I’ve had a flourishing career when I was still single.
During this time, I only thought about what to do next to get promotions and climb the ladder.
But success is not all in life and I learned that when I met my husband-to-be.
I’ve understood that when we are in a couple, we have to make choices in life for the good of the couple and not for the individual.
That’s why you can see couples getting separated or divorced as sacrifices and concessions are necessary to keep a couple strong.
For my part, I sacrificed my career to move away with my hubby and to continue my journey as a housewife.
Of course, it is not as glamorous as an office title but nevertheless, I found it fulfilling to know that my hubby and I are playing our parts to strengthen our couple day by day.
That’s why I say it loud and clear… I’m proud to be a housewife. Period.
That said, you’re not here to read my long monologue but as a housewife, I have the time to take care of the house as I will.
When I was still working, my house was a mess. There’s always a downside to a career and especially when you’re alone.
But now, since I’m not working, I will keep a budget for house decoration and stick to it.
I found these 13 ideas for decorating a house on a budget, to help you upgrade your home the frugal way!
Number 3 and 4 are my favorites!
#1 Peel and stick for flooring or on the wall
This is a genius way to upgrade your old tile flooring or to change your backsplash in the kitchen.
If you’re wondering where to find it, you can check out the source and she has the link to the store.
#2 Curtain as a separator
A curtain as a separator is always a cheaper way to separate rooms in big houses or a small studio apartment.
It looks classy and upgrades your house to the next level.
I personally use this method to separate my living room and my kitchen.
#3 Paint your old kitchen cupboard or rug
If you want to redecorate your kitchen, this will be a great idea without having to spend more money on changing the whole set.
You can change the color of your shelf into a bright color like white or something more sophisticated like dark brown or even black.
Do you have that plain rug that just won’t light up your space? You can do a painted one like this!
This will definitely lighten up your rooms like your living room or even your bedroom.
#4 Shelf from Crates
#5 Add wood or stone to your bathtub or toilet wall
You can add wood to your toilet background or stone to your bathtub. It will level up your bathroom and toilet!
6. Hang your curtains in a beautiful way
I love decorating the house, seeing my family, and spending time with my girls. – Teresa Giudice
#7 Level up your lamp
Sisal decoration is a good addition to your house, it looks natural and durable for a long time.
You can add sisal to your lamp in your bedroom or office.
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DIY your own lamp with this method. It will definitely look like a store-bought lamp.
#8 Framed everything
To make your house look classy, you can add a frame to your TV or your bathroom mirror. It adds value to your bathroom and living room.
9. Add LED lights to level up your kitchen or stairs
Led light is a good way to upgrade your house. The way you place the lights will add more value to your kitchen or even your basement stairs.
#10 Add decoration to your toilet
I have this small toilet for guests and I find it too simple.
I always wanted to add some decoration that will look like a classy toilet.
Simple decoration with a minimalist look or decorate it with a vintage look will add value to your toilet like this.
#11 Label up on your jar or basket
Labeling all your jars will help to organize your kitchen pantry. Here, I found a cool and free printable label you can use.
Or you can label your basket for an easier way to separate stuff.
I love decorating my home. I’m a gardener too, so that’s usually something I have to play catch up with. – Suzy Bogguss
#12 Organize your fridge
Organizing like this will keep your fridge clean and you will know exactly where things were put.
P.S: You don’t need to buy something expensive, you can buy buckets from the dollar store too.
Organize your food by color will upgrade your fridge!
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#13 Organize your kitchen and pantry
These ideas will help you to organize your kitchen and pantry the cool way!
As you may know, pegboards are commonly used for organizing your basement. Using a pegboard to organize your kitchen would be so much better! Who knew, you can get a clean and sleek look out of it.
Another thing that you can do to upgrade your house is to organize your pantry. Invest in jars to keep all dried foods and wire baskets to keep ingredients fresh.
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Hopefully, you will have adopted some or all of the ideas for decorating your house on a budget.
You’ll make your hubby and your kids wanting to stay home more often.
Let me know in the comment what budget ideas you have for your house!
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