Inexpensive Home Decor Ideas To Spruce Up Your Space

Decorating your home can be both thrilling and daunting. I recommend decorating your home in a way that makes you feel great. Today we’re discussing a few ideas that can be adapted for many styles and don’t break the bank. Don’t feel like you have to adopt these ideas if they don’t resonate with you or work with your home. Finding unique ideas that feel like home will allow your space to truly reflect who you are as an individual. This list of home decoration suggestions might help to jump-start your journey to sprucing up your space.

1. Utilize Unexpected Storage Solutions

One of the greatest challenges of home decorating is finding a place for everything. It’s not just about decluttering – storage solutions can also contribute to your overall home decor style. Try thinking outside of the traditional cupboard and shelf box, and consider more imaginative options. Why not use the spaces not usually considered under the joist? Add a wire shelf and hide away Christmas decor, sports equipment, camping gear, or winter clothing. You can see what’s stored there through the wires.

Extend shelving or upper cabinets all the way to the ceiling to stow bulk items and items you rarely need. Keep a step stool nearby to access the space.

Use an old bench, shelf, and hooks near the door for a drop zone. Here everyone can store shoes and jackets when they enter the house.

Use an old ladder as a unique shelf for books, photos, or potted plants. This not only saves space but adds a rustic appeal to your interior design. Or, you can turn old suitcases into decorative storage boxes that hold your winter clothes or rarely used items. These can be stacked in a corner to create a vintage-chic vibe or use two as a side table.

How about creating a vignette in one open vintage suitcase?

Consider using suitcases instead of boxes to fill a bookcase.

2. Embrace Indoor Greenery

The benefits of indoor plants are manifold – they purify the air, reduce stress, and of course, add a vibrant touch of nature to your space.

Why not be more creative with your greenery? Think vertical! Use hanging planters or wall-mounted plant shelves to create a living wall. Check Real Homes‘ post, How To Create a Living Wall. This gives your room an organic, lively feel.

Alternatively, consider turning an old birdcage into a unique terrarium. This is a stylish and functional way to display your favorite indoor plants and herbs. For more information on making a birdcage planter, see How to Make a Birdcage Planter.

3. Infuse Your Space With Personal Art

Art personalizes your space, giving it a unique vibe that can’t be replicated. While you could buy artwork from a gallery, why not make your home truly yours by creating your own art? Transform your travel photos into a gallery wall, create abstract paintings, or collect beautiful rocks from your hikes and display them in a glass jar. Art isn’t limited to paintings and photos; it’s anything that adds beauty and meaning to your space. If you have a nice collection of smaller decorative items, use chic shelves to arrange them for interest. Always remember to shop your own home before going to a store.

If you want to add texture, collect woven fiber baskets or trays. Think wicker wall art. They make a wonderful gallery wall.

4. Enhance Elegance With A Fireplace

If you’re fortunate enough to have a fireplace, consider installing a fireplace insert. Fireplace inserts are a beautiful, efficient solution for updating outdated fireplaces since they are installed within your existing box. Fuel options include gas, wood and pellet. This relatively simple addition can drastically enhance the visual appeal and efficiency of your fireplace. It gives the fireplace a fresh, modern look while providing additional warmth. Furthermore, the space around your fireplace is prime real estate for creative decorating. You can adorn it with a beautiful mirror, artistic candle arrangements, or even a unique collection of vintage plates. Remember, a fireplace is not only a source of warmth but also a focal point in your room.

Have an old brick fireplace you don’t like? Try giving it a mortar wash treatment, known as a “German smear” to ensure the fireplace has an authentically aged look.

Don’t have a fireplace? Add a vintage mantel as a focal point and just put candles or flowers on the hearth. If adding a fireplace or mantel is too expensive, consider adding a photo ledge like I did in my dining room. Add seasonal art and you instantly have a focal point. Check out 7 Tips to Style a Picture Ledge for more ideas.

5. Reinvent Your Furniture

Instead of buying new furniture, consider giving your old pieces a makeover. This not only saves money but also breathes new life into your space. For example, you could reupholster an old chair with a vibrant fabric to make it a statement piece. Alternatively, paint your wooden furniture in pastel shades for a soft, inviting feel. Even small changes, like swapping out the knobs on your dresser or kitchen cabinets, can make a significant impact on your home’s overall aesthetic. I’ve seen gorgeous dressers that were wallpapered. Have you considered reupholstering your headboard?

Photo: Upcycle My Stuff

Buying used (pre-loved) pieces of furniture and décor is a great way to save on things that may otherwise cost you a pretty penny. You never know what hidden gems you’ll stumble upon at a thrift store or flea market. If you live in an older home, the chances are likely that some things have been painted over and refinished dozens of times—but do you know what lies beneath? Try stripping a door back to its original wood, or try this method with wooden beams and vintage furniture.

6. Get Inspired Online

One of the best things about the internet is that it provides an abundance of inspiration and creativity for free! To find more home decor ideas, for instance, refer to sites like Pinterest and Etsy. From fancy wall art to crochet cushions, these crafty sites will guide you on your interior design journey. 

To make the most of these online resources, however, consider upgrading to the best fiber internet. This means no more buffering when you’re in the middle of creating the perfect living room Pinterest board!

Home decor isn’t about following the latest trends or buying the most expensive items. It’s about reflecting your personality and creating a space where you feel truly at home. By exploring decor ideas, you can infuse your home with charm, creativity, and a touch of your unique flair.

This is a collaborative post but all opinions are my own.

Thanks for the visit. Get exclusive free printables & all the news straight to your mailbox!


* indicates required

Please see my Link Parties page for the parties where this post was shared.


I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

22 thoughts to “Inexpensive Home Decor Ideas To Spruce Up Your Space”

  1. Oh there are lots of decor ideas that I like here. The bookcase with the suitcases is a great look and I love the idea of a botanical wall plaque.

  2. What great ideas! I love those stacked suitcases and the one’s in the bookcase and that birdcage planter is fantastic. I have an old ornamental bird cage which I could turn into this.

    1. I love the idea of making a ornamental bird cage a planter. Really for me is finding a bird cage. You’re so lucky to have one. Oh please make it and share photos!

  3. There are so many fantastic ideas here! I really enjoyed this post. I do some of them, but others I want to implement. Thanks for the inspo. We would love it if you would share at the Home Imagined link party. It’s open until tomorrow. Hope to see you there. XO- MaryJo

  4. Hi Carol!
    These are all such great ideas! I love the suitcases sitting inside the bookshelf! Thanks so much for sharing at Home Imagined this week. My uncle lives in St. Petersburg, FL…it’s such an amazing area! Enjoy the rest of the week!

  5. I love these ideas and your philosophy. You are right – home decor doesn’t need to be expensive. It also doesn’t need to be trendy. The ideas you offer are perfect and timeless. My favorite is the bench and hooks by an entryway. Thank you for stopping by the Home Imagined Link party!

I love to make new friends and get to know you.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.