If you’re looking to update your home, switch up your personal style or try out some new recipes but don’t necessarily have the funds to do so- we’re here to help you out. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite bloggers in the home decor, fashion and cooking fields that know a thing or two about sticking to a budget. Check them up and pick up some pointers to get those looks and meals you want, without damage to your wallet!
Updating your interiors can often come with a hefty price tag. Whether you’re looking to add trendy accents to your home or want to do a complete overhaul, these bloggers have advice from easy projects you can DIY to where to find the best steals and deals. Be sure to follow them for insider ideas.
Emily A. Clark: Emily is a mom of five. Yes, you heard me right- five. She balances her busy schedule with a tight budget and yet still pulls together beautiful interior designs that anybody could draw inspiration from. Want to update your backyard to impress friends and family? Emily teaches you how to make a DIY outdoor kitchen that is sure to wow.
Brittany Makes: I love adding trendy elements to my home, but I don’t necessarily love how expensive they are. You can try some DIYs that look very high end (the one pictured above was done with Sharpies!) to get those looks you want while still keeping your budget in check!
The House That Lars Built: If you’re looking to add fun decoration, then this is the blog for you. These bright projects are equal parts unique and adorable and will be the perfect pop of color for cheap. The DIY plant projects is a cheap and easy way to add cute (and immortal) plants to your space! Won’t they look adorable in your kitchen or kids room?
The Inspired Room: The creator of this blog, Melissa, promises to deliver projects that don’t require big budgets, fancy power tools or any too advanced skills. Turn your home into the place you dream it to be easily with her help. You can follow her along on her journey in her newest home (and project) in Seattle to see how she’s setting up her place on a budget!
Thrifty Decor Chick: These inexpensive decor hacks will spruce up any room in your house! You’ll stumble across things you didn’t even know you needed and you’ll be happily surprised at how cheaply you can have it for. From adding trim to your windows to building a window seat, you’ll learn it all here.
If you’re a lover of fashion, you know how hard it is to pull all the looks you want while still being able to afford to feed yourself! These blogs will teach you fun tricks about how to have the style you dream of without hurting your bank account.
A Pair and a Spare DIY: See those awesome yellow shorts that will be absolutely perfect for the summer? Yup, Geneva made them and is ready to teach you how to easily make them too! With just fabric, a sewing machine, pins, a scissor and a zipper you can have a new item in your wardrobe!
A Beautiful Mess: The fashion DIY projects that you will come across here are super easy and cheap! Hit up an arts and crafts store instead of the mall and you’ll be thrilled to see the difference in the total amount of money you’ll spend. Love that tote bag? Find out how you can make it yourself right here! Or perhaps you’re interested in making some pajamas featuring photos of your pet (yes please).
Xander Vintage: Another fantastic way to keep your style fresh and updated is to shop vintage and secondhand (have you checked Krrb out yet?!). Alanna has mastered the coolest style, so any tips given by her and her vintage hunting are sure to be good ones. Looking for outfit inspiration? Make sure you follow Alanna on Instagram to see her daily looks.
Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget: The name of this blog says it all! If you have expensive taste and fawn over those items you see on the runway, peruse Champagne Lifestyle to find ways of getting what you want without fearing your credit card statement! Want to add some bright pieces to your outfit repertoire for the summer season, but don’t want to spend lots of money? Check out her guide on snagging those pieces for a fraction of the price.
Penny Pincher Fashion: It’s hard these day to come across bloggers and influencers who have awesome style while maintaining a realistic budget for us common folk. Kimberly shares her great sense of style and teaches how you too can dress in a way that makes you happy without breaking the bank. Find out how to introduce trendy items into your wardrobe like gingham print without having to devote a chunk of your paycheck to it!
You know that feeling when you’re checking out at the supermarket and you’re left in utter shock about how much the bill ended up being? We feel your pain. Skip everything but the essentials and plan your meals ahead to make sure you stick to your weekly food budget as much as possible. These bloggers have all sorts of tricks to keep you on track!
Budget Savvy Diva: This blog is updated every hour with all types of deals out there, but the part that’s even more awesome? The recipe section! From frugal meals to copy cat recipes so you can avoid restaurant costs, visit here next time you’re looking to save some money at the grocery store. Recipes like this garlic pasta and cheesy enchiladas consist mainly of ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen!
Broke Ass Gourmet: The humorous side to this blog will help those who aren’t the biggest fans of cooking for themselves. Even better? Each recipe includes the total estimated price that it will cost so you can have a heads up before getting invested. Want to make a healthy cauliflower crust pizza? You can find a great recipe here and guess what? The total price only comes out to $15!
Pocket Change Gourmet: This blog will surely help you stay on budget! The best part is that they share their weekly meal plans so you can budget in advance for when you make your weekly trip to the supermarket. Challenge yourself to follow one of their plans and see if you can stick to a budget as well as they can!
New Leaf Wellness: If you need more guidance than just recipes, then this is the perfect read for you. Helpful tips like what fruits and vegetables you should freeze before they spoil can be found here along with many more!
Creme de la Crumb: Don’t let the name fool you! The recipes here are based off of restaurant style meals, but without the crazy cost of ingredients. Eat well and save some cash? Sounds good to me! That yummy ice cream you see comes with a super easy recipe. All you need are berries, pudding, sugar, cream and half-and-half and you end up with twelve servings of deliciousness!
What blogs do you follow for budget tips? Let us know in the comments so we can check them out!