Decorating Ideas Everyone Can Afford

By Joao Andre

Decorating your home doesn't have to break your bank account. It is possible to decorate with artwork that was not created just for your home. Where is the rule that says you need a single cohesive theme when you decorate your home? Many families find that using more than one color scheme is a great idea. Lots of families are able to create beautiful homes on a tight budget. You don't need to empty your bank account to create a home that is beautiful and inviting. Creating a beautiful home is no longer the realm of paid decorators. Following the tips in this article will help you save money when you want to decorate your home.

Here are a few hints to help you save money when you want to decorate your home.

Craft fairs a great place to start. When you go to craft fairs you can find great work by local artists who are eager to sell the work they've created. While there are some super expensive items at craft fairs, the majority of the pieces you will find sit squarely in the category of "affordable." You will soon discover that you are visiting the same artists at these craft fairs. Artists are more likely to give discounts and deals to the customers that they remember and like (and who are likely to come back and buy something in the future. Put up some new paint. The key to repainting your home is to choose neutral tones for most of the home and then to use bolder colors as accent pieces. When you paint the majority of your home in neutral tones it is easier to choose your decorative items because you won't have to worry about anything clashing with the wall. You could also choose to leave one of the walls in its original color. These are called accent walls and they are very popular right now. Accent walls are cheap to make (they rarely use a lot of paint) and you can paint them yourself in an afternoon! If you decide later that you don't like the color of your accent wall, changing it is quick and easy.

Instead of placing ten knickknacks on a shelf; stick to two or three. This way the pieces you choose will be easier to spot and you'll be able to truly appreciate them. When you fill every inch of available space on a wall, it is harder to decide which pieces of art to look at and you won't be able to enjoy all of them. Leaving empty space when you decorate is a good idea. The first thing any good decorator learns is to embrace the empty spaces in a room.

Don't follow the status quo! There are plenty of things you already own that you can use to decorate your house. Why not hang your pots and pans on your kitchen walls so that they can be decorative as well as practical? Keeping your pots and pans on pegs means that you won't have to spend time looking for them.

Quite a few people find that, once they start decorating, the things they want the most are pretty easy to find. Tap into your creativity and look at what you already have. Filling a wall with decorations does not automatically make it better to look at than a wall that is empty.

The idea behind decorating is to keep yourself from going overboard. Decorations don't have to be expensive to be beautiful. Be careful when you start looking through galleries and exhibits. Put your taste first and the price tag of the art you want last. Heck, you might have some things in your home already that will work just fine! Get inventive! Even a wicker basket filled with pine cones from the back yard can be decorative! Take your time to consider your options and then ask yourself "is there a cheaper way to get the same effect?"

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