3 Tips for Budget Decorating
1. Shop your house. Keep an eye out for furnishings that could look great in your room from furniture and area rugs to window panels, table lamps and accessories. If you find something that might work, set it in a staging area just outside the room, where you have easy access.
2. Emphasize your focal point. Place your seating so it faces towards your focal point whether its a fireplace or great view outdoors, for example. Start with the largest upholstered piece and add chairs to create a cozy seating area. Then layer in more furniture such as tables and other smaller pieces to complete the look of your room.
One Day Makeover by interior designer Karen Mills
3. Add color and texture to your room by layering in area rugs, lamps, window treatments, pillows, throws and/or artwork in a color scheme you’ve already selected. And if you don’t have everything you need, get creative by repurposing and repainting furnishings such as covering dated artwork with leftover wallpaper. or dried leaves mounted on a white background.
One Day Makeover by Karen Mills
For more fabulous ideas on how to decorate on a budget, don’t miss Living Large with Kansas City’s interior designer Karen Mills this Saturday at 10:30AM CST as HGTV interior designer Meg Caswell, A&E Network host Tanya Memme, and New York interior designer Matthew White all reveal their secrets to inexpensive makeovers.
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