five frugal and fabulous decorating tips
Display what makes you happy. For me, that's books, books, and more books, so you'll find them scattered everywhere in my home. My walls are covered with prints and artwork and curios, too. If you like motor bikes, work with that. Just display groups of things that represent you.
Shop thrift stores and yard sales. Don't be fooled into thinking that fabulous home decor comes from some box store. What comes from box stores are thoughtless things lots of people have. There's nothing wrong with working in IKEA or Hobby Lobby pieces into your home decor, but if you want a home as unique as you are, don't rely on mainstream stores for your decorating needs. Thrift stores and yard sales are like super mega awesome treasure hunts for fabulous people. Be fabulous.
Paint. A little paint will change anything and it doesn't cost a bunch. Paint will help turn a used dresser into a beautiful side board or update an old bookcase. Paint a room for instant wow.
Bring the outdoors in. Using found pieces from afternoon walks or vacations creates quite a bang and the cost is absolutely free. Display sticks, drift wood, or rocks that catch your eye. Use plant cuttings and flowers in vases and bottles. Group together sea shells.
Be yourself. Let your home reflect who you are as a family. Don't try to imitate someone else. You live there, not your friends and not the people who put together the glossy magazines. You can create spaces for living your life over time with things you find meaningful and lovely.
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