Every home decorating project has a budget. Even with a small budget, a stylish home makeover is possible. You can recreate many high-end looks for much less by selecting a few eye-popping design elements. Many similar decorative elements are available at more affordable options, allowing you to get the look you want while staying within your budget.
The expenses of a new baby add up quickly between necessary gear, clothing, baby care products and the nursery. As your due date nears, decorating the nursery becomes more of a priority. Even a limited budget allows you to create an inviting, baby-friendly nursery for the newest member of your family. Establishing the exact budget for the nursery design before you begin planning helps you narrow down the options to keep the project financially under control.
Many people tend to overlook their bedroom decor, as it is rarely seen by anyone other than its occupants. Your bedroom is actually one of the most important rooms in your home, as you spend a great deal of time there. The bedroom is the first and last thing you see each day, and it should serve as a relaxing retreat. Set the scene for an evening of romance every night by decorating your bedroom with romance in mind.
A small home presents decorating and storage challenges, but there are plenty of options for a stylish look. Several options work well for any small home with slight modifications fit your available space. Combining style with functionality in the form of decorative storage or shelving solves both decorating and storage problems in a small home.
Whether you are hosting a dinner party or just want to bring a special touch to your next meal, you can pull together handmade decorations for your table. These decorations add a finished touch to your table and, because they are handmade, they can be personalized, inexpensive and customized to your home and table.
Bedrooms don't receive as much traffic as the living room or kitchen, but the decor of your bedroom sets the mood, whether you want a relaxing, spa-like retreat or a funky, modern room. Whether you're decorating a small guest bedroom or an expansive master suite, you will find plenty of ways to infuse your own personality and decorating style into the decor.
Recreation rooms are a fun place for everyone to gather, relax and play games. They are also a fun place to decorate. Wild colors and eclectic furniture are at home in these rooms. Recreation rooms are practical spaces full of board games, video games, TVs and arcade games that all need shelving and storage space. Use baskets and wooden boxes to store all the gadgets a recreation room needs.
If your space and your wallet are tight, you might think trendy, comfortable design elements are outside your reach. If you plan carefully and make use of the space you do, you can pull together a stylish design, even with limited space and money. Choose quality elements that will add life and style to the space. Keep it uncluttered, and let in lots of light to keep it from feeling cramped or contrived.
Decorate your toddler's bedroom with colors, a theme and furniture that's suitable for her now and that can grow with her as time goes on. Updating her nursery into a "big girl's room" that fits her personality will last longer than the nursery you designed for her. Ask her for input on her bedroom decor, if possible.
Updating your living room decor can entail a few simple changes or a complete makeover. Choose the option that best fits your budget, time and needs. For example, a complete makeover may be necessary if you favor a clean, modern decorating style and your living room has yellowed wallpaper with a tiny floral pattern, a blue sofa and pink floral-covered chairs. A few simple changes may be all you need if your living room is decorated with colors and a style you like, but just doesn't feel complete.