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How to Decorate a House on a Low Budget

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Have you ever looked in a magazine or seen a home in real life, wishing you had what you saw?! You can! It doesn’t have to cost you all of your hard-earned money to have a beautifully decorated home! There are tips and tricks you can use while keeping a low budget in mind, to create the ultimate space of comfort right in your own home! In this blog post, you will learn how to decorate a house on a low budget and the steps of maintenance for cleaning, to reach your goals of having your home look just like that ad you once saw in a magazine! Better yet, clip out that magazine picture and use it for inspiration!

Why would you want to have a beautifully decorated house?

There are some factors that come into play when decorating your home. When we look at magazines or friends’ and relatives’ homes and wonder how it looks so beautifully put together, we tend to automatically think of the price. It does not have to be expensive to have that gorgeous home you envision. With some decorating hacks, it can be done easily, without emptying out your wallet.

Of course, many of us want to have that picture-perfect home to feel comfortable in and we all love showing our house guests how the true comfort feeling should feel when you first walk into a home that is not yours.

Cozy living room table.
You can create a cozy and inviting home environment without breaking the bank!

Clutter-free

If your living space is free of clutter and the decorations are placed in an organizing way, the comfort of your home will rise which reduces stress for you and your family. The less you have, the more full your home will feel.

Choose the right colors

Colors can decide what kind of mood to put off to your eyes and the eyes of the ones around you. Most homes in today’s world stick to modern colors of black, white, gray, tan, and hints of navy. Those colors seem to give off a calming effect. When you paint your walls with vibrant colors, it will give off positivity.

Yellow, for example, is a cheerful color that can lift your spirits just by sitting in a room surrounded by yellow. A beach themed room with green and blue colors make you feel like you are standing in the best vacation spot. You can even add an accent wall in your room with wallpaper!

Simply painting your walls can make a huge difference within your home.

Painted wall.
The colors you choose to paint your wall with can make a huge difference in the overall mood of your home.

 

Where to place furniture within your home

This is an important part of decorating your home and can be done on a budget by simply looking at the placement of the pieces spread throughout the rooms. If furniture is cramped all together, it makes it harder to walk around and to feel the satisfaction of what an open space can grant you. If there is a furniture piece that you truly don’t need, the best thing to do is to get rid of it to create the wanted space you desire.

Feel instant delight when you are entertaining guests at your home

There are always times where you have guests invited into your home, whether it be the holidays or for any other event. Even though the satisfaction of guests shouldn’t be your top priority, it sure does feel good when you get compliments on your home when they arrive. It’s a good feeling when you hear compliments when your guests walk into your front door.

Living room.
An inviting home is what we all strive for, right?!

When learning how to decorate a house on a low budget, inexpensive is key

In magazines and even the homes you look at that are show models on the market, most of the decorations they use are high end with their prices. This does not mean that you have to purchase those items to make your home just as beautiful as their model home. There are plenty of ways to organize and even create your own masterpieces to use as decoration. A simple upgrade can go a long way.

I have personally repurposed furniture and decoration pieces to create my own unique work. To be honest, I have had more compliments on my unique decor and placement of furniture than I would have ever thought. I have come to find out that being simple is key, cluttered rooms seem messy, and paint colors can affect our moods.

Antique and flea markets

This is the perfect place to find unique items that would love to be refurbished to their former glory! I love browsing unwanted decor so that I can fix it up to shine as it should be. Transforming old decor and furniture is the easiest task when you gain knowledge on how to tackle that vintage piece.

Refurbish

There are many items that can be refurbished. Furniture, decorations, cabinets, and many more items can be fixed to look brand new. Not only will the item look brand new, but it will be completely unique where it can’t be found in local stores. It’s all about the paint! Picking the right paint color is key here, but also realize you can refurbish an item to make it look old, even with that new coat of paint. There are furniture transformation kits that are available at your hardware store where you can use a scrubbing pad to make the paint look worn for an added antique look if that is what appeals to you.

Refurbished couch.
Instead of replacing old furniture, consider refurbishing it!

Paint

Painting your room a different color than it is now can make a huge difference. Today, most homes tend to use different shades of gray and white for a crisp clean feeling. Vibrant colors can add spunk into your life with splashes of yellow, purple, blue, and orange. Using white and light color paint for the walls in your home will make spaces look larger. The darker you go, the smaller the room will appear. The simplest solution for a comfortable space is light color walls with added touches of dark decor throughout. Even adding a dark color painted accent wall can make a difference.

How to organize furniture and decor

Decorative pillows and cushions for your couch are cute for display, but other than that, it adds to the clutter that we want to be rid of. Make sure you have some pillows for the couch and some throws added here and there, but never go overboard with that type of comfort.

