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Even if you’re pinching pennies, there’s still plenty you can do to make your home more stylish and inviting.
To give your living quarters a fresh, appealing look without breaking the bank, here are ten clever low-cost decorating tips to consider.
- Try a painted table.
If you’re growing tired of your current coffee or end table, you don’t have to spend a fortune on a new one. Give it an update by applying a fresh coat of paint in a pretty hue that complements your décor and color palette.
- Give boring lampshades a facelift.
Table lampshades can be easily be freshened up to give the room a completely new vibe. Cover an existing shade with some paint or patterned fabric; add an applique; glue ribbon around the edges…the possibilities are endless!
- Become a bargain treasure hunter.
There are all kinds of wonderful decorative items to be found if you use your imagination. For example, check out local yard sales, thrift stores, vintage shops, and flea markets for budget-friendly pieces of furniture that you can paint to match your décor. Stop by the dollar shop from time to time for candles, picture frames, and knick-knacks.
- Upgrade old, worn-out fixtures.
A quick and easy way to decorate on a dime is by updating your fixtures, especially in the kitchen. Knobs, handles, drawer pulls, and light switch plates are small, inexpensive details that can instantly give your home an upscale vibe.
- Create amazing architectural details by adding a chair rail.
Who knew adding high-end design features could be a cinch? Stick-on molding makes it simple and inexpensive. After it’s applied, paint the areas above and below the molding in two different shades of the same color for added panache.
- Update your throw pillows.
One of the best low-cost decorating tricks lies in throw pillows. They’re an easy DIY project even for those who don’t sew. Inexpensive throw pillows can readily be found at discount stores, outlets, and online. Swap them out each season to keep your space feeling fresh and current. Another option is to keep the cushions and simply replace the covers from time to time.
- Add an area rug.
It may sound like a big investment at first, but you’d be surprised by how many affordable, attractive rug options can be found at retailers like Target and Amazon. A colorful area rug can add definition to any space, making it feel more cozy and intimate.
- Enhance any space with a strategically placed mirror.
Mirrors have an amazing ability to expand and brighten any room because of their reflective properties. A mirror placed across from a window or in a corner of a tight space will help it feel larger and airier.
- Create a mesmerizing wall display with plates.
Due to their flat design, plates make an excellent choice for wall décor. And there are so many varieties in terms of color, size, shape, and patterns that you can have fun searching for additions to your collection. Large plates work best as the central focal point with smaller dishes arranged along the perimeter.
- Go green.
Few decorating items can make as big an impact as greenery, so don’t skimp on the ferns, succulents, and other indoor plants. They are affordable and offer the added benefit of improving indoor air quality.
With a little effort and ingenuity, you can make your home feel like new—even on a limited budget.
If you need additional resources or more inspiring decorating ideas, the experienced professionals at Certified Title are here to help. Please reach out to us anytime.
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