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Low-Cost Decorating Projects

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After purchasing your new home, your remaining budget may be small, but that doesn't mean you have to postpone decorating. These projects are guaranteed to yield big results in a single afternoon without breaking your bank account.

Wall of Style: Create an Accent Wall

Create an Accent Wall

Focus your decorating efforts and dollars on transforming one wall into a wow wall. Good candidates for this project include:

  • The first wall you see when entering your home.
  • The wall behind a headboard, sofa or dining table
  • A wall that bumps out or indents to form an alcove

Next, apply one of the following treatments, taking the style to the next level:

  • Paint: Choose a brighter or richer color than you'd typically use. Or try a specialty paint with a textured finish or metallic luster. 
  • Wallpaper: Go for a bold pattern or color. Consider woven grass cloth, textured, flocked or metallic paper.  
  • Stencils: Try a wall-size design or use metallic paints.

Shelf Expression: Install Wall Shelving

Install Wall Shelving

Shelves can add style and function. Display photos and other keepsakes by installing shelves and ledges. Pre-made shelves are available in a range of styles, or you can combine planks and shelf brackets for a one-of-a-kind look. If you're designing shelving yourself, plan for supports every 36 inches if you're using three-quarter-inch plywood and every 28 inches if you're using particleboard.

Style Underfoot: Add Area Rugs

Area Rugs


Unroll a rug and add both comfort and style to a room. Rugs warm up wood, tile and vinyl floors, and they also work well on wall-to-wall carpeting. While a solid or textured rug tends to blend with its surroundings, a colorful or patterned rug can become the piece you build an entire room around.

Use these tips when rug shopping:

  • Wool and wool-blend rugs often cost more, but provide superior softness and durability.
  • A 4 x 6-foot rug will look too small in the center of most rooms, so choose a 5 x 8-foot or 6 x 9-foot rug instead.
  • Details matter. Check that all edges are fully finished, fringe is tightly knotted, and the back is smooth and free of imperfections.
  • Use a rug pad on wood, tile or vinyl floors to prevent slipping and to extend the life of the rug.

Mirror, Mirror: Open Up Your Space

Open Up Your Space With Mirrors

Think of a mirror as functional art. It makes a room feel bigger, brighter and just a bit glamorous. For your first mirror purchase, choose a rectangle with a classic frame. It will work in several rooms and hang vertically or horizontally as your needs change.