Creating a NEW LOOK on a BUDGET
Want to update your space but don't have a lot of cash? Here are some quick tips to change the look of your home without breaking the bank.
Color your world
Perhaps the easiest way to create a new look in any room is with paint. A fresh coat of paint can have a huge impact on a room for a little amount of money. Pick out colors from favorite accessories or artwork and use that as inspiration. Use a bold color for a focal wall, and choose a softer complementary shade for accent walls. If you want to add color on a smaller scale, pick up some wall art from the thrift store or look online for inexpensive wall appliques. Can't afford art? You can find a variety of mirrors at vintage shops or garage sales and group them together to add instant personality to any size space.
Brighten your kitchen
Cheerful dish towels are an inexpensive way to add extra flair to the kitchen. Pick out towels that are complementary to your dishes or countertop accents to tie in your theme. Kitchen decorations are a quick fix, too, and can be easily found at thrift stores, retail shops and tag sales.
Just tossing it out there
Can't afford a new sofa? How about new throw pillows instead? There are many affordable, stylish pillow choices that can instantly perk up your space. Toss a few on a chair, or tuck a couple inside a decorative basket to add a pop of color to any room.
Channel your inner Picasso
Treat your child's artwork - or your own - like the precious treasure that it is. Pick up plain wood frames at the craft store, add some paint, and you'll be ready to frame anything the kids draw. And don't forget the arrangement of the artwork can be as original and creative as the pieces themselves. Get inspired with more ideas about how to frame artwork. It's a quick and affordable update you can make in any room.
Budget-friendly holiday decorating
You love getting into the holidays, but don't want to break the bank buying new decorations. No problem! Here's one fun suggestion for holiday decorating on a budget: Host a holiday decoration exchange! Invite your friends to wrap up an unwanted ornament or simple decor item and do a swap over coffee or dinner. It's a wonderful way to get something "new" without having to pay for it plus makes a fun get-together with friends.