Affordable DIY: 6 Redecorating Ideas That Won't Cost a Dime
by Rick Delgado
on Friday, January 23rd, 2015 at 7:09am.
Redecorating your home does not have to be a large fiasco. It can be something that is easily done with a little creativity. Changing things and making the rooms look different all around is all that really needs to be done. Consider these redecorating ideas that do not require you to spend any money.
Switch the items from room to room, or switch whole rooms from one side of the home to the next. When you freshen up a space, just changing small things can make a drastic difference for that room.
Organize those unruly, cluttered shelves. When you put more order into the books and other items on the shelves, it frees up space and makes the room look bigger. You’ll walk into the room and it will automatically feel clean and not cluttered. Ahhhhh.
Jazz Up Your Kitchen
If you're low on funds, but want to redecorate your kitchen, take the doors off of your cabinets to create a nice open look. This freshens up the space and costs you nothing to do. You just have to spend a bit of time taking the doors down and then putting them somewhere. Add some contact paper to the backs of the walls, or even to the bottoms of the shelves for a splash of color.
Another great tip is to display all of your kitchen gear to add visual interest to the space. Hang the pots and pans, the spoons and spatulas. This is a great decorating scheme that doesn't cost a penny. It also serves as a great storage tool, especially if you do not have many cupboards or drawers to use.
Repurpose a Piece of Furniture
Create a new piece of furniture from one of the existing pieces in your home. Paint it, match it to the room or repurpose a different piece to take on a whole new meaning. Or find an inexpensive piece of furniture at a garage sale or thrift store and give it new life.
Create an Art Gallery on Your Walls
Art doesn't have to cost a fortune. Believe it or not, it's easy to create a gallery of pictures on your wall. Take your favorite posters, travel photos, magazine photos and put them in a frame. Arrange them in a cluster on the wall. You can also frame some of your favorite kid’s drawings on the wall, as well.