It can be really frustrating to want to make a significant change to your home decor without the funds to buy a new piece or hire help, but very often the most significant changes require no or very little outlay. Real Simple is a great resource for this kind of inspiration, as we can see from this beautifully photographed gallery.
Clockwise from top left: Make a headboard by draping a pretty quilt from your bed frame; add color to your furniture by painting just the legs of a chair or table; organize napkins for a dinner party (or everyday!) by using bracelets as napkin rings; and hide cords by leaning artwork against the walls.
There's a lot more where that came from, so make sure to head over to Real Simple for the rest.