Budget Decorating 97 Ideabooks

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...
Budget Decorator: 15 No-Cost Ways to Invigorate Your Space
Got the itch to make some changes around the house? Before you head out shopping or hit the online stores, why not first see what can be done with what you have? Sometimes all it takes is a bit of inspiration to see your space with fresh eyes. Let these...
How to Savor Your Beautifully Imperfect Home
As someone who looks at a great deal of photos of beautifully designed homes every day, I know how the pangs of design cravings have the potential to overwhelm. Even three years after moving into our first home, my to-do and to-buy list is still a mile...
My Houzz: Salvage Meets Chic in an Oregon Fixer-Upper
Brandt and Chelsea Kaemingk bought a dilapidated home on the Oregon Coast, intending to do a cheap fix-up before renting it out. But the Kaemingks, real estate professionals who run Chic...
Budget Decorator: 15 Ways to Update Your Kitchen on a Dime
Whether you are planning to invest your own sweat equity in a complete kitchen remodel or simply hope to make a few quick changes over the weekend, when every penny counts it's important to choose projects that will make a big impact for the lowest price...
Weekend Project: Reinvent a Wine Crate
Sometimes a large DIY project just isn't what the day calls for. If you need a quick DIY fix, look no further than an inexpensive wine crate. Imagine what you can do with a neat little box that may have traveled from overseas and still smells of lovely...
Budget Decorator: 25 Fab Projects With 1 Paint Can
When it comes to getting the most bang for your decorating buck, there is no question that paint reigns supreme. But if you really want to make the most of your purchase, try stretching that can of paint by using it in a number of smaller projects. Whether...
DIY: Make Your Own Chalkboard Paint
Chalkboard paint is popular thanks to its blend of sentiment, whimsy and practicality. Whether it's painted on walls, furniture or appliances, chalkboard paint has certainly come a long way from the basic green or slate gray boards used in schools. I...
Budget Decorator: 12 Ways to Perk Up Your Home for Fall
With the crisp fall air comes a natural desire to cozy up at home with warm drinks, fluffy throws and the glow of candlelight. It’s also a time of year when you might want to entertain more. By making a few smart purchases and, if you’re feeling crafty,...
14 Fab Black and White Home Projects
You would be hard-pressed to find another color combo quite as effortlessly cool as black and white. Black and white decor, whether in the form of a graphic wallpaper pattern, black and white photography, or something else, can add elegance in an instant....
Branches and Twigs for More Than Just Decor
Twigs are a favorite design element of mine. They can be squiggly or straight, rustic or severe, white or dark. So it’s no surprise that they’re effective for way more than just furniture. Take a gander at some of the inventive ways that twigs...
Budget Decorator: A Most Affordable Gallery Wall
Wall art has a big impact on the design of your home. Whether it’s a picture, print, photograph, quilt — you name it — it can reveal your taste, your point of view, your color preferences, your family history and...
Old Furniture: Clean, Reupholster or Replace It?
Let’s say your mother-in-law has purchased a brand-new shiny sofa, and has deposited her aging original one in your front room. Or you’ve scored a once-in-a-lifetime roadside find — a Louis XVI chair with a magnificent frame but questionable...
Budget Beach House: A Trailer Gets Ready for Summer Fun
A few summers back, interior designer Bridget McMullin found herself without access to a family beach house at the Jersey Shore for the first time in her life. “I was so bored on the weekends; I was...
Budget Decorator: 10 Ways to Deck Out Your Patio
Been gazing out at your backyard, wishing you could spruce up your hangout space? You don’t need to spend a lot to make a big difference in the way your outdoor rooms look and feel; you can whip up furnishings and decor, hunt for vintage bargains and...
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