Decorating a room isn’t always easy. You don’t know what’s truly going to look good until it’s in place. You don’t want to break the bank, but you don’t want a room to look half done. Well, spending less money will help put your mind at ease! Whether you’re moving into a new place or just looking to spruce up a room you’re tired of, follow these tips to save some cash.
Get Crafty with Frames:
Putting framed art above a fireplace or a couch is a great way to take up wall space. Instead of buying art, make it yourself! You’ll be surprised at how good your own art can look in a frame. If you’re not feeling artistic, put up pictures, or even actual products. Anything flat, such as clothing, can look good in a frame if done correctly. For even more jazz – try designed frames instead of your typical black or white.
Paint the Place:
A can of paint goes a long way, and if you’re tired of your room, you’re could just be tired of the color. Try a fresh new color all around, or experiment with an accent wall. It could open your eyes to different design ideas that you may not have thought about.
Lights & Lampshades:
Lighting is the key component in the feeling of your room. Instead of replacing the lamps you have, try giving them a colorful new shade. You can also pop in some colored light bulbs.
Plants can be a great way to add natural freshness to a room. Display them in a typical pot, or get some colored pots for a vibrant look. Or, try old jars you might have lying around!
If you don’t have the money for a new couch, new pillows are the second best option. They can bring out the colors in the rest of the room, and even help to make your couch look newer.
Flea Market Furniture:
Try looking at flea markets and garage sales for pieces with old charm. A lot of times, you’ll find coffee tables, nightstands, and other quality furniture sold by people just looking for a change of pace. You’ll often find that no painting is necessary.
You can use rugs to tie everything in the room together, and it’s a whole lot cheaper than getting a carpet installed. Different colors are easy to find, making it simple to make your room vibrant, or toned down. Use rugs in different sizes to help split the room visually.
Felicia Walkins is a freelance writer for Jackson Twenty-one. Connect with her on Google+.