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Cheap decorating tips

A change of season, a new home, or just tired of the same old look? If you’re like me, you take any chance to freshen and liven things up in your home. But I am always working on a budget. I need things to be affordable and easy to achieve because I know I’ll be changing things around again in a few months! Today I have 5 cheap decorating tips to share with you. Maybe you have these things already, or think you could add them to your home to turn an old area from drab to fab…

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Add a side table

Console tables are just about everywhere these days. And they aren’t expensive. Kmart and Aldi have selections that you can easily use. Even if you don’t like the colour, you can always spray it a new colour. I like the one above as it’s minimal and easy to add to a blank wall with a small amount of effort.  Here are some more side table styling ideas.

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Hang a gallery wall

This one is so simple! You can make this happen in no time at all. Frames are so cheap to buy at Kmart or IKEA. You can download prints like these ones, or shop online at a place like Norsu or Lila + Lola. Then I like to trace around each frame with a piece of paper, bluetac them on the wall to check out the pattern then I’ll hang them when I am happy with the placement. Stick to themes – so like the one above has black, timber and white. Just head to Pinterest and type up gallery wall and you’ll have endless ideas.

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Make your own bedhead

You can totally do this. It’s not that scary! A piece of simple plywood can transform your bedroom in no time! I love a DIY bedhead. You can use pallets, cane screens, wood offcuts, or even fabric. It’s so cheap and the best part is that you can make it as tall and as wide as you like. Pinterest will have stacks of inspiration.

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Stack some books

Ok not for everyone (especially if you’re a minimalist), but a stack of books adds interest to a room. It doesn’t need to to be as big as the one above, but you can see it certainly fills the corner and gives purpose to all those magazines we collect 😉 I have put mine all to good use over here. You might like to just use a stack on a coffee table too. Don’t let all those magazines gather dust in your garage or spare room – get them out and use them!

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Add a mirror

A mirror can be used just about anywhere. Every room, every wall… You can’t go wrong. I love the round mirror trend, but I am more in love with a huge floor mirror leaning somewhere. It reflects light, makes the space feel bigger and easily fills that space “you don’t know what to do with”. I made one once. It looks a bit different now as I sanded off the yellow paint and have styled it again, but I LOVE how big it is.

Happy cheap decorating! ♥ KC.

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