Are you overwhelmed by the potential cost of upgrading a room in your home? Yet, you still want to switch things up, maximize space, and make your surroundings comfortable and inviting?
We all know, buying furniture, fabrics and accessories can be expensive. So what do you do if you really don’t have the extra budget? Well, believe it or not, you can actually decorate a room, or even your whole home, using things that you already own. If you put your creative mind to use, you can devise a way to use your own furniture and accessories in different combinations to achieve the look that you want.
Here are 4 easy tips for decorating without spending any money:
- First, gather new ideas. Categorize your accessories into similar groups and check out what you’ve got. At this time, ask yourself, if moving items around to other rooms can add a new fresh look. For example, perhaps changing the location of the lamp that currently sits in your living room, to a corner in your bedroom, will be a nice change. This is also a good time to evaluate which items you have gotten tired of or wish to no longer see and then donate them.
- Sometimes what seems old, can feel new again after some time. Find your stored cushion covers and curtains, and change up your current ones. Dig out your stored throws while you’re at it, and you may find a new place for them like draped at end of your bed, along your sofa, or on your window seat.
- Relocate the furniture. Sometimes just moving your couch into a new corner, or along a new wall, can make a world of difference in how a room looks and feels. You can also change the location of a bedroom dresser to another spot and instantly, your bedroom will feel different.
- Evaluate your photo frames and photos. If you have old paint lying around, then give your frames a new colour to streamline them. Now, change the photos you’ve been staring at for years with stored photos. Now you can create a frame wall if you don’t already have one, or update your mantle with the newly coloured frames and swapped photos.
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