There are lots of little ways you can add panache to your rooms without spending a lot of money.
Give a tired lamp a new look. Paint the base and buy a new shade, or put fabric around one you already have. Patterned shades are a hot commodity right now.
You can also cut out shapes for your wall. I really like this one!
Stencil a wall. Far cheaper than wallpaper. This stencil has a very elegant appeal.
Put nail head trim around your upholstered dining room chairs. It gives it that extra something.
Adding gold hardware to the corners of this coffee table gives it a little bling.
Buy just enough paint to do the outside of a piece of furniture. In the photo above, they’ve painted just the outside of the night stand yellow. Makes the color really pop.
You can also add a pretty piece of material to your headboard for a new look.
Spring for a shiny sequined pillow to make your couch look snazzy. If you can’t find one, buy the material and make it yourself.
Here’s another idea for using just a little bit of paint. If you love a bright color, but only want to add it sparingly, paint the back of a book shelf.
Have a pretty dining table in storage, but need a coffee table more? Have the legs cut off of the dining table. Instant coffee table!
New pillows are a great way to liven up a room. These green pillows look fantastic against the more subdued colors of the bed and bedding.
Purchase a shadow box to make a family photo really stand out. You can also add little bits and bobs in the bottom that hold meaning for you.
Give your desk a little makeover. Purchase a pretty file folder. Add a few ceramic holders for pens and pencils.
There are so many ways to add a little something to a room. If your room is looking ho-hum, see if one of these ideas might give it a lift.