Living room decorated with rugs, curtains and artificial plants

If you’ve just bought a new house or moved into a rental, you may be lacking the right decorations to make your house feel like a home.

A small budget doesn’t have to mean you can’t decorate your house nicely. There are plenty of options to get high quality home décor when you’re tight on money, or simply don’t want to fork out hundreds on something you could get for dollars.

Regardless of the budget, if you stick to your colour palette and get inventive with your existing items, you can turn any place into the house of your dreams.

So, if you’re looking to revamp your house, we have some home decorating ideas that won’t break the bank!


Don’t underestimate the power that changing your curtains can have on transforming the overall atmosphere and look of your home.

Curtains are a super easy and cost-effective way to brighten up any room in your house! Forget the drab old drapes your grandma used to hang in her living room, we’re talking about super stylish and functional curtains.

Not only do they improve the overall look of your home, but they can also offer you more light control, privacy, and temperature management.

Blockout curtains can be hung over your existing blinds to create even more privacy, and the detailed or embossed curtains can turn a boring room into a sophisticated and stylish haven.

Dollars and Sense have a whole range of different colours and styles of curtains to jazz up your home decor, so regardless of what your style is, there’s something for everyone.

These super high-quality curtains start at just $15 and are 5 star rated by our customers.

They’re sure to impress with both price and look!


Any garden lovers out there who can’t seem to keep their plants alive? Well, artificial flowers are a great way to get the green look, without having to deal with all the extra maintenance.

These super versatile faux potted plants and flowers are a great way to add a pop of colour to your home. They can sit on a bookshelf or be draped against a bed frame or stairway.

Artificial plants can be used to create a soft focal point in any room without having to worry about watering or trimming your plants. No dirt, no bugs, just a beautiful decoration!

Faux (or artificial) plants don’t have to look tacky anymore! Our range of artificial flowers and plants are realistic looking and budget friendly.

Rugs & Floor Mats

Rugs and floor mats have long been an interior designer's best friend, due to how versatile and effective they are at defining the look of your space. 

A rug can bring your room together, it will create harmony, variety and the illusion of bigger space.

You can use a rug to separate your dining room or seating areas, which can be especially useful for when you have a large open space.

Unfortunately, rugs can sometimes seem to cost you an arm and a leg. But don’t worry, at Dollars and Sense we have some gorgeous rugs and floor mats that won’t have you filing for bankruptcy.

Our range of affordable and high-quality mats will help you completely revamp the look of your living areas.


Candles are a super cheap way to elegantly decorate your home, and introduce some extra ambience in your life.

Whether you want to create a romantic, peaceful, or cosy atmosphere, you can achieve it with candles, which is why they’re one of the most popular housewarming gifts.

Candles work well with a whole range of different home decor styles, and if you get creative with your candle holders, you can create some really stunning centrepieces for your dining or coffee table.

We have exotic, premium candles and tealights available at affordable prices. With a huge range of colours and scents available in store and online, you won’t be disappointed.

When it comes to decorating, it should be fun and all about your imagination! Ultimately, you’re the one who has to live in your home, so you should style it to your own personal taste.

Whether you are shopping for a bargain online or in store, we have you covered.

Dollars and Sense have a whole range of different quality and affordable homewares, so let your imagination run wild!

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