when I saw the words "budget decor", the first thing that popped into my mind is yard sales. I have been going to them and holding them since I was 10 years old.
My house is decorated GORGEOUS..people come in and always compliment my furniture, vases, wall hangings, etc. and I got 80% of them at yard sales. Gorgeous buffet for $45, beautiful wine/bakers rack for $7, expensive($1200 retail) Broyhill entertainment center for $150, various ficus trees for about $5 each. Oh, a stunning wood bench with storage for, yup, $5 again.
If you don't go to yard sales, I highly recommend getting started. Some of the other best buys are books,clothes and toys. We buy maybe 200 books a season , all for about .25 cents each..that's $50 for 200 books!I've also bought NEW toys for cheap, barely worn comforters, and patio decor.
So, talk about "budget" doesn't have to mean cheap. You can get used expensive stuff at a fraction of the cost at yard sales or even craigslist.