Last Update on July 19, 2017 // Written by Hank No Comments

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If you have felt like redecorating your home, but you’re slightly concerned that your efforts may cost you a fortune, don’t worry. Today, decorating can be done cheaply and easily to make changes in your rooms with impressive results. You simply need to be creative with what you already have. For example, you’d be surprised by what you can do with a forgotten piece of furniture. Sometimes, painting an accent wall or the ceiling can freshen up a room and create a different atmosphere. The good news is that little adjustments are often enough to make a big impact. Discover the following five inexpensive ways you can revitalize any room in your home.

Build a Rustic Bookcase

Who would have thought that your local farmers market could be the source for redecorating materials? An interesting idea is to collect fruit and vegetable crates, stack them up, and build a picturesque bookcase. You can create the perfect piece of furniture this way if you’re in need of storage space.

Repurpose Old Furniture

Many people don’t realize that they already have the tools and materials to make the changes they want. You could cut off the legs from an old farm table and create a vintage coffee table for your living room. Or, if you have a chair with a hole in the caning, you could place a tray on it, get a stylish reading lamp, and turn the chair into a bedside table.

Change the Mood With a Bit of Paint

You don’t need to paint the entire house to make your living spaces more interesting. For example, you can draw attention to an accent wall by painting it a different color from the other walls. You could also paint your front door a different shade to add an interesting look. You'll want to choose the right type of paint to avoid buying paints that may emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which can be harmful to your health.

Hang Pictures on the Wall

If you think your wall is looking a bit dull and you don’t want to hang a painting on it, why not hang up your own pictures on your walls? You could pick a theme, such as your wedding or birthdays, and populate your wall with happy moments. Another idea is to clip your pictures to some string and hang the string in a clothesline fashion across the wall, giving your decor an interesting bunting look.

Put a Large Mirror in the Room

A simple trick with many benefits is to place a large mirror in one of your rooms. The immediate effect is giving the impression that the room is larger than it is. If you pick a stylish and intricate frame, you can also think of the mirror as a work of art. When placed in the right position, the mirror will reflect light, making the room brighter. Decorating your home may seem like a daunting task. But when you realize you have everything you need to do it, for a fraction of the price of professional decorators, the idea can be liberating. Before you know it, your home will have a completely different look with no need to break the bank.

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