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Sat 26 July 2014 Mon 02 May 2016

nullDecorating your home used to be really simple—all you had to do was hire a professional decorator. This is still something that some people do. For the rest of us, decorating our homes is something that we see as unaffordable. Think about it: how many people do you know who live in under decorated homes (or completely undecorated homes) because they simply cannot afford to purchase decorating items? It is quite possible to decorate an entire home without ignoring your budget! If you would like to learn some of the ways you can decorate your home in your spare time without spending all of your hard earned cash, read on!n
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Don’t fall off the deep end with your decorating. Start with the basics. Begin with a few decorative items that you really like and then use landlords insurance those to inform the rest of your decorating themes. Save your cash for the decorative items you truly love instead of just trying to fill the space as quickly as possible.n
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People who aren’t thoughtful about their decorating are more likely to redecorate more quickly and spend even more money. When you work slowly to build your collection you will have more appreciation for each decorative piece you purchase. Creating a uniform look is easier to accomplish when you go slowly. n
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Don’t be afraid of empty space. A home that has decorations on every surface can be hard to live in—and it creates more work (think of the dusting!) for the home owner. Give your decorations space!n
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Don’t fill a space just because you can. This way the pieces you choose will be easier to spot and you’ll be able to truly appreciate them. Enjoying your decorating is hard to do when you’ve overdone it by filling every spare bit of a wall with decorative items. It is important to leave free space when you decorate. All artists will tell you that “white space is good.”n
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Put down new rugs. Even if you are forced to live in a home with wall to wall carpet, you can put down room sized decorative rugs to change the feel of the room. You can find room sized rugs in most larger decorating stores. Smaller rugs used as accent pieces are a great way to touch up hardwood and tiled floors. The nice thing about using accent rugs is that, if you want to change them out for new ones, you can do so quickly and cheaply. For those who know how to crochet or knit, they can save even more money by making their own rugs to use as decorations. n
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The key to decorating your home is to keep yourself in check. Price isn’t everything—inexpensive items are just as good as expensive items. Go easy when you start buying. Put your taste first and the price tag of the art you want last. There are plenty of things already in your house that you can use as decorations! Think outside the box! If you have an old watering pot you can turn it into a centerpiece! Take your time to consider your options and then ask yourself “is there a cheaper way to get the same effect?”