Home Decorating the Frugal Way
Changing your home’s interior decor doesn’t have to involve a lot of money or time. There are many amazingly simple ways to transform your home noticeably without really doing much at all. Much of it involves the use of stuff you probably already have around the house.
- Use candles to add a touch of color and decorative flourish to your home. They don’t have to be lit, and if they’re attractive pillar candles, they don’t even need to be in holders. But candle holders can also be extremely pretty without costing much.
- Painting is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to make it look like you’ve had an interior designer come in and make a big difference. The trick is simply to choose the right paint for a given room. Read online articles and magazines and watch TV shows about interior design to get ideas about colors, types of paint, and the possibility of a contrasting paint job on trim or accent walls.
- Wallpaper boarders are far less tricky to apply than wallpaper, and they can add a lot to a room. They can make it look like you had a complete paint job done even when you didn’t.
- Curtains and blinds can alter a room’s style completely, to anything from country rustic charm to ultra modern minimalism. If you’re just looking to replace an old heavy pair of curtains that don’t let much light through, you can buy irregular bedsheets on the cheap and let them hang from a clip curtain rod and sort of puddle at the floor. This looks elegant, and hides the fact that they aren’t properly hemmed curtains.
- Sofa covers can radically alter the look of a room, and even make people think you’ve gotten new furniture. If you have the skills to make your own, that’s awesome. But if not, you can buy ones that look good and feel comfortable without investing a ton.