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10 best tips on budget-friendly home interior designs

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Jul 28, 2022
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These home décor ideas are high on style and low on cost

There’s always a room in our house we’re looking to spruce up, but the idea of renovating it can sometimes feel daunting…and expensive! This shouldn’t ever deter you from designing your dream home, when there are plenty of nifty and clever solutions for a home interior design on a low budget. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite tricks and tips we rely on when we’re in a pinch, and looking for a home interior design at a low cost.

1. The starting point for a low-budget flat interior design

The best interior design ideas for small homes on a low budget start with a bit of research. While we’re always looking for a steal or bargain when it comes to the things we buy, a good deal requires a keen eye and a knack for comparing everything available in the market. Begin with a rough idea of what you want your house or the room you’re renovating to look like. Even if you’re planning for a low budget interior design, there’s always a stylish option to make your home look beautiful while being comfy to live in. Platforms such as Pinterest and Instagram are great visual spaces to discover new trends, styles and products, and how to create different looks and layouts around the home. 

Home décor on budget with open kitchen- Beautiful Homes

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As you collect every image and idea you love on a mood-board, you’ll begin to notice a pattern or theme you’re tilting towards. Use this as a starting point to begin a budget-friendly interior design.



There’s always a good dupe or similar alternative for an expensive product you may have stumbled upon and loved. If all else fails, you could always get crafty and try your hand at a DIY project!

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2. Decluttering is the easiest interior design idea for small homes on a low budget

Before starting any plans for renovating your home, first begin with the best solution for a low budget interior design—decluttering. Start by clearing out everything lying around the house and then move onto all the storage spaces such as the cupboards, drawers and other storage areas. You’ll begin to find it much easier to visualise a design for a clearer (and cleaner!) room. And, you never know—a simple clean up may make a room look completely new.


If you haven’t decluttered or purged your home in a long time, this may seem like a daunting task. Don’t feel discouraged. Instead, start with one small drawer, slowly moving on to the rest of the room. Once you begin to notice a cleaner space, you’ll find the entire process cathartic and liberating—giving you the energy to continue!

3. Shopping within your own home is the simplest low budget interior design idea for small Indian homes

You’ll be surprised with the number of things you’ll find within your home that deserve to be restyled for a completely new chic look. If you’re looking to buy products for a home interior design at a low cost, start shopping within your own walls for inspiration. That old piece of furniture you’ve had for generations would look even more stylish after being polished and updated with modern upholstery. It’s also probably very valuable now! 

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Sometimes certain accessories, design objects or furniture pieces just need an upgrade and makeover, or can be placed in another room to bring out its beauty. Since you’ll also be working with things you already own, you won’t have to drastically change the rest of your furnishings to complement them.


Home design at low cost with living room partition- Beautiful Homes

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4. Hiring the right interior design service can give you the best house design

While every interior design service may not always come at a low  budget, you will end up saving more money hiring the right one. The best interior design service will give you quality designs and products for your home, which will be timeless and long-lasting—proving to be more cost efficient in the long run. Any home renovation or room makeover project needs a reliable and seasoned designer and contractor. While we all dream of a beautiful home, taking time out of our daily schedule and finding the right people to work with is often easier said than done. 

With this thought in mind, India’s largest paint giant Asian Paints created the Beautiful Homes Service. Enlisting expert interior designers, who’ve worked across the length and breadth of the industry, the Beautiful Homes Service takes care of executing every task in your home renovation from start to finish. This ensures a hassle-free and time-saving experience for anyone with a vision to remodel their home (or redesign a particular room) but lacks the time or patience to coordinate and project manage between an army of people required to finish the job.


5. The simplest tricks for a stylish and chic budget-friendly interior design

Sometimes a single new décor piece or the right additions to a room can completely transform the space, proving to be the simplest low budget interior design ideas for the home. In this interior design for a hall on a low budget, adding a couple of fresh pots of plants immediately freshened and opened up the living room.



If you look closely, the main colour palette in this living room—from the paint on the walls to the upholstery on the sofas—is muted in shades of white, grey and cream. But, colourful accessories, art on the walls and plants around the room have been used to cleverly brighten and liven up the space.

Living room designs Indian style low budget - Beautiful Homes

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Low budget interior design with blue living room - Beautiful Homes

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6. Let the colour palette or style of the room create a low cost simple house interior design

If you’re looking for eye-catching style that will immediately draw attention in a room, you don’t have to break the bank to create it. A simple low cost interior design is picking an unusual intriguing shade for the walls. It could be an entire wall, or a strip or panel that creates an accent point—a vibrant hue on the walls will create visual intrigue in the room, allowing you to choose simpler, low cost pieces for the rest of the décor.

7. Plan an affordable interior design in stages

While we may be searching for interior design ideas on a budget, we don’t want to end up with a cheap interior design in the long run. To design your home in the most affordable way, it’s a better idea to plan everything in stages. While you may be tempted to do up your home altogether at one go, it’s a better idea to plan everything in stages. Begin with a room that desperately needs a renovation or a space used most in the house. If you have guests over often, you could start with the space where you host everyone. Once you’re done with one room, you’ll have a better idea about what goes into the renovation process—along with time, cost and resources—to help plan the next spaces better.

Room decoration in low budget for small living room - Beautiful Homes

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Small home interior design with dining room - Beautiful Homes

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8. The right accessories make for the best budget-friendly interior designs

Styling a room can be a tricky, and you’ll need the right décor pieces to tie the entire space together. If you’re looking for interesting or well-designed pieces and furnishings for a low budget interior design, step in to an AP Homes store in your city. With a curation of products and solutions from a family of brands, AP Homes is your one-stop shop to create a home or space that tells your unique story. Whether you’re looking to quickly spruce up your home with a few décor updates or undertake an entire renovation, AP Homes houses everything from furniture and furnishings to fixtures and home automation solutions.

9. Affordable interior design ideas for every Indian home

Several modern homes in urban India come with compact floor plans. The secret to small-space living is knowing exactly what you need. Avoiding over-hoarding and, in turn, downsizing, leaves you with room to play around with storage and decorating your space with elements of your own personal style. The cleverest low cost interior design that maximises space is using hidden pockets of space that are often overlooked. From the barren area under your bed to the unclaimed breadths of the walls, installing multipurpose furniture to make use of every inch of space available for storage will go a long way.

Low budget flat interior design with recessed lighting- Beautiful Homes

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In this low budget house interior design for the living room, simple floating shelves on the wall add extra storage above the sofa. They also look more unique placed unevenly.


Affordable bedroom design with plan décor - Beautiful Homes

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10. Your personal style will help create the best interior design at a low cost

The best place to turn to for inspiration for your home décor is your own closet. As you browse through the racks, shelves and drawers of clothing, you’ll begin to notice the styles you tilt towards, the colours you prefer, and an overall aesthetic that defines your wardrobe. These insights will be a strong indicator of how you’d want your home to look.



The most budget friendly interior design ideas can replicate ideas from your fashion choices—if you have a hue that always lifts your mood, bring it into a room with an accent piece or on your upholstery.

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