-round in Fort Lauderdale, FL. She enjoys bringing elements that remind her of a childhood spent by the seaside into her home décor. Danielle is also a competitive equestrian, and when she is not writing, she spends any free time she has at the barn.