Is your home starting to look boring and dull? Want some small budget big makeover ideas to make your home a little more exciting and welcoming? Well, you don’t have to burn a hole in your pocket to get a home that warrants the envy of your neighbours. You just need to know the right place to shop and have a clear idea of what you wish to buy for your house. And before you know it, you will have effected a house makeover that is fit to be flaunted!

Let’s look at some of these savvy home makeover ideas that we have put together for you by brands we have worked with. This makeover of house in low budget guide will lighten your wallet by not more than ₹5,000.

#1: Bright Cushions for a Quick House Makeover

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Play around with colourful cushions in the bedroom
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Use contrasting cushions on the sofa for some extra zing

One of the quickest small budget big makeover ideas is to pile on some inexpensive pillows and oversized cushions in your drawing area, and the bedroom. Use some vibrant cushion covers to uplift the spirits of the room. You can even give your old sarees or bed sheets with frayed edges to your local tailor to stitch you some customised cushions. Looking for some zingy stuff? Check out brands like Pluchi and House This India for some fun designs!

Market price of a pillow/cushion: ₹150-175
Market price of an oomph factor cushion cover: ₹400 and above

#2: Change Soft Furnishings for a Clever House Makeover

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Sheer white drapes add a soft touch to any room

If your room has a pristine white theme, then add on a splash of colour with some soft furnishings. For instance, put a sheer curtain just behind the bed or mix and match some coloured sheers with the curtains in your room. If the room has enough colour already, then add white sheer to the curtains, thus adding a breather to the room. This is a lovely small budget big makeover idea.

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Use white backdrops to tone down bold colours

A geometric-patterned rug is another way to carry out an interesting makeover of house in low budget. Scout your local market or find yourself some amazing deals on gorgeous bedspreads or throws that eliminate the ‘meh’ factor in the room. If you want, you can find some lovely rugs at Obsessions for your small budget big makeover plans.

Price of a cotton and woven bedspread: ₹900 onwards

#3: A Quirky Mirror for a Winsome Low Budget Home Makeover in India

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If you feel extra playful, you can stand mirrors on the floor too!

Add a mirror to the dining area or to your foyer and it will instantly uplift the decor while adding some depth to your room. And you don’t even need to hang it on a wall; simply standing it on the floor will do the trick for a small budget big makeover. Refer these ideas on how to Decorate with Mirrors. You can check out brands Montage and Mirrorwala for mirrors on a budget!

Price of a decorative mirror: ₹1,000 onwards

#4: A Table Runner for Lazy Small Budget Big Makeover Plans

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A woven warm brown runner for a wooden table

A plain and boring dining table or even a rectangular low coffee table can be enhanced by placing a table runner across it.

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Get inspired by these leftover brocades or zardozi pieces as table runners

Here’s a tip for a low budget home makeover in India: use your old zardosi dupatta lying at the back of the cupboard as a runner by getting it cut and sewed to size. Not only does it save you money, but it adds an ethnic touch to the room, making it the ideal small budget big makeover tip. In case your room sports a more modern and contemporary look, you can go in for a simple runner but in brighter hues.

Price of table runner: Between ₹400-600.

#5: Candles and Candle Holders as Home Makeover Ideas

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Nothing works like scented candles to set the mood

Candles, candle holders, flowers and a large vase add a sense of drama to the room, not to mention filling it with exotics scents. You can find them at most decor stores in every city.

Price of scented candles: Around ₹350 for a set of 3-4 candles

#6: Small Budget Big Makeover with Picture Frames

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Photo walls can infuse a sense of nostalgia to the space
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Hallways and foyers are ideal spots for gallery walls

Make a collage of matching frames with your precious memories and transform a boring wall into a trip down memory lane. Some quirky frames can be bought at Art Street for a steal, to give your walls a small budget big makeover.

