Contrary to popular perception, decorating your home or office needn’t cost a lot of money. If you have a design vision in place, you can create a beautiful, stylish, comfortable and functional space at minimal cost by reusing or repurposing many of the items you already have, and adding a few feature pieces to breathe new life into the room.

Evergreen Walls shares some tips for interior decorating on a budget in this article. Let’s get started.

Paint an accent wall

Painting is one of the least expensive ways to transform your interiors. Consider painting one accent wall if you want to get creative. With an accent wall, you can still update your interior without spending much on the paint; besides, painting a single wall won’t take much time.

An accent wall needs to have a colour that pops. In an office, you might want to paint the wall behind the reception desk. At home, choose an accent wall based on an area you want to highlight.


Global design trends are leaning towards minimalism. Decluttering your home or office doesn’t cost money but frees up space. A clean slate also gives you a good idea about what you need to buy. Getting rid of unnecessary objects in your room is a quick way to refresh the space.

You might be surprised at how updated your home or office looks simply by getting rid of old items. With bare walls, desks and shelves, you can get a good idea of what kind of items you’d like to find to give the space a new vibe.

Repurpose and recycle

There’s nothing like recycling to accomplish good interior design on a budget. Instead of spending a lot of money on expensive new decorator items, consider items that are repurposed or recycled. Explore your things in storage and try them out in your new, decluttered area and see if they bring a fresh vibe to your home or office. Check out flea markets or second-hand stores for used decorative items.

Install an artificial green wall

What’s interior design without plants? Plants enhance any room, but live plants can be expensive and difficult to maintain. If you like the look of plants in your indoor space but don’t want to water and fertilise them, consider installing an artificial green wall.

An artificial green wall is stylish, easy to install, and perfect for small spaces. There’s practically no maintenance effort as you don’t have to feed or water these plants. Nothing updates a home or office quite like a modern and effortlessly stylish green wall.

Customise basic items

Customisation can help you achieve a luxury look for your interiors on a shoestring budget. For example, you can iron trim on to basic white curtain panels for a custom look or add wallpaper to the interior of a bookcase. These are simple, low-cost additions, but they can turn a boring interior element into something extraordinary.

For more information about installing a green wall, get in touch with us at Evergreen Walls.