10 Redecorating Tips That Are Totally Free 

February 13, 2023

Key takeaways:

Key Takeaways

  • Start with the items you have around you to redecorate your space.
  • Don’t be afraid to play around with colour and patterns to create a focal point in your space.
  • Try as many options as you can to get what fits best with your space; design is usually a trial-and-error process.

Whether you’re buying a home or renting it out, your home should be a sanctuary? So, if you’re not seeing it as such, and agitated by your home-decorating efforts that just aren’t working, read on.

We’ve got your back. Our guide containing 10 redecorating tips that are totally free will put you in the mood to create a home that you love!

10 totally free redecorating tips 

Rearrange living room furniture

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Give your living room a quick makeover by simply rearranging the furniture . Start by pulling everything out and changing the configuration. Move larger pieces of furniture to the centre and get rid of any large decorative items.

Then add colour with accents like throw pillows or smaller tables or display pieces. Get inspired by interior design blogs and websites, or gather together a few magazines and look for eye-catching furniture layouts.

Repaint wood furniture

Repainting can not only give your living/dining room or bedroom a brand-new look. But it also allows you to breathe new life into old furniture.

Get some furniture pieces from a thrift store, add a fresh coat of paint of your desire, and you’ll get a statement furniture piece to make a big difference.

While you’re at it, you can consider upcyling furniture to give your old pieces a brand new look at minimal expense!

Prop framed mirrors

Mirrors serve as a statement piece and make any space feel more dramatic, so try using a few of them in your room. Frame them and lean them against the wall or against the corner of a room to create a more expansive effect.


Turn objects into gallery wall art

Transform objects that you already own into striking wall art. Use mason jars and candles to create a candlelit art display, or give old vases a new paint job.

If you think unconventional is just not your style, try finding creative ways to incorporate classic items like books, hats, baskets, or maps into your decorating schemes.

Show off your jewellery

If you find yourself without any space for your jewellery—or even if you have plenty of drawers in the bedroom, consider using a small tray on your dresser or nightstand to display some pieces.

An antique tray will elevate a simple accessory, and add visual interest to your room.

Besides, hanging your jewellery on the wall is a great way to organise, display, and store all of your favourite pieces. 

Display glass bottles

Turn an ordinary glass bottle into a decorative home accessory. Sand down the bottle and paint it, or simply fill it with water and plant a pretty flower inside. Placing them near your reading nook, dining table or guest room will make a huge difference.

Use a table runner

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Table runners are not just for the holidays. A modern table runner can be used on your dining table at any time of year to give a room a fresh look.

Choose a colourful runner and use it as an accent piece, or choose neutral colours that will blend with your existing décor to make all the difference.

Hang family picture frames

Next time you redecorate, organise and display your family photos in a new way. Feel free to update your pictures every so often and change the layout of the frames whenever you want.

Organise books on the coffee table

Use your book collection as decorative items and your coffee table will serve as the perfect home base for them.


You can store magazines in baskets under the table. Or, lean a few books against it so that they’re packed together like a wall of art. Your table will become both functional and gorgeous!

Spice up your cabinetry

If you’re looking to add a pop of pattern to your room, there’s no better way than to line drawers or the back of a bookshelf with wallpaper, fabric, or wrapping paper

If you’re sick of your cabinets, but don’t want to put in the work of new tile or wood, try removing the doors. This is a fun and temporary way to make a statement.

Conclusion: 10 redecorating tips that are totally free

If you’re bored with the décor in your home, consider a change of scene. There’s something for you no matter your design style.

Redecorating can be an economical and easy way to refresh your space and make it feel like a whole new world. Instantly transform your space with a floor lamp, books, picture frames or mirrors. But, before you spend thousands on a new sofa and wallpaper, don’t forget to check out these decorating ideas if you are on a budget.

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