After I’ve watched a great “Divine Design” makeover, I dream of giving one of my own rooms (actually all my rooms!) the Candace Olson touch. But unfortunately I don’t have $20,000 to spare. With bills to pay and mouths to feed, re-decorating is a luxury I can’t afford. To fill that urge, I get creative and learn how to stretch my decorating dollar. Here are some quick tips to bring some life back into any room in the house:
1) Go shopping…at home! If you’re like me, you have furniture in other parts of the house that you’ve forgotten about. Swap out furniture pieces and/or artwork and it will transform your room immediately!
2) Re-arrange your furniture. I can’t tell you what a big difference this makes. It’ll make your room feel totally new and you’ll be able to do some deep cleaning in the process! Just remember the new layout or else you’ll wind up with bruises if you get up in the middle of the night
3) Color! Color! Color! Try painting your walls a different color (or try an accent wall). If you’re afraid of that kind of commitment, try different drapery or bedding.
4) Accessorize. Pillows are great accessories for your sofa and bed and are super-inexpensive to make. Or try hanging up some picture frames or putting a flower arrangment in the room. Accent rugs are fun too (it’ll also hide the food stains your kid decided to put there!).