Breakdown to Decorate a house on a Budget

You have just moved into an apartment or house and have little in the bank to redecorate your entire home. This budget friendly post will give you a breakdown what it will take to decorate your home room by room and not let you over spend. This will also give you a perspective what a mid to high end budget looks like according to top level designers.

Living Room

Here is what the typical designer says a living room costs to decorate.

Mid-range $10,000

High End $30,000 +

As you can tell, these budgets are astronomical and are far for most on a budget. But with some sensible shopping and keeping an eye on the bottom line you will be able to decorate on a budget of $1,500. Here’s a breakdown of costs.

  • Sofa – $825
  • Coffee table, end table, & TV Stand – $350
  • Area Rug – $150
  • Lighting – $100
  • Miscellaneous decorations$75


The bedroom ranges vary a bit more because this room is one that takes on more personal touches and focuses on overall comfort. Here is what the typical designer says a bedroom costs to decorate.

Mid-range $3,000 to $6,000

High End $16,000 to $30,000

These ranges are the typical costs of a bedroom, but when on a budget these luxuries need to take a back seat for utility. Here’s what a breakdown on a budget of $1,780 look like.

  • Mattress – $880
  • Box Spring – $100
  • Bed Frame – $250
  • Duvet cover & Duvet insert – $250
  • Pillows and Pillow cases – $85
  • Bed sheets – $25
  • Rug – $100
  • Lighting – $100
  • Nightstand – $115

Dining Room

This room may not apply to everyone especially if you have a small apartment or have a built in bar, but the big splurge here is of course the dining table. Here is a mid to high end range.

Mid – range $3,200 to $7,000

High – range $10,000 to $42,000

Dining rooms tend to be either very simple or over the top, especially when splurging on not only high end tables but chairs. This also does not include storage of silverware and miscellaneous decorations. Here’s a budget a bit more kinder to the eyes at only $1,150. The breakdown is below.

  • Dining Table with Chairs – $1,100
  • Miscellaneous decorations – $50


The bathroom can be in general a small space which tends to have a minimal amount of space to decorate in, but when creating a comfortable and relaxing space the budget can increase a bit. Here is a breakdown based on designer estimates.

Mid – range $500

High – end $2,000

These ranges very because even one decorative piece can cost more than an average budget, but when decorating on a budget no need to place expensive items in a space that is more utility then anything else. Here is a breakdown of a budget of $162.

  • Shower curtain – $32
  • Extra storage – $90
  • Miscellaneous $30

Decorating a home can be expensive, but having a budget mindset can help you decorate each room with a welcoming and relaxing feeling that will delight you and your family for years to come.

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