How to Create the Perfect Family Home for Less

How to Create the Perfect Family Home for Less

Renovating the perfect family home for your kids is important. After all, you want the place that they call home to be a relaxing and safe one. However, if you are struggling to make ends meet, creating the perfect family home can seem difficult. There are many ways that you can transform your family home without breaking the bank though, and here are some of the top ways to do this.

1. Grow Your Own Plants

Rather than invest in exotic plants from your local garden store, you should consider growing your own, which you can then use as centerpieces within your home. Although this may seem difficult, your kids will love ensuring that your flowers blossom and you can use this as a learning opportunity. 

2. Adapt Your Layout

Instead of decorating separate spaces for adults and kids to use, why not adapt the layout of your home? By creating a different flow, you will be able to create independent areas for both children and adults by grouping the furniture in different ways. This will allow you and your kids to get time to yourselves without having to redecorate separate spaces. 

Find Furniture Store Coupons

If you are looking for new furniture to revolutionize your home, you can save money by searching for furniture store coupons. For instance, using a Lowes coupon can help you to get large discounts off a range of their products, including everything from kitchen appliances to decorative lighting. 

3. Add Cheap Storage Solutions

Family homes can be chaotic if you struggle to implement the right storage solutions. Some of the best budget storage solutions include drilling excess wooden shelving onto your walls, using old suitcases as storage, and repurposing laundry baskets as containers.

4. Take the Family to Yard Sales

If you need an excuse to get the kids out of the house, you should consider taking your young children to yard and car boot sales in your area. This can allow you to take your pick of the neighbor’s unwanted furniture, some of which may be in brilliant condition. 

5. Buy Multi-Functional Items

To save on buying several items for different purposes, you should buy multi-functional ones. For instance, you can invest in a sofa bed or folding tables, which can allow you to save space. It can also ensure that your family has all the furniture that they need, while keeping your bank account stable.

6. Paint Your Walls

Painting is the cheapest way to decorate your family room. To take this even further, you should consider an accent or feature wall, which will ensure that you can brighten your family home without having to invest in a large amount of paint.

7. Choose Flooring Carefully

One of the most important things that you can do in a family home is to choose durable flooring that can withstand scratches and stains. To save money on good flooring while achieving the same effect, you should opt for easily maintainable types of vinyl and laminates.

8. Use Mismatching Furniture

Rather than splash out on matching furniture items, you should only replace ones that are broken. Having mismatched furniture can not only create a fun family room that children will love, but it will also save you the cost of buying furniture sets. 

9. Hang up Family Photos

For an easy and cheap way to decorate your walls, you should hang up family photographs. Not only can these serve as reminders of the wonderful memories that you have together, but they can also make those bare walls look much more exciting.

About the author
Mrs. Hatland is a 30-something married, mom of 7 and the face behind the popular online publication, Motherhood Defined. Known as the Iowa Mom blogger by her local peers and “The Fairy Blogmother” worldwide. She has professional experience in working closely with clients on brand ambassadorships, client outreach services, content creation and creative social media advertising exposure.


  1. Seeking out more options for less will widen your possibilities. Multiple goals can be met and all will be satisfied with the home.

  2. These are all great tips! Yard Sales are a great shopping solution for furniture and accessories.

  3. These are all great tips. Sadly, I can’t implement some of them as I live in an apartment – no yard or garden. We sure can paint, though! And we already have family photos and VERY mismatched furniture! Thanks for the tips…maybe one day, we’ll own a house with some land…

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