Faced with a seriously tight budget, everyone still wants a comfortable and beautifully decorated home. So what do we do? We begin thumbing through decorating ideas and search for ideas on the Internet. We quickly discouraged as we find that these magazines often feature items that are well out of our budget. We begin to think that we’re stuck in a house that will never be all that we wanted it to be. But never fear, there are solutions to this problem, and all you need is a little ingenuity.
Looking for art work can seem like an endless task. There are so many choices available, yet, none of them seem right for the space. Either they are the wrong color scheme, or they just don’t fit the space. Sometimes, it is simply a matter that you just don’t like them. One solution is to make your own artwork. What? I’m not an artist you say. Sometimes artwork can be as simple as framing a favorite piece of cloth or making and interesting collage. You might find that you have more talent than you think. This idea may work for abstracts more creative pieces, but if it is a realistic painting that you want and your art is less than realistic, there are some cheap options that can get you out of a pinch.
The first is to check discount stores. Mirrors are also a good choice for making rooms look well-decorated and adding reflection that can make the room look bigger. Mirrors are often less expensive than artwork. Clipping coupons and recycling old frames rather than throwing them out is another great idea for repurposing artwork. An elegant frame can make prints and pictures the centerpiece of the room. Don’t forget to check auctions, either online or live. Many times you can find pieces that are perfect for very little money.