Best Tips for Decorating Your Family Room on a Budget

Creating an updated and stylish space doesn’t have to break the bank. These tips for decorating your family room on a budget will help you spend less, create more, and be overall happy with the final results. Don’t forget to bookmark this page and save it to your favorite home decor Pinterest board.

Best Tips for Decorating Your Family Room on a Budget

Before diving into the tips, let’s first talk about the budget. The idea is to spend less money to get a result you feel good about. So, before you start tackling your decorating (or re-decorating) project, you’ll first want to set an actual budget. You can take the research approach, which involves pre-shopping for what you’ll need for decorating. Take an average of how much things cost and then set your budget. Or, you can set a budget and then shop. 

The former is ideal if you are prone to overspending. The latter is a great option if you know you’ll (1) stay within your budget, and (2) have ideas of places you can shop that will help you not spend more than you’ve allotted. You can also shop your own home for things you can use to decorate. With this in mind, keep reading for our best tips for decorating your family room on a budget.

1. Rearrange the furniture.

You’d be surprised by how different a room can look and feel by simply changing the furniture around. In the case of your family room, take a look at the pieces you have. Decide on what you want to keep and what you want to get rid of (or move to a different room). Once you’ve decided on what you want to keep in the family room, brainstorm a few different ways you can change the furniture around.

Work with all the space you have and think outside the box. In most cases, people are more likely to put pieces up against walls and in symmetrical ways. Instead of going this traditional route, consider putting your couch in the middle of the floor and room, placing a table behind it, and catty-corner a sitting chair next to the couch. Use end tables to separate spaces and throw rugs to create eye-catching sitting spaces.

2. Add a little paint and/or wallpaper.

Changing up the color and design of the walls is another inexpensive way to decorate your family room on a budget. Instead of painting all of the walls, choose an accent wall. This will require much less paint and time. You can also choose to access a wall with removable wallpaper. Using wallpaper is a great way to add unique designs to a space.

3. Create an artwork gallery wall.

Creating an artwork gallery wall is both fun and won’t cost much at all. Consider using family pictures you already have on hand. You can also pick up varieties of artwork from the Dollar Store. To create a gallery wall, it’s all about the positioning of what you choose to use. Gallery walls are less about everything being symmetrical and more about using the shapes and sizes of pictures and frames. This is a quick way to fill a blank space on any wall.

4. Add a variety of accents.

When it comes to accents, think of things like pillows, rugs, throw blankets, flowers, and greenery. If you don’t have a green thumb, go for adding faux greenery. As for using pillows, you can add accent colors and textures to help enhance the creative touch in the room. Try using pillows of different sizes, colors, and fabrics. 

Something unique you can do with rugs is to layer them. This also works amazing if you use rugs of different colors, patterns, and fabric designs as well.

5. Switch up the curtains and lighting.

Two of the quickest and easiest ways to decorate your family room on a budget is to change the curtains and lighting. Find a new-to-you set of curtains and light fixtures or covers at a local thrift store. If you have lamps, don’t try to exchange the entire lamp. Instead, simply change the lampshade. 

Final Thoughts

Updating your family room space doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Use the tips above to decorate on a budget and create a cozy space you’ll be proud of. What are some ways you’ve upscaled your family room without spending lots of money? Let us know in the comments below!

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