Thanksgiving is behind us and Christmas preparations are under way. We'll bring out old boxes of decorations and add some new stylish pieces. It doesn't matter how good your decorating taste is, if you're trying to hide wood panel walls and '70s linoleum, your house can only look so good. What better motivation for some household updates than your parents coming to town. Surely they will wonder why you haven't fixed that tear in the wallpaper from last year?
These updates don't have to take from your Christmas fund, there are four easy ways to update the look of your home
and stay on a tight budget. I'll provide two important tips after the break.
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- Refresh your furniture
New furniture is expensive. Most of the furniture we have wasn't even new when we bought it so upgrading to brand new pieces just isn't in our budget. Still, that is no excuse for ugly stuff. Painted vintage furniture is extremely popular, making a fun project, a reasonable price, and an artistic addition to your room. Refinish any scratched furniture or re-cover dated fabrics.
- Throw pillows
These are a powerful design tool, changing the look of a room, adding seasonal tones, and softening furniture. Play around with what you like, but add many and change often. The gallery shows different ways that throw pillows can be used in a room.
give two more tips for updating your home on a budget. They have some great shopping suggestions and even share a secret on how to make your ceilings seem taller.