Tuesday, February 11, 2014

4 Inexpensive Updates for Your Home Decor

Winter can be a tough time for decorating. You may crave simplicity after all the glitz and glamour of the holidays, but it's still fun to dress things up! Samantha from Crafty Texas Girls is here today to share a few Inexpensive Updates for Your Home Decor.
With the holidays over, now is a good time to spruce up and re-evaluate your home decor. With Christmas decor down, take a look, really take a look at your home. See what is working, move things around, reorganize, and make a shopping list. Most of us are on a budget- but even with limited funds, it is possible to update your home and give it a new feel.

Here are few things I have updated in my home recently. Maybe it will inspire you!

1. Throw Pillows! I found two new pillows at Home Goods. I liked the print, color, and size. Can't beat down pillows for $20 each. I change out my pillow so often, to me they are like jewelry. I don't ever 'throw them away'. Instead,  I rotate them from couch to chair or from room to room. Pair prints with different solids for a new look.

2. New Accessories- Just like a statement necklace can dress up a white t-shirt, a few new home goods can transform a room. I am liking gold more and more. I found a gold plate at Home Goods and mixed it with some mercury glass. That gold frame is from Goodwill--it just has a new coat of spray paint. I will probably end up moving it to the mantle when Christmas rolls around. And then putting my coffee filter wreath in its place.

A new vase, flowers, frames, books, baskets, and yes- even a horse head- can pack a lot of bang for the buck.

3. A Rug- How have I lived in Texas this long without a cowhide rug?! The cream sheepskin rug from Ikea, which I adored, was getting really worn. My Ikea doesn't seem to be carrying them anymore, so I came home with cow hide instead. I was a bit unsure about it at first, but now I am really loving it. It is surprisingly soft and really easy to vacuum. No matter the budget, a rug can really transform a room. Check places like Overstock.com for deals and steals on your favorite styles. Look for interesting texture (sisal, shag, fur) or a great pattern (floral, lattice, chevron).

4. A little paint- Don't 'love' something in your home? Try painting it! Our coffee table and side table was originally a yellow-pencil wood color. When I started re-decorating our home, I felt those tables had to go. Wrong! A coat of black paint helped them fit in perfectly with the new design scheme. Same goes for frames, lamps and chair legs. Gold, black, white, grey-- a little paint can make things you already own feel new again.

What would you like to update in your home? Got any ideas for 'cheap/chic' transformations?

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  1. Excellent advice, especially about throw pillows--we must have 4 sets of them doing duty in various parts of our home. They are just like baubles of jewelry.

    Mercury glass is beautiful.

    Also, your lighting is excellent--that's another good way to change up a room!

  2. You've inspired me to spruce up my hallway.
    It's a bit dull now with a white cabinet, black and white photograph and letter holder.
    I'll try glomming it up with stuff I already have. Otherwise it's great excuse to go shopping :-)

  3. I'm so ready for winter to be over, I feel like spring will open so many doors to new projects, visions and accessories for our house!

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  5. I have the same couch as the photo. Im wondering what color is on the walls as it looks fantastic!


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