37 Brilliant Budget Friendly Ideas To Decor Your House Transcript 0:05 By the time you’ve paid your rent, bought your furniture, and forked over cash for toilet paper 0:10 the last thing you want is to drop more money. 0:13 This is 37 Easy and Cheap Decorating Ideas For Your House 0:18 by Alanna Okun & Greta Alvarez 0:24 1. Hang art on your empty wall. 0:26 There’s a ton of free public domain art available online 0:30 like from public library sites or Wikimedia Commons. 0:33 All you need is a printer and maybe a frame if you fancy. 0:37 2. Display keys from everywhere you’ve lived. 0:41 If you have roommates or live with a significant other, add theirs to the collection too! 0:46 Picked up an affordable little shadow box from Target 0:49 and simply scribbled the location and date of each key underneath. 0:54 3. Find a better way to use your old stack of books. 0:58 You could Stack them to make a fashionable side table, 1:01 use them to hide unsightly things like cords or your router 1:05 or just strap on a cushion on it and call it a seat. 1:09 4. Make garlands from paper cut-outs. 1:12 Made a heart template out of posterboard and then traced and cut out all of the hearts. 1:18 Sewed each strand together, wrapped each line around the wood and secured the string on the top and back with tape. 1:25 Cut some lace and hot glued it over the front of the wood, making sure to seal each string 1:30 5. Use paint chips to cover an entire wall. 1:34 You could use removable poster tape or painters tape to minimize wall damage. 1:40 6. Download and print this adorable calendar 1:44 or even-more-adorable 3D letters 1:47 7. You could also use these patent-design prints or just a simple wall flowers 1:54 8. If you want to decorate with jars or wine bottles 1:58 nail polish remover will help you to take the labels off. 2:02 9. Use newspaper to make a wall design, like a map or just straight-up use maps. 2:09 even if you did it without the frames, it’s still looks pretty rad. 2:14 10. Re-cover you boring or beat-up lampshade with a DIY Vintage Lampshade. 2:21 11. Print out your instagrams 2:24 Even if *you* don’t have a printer for all of these 2:27 chances are your office or your friend or your friends’ office does 2:32 If everything else fail, you can spring for a couple bucks to have Staples do it 2:37 12. Display old t-shirts that have sentimental value. 2:41 Mount them on canvas if you have any 2:43 or you could use squares of cardboard cut from old boxes 2:47 13. DIY a custom rug from caret samples. 2:52 Attach bunch of them using duct tape or display them individually 2:56 14. Hang pieces of fabric samples as wallpaper. 3:01 There’s a lot of places that will give out wallpaper samples for free. Use them well. 3:06 If fabric samples is too hard, you could use leftover wrapping paper instead. 3:11 15. Display magazines on hangers. 3:15 It’s a step above taping torn covers to your dorm room walls. 3:18 Simply open your most favorite magazines in the middle and strip them on the hanger. 3:23 Easy-peasy. 3:26 16. Hang Vintage Posters from FreeVintagePosters.com 3:32 17. Spruce up a bland wall with colorful tape 3:36 It’s so simple even the most Pinterest-challenged of aspiring home improvers could do it. 3:41 All you need is colorful tape, scissors, and a desire to be happy. 3:47 (Bonus points if you use washi tape!) 3:50 18. Make a Pop-Art picture of your dog 3:53 Take a photo of your dog, print it on a a piece of pink paper (play around with the contrasts) 3:58 cut the image out, and glue it to a yellow sheet of paper. 4:02 Do that and you’re basically Andy Warhol with a printer, glue, paper, and scissors. 4:09 19. DIY A headboard made of books 4:13 First head to your local thrift store and find yourself a lot of old books. 4:18 Get a piece of wood the size you want for your headboard and then mark the matress height. 4:23 Find the perfect book layout. 4:25 Mark the order you want the book in then hammer books in place. 4:30 Stick the top pages in place with some double sided tape 4:34 And voila… your new headboard is ready. 4:38 20. Make a unique rug using strips of cloth 4:42 You’ll need a non-slip cloth, one of those with little holes, and strips of cloth. 