Want to Redecorate Your Home and Tight on Money? Try These Ideas!

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Redecorating your home can be a lot of fun. It can also be a big challenge if you don’t have a lot of money to spend. In order to help you out we found this article with ideas to inspire you. We hope they help!

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Redecorate without spending a cent by casting a creative eye on the showroom called home

I love switching things up at home and experimenting with decorating styles, but like most of us, my decorating budget does not allow for purchases made on a whim. Instead of spending money (and cluttering up my home with more stuff), when I want a change I first try to use what I have in a fresh way. From new furniture arrangements and easy DIY makeovers to ideas for creative reuse, there are many ways to update your space that do not require cash. If you are ready for a home makeover without spending a dime, it’s time to shop your house.

Also known as “use what you have” decorating, shopping your house entails searching your own home for forgotten treasures and looking at what you already use with fresh eyes. Get started with these three steps:
1. Do a walk-through of your home, exploring every nook and cranny for forgotten items. Note anything you would like to have repaired.
2. Take photographs of everything. It is easier and faster to see what will work where if you can hold up a picture, rather than dragging furniture from room to room.
3. Remember to remove, not just add, items. If a piece of furniture or a decor item has been rubbing you the wrong way, move it out, try it in a different room, paint it or sell it — but don’t let it just sit there.

Here are 12 creative ways to kick off your shop-your-home makeover.

Give an old twin bed new life. An old twin bed frame (or even just the mattresses) languishing in the basement can easily be transformed into a chic daybed with the addition of a pretty coverlet and an armful of pillows. The key to making it look more sofa-like is to cover the mattress with a fabric you would not normally find on a bed. A vintage Moroccan wedding blanket, a heavy linen coverlet or anything with pretty trim would be sublime.

Dress up your walls with dishes. Have a pile of pretty dishes hiding out in a dark cupboard? Bring them out where you can appreciate them by creating a wall display. Try incorporating one larger platter in the center to anchor the arrangement.

Put an unused desk to work. Placed behind a sofa floating in the middle of the room, a desk provides a convenient spot for sorting mail or displaying a few favorite objects. You can also try using a desk as a console table, an entryway organizer or an unconventional bar cart.

Stop before you buy that changing table. Dressers (the long, low type) are usually the perfect height for use as a changing table and have the added bonus of ample storage in the drawers below. Later, simply remove the changing-pad top and fill the drawers with your little one’s clothes instead of diapers.

Cut a table down to size. Before you give away an old table, consider whether you would use it if it were shorter. Kitchen tables, consoles and simple desks can all be shortened to become wonderful coffee tables.

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Looking for more decorating ideas? Checkout this article about decorating ideas that could be of interest to you.
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Read the entire article here: https://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/3722976/list/budget-decorator-shop-your-home-for-a-new-look

Want to Redecorate Your Home and Tight on Money? Try These Ideas!
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