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A guide to cheap decorating ideas

If you have recently moved house and you need to decorate or you simply want to revamp your present home, it does not come cheaply. However, with a few good DIY ideas, you can greatly reduce the cost of decorating your home. Read the guide below to discover how you can use ideas for decorating on a budget.

Cheap ways to decorate

Buy used furniture Buying used or second-hand furniture can be a good way of saving yourself huge sums of money. Another saving can be by shopping at stores that sell ex-display furniture. If you buy older used furniture, then covering any marks or worn areas with a throw or blanket can give even older pieces a new look. Dado rails Fix dado rails to a plain wall to give it a new look. These come in a variety of styles and even the simplest designs can help transform a room in a short space of time. Using paint of differing shades Painting the walls of any room can be an inexpensive option for anyone decorating houses or the home. One cheap decorating idea is to paint in more than one colour. Vertically striped walls can give the appearance of low ceilings being higher than they are. Use contrasting colours that compliment each other.

Options to fill up spaces

Use a colour wheel or chart The use of these devices will help in the planning of colour to be used within a room. Also, use sample pots of paint and look to see how they will look on your walls before paying out for the full amounts you will need.
Shelving or wall units The purchasing of some simple DIY shelf units can greatly reduce the cost of your storage solutions within the home. Shelves are much cheaper than buying bookcases or storage units and with a little thought, they can become good design features within the home.
Storage chests and side tables
Storage chests can serve the purpose of hiding unwanted items as well as doubling up as additional seating when required. Use padded seating for comfort. Side tables are ideal places for drinks to be place and using cheap cup mats can help to protect the surface from being damaged as these inexpensive items can easily be washed or wiped when spills occur. Room dividers or screens In large rooms, use screens or dividers to compartment off a room. Lightweight screens can be easily moved when more space is required although with children and pets, a more sturdy design may be required. Indoor plants are another way of dividing a large room into smaller spaces or just to help with cheap decorating ideas.

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