4:47 In just a little bit of time, you’ll have a super stylish and ultra comfy rug. 4:53 Follow the exact step by step guide at Craftaholics Anonymouse. 4:58 21. Make a polka-dotted wall or try a cool variation on your door 5:03 Gold on a white wall makes for a truly unforgettable effect. 5:08 All you need is contact paper and scissors, and BOOM 5:12 you have a stunning decoration that’s also super easy to remove when you get bored with it. 5:18 22. Use tree trunks as tables 5:22 Of course, you’ll have to have a lumberjack friend, or something like that… 5:27 23. Decorate the washer and dryer with adhesive tape Instead of washi tape. 5:32 Use insulating tape or electrician’s tape (the kind you use on electrical cables) 5:37 to make doing your laundry slightly less annoying. 5:40 You can get the tape in any hardware store. 5:44 24. Hang photos, magazine images, or any other pictures on clipboards 5:50 It’s got a workshop-y feel to it and is sure to be the envy of all your ~artsy~ friends. 5:57 25. Add a touch of color to your old chair 6:00 Spray a can of spray paint to give your old chair chair a new lease on life. 6:07 26. Make a wall of license plates in your bathroom 6:11 The greater the variety of years and cities you have, the better. 6:15 27. Hang your photos in an original way 6:19 Get an old picture frame, clothespins, some string, and your best photo memories printed out and you’re set. 6:27 28. Refresh your dining room table with different color chairs 6:32 It adds a welcome pop of color to your space and is sure to brighten up your mornings. 6:37 Find chairs which already come with variety of color or if you can’t find it, spray paint them. 6:44 29. Turn an old drawer into a mini-shelf 6:48 You don’t have to go to Ikea to get a look like this 6:51 Within an hour, you can achieve a more unique version for far less money. 6:56 Simply repaint them, and attach them to your wall. Easy… 7:01 30. A rustic coat hanger for fall 7:05 Prepare a piece of wood, sand and then paint them 7:08 Collect some dried branches, cut each piece at the base with a hand saw at a slight angle 7:14 so when you place them on the face of the wood, they go diagonally upward. 7:18 Drill some holes in the diagonal direction as marked 7:21 attach the branches with screws and a little bit of glue at the base. 7:25 Easy and awesome 7:29 31. Use a ladder as a bookshelf 7:32 Ladders are really useful to have around, but they also take up a lot of space. 7:37 Make the most of this necessity by adorning it with all your favorite books 7:42 and maybe a framed picture or a vase of flowers at the top 7:46 32. A cool vintage flower pot 7:49 The idea is to transplant a plant to a vintage piece (in a bag so you can still water it). 7:55 Just make sure you use plants that don’t require a lot of care and that don’t have very long roots 8:02 33. Revive something old 8:05 Most of us have furniture in our homes that we LOVE but we don’t get excited over them. 8:10 So what should we do? Take some risks and give them a makeover! 8:15 Step 1: Use masking tape, and mark some evenly spaced points on the bottom circular edge of the lamp shade 8:22 Step 2: Paint the pattern onto the shade. When the paint dries, carefully peel off the tape 8:28 With only 2 steps, now we have a totally different looking lamp shade. 8:33 34. Ombré paint to revive an old dresser 8:38 Choose a color and paint each drawer with a different shade. 8:42 35. Use an old window or closet door to hold your mail and postcards 8:48 When you see one of these, grab it, paint it, and put it to better use 8:54 36. If you have stairs in your house, paint them to give more life into your house. 9:00 37. Brighten up a corner of your room and add letters, photos, and other ~inspiration~ 9:07 Literally the only thing you need is a set of lights, an empty wall, and some inspirational photos and letters 9:15 And that’s all for now… 9:17 We hope that all tips on this video could help you redocorate your house better. 9:21 For more fresh and creative organizing videos please to subscribe to our channel. 9:26 Thanks for watching and I’ll see you in the next videos.