Decorating doesn’t have to be expensive, you can make your home look great without spending a lot of money. Use these DIY tips to decorate on a budget. DIY hacks to decorate on a budget are great for homes and especially an apartment. There’s not always a lot of space to work with and even more importantly, you can’t always make permanent changes to an apartment. These tips and tricks will have your home looking beautiful all while saving you some money!

5 DIY Hacks to Decorate on a Budget

Decorating doesn't have to be expensive, you can make your home look great without spending a lot of money. Use these DIY tips to decorate on a budget.

Shelves Are Versatile

You can use a shelf at a lower height to create a faux bar for keys, sunglasses, and more inside the door. You don’t have to do a major renovation to have a nice area inside the front door for storage that is also good looking! You can even add some hooks underneath for purses, backpacks, or coats. Spice it up with a mirror or framed photograph above and you’ve got the perfect little nook. Keep in mind that shelving is versatile. It doesn’t just have to hold random items and photo frames high up on the walls!

Upcycle Your Recyclables

Did you know with a hot glue gun and some twine you can wrap an old cardboard box with it’s flaps removed  to make some beautiful storage for small spaces like the bathroom or the coffee bar? You can paint old bottles to make vases as well. Use items you would normally recycle to make beautiful decorative pieces for your home. This will save you money and a trip to the recycling! The best thing about upcycled design pieces is that they can easily be updated when colors or styles change.

Washi Tape Everything

You can use Washi tape to create everything from frames on the wall in place of actual frames to design elements like stripes on the wall or candles and vases. This paper type tape is easy to remove, comes in a variety of colors and patterns, and best of all it’s cheap! Using Washi tape to create a design on your walls or to spice up some cheap or free frames can add accents to any room without spending a lot of time or money on a renovation. Use Wash tape to create design elements for your bathroom storage as well! Old candle jars with some glittery Washi tape make an excellent place to store q-tips, cotton balls, and more!

Get Organized

The dollar store is a great place to get cheap bins and totes for storage. They’re not always pretty so be prepared to give them a quick coat of spray paint in a color that you love. Next, create a system that works for you. Making any space look nice is easy if there is less clutter! You can quickly paint cheap plastic bins from the dollar store in order to create a system for organizing every room in the house. This works especially well for craft spaces, closets, and bathrooms! Once everything is in the correct spot you’ll feel better and your home will have a brand new, de-cluttered, life.

Contact Paper

Contact paper comes in a variety of colors and patterns. If you can’t afford to redo walls, cabinets, or counter tops you might consider giving them a temporary facelift with contact paper. It takes some time to get it applied just right but it could save you a bunch of money on an entire remodel in the kitchen! You’ll find that contact paper makes a great addition to a lot of spaces especially now that it comes in whiteboard finish and chalkboard finish…You can use an old frame around a piece of whiteboard/chalkboard contact paper to create a note station in the kitchen or mudroom. Never forget those important reminders again! Best of all…it’s temporary and easily removed if you change your mind or need to move!