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Re: "Real Simple" Budget Decor Tricks

Add paper to walls or ceilings.

 

Create a focal wall.

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Re: "Real Simple" Budget Decor Tricks

Rearrange your artwork.

 

Invest in "statement" pieces, like the chairs at the end of the table.

 

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Re: "Real Simple" Budget Decor Tricks

Add in pattern, on a small scale.

 

Swap out the bedding.

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Re: "Real Simple" Budget Decor Tricks

Slipcover tired furniture.

 

 

Use colorful frames.

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Re: "Real Simple" Budget Decor Tricks

Change your rug.

 

Update your ceiling.

 

Replace your lampshades.

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Re: "Real Simple" Budget Decor Tricks

I go to estate sales, yard sales and thrift stores looking for unique frames.   If you buy new, you can spend a fortune.    If there is already a picture in the frame, I may keep it if I like it but more likely than not, I will replace the picture and keep the frame.  If I'm really frisky, I'll have a mirror put into it.

 

If I were to walk into an estate sale and see this, I probably would break out in a cold sweat!

 

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Re: "Real Simple" Budget Decor Tricks

2 unikely places to find good lampshades.

The Better Homes & Gardens brand at Walmart and the lighting section at Lowe's.

 

I also like the idea of painting the ceiling.

I have 3 shades of green in my kitchen/dining room.

A nice medium green on the walls, dark green trim and pale green on the ceiling.

 

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Re: "Real Simple" Budget Decor Tricks

I can't remember what was shown in all the pictures.  LOL.  I liked a pop of color and didn't like wall papered ceilings.

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Re: "Real Simple" Budget Decor Tricks

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Re: "Real Simple" Budget Decor Tricks

I used to have a subscription to Real Simple. It always had great ideas.