If you want to refresh and make a change in your home, apply some design or just tidy it up with some well-placed and good looking upgrades or functional furniture, you don’t have to spend all your money.

Whether your personal aesthetic skews modern and minimal, or rustic and ornamental, let’s build a list of great, affordable design upgrades for any home.

Let`s start with the stuff that matters—the chairs and couches you sit in, the desks you work at, the shelves that hold your books, the entertainment center for your gear, and so on.

We’ll get you started with some of our budget-friendly ideas in the discussions below, but we’re really interested in yours. Here’s how to format your home decor idea:


  1. Include a picture! Anything to add a little visual interest, especially if it’s something you’ve done, a place you like to visit, or something you love to use in multiple ways.
  2. One idea per comment please! Let’s keep it simple and easy to read—if you have multiples, and we hope you do, add them as separate comments! Help us picture your ideal home office!
  3. Try not to repeat home decorating options! If you see someone who’s already suggested something you wanted to mention, click the star and reply to their comment to give them a boost! We still want to hear what you have to say, just make it part of the thread!
  4. Tell us why your idea is a good one! Why does this store, product, or suggestion work so well? Is it something you’ve done in your home, or just something you’ve seen done to great effect? Where did you hear about it? Share your story!

Let’s begin! We’ll get you started, but we’re really interested in yours, so fire away.