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Five Simple Changes To Your Home Decorating
Home decorating, ever wanted to try it, but hesitated because of time constraints or budget concerns. The following ideas will not only give instant results, but more importantly fit into any budget.
1. Changing the Look of Your Walls
Adding a new color or changing the texture, can give the room a completely new appearance and that may be the only decorating change that is necessary.
The easiest option is to paint, and with the color choices available, the possibilities are endless. Another consideration would be wallpaper; the only problem you may have is choosing a design.
If on the other hand, only a little something extra is needed a simple stencil design might just do the trick. Any of these ideas can be used either individually or in combination with each other.
2. Look to Your Windows For a Whole New View
Changing your window treatments is probably the easiest of any home decorating projects.
The choices range from styles that include drapes, tab-top, cafe and shears, backgrounds of solid colors, floral and stripes, fabrics that include silk, cotton, lace or velvet.
The most economical is ready-made; they are very affordable therefore giving you the opportunity to make changes more often.
3. Accessories Make Your Decorating Complete
Some of the more common are area rugs, wall art, lamps, pillows and cozy throws.
Items for the kitchen make beautiful additions, for example; canisters, dinnerware, dishtowels or decorative bottles filled with oils and vinegar.
Add a little whimsy with oversized ceramic figures like roosters, or the adorable pigs holding chalkboard menus.
Bathrooms are another area for pretty accessories like decorative soaps placed in a bowl or basket; towels come in so many colors and designs now that they alone make great accessories.
Last but not least do not forget candles and bowls of potpourri
4. Collectibles Bring a Personal Touch to Home Decorating
Collectibles can be anything involving three or more of the same thing, or items that are related.
This can include porcelain dolls, Christmas villages, collector plates and who can resist those adorable little faces of Boyds Bears.
Maybe items with a nostalgic feel like tin lunch boxes, cookie jars or salt & pepper shakers stir up special memories of childhood
5. Updating Your Furniture
One of the easiest ways to accomplish this is with slipcovers; they come in a large variety of colors and patterns.
Pieces like end tables, hutches or even a dinning table and chairs can be refinished for a new look.
One way is with paint. Pick a color to coordinate with your room or choose something bright and whimsical. Another option would be to use stain, stains come in a multitude of shades; they can also come in colors.
So, if you are ready to give some decorating a go, try these basic changes to start. Over time, more things can be changed but for right now, simple changes can make a big difference.
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Bonnie P. Carrier is the creator of Savvy Home Decorating. She is the mother to two grown daughters and a very spoiled 4yr old Blue Merle Sheltie named Toby.
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