How to Choose a Futon
Expert tips for choosing a futon for your home.
5 Quick and Easy Ways to Make Small Rooms Feel Bigger!
Creative tips for decorating small rooms.
Decorating with Vintage Magazine Ads
Tips for decorating your home with vintage magazine ads.
Western and Prairie Decorating
Creative ideas for decorating your home with a western or prairie theme.
I Need Cottage Decorating Ideas
Creative, inexpensive decorating ideas for a cottage style living room.
Using Everyday Objects as Home Decor
How to decorate your home with everyday household objects.
Hanging Artwork 101 – Come On Down!
How to determine the correct height for hanging artwork on your walls.
Decorating with Quilts - Room by Room
Tips for decorating every room of your home with quilts.
Cottage Style Decorating - How to Create a Warm and Inviting Oasis
Tips for decorating your home with a cottage style theme.
Getting the Classic French Style in Your Home
How to decorate your home with classic French style.
Cottage Style Home Decorating: Cottage Cozy in the City
Home decorating tips for giving your home or apartment in the city a warm cottage look and feel.
Budget Decorating: Making a Room Divider
How to create an inexpensive room divider for any room of your home.
Cottage Style Home Decorating: 10 Secrets to Charming Chairs
Tips for giving your home a cottage feel with charming chairs.
Using Mirrors in Home Decor
Tips for using mirrors in your home decor.
Victorian Decorating In 6 Easy Steps!
Easy do-it-yourself ideas for decorating your home with a Victorian theme.
How To Decorate With Room Dividers
Tips for decorating and organizing a room with room dividers.
Nascar Themed Rec Room
Reader responses to decorating a Nascar themed rec room.
Tuscan Style Decorating - Three Essentials
Tips for decorating your home in a Tuscan style.
5 Quick and Cheap Decorating Ideas for Family Living
Tips for decorating your home for comfortable family living.
Uses of Curtains
The roles of curtains have changed. At one time they were used to retain heat, block cold air, control sunlight and provide privacy. They still perform these roles, but with the many advancements in window glass and window design technology, they are often much more decorative than functional.
Creative Upholstery Materials for Updating Your Furniture
Reupholstering and updating your old furniture doesn’t have to
cost a fortune (unless you want it to!) Using your imagination,
you can easily come up with unique fabrics for your furniture
Psychology of Colors: The Living Room
The living room is the setting which will blend the people in your life into the occasions of your home. The colors and designs you choose will have subtle effects on the psychology of the occupants in the setting, resulting in slight changes to the interactions held there.
Book Shelf Decorating Idea and Tip
If you have book shelves in your home, and lots of books, you've
probably discovered that bookends don't always keep everything in
Unique and Imaginative Wall Storage Ideas
Additional wall storage can help bring organization into your home. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Poster, Print or Painting -- Where are you going to put it?
If you are redesigning or decorating a room, or house, care has to be taken where your piece of art is to be displayed. Even if you have bought a picture on impulse there are a few tips that will not only enhance the picture but its surroundings.
How to Change a Room's Dimension using Wall Pictures
Wall art plays an important role in interior design as it helps create
the ambience of a room. By cleverly placing wall pictures in certain
ways, you can change and create a new look and feel in a room.
7 Steps to Decorate your Family Room, without Breaking the Bank!
Here are some great ideas to transform your family room in a weekend, with a little elbow grease, and little creativity, and some great ideas from The Budget Decorator!
Avoiding the Black-Hole Syndrome of a Fire-less Fireplace
Everyone loves a fireplace aglow with a roaring fire or flickering
embers. But your fireplace need not be a gaping empty hole--like a picture
frame without a picture—-those times you choose not to have a fire.
Five Ways to Update your Windows on a Budget
Windows can be some of the trickiest decorating decisions we make. They can also be very expensive. However, there are many ways to dress and update your windows without breaking the bank!
Creative Ideas for Decorating a Rec Room
Our readers share their input on decorating a family rec room.
Recessed Window Dressing Ideas
Ideas for choosing window dressings for a recessed window.
5 Great Ways To Use Books in Decorating
Even if you are tired of the book clutter, I am going to show you some great "Budget Decorator" ways to tame the mess, and add charm and character to your rooms by using books as decorating accessories!
Country Home Accessories
Country home décor is the most sought after home interior and it’s no wonder since country décor invites a casual friendly lifestyle. Make sure you carefully study the specific style, and color scheme then carefully coordinate the colors of each element of your country décor.
Make a Pretty Chair Planter
First you need an old dining chair with a push out seat as this is where the flowers will be growing. If you haven't got one lying around in a garage or shed, ask around friends and family or offer a couple of dollars/pounds for one in a junk shop, charity shop or thrift store.
Decorating With Lamps
We all need lamps to read and do other task-related activities. One way to have some frugal fun decorating your home is with the creative use of lamps. Some task lighting is more functional than decorative. In the living areas of our homes, we usually use decorative lamps. With just a little bit of skill and knowledge you can have fun, distinctive lamps that add charm to your home.
Home Decorating Tips
Do you want to create a new look in your home without spending a lot of money? You can change the look and feel of any room by adding a few inexpensive accessories. Items such as paint, pictures, and plants can add charm to any room in your house.
I love to surround myself with things from the past. To me "heirloom" doesn't necessarily mean something really old, because memories are always in the making, and displaying a family keepsake can be treasured whether it's from last year or fifty years ago.
Tips for Decorating Your Living Room
In the home, the living area, or the receiving room, is one of the busiest rooms. It's also the room guests initially see and form a lasting impression about the home. Hence, the living area should be well-decorated, well-laid out and inviting to guests and family members. It should project a homey, comfortable yet elegant image.
Liven Up Your Living Space
If you're unsure of the look you want, start by tearing out magazine pictures of rooms you like. You will soon see themes appearing. Painted wooden furniture and pale stencilled walls, traditional mahogany or art deco or a little of many styles blended together in your own eclectic way.
Buying Furniture that Lasts
When you buy a new sofa or chair, how long do you expect it to last? Will you keep it until it is "hopelessly outdated", or will you have to replace it before then? (Bearing in mind that "hopelessly outdated" may come sometime after your death!)
Accessorizing Your Home With Art
I have to admit that I love art. I walk by pictures and always have the desire to buy them. I would be happy to fill my walls from ceiling to floor with framed pictures (which I've actually seen done in some homes)!
Fun with Frames
Adorn your walls and tables with inexpensive and interesting handcrafted wood frames! You can purchase wood frames at discount stores, craft stores and yard sales, just to name a few. The only necessary supplies for your "masterpiece" are a glue gun, glue sticks and your imagination!