Dash of Darling shares her favorite furniture and decor items for Walmart while discussing how to decorate on a budget.

Decorating your living space can be expensive and exhausting but, it doesn't have to be! A few simple updates can completely change the look and feel of a room. Today, I am partnering with Walmart to share my top five easy ways to decorate a home, dorm or apartment on a budget.

I am always amazed at how much a rug can change a space. We recently added a rug to our dining room and it completely transformed the look and feel of the room, making it feel more put together and home-y. You can use your rug to add a bold statement or a bright pop of color. One budget-friendly idea is to use a large natural fiber rug in a larger space, and then layer a smaller rug on top (one that you might not be able to afford in a larger size). It will bring the room together and make your house feel like a home.

Changing up your accessories and displays are a super effective, yet affordable, way to switch out the vibe of your space. Add some throw pillows in a fun color to brighten the mood. If you're not into color, look for a patterned pillow. I love this grey ikat pillow because the bold pattern would provide a modern update while the poms give it a unique flair. I also love these sea urchins, they'd look great on your coffee table.

Adding a lamp to the right spot in a room can really liven it up. It's a small investment but it is a great way to set the mood in a space. A lamp is also an easy way to play with scale and height proportions. Attention to these details can really create harmony in your space and make it visually appealing. I am seriously loving this modern marble lamp from Walmart.

Bringing flowers, a plant or tree into your home is an easy and inexpensive way to add a little dose of color and bring life into your home. I like to vary the height and size of my plants throughout the house to keep things interesting and less uniform. If you add a tall tree to a big empty room, it can instantly make it feel more lived in, while adding a smaller plant to a counter or mantle will add charm and color to a smaller space.

To easily switch up a room's vibe, replace one piece of furniture with something a bit different. For instance, if you have a more neutrally decorated home, switch out a chair for one in a fun color, like this pink linen chair or black and white stripe chair. You'd be surprised how much this would quickly update the look and feel of your home.

What are some of your favorite affordable decorating tips?

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