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When you live in the same apartment or house for an extended period of time, it’s easy to get tired of your surroundings. Changing the look and feel of your home doesn’t have to break the bank, yet significant improvements can be made during your budget decorating journey. Here are some tips on how to still be fashionable while saving money!
Painting is the first step. There is nothing that will change the look and feel of a room more than a coat of paint. If you’ve been dealing with tan or white for what seems an eternity, mix it up with something maroon, forest green, or even a decorative orange. Cost of a gallon of paint? Under $20.
Add plants, paintings, or pictures to your home. There is something about a living, breathing plant in your home that just spices everything up. Buy them small and you can get three or four potted plants for around $25. With advances in digital photography, the cost of printing family photos is significantly cheaper than it used to be. Shop for decorative planters with a splash of color, or picture frames that add substance to your personal style, by visiting sites like http://www.offers.com.
Refurbish used furniture. Sometimes you don’t need new items, you just need to give the ones you have a facelift. Putting a cloth cover over your kitchen chairs or your favorite living-room chair is inexpensive and can completely change the look of a room. Summertime is a great time to canvas the neighborhood during those infamous garage sales. Sometimes another man’s trash can be an absolute treasure, and saving money truly can be fashionable.