Deluxe home decorating on the cheap

Written by in Renovating on April 25, 2017

Moving into a new home is exciting, but let’s be honest, it can be a stressful time for everyone. There’s a light at the end of the tunnel, however, because once you’ve finished packing, unpacking, organising, cleaning, rearranging, and cleaning some more, the fun part begins!

Decorating your new home to suit your family can be an enjoyable, relaxing way to end the frantic chaos that comes with moving.

Luckily, modern home décor doesn’t need to break your budget. Here are some ideas to decorate on the cheap without sacrificing taste and style along the way.

Frame it

What is a home without photos of our loved ones? Kmart has a wide range of affordable, elegant frames priced between $10-20, like the Vancouver Frame, the Hampton Frame, and the Compass Collage Frame. Or consider getting creative with something a little bit different, like this DIY Photo Mobile from Typo Home, for $19.99.


Plant life

Plants can be a beautiful addition to any home, and can act as a great space-filler for bare tables. But if you have young children and pets hanging around, sometimes it’s not feasible to keep real plants inside. Typo Home has you covered with their Hanging Diamond Terrarium for $15, or this Wire Terrarium from Kmart can spruce up your table setting or shelf for only $7.

Wall art

Life can get busy, so make sure you don’t forget a thing with this cute heart-shaped blackboard from Typo ($19.95). Sea green is in this season, and this mint-coloured clock will help you stay stylish and on time for just $25. You can make your own art with Target’s DIY Wall Art Kit for $7.50, display some beautiful flowers with a $9.00 Wall Shelf from Kmart, or decorate a bland wall with one of H&M Home’s metal mirrors for $29.99.


Cushions and throws

It’s official; faux fur is out. This season, knits and velvets are making a comeback. Think cuddly, soft, thick knits and luxurious velvets for everything from clothing to cushions. Target has you covered for both styles with their $20.00 Navy Knitted Scatter Cushions and Luxe Velvet Cushions in grey, pink and navy. Or check out Kmart’s knitted cushions for just $12 each. Keep warm this winter with Big W’s range of throw rugs and blankets like their Contempo Heated Throw for $39, or pile on the plain fleece throws for just $5 each.

Candles and fragrances

No new home is complete without a gorgeous new scent, and these ones look as beautiful as they smell Try a Vanilla Bean or Jasmine diffuser from Kmart for $7.50. Big W also has a wide range of scented candles like jasmine, coconut and lime, or ocean mist for just $5 a pop. And for a bit of glitz, these gold or silver pillar candles from H&M Home are the perfect accessories.

Storage and organisation

Keeping your home neat and tidy can feel almost impossible at times, especially when you’ve just moved house. Kmart’s affordable range of storage solutions could be the answer to your problem, with $6 Felt Storage Boxes, $12 Wooden Boxes and $35 Bamboo Storage Boxes on offer to help stash family clutter in a stylish way. Keep your hats, scarves and coats at hand too with a Coat Tree for $16, while shoes will no longer go missing with a 4-tier shoe rack from Big W for $12, or a wooden shoe rack from Kmart for $19.


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