Always start with the paint. Why? Because it's not only the cheapest way to update a room, but it also makes the largest impact. Don't be afraid to take some risks with your paint. After all, you can always paint over your mistakes. I took the plunge and painted stripes on my walls using a chalk line and some painters tape.
- Embellish a Lampshade:
I used to look at lampshades as a necessary evil; they don't do much except take up space. Now, however, I look at them as blank canvases upon which you can leave your mark.
- Make Wall Art:
Decorating your walls is as simple as grouping some framed photographs together. I used a decoupage project that involved wooden plaques, paint, scrapbook paper, and Mod Podge.
- Change up your Bedding:
Duvet covers are basically the best invention since, well, duvets. They cost much less than buying a whole new duvet and you can change them out at every whim. Or if you're up for a challenge you can make your own! Pillows are one of the easiest things to make, especially if you're new to sewing.
- Refashion your Furniture:
I'm planning on delving into the world of furniture painting. Of course I couldn't neglect to mention decoupage as an option, since I'm clearly obsessed with it.
- Whip up some Window Treatments:
Right now I'm up to my elbows in ruffles as I attempt to sew my own curtains (I've got to cover up those clashing blinds!). I got the idea from a shower curtain project, and I actually used some tips from a T-shirt refashioning tutorial.
Article Source: How To - DIY Decorating
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