7 Budget Friendly Décor Updates

Have you recently turned a boring room into an office space and looking for cool new décor ideas?! Look no more! The CGS team is recommending some awesome steals to help you turn your space into the décor haven you’ve been dreaming of. Most people think in order to have the ultimate trendy office space you have to spend an arm and a leg to get it done. Not true! Check out these 7 budget friendly décor ideas for your home and office.

Budget friendly décor updates


Organizing your new home or office is always important. If you don’t know where anything is, how can you possibly work or get anything done? Don’t go and buy expensive items for organizing when you can simply use what you have around the house. If you have old plastic containers or shoe boxes, don’t toss them for something new.

You can simply turn those old containers and boxes into a DIY storage bin for any space. Revamping them will help you save money and decorate the bins to the décor of your preference! Check out the adorable ways One Crazy House transforms shoe boxes.


The next time your friends and family make a visit to your revamped home or office space, we are confident their mouths will drop from disbelieve. An office space or home décor is nothing without some artwork that has your personality all over it. The great thing is that artwork doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Instead of buying expensive art at a gallery, try taking the picture yourself, blowing it up in size, and buying a frame from Amazon to hang on the wall.

Pencil Holders

Have you made spaghetti recently? Instead of tossing out that pasta sauce jar, turn that jar into a writing utensil holder. Simply wash and rinse out any sauce remains and let dry. Depending on the color scheme of your new space, you can color the jar to your liking. Whether you like glitter, shiny, or matte you can definitely create your vision to reality. Viola… a new pencil, pen and office supply holder has just been created all under thirty bucks. Crafts on Fire makes a trendy marble pencil holder in 3 simple steps!


There are so many different routes you can take to save money while still decorating your new space. Looking for a new desk, but everything appears out of budget? There are different styles and routes you can take when creating your own desk, if you don’t want to buy one. If you are debating throwing out old furniture like small shelves, you can simply use those shelves to help build your desk.

The two small bookshelves will be base of your desk, and you can purchase a counter top from craigslist for no more than $50. Simply screw the pieces together and before you know it you have yourself a desk!


Having a rug can really make a statement for when a person walks into room. The first thing you should do when you are purchasing a rug is to measure how big the space is you are buying the rug for.  Do you want a rug that takes up most of the space or are you looking for a rug to cover part of the space?

Once you have figured out the size of your rug, think about where you want it to go. Some people prefer it to go under the desk area, while others prefer it in the center of the room. Adding a rug to your space is a very easy and cost-effective way to decorate. Here are some cute rugs to consider:


Candles, staplers, and paper clips, oh my! Having accessories and the supplies you need to get work done or just to feel like your space is complete is a must have. Sometimes tasks can’t be complete until a person has everything they need to get the job done. You can’t possibly keep papers organized if you don’t have a stapler with staples handy.

Or how are you supposed to stay on track if you don’t have your calendar up to date with your favorite sharpie markers?! Accessories may be minimal to some but to CGS, they’re everything! This rose gold office supply set will certainly draw the right attention.


Lighting is everything, so why not have the best of the best for your space. Lamps are a pivotal décor piece for any room. If you have sensitive eyes, consider a lamp shade that dims perfectly for your eye sight. Lamps can be changed drastically depending on the shade of the room. A lighter color shade will provide more light in the room making it look larger, while a darker color shade holds light and provides very little natural light. You have the option of a desk or table lamp, or standing floor lamp. Find a piece that speaks to your personality.


Regardless of how you decorate your new space, be conscious of how much space you are working with. You don’t want to clutter it with things you don’t need or won’t use! Have you ever turned an empty or old space into a new one with budget-friendly décor items? Share some of your favorite décor and DIY pieces by leaving a comment below!

The CGS Team



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