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How to Decorate on a Budget!

Are you thinking about refreshing your space, but have a limited budget?

Good news is you don’t have to splurge on a huge budget to achieve a fabulous look.

However, decorating on a budget means you will need to find some inspiration, and a bit of creativity to get the work done.

Be resourceful, and stick to a budget goal. Make a design plan to help you stay on task. And, enjoy the process!

Here are some helpful tips while decorating on a budget.

Space Layout

An easy way to refresh your space is with updating furniture layout. The simple act of rearranging the furniture placement can transform a space. Keep in mind traffic flow areas, and aim to create conversation groupings in your space.

Be Resourceful

Look for items you already have to incorporate in your project. Paint, or reupholster tired furniture pieces to achieve an updated look. Mix styles for an eclectic feel.


Painting is the most affordable way to transform your space. You can make a room look bigger and brighter, cozier or dramatic, all with a can of paint. Get creative using stencils and patterns for unique designs.


Another easy way to transform your space is with accessories. Seems like a small thing to do, but accessories can give your space a lift. A new art piece, throw pillows, a new rug, or fresh flowers can make a huge impact.

Mix high with low

Mixing higher end items with more stylish and lower ticket items can save you money. Choose wisely and invest more on timeless and classic pieces.

Roll up Your Sleeves

Taking on a DIY home project can be a big commitment, but also comes with a great sense of pride and accomplishment. Thankfully, Youtube and Pinterest are DIYer’s favorite go to places for how to do basic home projects.

Hire a Virtual Designer with Edesign

Edesign is a more efficient way for a DIYer to incorporate a professional design into their space. Edesign is also a more affordable alternative to traditional interior design. You get a complete design and concept created just for your needs, to implement on your own, and at your own pace. Edesign saves you time and money, and helps you avoid common mistakes made.

Claudia Davis | Owner, Interior Designer | House and Harmony Design Studio

Claudia Davis is a native of San Diego, California, and longtime resident of the beautiful coastal community of Carlsbad. She created House and Harmony with the desire to make interior design services more accessible. She loves to create functional and stylish, practical and luxurious spaces.

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