Home decorating the frugal way is not about spending money to give your home an updated look but about "seeing" and using what you already have in a new way. Here is a simple 2 step system to get you thinking like a professional interior decorator.
To make this system even more fun, recruit a friend or family member to help.
So, it's time to put on your decorators hat and see what you can do with this quick 2 step decorating strategy.
This strategy works best when you choose one room at a time and then finish it completely before getting started on another. By trying to take on too many rooms too quickly will cause you to feel overwhelmed and exhausted before you even get started. Take your time with 1 room at a time, approaching it as if it is your only room in the house.
Step number 1 to Home Decorating the Frugal Way:
Remove or hide everything in the room that is NOT furniture. All your personal items should temporarily disappear. That means everything; pictures, linens, area rugs, pillows, electronics, lamps, artwork, books, silk flower arrangements and throws. All accents, and if you can, even window treatments.
Step Number 2 to Home Decorating the Frugal Way:
Now that the room has been stripped down to the bone. Stand at each corner of the almost bare room and really take a look at the space. Take notice of what you see, and more importantly what you do not see. Could there be a new furniture arrangement? Maybe you will want to get rid of a few pieces of furniture that no longer fit or simply clutter up the space.
Be open at this point to:
-Give the room a fresh coat of paint. If not the entire wall how about 1 accent wall or a new color for your window sills and base boards.
-Leave out more of the stuff you removed rather than filling up every nook and cranny again
-Introduce a few new accents that will pull out different colors from the furniture fabrics or favorite painting.
Now, with the room down to the basics it's time to "see" those fresh possibilities and its renewed decorating potential.
Once you've spent some time using your empty room as a muse, grab a paper and pencil and begin making a list of possible room changes. Take a mental inventory of what other items may be around the home that could be exchanged or incorporated into the room you are currently working in.
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