Easy Decorating Ideas


Easy Decorating Ideas

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If you’re looking for something a bit different, try a wall hanging. Give your sterile office a punch of bright color with this handmade tapestry created with paper scraps, satin ribbons, and wool thread.

10 Pretty Pieces of Art for Your Office Walls

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The perfect solution to that sad, blank wall in your office? A stylish gallery wall. This collection of beach art prints will add a nostalgic, relaxed vibe to any corporate, stuffy office. This set comes with seven prints, with measurements that vary from 5” x 7” to 8” x 10”.

10 Pretty Pieces of Art for Your Office Walls

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It doesn’t get more classic than a black-and-white photograph. This print comes matted and framed, with your choice of a black, beige, or white wood frame.

10 Pretty Pieces of Art for Your Office Walls

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Move things around or relocate them to another room, where they could change or help elevate the look. You’d be surprised at how versatile your furniture is.

Easy Tips for Decorating on a Budget

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For a quick and inexpensive makeover, replace the handles and knobs in your kitchen and bathroom.

Easy Tips for Decorating on a Budget

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Interior designer Wendy Labrum suggests adding candles to create a feeling of coziness. The soft, dim light will change the whole look of the room and hide a lot of flaws.

Easy Tips for Decorating on a Budget

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It may sound obvious, but if you want to transform your room without spending a cent, start by getting rid of clutter.

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Try contacting your local college art program to see if there are any upcoming student art shows where you can purchase pieces inexpensively. You’ll save money and might find a beautiful piece of original art.

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“A good sofa is important, especially if you have a family,” says interior designer Christine Markatos Lowe. “An inexpensive sofa won’t wear well and will look much older than its actual age over time.” On the flip side, save money on lesser-used pieces. “Look for inexpensive options on accent tables, side chairs, and secondary furniture,” says interior designer Nicole Fuller.

Easy Tips for Decorating on a Budget

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You can find great deals on so many unique pieces at a flea market. Some are perfect as they are and others can be easily updated with a coat of paint, new knobs, or lamp shades.”

Easy Tips for Decorating on a Budget

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    Love the ikea lantern up front and centered in a pic suposed to be about antiques

Painting is one of the easiest—and least expensive—ways to transform your rooms. Don’t have enough time to paint the whole room? Just repainting the trim can make a big impact.

Easy Tips for Decorating on a Budget

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Redecorating your house doesn't mean you have to go completely broke. Ten interior designers show you how to create a stylish home without breaking the bank.

Easy Tips for Decorating on a Budget

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Start with one piece somewhere in the middle, like the paper-airplane print here. Then, aiming for balance, build up, down, and out. Haphazard spacing—two inches separating some pieces, four or five between others—lends an organic, easygoing look. Ignore the old-school “eye level’ hanging rule and let the artwork explode downward. It makes for a fresh and dynamic display.

How to Build a Clean, Collage-Style Gallery Wall

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Swapping out hardware is an inexpensive way to update an older piece of furniture. Take your plain, old dresser and install these ceramic floral knobs made in India. Whether you mix and match different hardware or keep a uniform look, your piece will look brand new.

12 Floral Accessories to Brighten Your Home

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Creating zones in a studio apartment will help maximize your space (and sanity). Using room dividers or rugs to delineate spaces means you won’t have to eat on your bed anymore.

8 Decorating Mistakes to Avoid in a Studio Apartment

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Using too small or too large furniture can wreak havoc on a room, ultimately making it appear smaller than it actually is. On the same note, avoid crowding the space with too much furniture.

8 Decorating Mistakes to Avoid in a Studio Apartment

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These elegant poufs, benches, and chairs—in a range of prices—are sure to (ahem) sit well with you.

13 Pretty Seats For Every Room in Your House

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Whether it’s short- or long-term, you’ll want it to become your home away from home this summer. Design experts share easy ways to make any space feel comfortable and cozy for the whole family.

How to Make a Summer Rental Feel Like Home

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Art Et Manufacture: During a break in her schooling a few years ago, Edith Bourgault turned to pottery as a hobby—and ended up launching this ceramics shop.

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Long Made Co: When a husband-and-wife entrepreneurs James and Carissa Long set out to find the “perfect” bedside lamp, a lighting shop was born.

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Celine and Kate: Following a career in the NYC fashion industry, Arizona-based maker Cindy began selling home décor pieces via this shop named after her young daughters.

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Other Times Vintage: When two midcentury furniture aficionados, Jason and Briar, partnered up, they built a business of finding, restoring, and placing iconic pieces back within appreciative homes.

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Even a corner can explode with seasonal appeal. Set up a red bistro table, surround it with green plastic chairs, and hang a graphic piece of art on the wall.

22 Outdoor Decor Ideas

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Arrange your spread on an ocean-vista picnic table and play up the nautical theme (fish motif on linens, blue hydrangeas) with the tabletop decor. Why do benches work so well outside? No backs, which will help keep the captivating view unobstructed for everyone.

22 Outdoor Decor Ideas

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Dreaming of a lounging area for reading, writing, or hanging with guests? Decorate around the key piece: the sofa. A traditional rattan couch gets an instant transformation by tossing on colorful plush pillows and hanging an assortment of festive glass lanterns

22 Outdoor Decor Ideas

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