Creative Ways To Decorate On A Limited Budget

Creative Ways To Decorate On A Limited Budget
by Lars Watkins

These days, in the face of a global money crunch everybody is looking for ways to save money. Those who are planning on doing up their house will be looking for ways to decorate on a shoestring. The good news is, this is not at all impossible. Decorating cheaply is easy to do once you allow your imagination to take flight. Here are some cheap decorating tips that you can use to brighten up your home:

One way is to utilize second-hand furniture and decors. It’s easy to fix them and with the proper care can last for a long time. There are tables, chairs, sofas, dining set, cabinets, etc. found in garage sales, flea markets and other second-hand stores. Artworks, rugs, curtains and other smaller items are plenty too. Buying recycled furniture is also a good idea. You’ll be surprised how so many of other people’s trash can be another’s treasure. To make second-hand things look better and suit your own furnishings, you can repaint and cover them in cushions, slip covers or upholstery. Hand-me-downs can also be sanded and primed. Some refreshing and cleaning, and they’ll be good as new.

Change cabinet handles- If you want to change the look of your kitchen cabinets without getting new cabinets, change the handles. This is not a very expensive procedure, takes only a few minutes to do and can really make a big change in your kitchen. You can find handles for your cabinets online or in your local home improvement store. This is one way to spruce up your kitchen.

Use Area Rugs

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Even if you have wall to wall carpeting, you will be surprised at the impact that area rugs can make in your home. They can give your home a look of warmth and comfort. If you want to make an impact in any room, as well as add comfort and depth to the room, you can do so by using area rugs. You can choose from area rugs that are runners to those that are large enough to cover just about an entire room, and everything in between.

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Add decorative items – a room may be simple but with some pretty items around, it can look charming and nice. Scented candles, photographs, flowers and plants and perhaps even your children’s artworks from school make great decorations. You don’t need to buy antiques and other expensive stuff. There is beauty in simplicity. Just place them in the right spots and your home will look beautiful than ever.

Add to the list of cheap decorating ideas are throw pillows. They are very affordable and like area rugs also come in different sizes, shapes, texture and colors. Depending on the fabric of the pillow cover, your budget can range from quite pricey to super cheap. Throw pillows look nice stylishly placed on a couch or chairs, and scattered on the floor. They can even be partners with your area rugs as floor decors.

Replace the cabinet handles – it’s very easy and very cheap. No need to replace the whole cabinets. A new handle can have an impact on how the cabinet looks, from old to new.

See, decorating is not expensive. Look farther than what you normally see and you’ll find that there are other decorating techniques that don’t require much money and effort to make your house look better. Changing small areas and doing simple things can make a world of difference. A mere addition of flowers in a nice vase and some potted plants in the house can already renovate your home into a cozy, welcoming abode.

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