Price of one frame: ₹800- 900 for a set of 12 frames

#7: Plants and Terrariums for Decking Up Tables

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Add a dash of green to your home

Who doesn’t love greens? Especially when you can have a hobbit-sized garden right inside the house, why not? Terrariums and fairy gardens are the trending decor accessory for houses today, not only for the chic look they add to the room but also for their air-purifying qualities. Visit Nurturing Green, one of our favourite brands, for live plants and succulents! You can also visit the neighbourhood nursery and pick up some simple plants for your home at throwaway prices!

Price of one terrarium: Between ₹500-1,000

#8: Artwork and Wall Hangings from Flea Markets

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Pretty wall art can personalise your home

Adding an artwork or a wall hanging gives character to the room where you place it. We aren’t asking you to go in for an MF Hussain or a Raja Ravi Verma for your small budget big makeover plans as the purse string is a little tight for this one. You can always go in for almost inexpensive canvases in abstract prints that will jazz up your home. Digital split paintings by Art Street are a good option if you are working with a budget and want some good options. Or explore flea markets in your city to support local artists. Decals by Wall Art are another option you have to do up your walls! If you’re looking for economical wallpaper, check out Marshalls.

Price of one abstract canvas: Starting at ₹400

#9: Inexpensive Lighting Fixtures for an Ambient House Makeover

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Try rustic rope lights for an instant facelift

Adding spot lights or a lamp to the corner of the room uplifts the room and when placed strategically, it can add the required spotlight to your favourite artefacts scattered about the space. You can take your pick from some cute table lamps that match your budget perfectly at Jainsons Emporio and Orange Tree.

Price of a table lamp: ₹ 500-1,200

#10: Peel-Off Wallpapers and Trendy Accessories for a Bathroom Makeover

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Add a fresh vibe to your bathroom with colourful walls

An easy small budget big makeover idea for your bathroom—a fresh coat of wall paint or a peel-off wallpaper. Over time, your bathroom walls can start looking drab and by just giving it a lick of paint you can transform this space. While painting is a great idea for DIY lovers, you can also pick up easy-to-apply peel-off wallpapers (just make sure they are waterproof). Try to swap out old soap sets with off-the-shelf, fresh soap sets and feel the difference. Check out some ways to Redo Your Vanity in Less than ₹5000!

Price of peel-off wallpaper sheets: ₹650 onwards
Price of ceramic soap sets: ₹1,500 onwards

#11: Kitchen Organisers to Declutter the Kitchen

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Scour Amazon for cheap and handy kitchen accessories

A great way to tidy and pretty up your kitchen is to get your hands on some organisers. Get a useful knife holder or put up shelves and racks with the help of nails and screws. Since these shelves cannot take a lot of weight, they are ideal for small jars and cookbooks. You can also add some quirky frames with your favourite quotes in the corner. We love this small budget big makeover idea!

Price of a knife holder: ₹500 onwards
Price of wall shelves (set of two): ₹800 onwards

#12: Shutter Knobs and Handles for a Refreshing House Makeover

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Your local vendor will have some quirky handles and knobs

Another simple way to give any cabinet a fresh look is to change the handles. Since changing the entire cabinetry is an expensive affair, you can try adding fun stickers on the cabinets instead. Try vinyl stickers that are easy to apply and rip off. Keep an eye out for unique handles and knobs on your next trip to the market.

Price of ceramic knobs (pack of six): ₹700 onwards

#13: Little Things for Small Budget Big Makeover Projects

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Add depth to your room with the right tidbits

Tidbits placed at nooks and corners of your room are just what you need to add those elements of fun and intrigue. You can add wacky stuff like some figurines, trunks or a giant clock to upgrade your man cave/studio/study in the house. You can also dust off the curios you’ve collected on your travels and gifts you’ve gotten from friends and display it.

We enjoyed scouting the market for you and the makeover your home deserves. If you enjoyed this piece, also check out Budget Living Room Revamp Challenge.

Note: All the brands mentioned in this article are available on the Livspace catalogue.

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