Achieve great results on a small budget

3 May 2021

Stylishly decorating a new home doesn’t have to be expensive. You can achieve great results on a budget if you’re smart with how you go about it.


Clever use of space is one of the keys to stylish home decoration on a budget. Spending time planning how you’re going to make the best use of both the indoor and outdoor space that you have available will be time well spent.

Don’t be put off if you don’t have a lot of space. To paraphrase a famous old saying, it’s not about the size of the space you have, it’s how you use it. Lot sizes in Perth have been becoming smaller for years, which is one of the reasons why we at TERRACE have plenty of experience making clever use of space with narrow-lot home designs.


Besides making the best use of the space you have, here are 10 other tips to help you decorate your new home on a budget.

Tip 1. Decide on a consistent theme before you start decorating

When you do, the decoration of your home will look deliberate rather than accidental, which will make a huge difference to how your home is perceived.

Tip 2. Choose low-cost accessories in neutral colours

This will allow you to easily move items like cushions, lamps and throw rugs from room to room to create the look you want. Keep an eye out for the sales of big retailers so you can pick up bargains.

Tip 3. Add plants

Plants help to bring a home to life by creating a natural feel. Different types of plants can also add colour and fragrance. The cheapest way to add plants is to buy them from seeds and watch them grow.

Tip 4.  Visit some op shops

Check out the homewares’ sections of second-hand stores to find stylish and unique plant stands, kitchenware, coffee tables, vases and other items that will give your home a lift.

Tip 5. Choose affordable art

Art doesn’t have to be expensive to be stylish. Choose inexpensive items that still resonate with you instead.

Tip 6. Place your furniture strategically

Find a focal point for a room, then place the furniture around it. The focal point of a room could be something as simple as a view, or it could be something practical like your television.

Tip 7. Make the most of your storage

Ensuring that your home doesn’t feel cluttered is an important decorating consideration. Make use of your storage space to minimise your clutter. Anything that you don’t use regularly and that doesn’t look stylish should be kept out of sight.

Tip 8. Use paint to customise mass-produced furniture

You can give a stylish personal touch to mass-produced furniture items like chests of drawers by giving them a coat of paint in colours that you choose.

Tip 9. Go minimalist

Don’t decorate your home with items that you don’t need or that you won’t use regularly. They are unnecessary expenses.

Tip 10. Decorate one room at a time.

You don’t have to decorate every room at once, especially if you’re on a budget. Take your time so that you don’t have to compromise to create the stylish look and feel that you want for your home.


At TERRACE, we specialise in the design and building of one, two and three-storey homes, including narrow lot and micro-lot homes, with a range of house and land packages available in locations across Perth.

We have an extensive range of home designs and they all make clever use of space. Why not visit one of our stylishly decorated TERRACE display homes in Perth at one of the following locations?

We’d love to see you and we’d be happy to answer any questions that you might have.