Most people think that redecorating their homes should be left up to the professionals and their highly expensive salaries in order for the project to be done right or look good. Please believe me when I say that its simply not true. Homeowners don’t need to have a remodel job straight out of the magazines. Any ambitious do it yourself-er can have a room looking sleek and chic for under $1,000. Remodeling with a budget in mind saves money, but also increases the value of your home.
Another cost effective way to remodel a room according to most is wallpaper instead of paint, wallpapering con suit anyone’s need and budget, setting a mood and adding elegance to a room. Choosing the right wallpaper can make a room appear larger or smaller, providing an illusion of height for a room with low ceilings. Wallpapering can also add a design and pattern that is difficult to replicate with paint. The average cost of a single roll of wall covering is about $12.
Actually, you would be surprised at all of the inexpensive but beautiful things you can find at your local Wall- Mart. My wife and I decorated our whole rental property with knick-knacks and accessories that we got from Wall- Mart for under $100 and a little imagination. By the time that we were finished, we had a showplace. We were very pleased with it. Since we’ve been together I’ve learned a lot about home decorating. She’s obviously better at it than I am, but I’ve got to say this for myself, I am better than average. And, on good days, I can come up with some truly original ideas.
Honestly, if you don’t think you can afford that designer furniture you see in decorating magazines, your wrong, Just go to your local thrift or second hand stores. You may find old, beat-up, pieces of trash items that with a little time and a little effort, you could turn them into real “show stoppers”. Just look and see how sturdy they are. If they are sturdy, you can work wanders with them. If you are looking for coffee tables, kitchen tables, or night stands, if you like something and its made of particle board, its more than likely not worth the time and effort of finishing it. Try to find pieces made of real wood. Then sand it down smooth and finish it. You’ll be glad that you did.
To get great ideas, go to the bookstore or your local library and look for any decoration or home decorating books that interests you. Another way to get really good ideas is to Google the words “home decoration” or simply go to my personal favorite home decor website: www.homedecornow.info. There you will find anything you need to know about home decorating that you could possibly want to know. That’s a great website, you really should go check it out.
Well, that’s it. And as always, I hope you found this article both entertaining and informative. May GOD bless you always, and in always.