Decorating A New Home On A Budget
Decorating a new home? Need a new look? Here are some simple ideas to decorate on a budget and look like you spent a small fortune! If you’re in the Toronto area, for a start you could take a look at Benjamin Moore to paint in Mississauga to see how you could save money by painting yourselves, rather than hiring a professional. If you do decide to do it yourself, you might want to consider how you would like to control the light coming into your room. My friend learned a lot about that through looking at Shuttercraft shutters to understand how to defuse the light.
Home Décor Interior Design – Bathrooms
For small areas, use light colors and allow plenty of light in. The glass cube window provides privacy and lots of natural light.
To create the illusion of more space, use a wall-mounted vanity with a large mirror – as a bonus: Lots of space below for wicker baskets! If you live in a house that is pushed for space then you may want to look into the space saver staircases from Pear Stairs.
Re-purpose an old secretary as your vanity, hang a rustic wood-framed mirror, a rough-cut wood towel rack, and voile! Hang white eyelet shower curtains. Done!
Before and after pictures tell the story! Turn that old, dilapidated bath into a cozy retreat to refresh and rejuvenate!
This beautiful vanity was created using a dresser/hutch found at a thrift store – lots of storage! An all tile shower with glass doors creates “space”.
Decorating A New Home – Kitchens
Kitchens are the new “hang out”. Small soirees and family get-togethers are much more fun when everyone pitches in to create that fantastic cuisine!
Large, spacious kitchens are awesome! A place for everything and everything in its place! Add colors for contrast! Wooden floors work well in large areas!
Your entire kitchen is on this island, including a cooktop, fridge, storage, sink, dishwasher, and bar-style eating area. Concrete floors are stained and easy care.
When designing your new kitchen, especially for small spaces, keep in mind how you like to cook. Appliances should be conveniently located for minimum effort.
This spectacular French provincial kitchen, complete with distressed wood floors and arched windows above the sink will delight any chef.
Decorating A New Home On A Budget – Kids Bedrooms
Giving a child’s room a fresh look is so easy! Choose your theme, your colors (a main, secondary and accent) – add the accessories! Done!
Blue on blue, a raised framed bed (add railings if needed) and simple accessories – keep it simple to keep it neat!
Your little explorer will love “camping” out in his private little cabin. A mural and solidly built rustic bunk bed complete this woodland scene!
Your teenager will love this cozy, dreamy room. Lots of pillows and lots of storage for all her keepsakes! Check out thrift stores for bargains!
Your pre-teen will love the black & white dots & stripes and pink theme! Lots of little hideaways for her diary and trinkets!
This oversized room was minimized using stripes that follow through on the nightstand. Notice the brightly painted matching twin beds.
Decorating A New Home On A Budget – Master Bedroom
Create this safari effect entirely with accent pieces. The small settee captures colors of the quilt and pillows; the zebra print rug provides contrast.
Feel like royalty with this curtain “headboard”. Check thrift shops for curtains and beautiful decorative pillows and throw in some “old world” lampshades!
Sea breeze blue and white with grey throw pillows beautifully accent the dark furniture and wood flooring. Some throw rugs can provide additional color.
The ultimate in rustic: an old barn door headboard, stuffed burlap sacks, flour sack ruffle, lanterns at each side; you are off to sweet slumber.