In the world we currently live in, people are finding plenty of time to spend at home. As a result, they also have new opportunities to consider the way they’ve arranged and decorated their houses or apartments. And it’s safe to say that there’s no shortage of options.

Often, the struggle comes when finding the right blend of style and affordability. People are understandably hesitant to display anything that might look tacky or cheap. On the other hand, breaking the bank for a decorative set-up is equally unappealing.

Fortunately, retailers are constantly expanding the variety of styles and products that they offer, and as a result it’s becoming easier to find decorations that fit the arrangement of your home without leaving you feeling remorseful over any exorbitant purchases.

Depending on the layout of your home, you might be interested in hanging a stylish mirror, adding an ottoman to your living room, or placing a modern fountain outside for display. Ultimately, there’s no restrictions to how you set your place!

There’s a certain level of skill to showing off a great sense of style while remaining within a reasonable budget. Here are some ideas for decorations that can help give the right modern accent to your house or apartment without breaking the bank.

Hanging Plants

One of the simplest and most convenient decorations that can add a modern and naturalistic accent to your home is a hanging garden. Especially for an outdoor deck, this concept provide a pleasant aesthetic while allowing you to maintain plenty of open space.

The most difficult part of this arrangement is configuring the plants to be hung securely. Thankfully, the materials to make this possible are inexpensive and easy to obtain, so there’s not too much financial overhead included in setting up hanging plants.

Furthermore, the type of plants that you fill your hanging garden with is up to your discretion, so the total cost is really up to you and your preferences. Make sure that you choose plants that can thrive in your climate, and the rest is up to you!

Open Shelves

One concept that allows you to make the most out of your house or apartment’s space is open shelving. There are numerous ways that you can implement this (see Pinterest), but the central theme is a light and spacious frame for keeping or displaying your things in your home.

The strength of this design lies in its flexibility: whether you are looking for a place to keep your books, display your plants, or set any of your other favorite keepsakes, an open shelving format gives you plenty of options when decorating your home.

Additionally, its lighter frame allows you to save money on materials if you should decide to do it yourself, and it can be built with your choice of materials to further assist you in staying within whatever budget you set for yourself.

Home Fountains

Whether your interest in having a fountain in your home is purely aesthetic or you want to provide a gathering place for the local birds, this is a great way to tie together the feel of your yard – and in some circumstances, it may even fit nicely indoors!

The benefit that comes with having a fountain is its dynamic nature: few other home decorations integrate motion into their design, and a constant flow of water can have a calming effect to those in its presence.

There is endless variety in the designs of home fountains, often based on culture. This will give you plenty of choice when it comes to finding the perfect style for your house or apartment based on look, material, sound, and the amount of water used.


Do you find yourself seeking reflection? Bad puns aside, mirrors can be a great way to visually open up your house or apartment, according to RealHomes, and complement the interior style depending on the type of frame you choose.

Ranging from very affordable to luxurious and sometimes prohibitively expensive, mirrors can be found at both extremes of the price range, but the functional similarity that they all share means that you will have a much easier time locating one that fits your stylistic goals.

While everyone has different means and preferences for the layout of their homes, these categories provide plenty of variety when it comes to cost and thematic style to allow for you to create your ideal design while maintaining an affordable decorating budget.

Minor Changes to the Bathroom

Making small changes to your bathroom or kitchen can revolutionize the look of your home. You don’t have to elect to buy a whole new bathroom for example. Sometimes giving the room a paint, or electing to install shower wall panels can make all the difference.

Whether you find inspiration in one or all of these categories, your choices are anything but limited when it comes to implementing the look and feel of your home however you like!