4 Affordable Decorating Ideas

Looking to spruce things up in your home on a dime? Check out these four affordable decorating ideas that are as fun as they are unique:

 

1. Upholster a Headboard

Custom headboards can be expensive, but it’s not hard at all to make your own. Plywood, some batting, your fabric of choice and a little elbow grease will give you a headboard that no one else owns. Experiment with different shapes for a fun twist. We like the look of this bell-shaped paisley headboard in a bedroom fit with orange checks and lime green accents.

Budget Decorating Ideas For Bedrooms
Photo via Midwest Living
Fabricut Fabric bissingers Sunset 3157602
Fabricut Fabric – Bissingers – Sunset $38.99 per yard
Greenhouse Fabric 97995 Persimmon
Greenhouse Fabric – 97995 – Persimmon $36.25 per yard
Stout Fabric - Hysterical 1 - Pine $32.50 per yard
Stout Fabric – Hysterical 1 – Pine $32.50 per yard
Pindler & Pindler Fabric Pauline Pdl 1985-Tangerine
Pindler & Pindler Fabric – Pauline – Tangerine $27.99 per yard

2. Upholster & Frame with Inexpensive Fabrics

There are plenty of quality fabrics out there that don’t cost a fortune and are truly special. Robert Allen@Home has extremely affordable fabrics (many under $20!) that can give a room new life. Whether upholstered on a sofa or framed and hung on the wall, these patterns make a statement and keep your budget in check.

Affordable Budget-Friendly Decorating Robert Allen Home
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Robert Allen@Home Fabric - Lattice Bamboo - Leaf $17.50 per yard
Robert Allen@Home Fabric – Lattice Bamboo – Leaf $17.50 per yard
Robert Allen Fabric - Tron - Nutmeg
Robert Allen Fabric – Tron – Nutmeg $20.25 per yard
Robert Allen Fabric - Medallion Band - Citrine
Robert Allen Fabric – Medallion Band – Citrine $18.25 per yard
Robert Allen Fabric - Trellis Work - Grotto
Robert Allen Fabric – Trellis Work – Grotto $49.25 per yard

3. Dress Up a Door

Need some privacy behind your French doors? Or perhaps you just want to liven up a cabinet? Attach wallpaper to one side of the door or cabinet for an easy update. Use map wallpaper, like the patterns below, for a little color and worldly charm.

Affordable Decorating on a Budget
Photo via Country Living
York Wallpaper Pirate Map Sidewall ZB3106 $26.25 per roll
York Wallpaper – Pirate Map – Sidewall $26.25 per roll
York Wallpaper Pirate Map BT2815
York Wallpaper – Pirate Map – BT2815 $30.25 per roll
Ralph Lauren Wallpaper Desert Map Sand LWP60735W
Ralph Lauren Wallpaper – Desert Map – Sand $54.75 per roll
York Wallpaper Pirate Map YS9295
York Wallpaper – Pirate Map – YS9295 $26.25 per roll

4. Re-purpose Old Furniture

Give an old dresser or desk new life by revamping it as a banquette. Cut off the legs and cover the top with a cushion and pillows. For distressed furniture, go Country-chic with blue checks, stripes and florals.

Affordable DIY Decorating Ideas
Photo via www.countrycatsandroses.blogspot.com
Duralee Fabric - 32116-277 Baby Blue
Duralee Fabric – 32116 – Baby Blue $28.75 per yard
Stout Fabric - Krista 1 - Harbor KRIS-1
Stout Fabric – Krista 1 – Harbor $35.75 per yard
Greenhouse Fabric A1207 Azure
Greenhouse Fabric A1207 Azure $26.25 per yard
Stout Fabric - Atlee 1 - Indigo ATLE-1
Stout Fabric – Atlee 1 – Indigo $48.75 per yard
Robert Allen Fabric - Mecox Bay - Day Lily
Robert Allen Fabric – Mecox Bay – Day Lily $15.75 per yard

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