Thursday, September 29, 2011

Home Decoration Ideas That Won't Empty Your Wallet

By Athena Hunter

Whether you live in a mansion, a tiny apartment or an average sized house, you want your home to look its best, and fortunately home decoration can make a big difference no matter what your budget may be. When you want to decorate without spending a lot of money, you just have to be a little more creative. There are actually quite a few ways to redecorate your home inexpensively, so let's explore a few of them to help get you motivated.

The easiest way to revamp an area, room, or whole house is to paint.

Folding screens can be a great addition to a large room, and they can create the illusion of an extra room. The folding screen could, among other things, be used to turn one large room into two smaller ones. What's so useful about folding screens is that they can be used in a variety of ways, depending on your needs. A folding screen can have a look that's antique, Asian, contemporary or in any style you prefer and they can be found at reasonable prices in many stores as well as online.

There are so many places you can get ideas for home decorating, like TV shows or even websites that are recommended by friends. These decorating ideas will probably be a little more luxurious than you can afford in your budget, but you can at least gain some insight on the basic idea and go from there. One idea is to look at a designer's color schemes and styles of artwork to see how they like to create a theme in a room. There are many ways to take their concepts and your budget to create a great new look. Not everyone can afford a Tiffany lamp, but if you like the look of it for your room, shop around for a faux version to use in its place. When it comes to colors and the way furniture and accessories are arranged, you can get some useful ideas that can easily be duplicated.

Candles themselves can give a room a soft or romantic look, though too many may make it look a little spooky or goth-like! Tag sales are fun to explore to find candleholders. Aromatherapy candles can also give a room a nice scent that also enhances the mood.

Nothing should be able to stop you from decorating the way you want to. By using your imagination, and referring to the above tips, you can make some significant changes without emptying out your wallet or maxing out your credit cards. Expensive items don't always mean a home looks better, so be sure you use what you have. Take some time to draw out ideas for your home, and see where your imagination will take you.

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