Get inspired to renew your space with these simple and affordable decorating tips.

Having a well decorated and organized space is an essential part of happy living. It’s an opportunity to show off your creative side and define your personal style. Home décor magazines often highlight expensive solutions, but you can get that designer look for less and have fun doing it. Here are some tips to get you started.

Get inspiration

Magazines and blogs are a great source of inspiration for decorating. Tear, print, and pin your favourite looks before you get started. Look for ideas you can borrow. If you see a designer chair that you’ve got to have for your dining room, try to find a knock-off or a similar style for less to save yourself big bucks. The inspiration stage is important, so take your time browsing before committing to any purchases. We love Houzz, Apartment Therapy, and Pinterest.

Organize

Tidying and organizing can instantly improve the look of your room, and it can even change your life. Getting things cleaned up and put away isn’t always fun, but with your favourite tunes going and these quick clean-up tips from Good Housekeeping, you’ll be done in no time! If you’ve got clutter to deal with, Ikea and Muji have tons of smart storage options for affordable prices.

Reupholster

Don’t toss that chair, or worse, pay to get it reupholstered! Roll up your sleeves and make it a DIY project. Some projects are harder than others, so watch some tutorials and check out Better Homes and Gardens’ guide before you get started. If your project is a little more complicated and you have the patience to take it on, check out this guide from Instructables.

Paint

Ready for a change? Painting your walls can make a huge difference. You can brighten up a room or give it some charm. Every shade has it’s own affect. Choosing the right colour takes time, but this guide from HGTV will help you through the process. Don’t be afraid to try something new, it’s only paint and you can fix it anytime if you change your mind!

Buy plants

Every room needs a little bit of Feng Shui, and plants are a great way to add some positive energy to your home. Plants are proven to reduce stress and even remove harmful toxins from the air. Here are some beautiful plants that will look great in your home without costing a fortune.

With only a few small updates, you can bring new life to your home. We hope these tips have improved your decorating skills and we’d love to see your before and after shots!