Here is a list of decor to use to keep the look of your home feeling comfortable and relaxing.

  • Plants (fake or real)
  • Bookcase
  • Candles
  • Flowers
  • Gallery wall
  • Lamps
  • Mirrors
  • Use the fireplace as a focal point
  • Replace fixtures by installing new ones
  • Furniture covers
  • Baskets
  • Rugs
  • Vases
Couch pillows.
In order to avoid unnecessary clutter, it’s important to not go overboard with couch pillows.

DIY decor

When you make your own decorations for your home, that handmade masterpiece will be unique and can not be found in your local stores. A blank canvas and some paint can do wonders for wall art. You don’t need to be an expert at art to create something special for the walls in your home. There are plenty of DIY videos on the internet that can show you simple steps on how to paint on a canvas.

Also, when you purchase items from a flea market, you can easily spice it up with new paint to change its look or even use a polishing cloth to bring back the original shine of the piece. Another good idea is to use painted wine bottles as vases spread throughout your home. When you want to add the cuteness factor to the nursery, adding simple decals to the walls is a perfect touch.

Diy decor item.
DIY decor is the way to go if you’re looking to save big on your home’s decorative items.

How to maintain cleanliness to keep up with your shiny decor

To keep up with the low budget topic, invest in cleaning supplies that provide the best quality for your home. This will help to keep costs low, while still providing the ultimate satisfaction of knowing your home is cleaned properly. Here is a list of cleaning supplies that will help to improve the look and feel of your home, all while knowing how to decorate a house on a low budget.

Super Yellow Mop

This mop that Champion Supplies can offer you is truly versatile! It can be used on many different types of flooring including hardwood, ceramic tiles, laminate, linoleum, vinyl, rubber, concrete, porcelain tile, and basic wood flooring.

The fabulous mop head is made from non-woven fabric, giving this mop a high-performance ability to soak up water five times its own weight. With this professional mop, the absorbency it provides will leave you with fewer trips to the bucket to wring it out.

Typical store-bought mops are made with woven material that becomes stiff over time, especially if you use harsh chemicals with the mop. Here at Champion Supplies, the Super Yellow Mop, with its non-woven fabric can be machine washable. Choosing this mop is the way to go when keeping budget in mind since this cleaning tool can be long lasting for your home cleaning duties.

Yellow Mop Easy Mopping Easy Wringing.

Old Fashioned Dust Mop

With the satisfaction of a beautifully decorated home, choosing this dust mop will only add to the stress- free environment that you are trying to achieve. With a budget in mind, this Old Fashioned Dust Mop is just as long-lasting as the Super Yellow Mop that we have here at Champion Supplies.

This fantastic dust mop is made with colorful yarn pieces that go above and beyond any typical store bought dust mop! The yarn goes through a process of an exclusive proprietary electromagnetic static charge, where dust and debris will naturally attach themselves to the yarn pieces. Typical dust mops that are made with cotton tend to only push the dust, debris, and pet hair across your floor leaving dents and scratches in unwanted places. No need to worry about that when using our Old Fashioned Dust Mop! It is made with excellence in quality in mind.

When using this amazing cleaning tool, there is no need to use any floor cleaner to help assist with the job. Simply dust the area with this mop, allow the debris to attach itself to the yarn pieces, then walk to your front door to shake it free of the dust. The mop head is washable if you desire to do so.

Better yet, this mop is versatile just like the Super Yellow Mop! It is created with a wedge design that can reach into unnoticed corners within your home. Also, this dust mop can be used on walls, ceilings, and can fit under furniture!

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Champion Ultra Concentrated Degreaser

Talking about versatility, the Champion Ultra Concentrated Degreaser that we can provide to you is the perfect cleaning agent to use along with the Super Yellow Mop. This degreaser is not only excellent for cleaning floors but can be safely used for all-purpose cleaning:

  • kitchen counter
  • unclog a faucet that has calcium deposits
  • walls
  • appliances, including range hood
  • pots and pans
  • glass
  • dishes
  • silverware
  • sinks
  • barbeque grills
  • laundry booster – spot cleaning on washable clothing
  • workshops
  • garage
  • mechanic and gardening tools
  • automobiles

Staying on the topic of affordable ways to decorate and keep your home clean, this all-purpose degreaser comes to you in a 32-ounce bottle that will transform to 256 gallons of ultimate cleaner when it is mixed with water! One bottle of this degreaser will last a lot longer than typical cleaners that you find within your local store, can be used for many different areas within your home, and is free of toxins!

