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Quick & Easy Home Decor Tips on a Budget

‘Tis the season for holiday parties! Whether you’re hosting family for a traditional Christmas or…

  • November 13, 2014

‘Tis the season for holiday parties! Whether you’re hosting family for a traditional Christmas or getting friends together for a light holiday gathering, you need to make your house look its best. Here are a couple of ways you can make your entertaining space look and feel new without breaking the bank! Some great home decor tips to help you through the holidays.

  • Calendar art: Late in the year, current calendars are cheap in bookstores. They feature gorgeous images. Just cut, frame, hang, and enjoy!
  • Cut-out wall decor: Grab a National Geographic or a Travel magazine and display the beautiful landscapes on your wall, fridge, or bulletin board.
  • Custom matting: Heavy, single color paper is a cheap and easy way to add a personal touch to any picture.
  • Used frames: Lots of second-hand shops and yard sales sell pictures for cheap. Pick them up, trash the picture, repaint the frame!
  • Shuffle up and decorate:Moving pieces from your bedroom to your living room can feel like getting new decorations without the cost.
  • Glass mannequin: Use vases, wine bottles, and old jars to display costume jewelry. It gives your flat surfaces a fun, funky look.
  • Color-code: Organize your bookshelves by color to create an accent wall without the trouble of painting.
  • Fabric-ate it: Get fabric remnants from craft stores and frame them. Leave them as-is, or use them for sophisticated matting.
  • Pin your passion: Make a cool pinboard out of fabric scraps and corkboard, then cover it with photos, postcards, and other keepsakes.
  • Put out the fine china: Use bowls, plates, and serving trays to add color to your walls and surfaces.
  • Paint it white: Mismatched containers can look like a set with a quick coat of white paint. Display them together to complete the illusion.
  • Refit your furniture: Trim an unwieldy table down to size by cutting off the sides. A quick sanding and painting will have it looking sleek, modern, and efficient.
  • Reduce and restore: Surplus building materials can be refitted to form neat wall decorations. Check your local second-hand building store.
  • White-out: A whiteboard poster can be hung on any wall and be a great space to let your creativity shine. Blackboard paint or butcher paper can also work. Get your guests involved!

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