Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Low Cost Decorating Solutions

Many times I've given feng shui & design consultations for clients who are in such a decorating rut that they simply do nothing. Blank walls, bare floors and empty corners...all waiting for the 'perfect' item that is either too elusive or too pricey for today.

Unfortunately, by the time the item is found or the budget is ready, their tastes have changed or the item is no longer desired. In the meantime, they've been staring at an empty space.

If you're in the same situation, here are some low-cost solutions to carry you thru until the 'perfect' item is available.

The photo above shows a swath of fabric used to add pattern and texture to a room. How easy is that? You could also use a staple gun to adhere fabric to a canvas art frame found at an art supply store.

A stack of books can become a side table.

Stencil an inexpensive sisal or grass cloth rug to customize with your personal color, style and flair.

Hang plates as artwork. Plate hangers are inexpensive and easy to find at most hardware stores.

Don't wait for 'perfect' because there is no such thing! It's so much more fun to try new ideas, change & rearrange often, and use creativity to express yourself in your decor.

This is not the dress rehearsal. Lights up, show's on!

Or as John Lennon said, "Life is what happens when you're making other plans." Even decorating plans.

photos courtesy of Real Simple

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