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  • Decorating Your Home Without Breaking The Bank

    [caption id="attachment_5600" align="alignleft" width="257" caption="Saving Money While Decorating"]Decorating Tips[/caption]

    Take a look at some of these decorating tips that not only will improve the look of your home, but will also not make a dent in your wallet.

    Add a New Hue

    Don't discount the transforming power of a wash of color. No other room-decorating strategy gives more bang-for-the-buck than a fresh coat of paint—especially when you choose a cheery or unique hue. You’ll need one gallon of paint per 350 square feet; at $15 to $30 per gallon for bargain-to-premium-range paints, you could utterly change the look of even a large space (brushes, rollers, and masking tape included) for under a Benjamin. Worth noting: Experts say it's worth spending $22 to $25 for a quality brand—the coverage is superior.

    Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Hit the used-housewares source that you feel most comfortable with—swap meet to antique shop—for stellar deals on quality furniture, rugs, artwork, or so-ugly-it’s-beautiful knickknacks. All the better if the piece you love is slightly worn (place that corner of a rug under an end table or chair), chipped (you can work wonders with touch-up paint) or in need of a little wood glue. You can bargain on prices for used goods, and the best part is that your “new” pieces are utterly unique.

    Lighten Up

    Sometimes, brightening up a space merely requires shining a literal light on the scene. Stock up on cheap-and-cheerful new fixtures at bargain-retailers-with-style. Cute table numbers, torchieres, even inexpensive clip-on lamps will add a new luster to any room. Don’t have a big enough budget for new fixtures? Try upping the wattage of the bulbs in your existing lamps, or frame doorways and fill clear vases with strings of clear Christmas lights. It’s a look you can love throughout the year.

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