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99 cheap decorating tricks

Refresh your home with these 99 chic and cheap decorating tricks.

Decorating on a budget is a chance to let your creativity shine. These fun and easy (and cheap!) decorating tips will help to reinvigorate your home without breaking the bank.

1 Clear clutter and get organized. It's the first step to achieving a beautiful home.

2 When decorating, set a budget and stick to it.

3 Vacuuming and washing the floors of your home may not be the most pleasurable way to decorate, but we guarantee it will make your home sparkle.

4 Getting rid of that film of dust coating your existing home appliances and furniture will help to breathe new life into tired spaces.

5 Sometimes all you need is an extra set of eyes to gain some perspective about how to redecorate a room. When you’ve been living in a space for a long time, sometimes simple things can remain obscured. Get a friend, whose taste you admire, to lend a critical eye and a helping hand.

6 Move decor items to different places around a room or to a different room altogether. Rotating your existing accessories will help breathe new life into rooms without spending a dime.

7 Let the sun shine in. Give your home a new outlook by washing your windows both inside and out.

8 Concentrate your redecorating attention on one room or area in the house at a time.

9 Place odour sponges or volcano rocks in musty basements to absorb unpleasant smells.

10 Set a time limit. This way you can avoid going over budget by limiting the time you spend redecorating.

11 Create a focal point in a room. It can be a singular item displayed proudly or a collection of items grouped together.

12 Work with odd number groupings when decorating ledges and mantles. Combine objects of varying heights and leave a little space between each object to create the perfect look.

13 Don’t buy stuff just to fill empty space. Think about your purchases and buy only what you really love.

14 After you think you’re done decorating a room, step back and take away a few pieces.

15 Clean and repaint the blades of your ceiling fan.

16 When decorating around a theme, don’t go overboard. Include just one or two pieces that act as focal points and allude to your theme.

17 Clean out the garage, paint the walls and create an organizing system to make extra space.

18 Don't feel obligated to display items you don't like. If there’s a decor item hanging around that holds little value (sentimental or otherwise), get rid of it or pack it away.

19  Clear up existing displays of accessories by packing up, labeling and storing items and then pulling them out when you feel it’s time for a change. 

20 Rearrange your existing furniture; move pieces like a chair or sidetable to a different place in your house.

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