Elegant Home Decoration on a Budget

Elegant Home Decoration on a Budget

Por: Olivia Cristina

Check out these decorating tips that you can do in your home without spending a lot!


Decorating your home elegantly does not mean spending all your savings. In this sense, with creativity, research, and a few tricks up your sleeve, you can transform any environment into a sophisticated and cozy space. Here are some tips:

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First, organize everything!

You know the saying “less is more”? It’s totally applicable here. Therefore, start by tidying up your house; an organized home looks much more stylish. You might have a wonderful sofa, but if there’s clutter everywhere, no one will notice.

Bet on decorative frames
Have you thought about giving a royal touch to your living room? In this sense, use decorative frames, especially at the junctions of the ceiling with the wall, they provide instant sophistication. And besides, how cool is that, there are options in all materials and prices.

Walls are not just for painting
How about hanging a stylish frame or a significant photo? Also, frames make a difference; good art on the wall transforms the environment.

Little plants are always welcome in your home

Want to bring life to the room? Add plants, and if you’re not skilled with natural ones, artificial ones also have their charm. A vase here, a hanging plant there, and voila: instant transformation.

Rattan and wicker: a trend that’s here to stay
These materials are very popular, in small rugs, furniture, or hanging accessories, they bring a modern and relaxed air to the space.

Mirrors: more than utilities
In addition to checking out your outfit of the day, mirrors expand spaces and add elegance. In this sense, opt for models with unique frames or creative shapes.

Light makes all the difference

First, invest in lamps and table lamps that provide a cozy atmosphere. However, the most expensive is not always the most beautiful. Sometimes, a bargain can be the highlight of your living room (Source: DecorBrasil).

Golden accessories: pure luxury
A little touch of gold here and there gives an air of richness, but be careful, without excess. That is, less is always more.

Windows: more than a view
Curtains, blinds, and similarly, other window treatments add an extra touch and help control brightness. But it’s not just for privacy, they have the power to transform the environment.

Paint old furniture
Instead of buying something new, how about renewing that old piece of furniture with a vibrant color? In this sense, a DIY (Do It Yourself) can be very fun and give a new face to the environment.

Glass and crystals: shine and elegance in your home

Small glass or crystal objects, such as statuettes or vases, reflect light and add a sophisticated touch. That is, it’s worth investing in this detail.

Textures and fabrics: the final touch
Cushions, blankets, and rugs can turn a bland environment into a cozy space. Therefore, choose comfortable fabrics and mix different textures for a more relaxed result.

Patterns can be your allies
A wall with wallpaper or a printed piece of furniture can bring dynamism to the environment. Be bold! But remember to balance with more neutral colors so as not to overwhelm.

Floating shelves: style and functionality

Perfect for small spaces, floating shelves are practical and modern. They are also perfect for placing your books, plants, or decorative objects and see the environment come alive.

Bet on multifunctional furniture
Ottomans that become tables, sofa beds, or extendable tables. Also, in addition to saving space, you gain functionality and incredible decoration.

Natural elements are always welcome
Incorporate stones, woods, and other natural elements into the decor. They bring a rustic and sophisticated air at the same time.

Metallic accessories
In addition to gold, silver and similarly, copper are also trending. Moreover, lamps, vases, or even frames in these tones can enhance your home.

Recycle and reuse

Moreover, before throwing something away, think if it can’t be revamped or used in another way. An old wine box can become a stylish magazine rack, for example.

Add a touch of green
Whether with a vertical garden, small herb pots in the kitchen, or hanging plants, green brings freshness and life to environments.

Personalize your space
After all, your home must reflect who you are! In this sense, add objects that tell your story, photos of special moments, and everything that makes you feel good. This way, besides being stylish, your space will be unique and special.

Bet on open-designed furniture
They are practical, modern, and also help give a sense of spaciousness in the environment. Finally, these pieces allow you to see part of the floor, creating the illusion of more space.

Maximize the vertical space in your home

In this sense, if you have limited space, look up! Use tall shelves, hanging cabinets, and hooks to make the most of the vertical space.

Integrated environments
If possible, tear down some walls! Integrated environments, like the living room and kitchen, create a sense of spaciousness and modernity.

Use mirrors creatively
We’ve already talked about mirrors, but how about using them creatively? Mirrors in different shapes or arranged in a mosaic on the wall can be a great differential.

Aromas that decorate
A house is not only about looks. Invest in aromatic candles, diffusers, and incense to give your home a cozy and fragrant atmosphere.

Bet on handmade pieces in your home

Nothing like having unique pieces at home. Look for local crafts or even dare to do something yourself!

Vintage pieces have value
That old piece of furniture or accessory, if well preserved or restored, can be the highlight of your decor. They bring history and charm.

Give function to those forgotten corners
That forgotten corner of the house can become a reading space, a mini bar, or even a zen corner with cushions and candles.

Use colors strategically
Colors can influence our mood. Pastel tones bring tranquility, while vibrant colors energize. Use them to your advantage, depending on the function of each room.

Try before deciding
Before painting a wall or buying a larger piece of furniture, test. See color samples, make simulations. It’s better to prevent than to have to fix later.

Prioritize natural lighting

Large windows, light curtains, and strategically placed mirrors can maximize the entry of natural light, saving energy and bringing well-being.

Personalize the details
Different handles on cabinets, cushion covers that change with the seasons, small stickers on tiles. Details often make all the difference.

Create a focal point
Every environment needs a highlight, a point that draws attention. It can be a colored wall, a piece of art, or even a piece of furniture. Decide what you want to be the “star” of the room and organize everything else around it.

Use open shelves
They are a big trend and allow you to display your favorite items, whether they are books, decorative objects, or even plants. But remember to keep everything organized not to…

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