Decorating your home on a budget doesn't require a big bankroll; it requires a big imagination. Don’t restrict yourself to what you see on the shelf when it comes to ideas. Old things often make the best new ideas, and you get to recycle at the same time. A great shabby chic table can be made by removing an old table top and replacing it with an old wooden panel door, refinished and covered with glass; it makes a great table top. You can spray an old steel gate a coordinating color and hang it on your wall.
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You can give a room and instant transformation with paint. Pick one wall and paint it a bold color and hang curtains of a coordinating color in the room.
Replant all your indoor plants into colorful pots that coordinate with your room and perk up your kitchen by changing the cabinet knobs.