So you’ve finally purchased your first place. The real estate broker left with all your cash and the only thing filling your dream home is an echo. You’ve got style but no money and more rooms than one futon can furnish. Have no fear! Just tap into that new-homeowner’s excitement and dive into these twelve tips for dazzling decorating on a ho-hum budget. Our next four posts are loaded with fun ideas to decorate your digs on a budget!
Jazz Up Your Living Room
Make A Bold Statement: Create a focal point without breaking the bank by displaying an everyday item as a conversation piece. Have an acoustic guitar? Hang it on the wall. Or place that old Underwood typewriter on a pedestal. Make funky art with an old store sign and your house can say H-O-M-E for under $20!
Crank Up The Color: Furniture alone doesn’t make a house a home. Your rooms want color and paint is cheap! For $19.99 you can get a gallon of paint from Kmart (and Martha Stewart as your personal color consultant). Be bold and paint three walls Sunflower and the fourth Mexican Tile Green. And don’t stop there. You don’t have to be Michelangelo to paint the ceiling!
Show Off Your Stuff: You may not realize it, but your collections are decorator touches you already own. Add your tin robots to a bookcase and display your apothecary bottles along a windowsill. Exhibit your Coldplay buttons, ticket stubs, and authentic set list in a shadowbox table made from a medicine cabinet and four table legs (less than $50 at Lowe’s). Replace the mirror with glass and your collection will rock!