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Practical Tips For Decorating Your Home on a Budget

Home is where we can say either “whew!” or “wow!” after a long day in the office or a day of grueling chores. It is in our house that we can sense the beauty of life. This is seen in the way we care for our home or in the way we beautify it. It is in decorating our home that we show we love our family because we want them to stay in a place where beauty and rest come easy. The decorations would enhance some areas of the house and would help hide some of the eyesore spots.

After all, at the end of a long and tiring day, a well-arranged and decorated house can give us the lift we need. It is then recommended that homeowners should decorate their homes. Decorating it need not be expensive. You can still achieve good aesthetics in your home through inexpensive decorations.

Here are some tips on how to decorate your home without spending much.

1. Watch for sale days from stores where you can get good buys for decorations.

2. Be alert for garage sales. You can always find something worth buying.

3. Gather colorful and unusual materials you can find at home. Use or recycle it to make decorations. For instance, plates which you no longer want to use on the table can be used as wall decor. You can stick photos or hand paint on them.

4. Used printed bedsheets can be decorated with appliqu├ęs, ribbons, laces, or beads and converted into throw pillow covers.

5. Braid together pieces of cloth from used curtains or sheets to create kitchen or bathroom rugs.

6. Mount family pictures on different colors and sizes of tiles.

7. Hang together small pots, mugs, cups, and bells from a dried branch in your kitchen area.

8. Buy inexpensive ribbons of various colors and use them to tie your curtains.

9. Make large paper mache flower pots. Paint with gold or black. Decorate with colored stones and other colorful items found in the house. Use as a base for potted plants.

10. Mount different sizes of rectangular shelves on a bare wall. Paint each one with a different color.

Fill some with books, others with figurines, and still others with your own favorite collection.

These are just some simple tips on how to decorate your home without spending much. From these tips, you can discover new ways of making your old household items a blast.