If you want to know how to make your home cozy on a budget, here are a few home decor ideas that’ll help you create the comfy oasis you desire.
A budget can seem like a barrier to making your home cozy and warm. I’m here to tell you it’s not and that you can figure out how to make the cozy feel you want at home without breaking the bank.
Make Your Home Cozy on a Budget in a Few Easy Steps
Before you dig into changing your home, it’s vital to declutter and clean. These processes create a blank canvas within your home for your decorating changes. Don’t worry; I usually need to do these room by room too.
Then you’ll need to figure out what you actually like about what you have. Work with what you already have first so you don’t spend money unnecessarily.
Plan Your Budget First
Sometimes, when you’re figuring out how to make your home cozy on a budget, you don’t need to go anywhere. Instead, shop your home for what you need and move things around between rooms. You may be surprised how different things look.
Choose a Single Style
One of the easiest ways to create coziness in a home is selecting a single style. The cohesion makes your home feel like a single unit rather than a collection of rooms.
Also, knowing your style helps you pick out the pieces you want to keep.
For help determining your style, check out this article I wrote earlier on how to know your decorating style.
Use Your Leftover Paint
Often, you have extra paint hanging around from different projects. While your walls may not need a complete repaint to look good, you can use this extra paint to add accents to your rooms.
One easy way to do this is by dipping the edge of a kitchen sponge into your leftover accent wall paint. Then touch the edge to the walls. Depending on the angles, you can get the look of a wallpaper pattern or a cool abstract accent wall.
Hit Up Estate Sales and Thrift Opportunities
I know decor can get expensive quickly, but part of how to make your home cozy on a budget is cutting costs.
That means rather than browsing the websites for new items, you should consider looking at secondhand options like thrift stores, flea markets, and estate sales.
I find the trick to this aspect is shopping with a list. That way, you do not spend more than you planned for.
Add Window Treatments or Blinds
The right window treatments can transform a living space. In fact, I would say this is one of the most important design elements to focus on. People are more willing to invest in homes that provide quality windows with views and natural light.
With stylish window treatments or blinds, you can bring even more attention to that.
Add Mirrors as Accent Pieces
Mirrors are a great addition, especially if you feel you have a smaller space. Mirrors bounce light around and make any room feel bigger.
Additionally, there are many distinct shapes and frames for mirrors, so they add more character to your space too.
Change the Room Accents
Accent decor can tie decorating schemes together. Therefore, changing out the accents makes my top tips for how to make your home cozy on a budget.
Below are some pictures of wall decor that work as the focal point in their respective living spaces. But you can also focus on things such as painting an accent wall or creating centerpieces on dining room tables or coffee tables.
Plants are a multipurpose accent, and you have many choices that work with the light in your home. The vibrant green helps your space feel cozier.
Plus, your plants help filter your indoor air for a healthier home. Natural elements can really stand out in a home environment.
Consider DIY Ideas
DIY is an excellent option to cozy up your home. You can build your art displays, repurpose furniture into decor, build display shelves, and more to spruce up your space into a comforting oasis.
Create Your Own Displays
Display art does not need to be complicated. You can make a focal point something simple, like adding flowers to a vase in the center of your table.
You can add layers of fabric like placemats and napkins for a finished look, on the table, sideboard, and more.
I like bottles, antique jugs, and china sets when I’m creating displays. You can make displays with household items like mason jars and string lights as well.
Create Warmth with Lights
Lighting is the key to warmth, and how you manage light in a room makes a big difference. Replacing light fixtures, allowing more natural light, and more all offer great options to add more light.
Soft lighting in bedrooms and living rooms is key.
Shop for Home Decor Items
If you’re not into thrift store shopping, you can go to mainstream stores for home decor: Target, Hobby Lobby, Kohl’s and more. Here are a few items I suggest you shop for:
- area rugs
- chunky blankets
- baskets with throws
- bedding and new linens
- pillows in different sizes and textures to increase comfort
Create a Drop Zone
Not only can drop zones help you keep your home clutter free, they are another fun way to make your living space more stylish and comfy.
A drop zone can be a mudroom for your shoes and coats. It can be a built in shelf that you use to charge your devices. It can be a bench that you decorate with pillows and throw blankets.
Include Personal Photographs
Add pictures of family, friends or recent travels. Printing your own photos is very affordable, and you can even get them delivered through Amazon. You can also find picture frames at any store that sells home decor.
Photos add a personal touch to any space. I recommend hanging them up on your walls or displaying them on side tables or desks.
Add elements that are relaxing for you!
At the end of the day, you should select furniture, home decor, or accents that are comforting to you. Here are a few ideas that have become popular:
- Create a reading nook with bookshelves if that’s your thing.
- Set up a DIY coffee bar if a morning beverage sounds heavenly to you.
- Purchase an armchair and decorate it with fluffy, warm blankets.
There are endless possibilities when it comes to making a home cozy for you.
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