My last post shared 11 simple decor tweaks, and today’s Simple Decorating Ideas That Won’t Cost a Fortune offers a few more. We sometimes simply need a wee nudge to get started, and perhaps this little ditty will do the trick.
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10 Simple Decorating Ideas That Won’t Cost a Fortune
1. Update Just One Thing
You need not direct your attention to the entire room when you’re in the mood for decorating or re-decorating. Start small with just one corner of the space. For example, think about your bedside table.
2. Address a Corner
I’m sure there’s a corner of your home you could refresh with a simple vignette.
Poetry book upon my accent table:
3. Re-style Your Coffee Table
Need a New Coffee Table Book?
Any Tricia Foley fans?
4. Skirt the Issue
Another ‘small change, big payoff’ decor idea? If you have one, update or upgrade the bedskirt or coverlet on your bed.
5. Pretty Tablescape For No Good Reason
I’m totally guilty of forgetting time and time again (because I’m so often a minimalist) the power of tablescapes. Beautiful tablescapes need not be reserved for insta-famous bloggers or for those occasions guests will arrive. Go ahead and set the table just for you in a way that pleases you.
Y’all know I keep things unfussy so even the tablescape is spare!
6. New Mirror & Towels in the Bath
I feel like we need an entire post devoted to bathroom mirrors. Most of us live with at least one gigantic sheet style mirror that covers the entire wall.
While they are functional and utilitarian, they often lack style. Do you like the idea of layering a decorative mirror over the standard one?
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7. Organic & Earthy Accent
Since I spend a ton of time at the kitchen sink, it makes sense to add fresh flowers, a pretty branch, or even a little heart-shaped stone near it.
Everyday chores are suddenly enhanced with a pop of natural goodness.
Here’s my favorite source for heart shaped stones collected from the Mediterranean Sea.
8. Add Importance With a Tray
Beautifully styled, rustic elegant interiors often feature objects arranged upon a rustic board or tray.
The texture and order resulting from this simple gesture may be just what pleases your eye.
9. No Cost Design Help
Whether you are just beginning to narrow down your design style or are collecting ideas for your well established signature style…
Peruse decor inspiration and interior design from the archives here on Hello Lovely.
This is a design element that is decidedly NOT simple or inexpensive, but just in case you need the source of our doors:
These alder doors completely transformed our home after we ditched the hollow core paper-y ones we inherited with the fixer!).
Get Organized With Your Decor Ideas
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10. Thrift Bad Art to Paint Over
It’s so easy to find inexpensive materials to create your own art. You don’t even have to start with a brand new high quality canvas unless you’re overly concerned about archival issues and an heirloom-quality piece.
Find ugly art at the thrift store and paint or collage right over it!
Ever seen or tried acrylic pour painting? I have been watching instructional tutorials like this:
Have you considered tiling a kitchen backsplash yourself? We are DIYers and installed our own mosaic backsplash (above).
This tutorial may help:
Make sure to visit the first installment with more decor tweaks HERE.
Peace to you right where you are.
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