Most degreasers that you find in the store are made with harsh chemicals that are not good for our wellness, our homes, and the outdoor environment. Not only are they bad to breathe in, but the chemical-based cleaners can damage our septic tank and spread it to the outside world through the soil. Here at Champion Supplies, our powerful degreaser is 100% biodegradable and phosphate-free, allowing you to rest with ease since you are saving money with the product and saving the health of you and the ones around you.

The Ultimate Grease Slayer.

Silver Polish Cloth

This polish cloth is the perfect tool to use to restore the items that you purchased at the antique market. To bring your decorations back to life with your own creativity, this cloth loves assisting with removing built-up tarnish from the decor. The cloth is made with a fine wax coating and one 9”x 12” cloth actually equals one gallon of metal polish! You can even cut the cloth into smaller pieces to better fit the job.

The Silver Polish Cloth that we offer at Champion Supplies can be used on many things besides restoring the affordable decorations that you have bought. Here is a list of other ways to use this cloth to refresh the valuables within your home:

  • appliances
  • tools
  • brass
  • gold
  • chrome
  • sterling silver
  • boats
  • motorcycles
  • guns
  • nickel
  • steel
  • aluminum
  • copper
  • pewter
  • bronze
  • ceramic/porcelain tiles
  • cutlery
  • cooking accessories
  • fixtures
  • removing rust from bathroom tub, shower, and sink
  • shine up rims on your car
  • removes minor scratches on wood furniture
  • removes water stains on wooden chairs
  • musical instruments
  • jewelry
  • and more…

Polishing Cloth perfectly polish anything.

Why should you choose the Champion Supplies products listed above?

The Super Yellow Mop, Old Fashioned Dust Mop, Champion Ultra Concentrated Degreaser, and Silver Polish Cloth are the cleaning tools that you can not go wrong with when remaining on a low budget to keep your stylish decorated home clean. All of the products that I listed above are long-lasting, durable, and free of harsh toxins. Not only that, but the versatility of these products goes a long way.

The degreaser is an all-purpose cleaner that will spruce up your floors while doing the same for your kitchen counters and appliances. Use the Champion Ultra Concentrated Degreaser along with the Super Yellow Mop, which can be used on many different types of flooring. The Old Fashioned Dust Mop listed above is used by itself, without needing a cleaner to assist it due to its ability to naturally attract dust to the yarn pieces. The Silver Polish Cloth will let the custom crafts that you made for decorations shine with elegance while allowing the rims on your car to shine every day!

When thinking of a low budget to decorate your home, finding ways to keep the budget low in other areas will help you to save that hard-earned money. By combining these cleaning tools with the knowledge you now have about affordable decorating ideas, your home will feel cozy and stress will disappear.

Let’s dive a little deeper and take a look at 11 Foolproof ways to decorate your home’s interior

In order to decorate your home’s interior effectively, you need to know certain foolproof tricks. First of all, you should know how to play up the best strengths of your home’s architectural design when remodeling. Moreover, hiding its flaws should be on the agenda too. This way, you won’t always have to spend money on a professional interior designer project or buy new furnishings to spruce your place up. These decorating ideas and tips will be perfect for your next home makeover!

1. Use Paint in Light and Neutral Colors

Painting your home’s interior with a light and neutral color pattern will create the illusion that your indoor space is bigger than it actually is. Rooms on the first floor of the house such as the dining room, kitchen, and living room, would particularly look good if they have a spacious and airy feel as a cramped up area is not that relaxing to be in.

Upper rooms can be colored with brighter, more spectacular colors, especially individual rooms and the bedroom. In fact, each room can have its own unique color theme.

Paint brush using white paint.
Painting is something most homeowners go through. Make sure you have a high-quality brush for the job.

2. Arrange the Seating Area Properly

The receiving area of your home and the living room should have proper seating arrangements and coffee tables to make said places conducive for meetings, gatherings, and other similar activities. Adopting a U-shaped positioning when arranging couches and chairs is particularly recommended because having grouped arrangements is inviting for conversations.

It is for this reason why this setup is popular with hotel interior decorations, but it’s applicable for home decorations too. Make sure the upholstery on your furniture is in good condition, as this will definitely impact the visual appeal of your room. The addition of plants and gorgeous flowers will also increase the peacefulness of a room.

Especially in areas where you’ll frequently be having guests, it’s important to keep your rooms dust-free and clean. A high-quality electrostatic dust mop like the Champion Old Fashioned Dust Mop is the perfect tool for this task.

U shaped sofa arrangement.
U-shaped seating arrangements are ideal for creating a conversational mood in a room.

