Decorating a home can have its challenges, especially when there is a strict budget in place. If there is one thing these blogs have taught us, it’s that a style-focused home doesn’t have to be a reflection of your budget—or lack thereof. Presenting in no particular order, our top budget-friendly blogs for your design inspiration.
For proof that you don’t need to spend a ton to give your old furniture an entirely fresh look, head over to The Weathered Door. This blogger’s fresh ideas for giving not-so-pretty antiques a whole new look may just inspire you to hit up Goodwill or try giving an item you already know a facelift. For when buying an entirely new item just isn’t in the cards, her easy to follow tutorials (there are even videos) are lifesavers.
It’s all in the name; and while some of Kate Riley’s projects may require a bit more than just cents, you’d never guess that her makeovers are all actually super affordable. The lawyer-turned-design blogger focuses on both interior design and smaller DIY projects—plus, as evidenced by this modern console update, she loves a good Ikea hack as much as we do.
Old Brand New
Old Brand New was originally started as a place for Los Angeles resident Dabito to blog about his thrifty design adventures, but he eventually turned his passion project into a design studio. Dabito’s philosophy is all about mixing the old to make it brand new. You’ll love the easy and stylish DIY projects, advice for decorating on a budget, and affordable shopping wish-lists.
Designer and blogger Justina Blakeney shares inspiration with a boho twist. Her passion for color, patterns, and plants will inspire you to infuse your own home with a more diverse feel. The Jungalow will be your go-to for simple how-tos and easy-on-the-wallet handmade items to add to your wishlist.
When it comes to most things in life, simplicity is the name of the game for blogger and photographer erin boyle of reading my tea leaves (who was also named as Domino’s Best Small Space Design Blog winner of 2017). The lifestyle blog focuses on anything and everything from the home to personal style, with each area encompassing the original theme of taking it back to the basics.
We simply can’t get enough of Holly Becker’s colorful approach to design. The journalist, author, and stylist fills her feed with captivating DIYs, design tips, and floral arrangements with beauty and simplicity in mind.
Life hacks and decorating ideas on a budget are only a few of the reasons why we love Coco29. This design-savvy blog proves that a style-focused interior doesn’t always have to break the bank.
Painting and design-enthusiast Rachel of Maison de Pax consistently proves that effortless style and a stunning interior can be achieved with a little patience and determination. For everything from enviable style inspo to easy (and, it goes without saying, affordable) little renovation projects like her vintage nightstand makeover, hit follow.
Husband and wife team John and Sherry began Young House Love back in 2007 as an outlet for documenting home renovations, DIY projects, and their budding family life. Fast forward 11 years and three impressive renos, the now-family of four has gone on to write two books and even dabbled in designing products. Follow along for some serious design eye candy, organization tips, and more.
Joanna Goddard’s rather impressive background is only one of the reasons why she has us completely infatuated with A Cup of Jo. From her budget-friendly DIYs to super helpful resources for providing tips on finding more affordable decor, Goddard’s keen eye for design never fails to please.
Design duo Kathy and Steve tackle the basics of interior design, with an affordable approach that doesn’t compromise on style. With helpful tips covering everything from color pairings and design styles to storage organization and DIY, there are an array of resources for the budding decorator.
We have long been fans of jenny komenda s. The interior designer and DIY extraordinaire never fails to please us with her easy-to-follow projects, big or small (most recently, with a stunning modern kitchen makeover we’re still dreaming about). From ikea hacks to mini furniture makeovers, there are no shortage of budget-friendly design ideas and projects for all.
Get the scoop on Komenda’s Chalkboard Painted Kids Table DIY.
Melbourne-based blogger Kristine knows a thing or two about budget-friendly design. With Pinterest-perfect furniture transformations that never scrimp on style, thrift store rescues, and beautiful room reveals, the self-taught interior decorator always manages to deliver.
Get the scoop on this stunning linen dresser makeover on her blog.
Gwen Hefner of The Makerista is no stranger to a good old home remodel or style-savvy DIY. Featuring an inspired collection of projects, design tips, and home tours, Hefner’s down-to-earth approach to decor is not only practical, it is effortlessly chic and always on point. Need proof? This DIY Wire Basket Coffee Table only cost $50.
As if the name wasn’t a dead giveaway, Mandi’s knack for transforming various vintage finds into mod must-have furnishings always has us coming back for more. The stunning room reveals and mini makeovers may have something to do with it as well. If you ask us, a well-styled home would not be complete without an accent piece containing a personal or sentimental value—head over to her blog to see how you can give yours a fresh feel.
Accountant by day and thrifty DIY-er by night, Brittany always has us coming back for more of her ultra chic tricks and transformations. The California-based designer’s budget-friendly projects guarantee an instant style revamp regardless of how big (or small!) the space and furnishing in question are. Check out her boho-inspired bedroom renovation, which she completed in just six weeks on a strict budget to see her work IRL.
Melissa Michaels’s clever and resourceful approach to interior design will have you aching for a home makeover of your own. Follow along as Michaels tackles every room in her home, transforming each space with budget-friendly tricks and tips you won’t want to miss.
This story was originally published on May 20, 2016. It has been updated with new information.
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