1.30.2014

Thrifty Thursday: 7 Ways to Redecorate on a Dime

I always find I get a little stir crazy in the winter months and that's when I want to switch things up.  It's easy to get tired of looking at the same scenery in your home each day.  But you don't need to spend a fortune to change things up and get a new look.  Check out these frugal ways to spruce things up and bring that dazzle back to your home without breaking the bank:

7 Ways to Redecorate on a Dime


1.  Switch it Up - by far the cheapest way to change the look of a room is simply rearranging.  Move your big pieces of furniture around and maybe even switch up the art work.  It'll make it feel like a whole new space and it won't cost a thing! (and you'll even be able to do a big pre-spring clean at the same time)

2.  Pretty Pillows - a super simple way to recharge your space is by changing your pillows.  Get some new throw pillows for the couch  or bedroom in bold colours & patterns. Or try some pillow covers or even sewing your own for an even thriftier transformation.

Decorative Throw Pillows Cushion Covers Gray Orange Natural BOTH SIDES - Combo Set of Three 18 x 18
Decorative Pillows from Etsy

3.  Liven Up Old Furniture - tired of looking at that old bookcase or those tired end tables?  Don't toss them; give them some new life with a coat of paint.  Try your hand at some chalk paint in a bright colour or adding new hardware or trim to a well loved piece.  It'll look brand new without spending a ton !  
Craiglist dresser & Chalk Paint
4.  Lovely Linens - bored with your bedroom? Is the bathroom looking less than beautiful? Why not get some new towels or a duvet cover?  Maybe a fresh shower curtain and bathmat or a funky window dressing? These simple and relatively inexpensive changes will have you loving your spaces again in no time.

5.  Get Your Paint On - another frugal way to add a little zest to your space is with a coat of paint and some good old fashioned elbow grease.  Is your office or studio feeling like a cave? Transform it with a coat of paint.  If time is of the essence, why not just paint an accent wall?  Pick one wall and get creative...maybe a pop of colour is just what the doctor ordered.

6.  Spray Paint Style - always a great staple are a few cans of spray paint.  You don't need to spend a lot to add some dazzle to your decor.  How about a collection of bottles painted out in white on your mantle? Or maybe grab some tacky plastic animals from the dollar store and coat them in some wild colours.  You'll have a designer look for just a couple bucks.

Gallery Inspired decor

7.  Get Arty - a fun & frugal way to breathe new life into a room is with some great artwork.  And you don't have to spend a fortune either.  Grab a couple canvases from your art store and get those creative juices flowing. Or how about re-purposing an old window frame or painting from the thrift store into something funky?  And when you're feeling like another change....just paint right over it!
Easy Frog Tape Artwork





















How often do you catch the redecorating bug?

Cheers,
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6 comments:

  1. I love the idea of spray painting cheap poundshop animals. I think that would work well in my house. Thanks! #thriftythursday

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  2. Great ideas! It's about time I purchased another £1 shower curtain to spruce up the bathroom.

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  3. Some great tips there, thanks for sharing witrh #ThriftyThursday. That teal draw unit is exactly the kind of the thing that I want in our new bedroom when we move but I'm going to paint my old draws and put new handles on, hope it looks as nice as that one :-/

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  4. Some great ideas. We have a whole house to decorate so are being as thrifty as possible #ThriftyThursday

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