3. Use Window Dressings

Window dressings such as curtains, draperies, and valances are functional and decorative materials. Curtains that are made from light fabrics can block some of the sun’s rays during summertime and thick drapery can serve as insulation come wintertime. Replacing window dressings several times a year will create a different seasonal look for your home every time.

White window curtains with plant on window sill.
Light window curtains are perfect for summer.

4. Allow for Naked Windows

If your window looks out to a lovely view, it would be good to keep it naked once in a while. While curtains are nice, it is also refreshing to look out to nature at different points of the day. Letting the sunshine in through naked windows can brighten up your day. Gazing through a natural view is also relaxing, rejuvenating, and inspiring.

Dining room with open window view.
If you have a spectacular view outside of some of your home’s windows, leaving those windows unobstructed will do wonders for the overall appeal of your home.

 

5. Decorate with Artwork Properly

Hanging classic artwork on the wall is one of the most foolproof ways of decorating your home interior. However, there are certain rules for this method. Oversized antique frames and canvases look good on large walls and if you have a number of small art decors, these can be grouped together in a gallery style, especially in hallways. This is a creative process, so have fun and rearrange your artwork until you reach the perfect balance of beauty and simplicity.

Wall framed decor pieces.
Small framed decor pieces can be arranged in a gallery-like pattern to make artistic use of available wall space.

6. Put a Mirror in Every Room

There’s no such thing as having too many mirrors as this is a functional object that also has decorative effects. Mirrors can literally make areas brighter because light can bounce off their surfaces. They can also provide for an optical illusion of having more space in a given room. By placing mirrors in different locations in your house, your interior design will be more anchored and effective.

Mirror on wall.
Mirrors are excellent decorative items to place throughout your home.

7. Use Your Bookshelves as Decorating Focal Points

Your bookshelf can be arranged in such a way that it becomes decorative. So instead of just lining up books in a straight and organized manner, you can stack some in a horizontal manner. Decorative objects such as vases, figurines, and picture frames can then be inserted in between stacks of books.

Decorative bookshelf.
Bookshelves are great places to insert unique decorative pieces.

8. Fix Outdated and Damaged Furniture

If you can’t afford to splurge on new furniture, you can at least pull off a renovation by fixing up your old furniture. Most of the time, a fresh coat of paint can make worn-out cabinets and closet doors look good again.

White cabinet set.
More often than not, a fresh coat of paint is all that’s needed to make old furniture look brand new.

9. Anchor Carpets Under Furniture

Using decorative carpets on your floors can add extra beauty to your home. If you’re going to position a sofa and chairs on top of a carpet, make sure that all of the pieces are accommodated properly. If some legs of chairs fall outside the carpet area, it only means that the carpet is too small to be used for this particular room. Don’t attempt to pull off such a setup as it will look odd and out of place in a well-decorated home.

Home interior with decorative carpets.
Decorative rugs are excellent additions to any room.

10. Fix Low-Ceiling Setting

Having a low ceiling can cause claustrophobic effects, but this can be fixed with interior decoration techniques. For one, you can paint the ceilings white as this gives an illusion of space. If you’re going to use curtains, you can choose designs that come with vertical stripes as this can make the floor seem farther away from the ceiling.

Bare room with wood floor and white paint.
White paint can lessen the claustrophobic effect of low ceilings.

11. Use Different Kinds of Lighting Effects

The use of ceiling glass fixtures such as chandeliers and other forms of hanging lights can make the home interior environment look bold and elegant. You can also use different colored lights for different rooms and areas of the house to make each part distinct and special. Decorative candles are a traditional form of natural light that is perfect for those looking for an old school vibe throughout their home.

Hanging light fixture.
Hanging lighting fixtures will add an elegant look to a room.

Final Thoughts

With all of the information on how to decorate a house on a low budget, you will be well on your way to display your home to look just like that time you saw that beautiful house you admired. Remember that organization is key when it comes to decorating your home. To keep up with the renovation you dived into, using cleaning tools from Champion Supplies will only add to the sense of satisfaction.

The cleaning routine is easy when you take on this routine: Use the Old Fashioned Dust Mop first to be rid of debris naturally, lightly spray the Champion Ultra Concentrated Degreaser upon the flooring, then mop it up with the Super Yellow Mop to maintain the new shining appeal of your home. Lastly, use the Silver Polish Cloth to restore the beauty of almost every object you have.

Decorating your home can be a fun event and does not have to be expensive in any way. Redecorating the rooms with DIY decor and using the cleaning tools that I have mentioned will be satisfying, leaving your household to thrive on happiness.

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