Save Money With These 8 DIY Home Decor Ideas

Trying to decorate your home on a budget? These 8 DIY decorations will not only give your house a makeover, they’ll save you cash at the same time!

This week I’m turning over the writing reins to a guest publisher. Angela from Zumper has an excellent post for you that is packed with fun projects you can tackle to update your home and make it a little more you. This topic is near and dear to me right now as we’re moving to a slightly bigger place and we’ll have plenty of wall space to fill up on the cheap! 

PS. I also have a guest post over on Zumper on how to reduce pet expenses, so head over there and check that one out too. 


When money is tight, it’s a good idea to ditch the designer stores and turn to some cheap home decor projects. These 8 DIY decorations will not only freshen up your space; they’ll save you cash at the same time! Here are some great ideas that you can dive into this weekend to spruce up your home without spending a fortune.

Bedroom DIY Decorations

1. Mirrored Tray

Trying to decorate your home on a budget? These 8 DIY decorations will not only give your house a makeover, they’ll save you cash at the same time!
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This gorgeous mirrored tray for displaying jewelry on your dresser is super easy to make; all you need is a regular wooden tray, spray paint, glue and a mirror cut. Make sure the size of the tray is the same as the mirror cut. Spray paint your tray, let it dry, and simply glue the mirror cut to the bottom of the tray. You’ll have a new mirror tray–perfect for jewelry, candles, or small items–in no time!

2. Jewelry Stand

Trying to decorate your home on a budget? These 8 DIY decorations will not only give your house a makeover, they’ll save you cash at the same time!
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If you want to display or keep jewelry tidy, consider creating a jewelry stand. This DIY bedroom decor is not only eye-catching, but it’s also relatively simple to make. You may already have some vintage plates and candlesticks on hand, but if not, hit up your local thrift store and see what you can find. Once you have the pieces it’s just a matter of super glueing them together and you’ve got a functional and pretty organizer.

Bathroom DIY Room Decor

3. Floating Shelves

Trying to decorate your home on a budget? These 8 DIY decorations will not only give your house a makeover, they’ll save you cash at the same time!
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If you’re moving into a smaller space, your bathroom might have limited storage. Don’t worry; with a little creativity, you can take advantage of any unused space in your bathroom. Try installing a floating shelf above the toilet or on the adjacent walls. You can store extra towels, toilet paper, or cosmetic products on the shelves without taking up space under the sink or cluttering the room.

Kitchen Cheap Home Decor

4. Storage Containers

Trying to decorate your home on a budget? These 8 DIY decorations will not only give your house a makeover, they’ll save you cash at the same time!
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Making your own kitchen storage containers is one of the easiest DIY projects to tackle. There are tons of cool ideas out there, including a mason jar wall organizer which can be put together in a flash with just a few inexpensive materials. Start by purchasing leather straps, a small wooden board, and decor upholstery tacks. Hammer one tack into one side of the leather strap onto the board and wrap it over an unused mason jar. Hammer another tack into the opposing end of the leather strap, and it should hold up your mason jar. Use as many jars as you want (or that fit on the board) and make these DIY storage containers.

5. Succulent Planter

Trying to decorate your home on a budget? These 8 DIY decorations will not only give your house a makeover, they’ll save you cash at the same time!
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Adding a touch of nature to your home is a great way to give it a lift. But the price of buying unique or quirky planters can add up quickly. Build your own concrete planter designed to hold a succulent. You’ll just need a little cement mix, a baking pan, and a shot glass to create the hole your plant will sit in. It looks fantastic, and it’s such a cheap home decor idea. Be warned though, this could have all your friends wanting one so you might be kept busy!

Lounge DIY Decorations

6. Hang Plates

Trying to decorate your home on a budget? These 8 DIY decorations will not only give your house a makeover, they’ll save you cash at the same time!
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Looking for DIY decorations for your lounge that don’t take a lot of effort? Hanging a collection of unique or colorful plates on your wall is easy to do, and they can make amazing wall art. All you need is some picture hangers and glue, and a plain lounge wall that needs some jazzing up.

7. String Art

Trying to decorate your home on a budget? These 8 DIY decorations will not only give your house a makeover, they’ll save you cash at the same time!
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If you’re looking for therapeutic DIY decorations, then string art ticks this box. Not only will you have cool artwork to hang in your home at the end of it, you’ll also feel totally stress-free. Don’t be put off by the process; it’s actually quite easy once you get going, and expect it to be a talking point of the room once people discover you made it yourself.

Entryway DIY Decorations

8. Custom Hat Rack

Trying to decorate your home on a budget? These 8 DIY decorations will not only give your house a makeover, they’ll save you cash at the same time!
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Last but not least in our round-up of DIY home decor is this custom, rustic hat rack. You’ll need a piece of plywood and a few tools, but it’s a simple project that looks great. Give it a place of honour in your entryway to keep your belongings tidy and off the floor.

These simple, DIY decoration ideas will make your place feel brand new, and you won’t have to break the bank to do so. Do you have any more cheap home decor ideas you can share? Let us know in the comments below!

Angela Pearse is a blogger for Zumper who frequently combines travel with freelance writing. She’s passionate about Art Deco hotels, historical novels, Netflix, hiking and healthy living.
Trying to decorate your home on a budget? These 8 DIY decorations will not only give your house a makeover, they’ll save you cash at the same time!
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2 comments

  1. I like that DIY hat rack. Thats a neat idea.

    We live in a small home (1,000 sq ft) with four of us, so we have to find creative ways to save space. Often that means making something custom. My next project is a custom dining room table and built in bench.

    1. I wish I had the woodworking skills to make a custom dining room table. I remember when we were looking for ours it took forever to find one that would work.

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