​Decorating on a Budget: 4 Designer Tips for Homeowners on a Small Budget by Doug Wilson of "Trading Spaces" by Doug Wilson

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​Decorating on a Budget: 4 Designer Tips for Homeowners on a Small Budget by Doug Wilson of "Trading Spaces"

Decorating when you have a small budget is difficult. Or is it? It all depends on the room we're talking about. But, you need to take things in small steps. Here are some tips:

  • In order to do things on a small budget, you need to be aware of what is readily available and watch for sale items and available discounts. Be patient if you want to be thrifty.
  • Paint is a big change that will transform any space, but be careful not to overdo your makeover with a huge color change.
  • Fabrics are essential within design. You may look at your curtains, throw pillows and even that throw on the sofa that is dated. Fabric updates are not as expensive as they once were.
  • Your bedroom is the most important room in your house. Oh, yes, they say the kitchen is, but NOOOOO! Where do you actually spend the most time? Yes, the bedroom. You rest, you sleep, you well … whatever! Simple changes beyond paint can transform the space to make it inviting for both sexes.

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Renee Herren
Love these tips! Focusing on a small number of remodeling goals is a great strategy to get things done!
Tiffany Zook
I live for thrifty , picked up this bad boy at a charity yard sale , French provincial , custom painted and stained. Two pieces for $150. One happy mama !
Nicole DeAvilla
Great tips Doug Wilson . I like playing with paint and fabric.
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Great tips for style on a budget. Thanks for sharing your expertise with us, Doug Wilson ! Can't wait for the relaunch of "Trading Spaces" in just a few weeks! Paige Davis Laurie Smith
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
Thanks for these great tips, Doug Wilson ! You make such a good point about the bedroom!! Looking forward to April 7! Paige Davis Laurie Smith Carter Oosterhouse
Mike Prochaska
Man I hate redoing the house.
SallyDorn
Thank you so much for these wonderful ideas.

Yes, painting is a great way to enhance the look of the house. I am thinking to paint my house by hiring exterior painting San Jose contractors homequalityremodeling.com/inte... . I checked their work and I am satisfied by it. I am sure my house will get a new look after painting.

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