Ever look around a room in your home and just know it’s time for a change? Sometimes we outgrow our previous tastes, sometimes we need to remove memories of significant others from a room, and sometimes we simply need a change. However redecorating can be costly! If you’re on a budget, you need to work within your means to freshen up a room without going overboard. Here are four ways to recreate your living space without having to write a monstrous check.
Whether it’s painting the walls, stripping and staining an old dresser, or sewing and stuffing accent pillows, take the plunge and do-it-yourself. And just remember: you don’t have to do it by yourself! Throw a painting party, pay for the pizza and wine and ask your girlfriends to change that sand-colored room into one that’s soulfully aquamarine. Use the free resources available to you at your local home improvement store or visual tutorials available on sites such as YouTube.com. There’s nothing better than a guest commenting on a project that you completed!
2. Change the Accents
Changing smaller items such as throw pillows, curtains, and lamps can dramatically alter a room. These items typically cost a fraction of the price of larger accent pieces such as rugs, coffee tables, and chairs. Don’t settle for accents that you like—really shop until you find the ones you love. If you love them, so will your friends and family. Once you have a few great accent pieces, you can gradually update other items in the room as your future budget allows.
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