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Easy Room Makeovers for Under $100

By Edited Jul 26, 2015 1 2

If the rooms in your home are looking a little tired and drab, but you do not have the money for new furniture or to hire an interior decorator, you can do easy room makeovers for under $100. Any room in your house can be perked up with a few key items, and they do not have to cost a lot of money.

Things to Do Before Spending $100 on Making Your Room Over

Before you spend one hundred dollars making over your room, sit in it and think of the reasons why you do not like it. Are your bored with the paint on the walls? Have the throw pillows seen better days? Do you have too much stuff that does not please your eye?

Take out everything in the room. If it is a living room or family room, can you rearrange the furniture to make it more pleasing? Slowly put back one item at a time into the room. Anything that does not make it back has to be donated.

This may still leave your room needing some more improvements. Don’t go to the store yet! Open up drawers, closets, and cabinets. Have you stored things in there that you would love to display but simply had no room? You are not showing those things love by hiding them. Put those out in your newly cleaned room and see how it looks.

If finding hidden treasures doesn’t turn up something useful, go to another room in your home. Would the lamp in the guest room look better in the living room? Would that family portrait hanging in the hallway look nicer o the family room walls?

You can get a jump start on your one hundred dollar room makeover before you even spend a dime!

Use Paint to Start Your Easy $100 Room Makeover

One of the easiest and most effective way to make over any room in your home is to paint the walls. A fresh coat of paint makes a dramatic change. Before you go out and select a new color, bring the swatches home and see what you can live with. You also need to evaluate what a new color means to the room. If you go to a totally different family of colors, what else will you have to do to make the room match?

Paint is a cheap way to improve a room, but if the color you choose means that your couches, curtains, and accessories no longer work, then you will wind up spending a lot more than one hundred dollars on your room makeover!

Use a color that will go with the major pieces in your room.

Where to Find Items for Your Easy $100 Room Makeover

Are you in a hurry to finish your room because company is coming or do you have time do make your room over more leisurely?

Two of the best places to find inexpensive accessories is TJ Maxx and Marshall’s. These sister stores carry many fine items at a vastly reduced price. Their clearance sections have you wondering why these items did not sell, as they are so beautiful. You will have to visit them often to find what you want, as the merchandise turns over quickly.

Another place for inexpensive room accessories is Kohl’s. They have a wide variety of accessories from living room to bedroom to bathroom. Their sales and coupons will have you getting more for your money.

Yard sales and thrift stores are another option for your one hundred dollar room makeover. You never know what you will run into, and you will be pleasantly surprised at the brand new items you will find for pennies on the dollar.

Room by Room Accessories for Your Easy $100 Room Makeover

Once you have a new coat of paint on the walls, or even if you choose not to paint, there are easy ways to improve any room in your home. Here are some simple ways to freshen up any room. Many of the items can be found at WalMart, Kmart, Target, Sears, Kohl’s, Boscov’s, TJ Max, Home Goods, and JC Penny’s.

Kitchen Makeover

The kitchen is one of the most used rooms any home. If a total kitchen makeover is not possible, you can still brighten it up and make it feel new for under one hundred dollars.

New Curtains

Chair Cushions

Dish towels and potholders



Canister sets

Table centerpiece

Bathroom Makeover

Whether it is the powder room or the master suite, a few new touches can be done for under one hundred dollars and make it feel like it is brand new.

Fresh towels-Change up the colors in your bathroom with his simple, but necessary accessory. Darker is better because it hides dirt more efficiently.

New towel bar and toilet paper holder

New soap dispensers and toothbrush holder set

Pretty candlesticks and candle holders

Thematic photo frames


Family Room Makeover

This room probably get the most abuse because it is where the television is located. Here are some accessories that are easy to find to make over your room for under one hundred dollars.

Throw Pillows New pillows can make an old couch pop with color. Have fun with this one!

Area rugs or throw rugs

Throw blankets to put over the chair or couch arms

Ottoman with lid where you can hide blankets

Picture frame sets for the walls

Book shelf to store DVDs and books

New lamps-table lamp or floor lamp

Master Bedroom Makeovers

Even though no one really sees your bedroom, you do. It should be a sanctuary for you. After getting rid of the clutter (and the unused treadmill), here are some simple ways to make this room your place of calm.

New Comforter Set I am always amazed at how inexpensive a new comforter set is. Bed in a Bag sets come in a wide array of prices. Clearance sections are a great way to find a new bed covering.

Throw Pillows If you do not want to change your comforter, your bed can look different with just a few new pillows.

New sheets and pillow cases


Wall art

Children’s Room Makeovers

Kids can be hard on their stuff, which is why you would not want to spend more than one hundred dollars on a room makeover for them. Plus, as they get older, their tastes change. The Disney Princess theme won’t work past a certain age! Here are some easy room improvements.

New Comforter Set-There are lots of funky designs available for girls!

Throw Pillows-There are tons of pillows for kids to keep on their bed


Wall decals-I just bought these for my children to brighten up their rooms. For under nine dollars each at Kohl’s, each of my three children got wall decals that made their walls come alive.

Easy room makeovers can cost well under one hundred dollars. Pick a room you want to improve and let the creativity flow!



Mar 25, 2011 5:57pm
Good article! TJ Maxx and Marshalls do have so nice stuff.
Mar 26, 2011 4:44am
Interesting article about room makeovers!
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