You don’t have to break the bank to add a little personal flair to your home decor. Here are some more cheap decorating ideas from our piece “Decorating Your First Home On Your Last Dime.” Ways to wake up your bedroom!
Add Pizzazz With Pillows: Nothing says luxury like cushy throw pillows. Just start with bedclothes in a single color then add rich patterns and texture with a dozen throw pillows. Make plain cushions sparkle with vintage brooches and tassels. Or you can get designer ones cheap at TJMaxx. For a personal touch, have photos printed on shams at Kinko’s for only $10 each!
Get Modern With Art: Art doesn’t have to come from a SoHo gallery to be ultra-hip. You can decorate your walls with anything you like. Spark romance by framing love letters or your favorite poems. To really heat things up, make your own Andy Warhol with a box of Red Hots. Frame enlarged, color copies in frames from the dollar store. A wall of Red Hots is sure to light your fire.
Think Outside The Box Spring: Is your mattress still on that old metal frame? Add style and attitude with an unusual headboard. If rattan is your look, get it for less by using a bamboo trellis from a garden center. A mounted fireplace screen is just the right size for a twin. For a queen or king, try a garden gate. Wrought iron looks traditional, but chain link is wicked cool!