Low-Cost Decorating Ideas:
Ideas that require a little imagination, and little money, add instant style to any décor.
Canvas the Area
Hang the painted canvas with interior latex paint to lighten the empty walls. Think big: the canvases must fill the wall.
Create a Side Table
Stack modular storage units to make a step-up table with surfaces for screens and lighting. Create still life in miniature cubbies, or stack the reading material as you will arrive … one day.
Unexpected color plates make a fresh wall arrangement. Vary the nuances (in a family), sizes, textures. Put the most dramatic plaque towards the center (lay the plates first to experiment); Tie wire hangers and hang plates on picture nails.
Lighten Up With Wicker
The cheap wicker that seems to belong to the outside changes the atmosphere of any room. Put chairs in a sunny corner or mix them with your cushioned pieces.
Make Your Own Art
Even the photographed images are sophisticated when it floats between two pieces of glass in the frames of Umbra documents. The wall color shows through the glass, creating the illusion of a custom rug.
Use shells and other benefits of the beach to warm up a kitchen, entrance or staircase by creating a rustic and casual screen.
Hang a Gallery of Photos
Mine your albums for your best shots (choose a theme: weddings, birthday parties, holidays) and place them in identical frames. Hang in a narrow grid or a long line, you can not go wrong if you respect a geometric arrangement.
Reflect Your Style
Define a space – here, a fireplace – with a mirror that adds both drama and light. This one is a hand-me-down dressed with a single coat of spray paint.
Stack Your Books
Stacked books attract the eye. If the shelves are not high enough or deep enough to accommodate oversized books, stack them on a flat surface such as a bench or end table