There are lots of little ways you can add panache to your rooms without spending a lot of money.
An Old Lamp Gets New Life:
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.
Find A Cute Stencil:
You could stencil a wall. That would be far cheaper than wallpaper. And if you grow tired of it, just paint over it.
Nail Head Trim Is Like The Jewelry:
Put nail head trim around your upholstered dining room chairs. It gives it that extra something.
Cover The Insides Of Book Shelves:
Adding gold hardware to the corners of this coffee table gives it a little bling.
A Different Painting Technique:
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. It makes the color really pop.
You can also add a pretty piece of fabric to your headboard for a new look.
Make It Shine:
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.
Cut It Down To Size:
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!
Switch Out The Pillows:
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.
Dress Up The Bathtub:
Redress Your Desk:
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 decorating ideas might give it new life.