6 Cheap Tricks to Spice up Your Home Decor on a Budget

I don’t know about you, but I’m a big fan of home decor. I love to make my home look nice, put some nice knick-knacks in it and most importantly – change things around every once in a while.

That’s why I’ve come up with 6 cheap tricks to help every person out there spice up their home with fabulous ideas that won’t cost them an arm and a leg!

Here you go:

1. DIY your own chalkboard wall

One of the best ways to add some character to your home is by adding a chalkboard wall. This will allow you to create messages, lists, and even drawings in seconds! All you need is good quality black chalkboard paint, an old piece of plain wood, sandpaper, and primer. Sand down the surface until smooth, apply primer, and leave for 12 hours before applying 2-3 coats of chalkboard paint! If you are looking for one ready-to-use solution, then I’ve got just what you need – this great little product has it all! It’s easy to install because it sticks directly onto the surface (walls, doors, windows) which makes it safe even for renters! It can be removed and re-applied in seconds, which means it’s perfect for creating different drawings, doodling, and writing ideas.

2. Marble contact paper on furniture

This is probably one of the cheapest ways to completely transform your dining table or kitchen counter – cover them with marble effect contact paper. It will look like an expensive piece of DIY decor but you can get it for less than $20! Just make sure you buy the right size (you don’t want to have any white edges showing) and most importantly – measure your surface before going ahead and buying a roll!

3. Wrapped vases

This is a great way for creating a little bit of color in a room without spending a lot of money. All you need are a few vases in different shapes and sizes, some glue, yarn or twine, and a pair of scissors. Wrap the yarn around the vase in a diagonal pattern before gluing it down to secure it in place in your home. You can add a big bow at the top or paint it with nice color for a completely different look each time!

4. DIY string art

I love this project! It’s really cheap to make but looks amazing when done properly. All you will need is an old frame, some nails, a hammer, and lots of string (or ribbon). Start by making small holes in your frame using an awl or screwdriver then start threading your string through them until you have completely covered the surface. Tie the ends together and secure with glue before hammering nails into the side of your frame to finish it off!

5. Create a collage wall

This is probably one of my favorite cheap home decor ideas because of how easy and inexpensive it is to do. All you will need is a big piece of cardboard (old cereal boxes work just fine), some frames, glue, scissors, and lots of magazines or newspaper clippings. Start by making a collage using your scraps, cutting them out in fun shapes, patterns or words then stick them onto your cardboard using glue. Allow to dry overnight, add 4-5 coats of varnish for protection and hang on the wall presto! Instant art!

6. DIY your own velvet hangers

Ok, ok… I know what you’re thinking! Velvet hangers? Seriously? Is she completely INSANE!? Well, I’m here to tell you that YES – yes I am! Ha-ha! But seriously – if there is one thing every clothing lover NEEDS in their wardrobe its velvet hangers. They are perfect for keeping delicate clothes like blouses and shirts safe from any damage caused by regular hangers. The best part about them (apart from the fact that they look stunning!) is that all you need to make them yourself are old wire coat hangers, spray paint (I love gold so this is my favorite color) and lots of glue. Wrap the edges with glue, paint them with gold spray and let them dry. Allow an extra 24 hours for the paint to fully harden before using!


DIY projects are not only fun to do but also cost next to nothing! If you are happy with your finished product, then all you need is an old piece of wood, sandpaper, and primer for home decor. Sand down the surface until smooth, apply primer and leave for 12 hours before applying 2-3 coats of chalkboard paint!