This is part one of a series on decorating your home on a budget. I have been trying to change a few things around in my home to keep things interesting. Sometimes you can get sooooo sick and tired of staring at the same thing day in and day out. Here are a few quick changes you can make without breaking the bank!
Curtains: Do you have some great window treatments? Want to give them a different look or feel? Do you have valances (or scarves) or possibly no valances at all? A great way to give your window treatments a new spin is to either ad a valance (if you do not have them) or switch them out. I have found JCPenney to be great help in this matter. They have boxes and boxes heaped with clearance item valances, scarves and curtains! All of these items are at a deeply discounted rate!! So scour those clearance bins ladies!! Recession or not its always in style to save some $$
I have beautiful light gold curtains in my bedroom. I wanted to brighten the room and bring in some shades of blue (my favorite color) to tie in my other accessories. A great tip on finding a color theme is to look at your wall décor, accessories or floor coverings. My inspiration was these two paintings that are on my bedroom wall:
Cliff Walk at Pourville Painted by Monet
Banks of Seine at Argenteuil Painted by Edouard Manet
I purchased the window valances in my room (all six) from JCPenney for only $40.00!! They were perfect light silvery blue damask with gold accents, tassels at the tip of each handkerchief hem just stunning! Regularly $50.00 each piece!! That is a total savings of $260.00. You can also check out their online outlet for great deals. Just make sure to measure accurately. There are tips on the JCPenney site on how to measure to get the right look.
Please excuse the bad lighting!
So get your home in shape. Start with one room at a time and create a space that you truly LOVE!! Check back soon for more ways to redecorate on the cheap.
I wish you all a fantastic weekend!! Remember to stay crafty and creative!