Decorating the interior of your home can be a daunting task when you are not a professional designer. You don’t have to have an eye for design if you follow these few basic tips. Moving from room to room you’ll get ideas of what you can do on any budget.


Your bedroom holds your most important piece of furniture, your bed. This centerpiece can be as lavish or plain as you want. Large wooden bedframes with overhanging canopies or modern, plain frames are up to you. But what goes on the bed makes a difference. No matter how grand your frame is, if you have contrasting patterns and colors of your comforter set then it won’t look good.

The easiest way to decorate the bedroom is simply finding a matching comforter set. From there, you can find a color that matches for your curtains and continue the color scheme.


Often overlooked is the kitchen countertop. Everyone is quick to see the cabinets or appliances, but the counter tops play a role in the overall design as well. Marble or granite is what most people think of when talking about counter tops, but quartzite is a great choice for kitchen countertops as well, and it is also great for people who are on a budget.

Advances in technology have made quartzite strong, durable, scratch and stain resistant, and easy to maintain. Marble and granite require annual maintenance while quartzite doesn’t. It also comes in various colors and patterns.


To instantly change the look of your bathroom, consider replacing the sink faucet. Not only is it easy for any DIY homeowner, faucets are inexpensive when compared to completely rehauling your entire bathroom.

If your shower has a curtain, then simply replacing that as well will make an impact. Move away from the traditional all white curtains and try a darker, richer color or look online for a graphic you like for the curtain.

Living room

Paint instantly changes the aesthetic of a room. No one said all your walls have to be the same color either. Home improvement stores have plenty of color samples to bring home and plan with. Brighter colors for the living room and darker for bedrooms.

For those on a stricter budget, changing the temperature of the bulbs in your living room will make a difference. People get in the habit of buying one temperature bulb for the whole house. For your living room try a soft white (2700k) that gives a yellowish light that creates a relaxing feeling. Your bathroom could do better with cool white (4100k).

Hang something from the walls

Bare walls make a room feel empty. Regardless of your taste in art, anything on the walls is better than nothing. Posters look best frames. Poster frames are available in most large retail stores and you have no excuse for nailing a wrinkled poster to your wall.

Speaking of frames, have photos developed in various sizes to give your house your own personal touch. A wall collage of your family will instantly make your house feel more like a home.

Start small and inexpensively

Take it one room at a time and consider starting small. It’s easy to be discouraged by the internet and all of its amazing ideas that you don’t have the budget for. Instead, work from room to room focusing on the small details you can add.

Thrifting is a great way to find pieces for your home without breaking the bank. The money you save from buying can be spread throughout the house. Estate sales are a good place to look for furnishing your home; because, you are taken from their home and adding to your own. Don’t be afraid to mix up what you have in your home with different styles. An eclectic home is a better look than a barely lived in look. You can build around an eclectic look to fit the style you want.