Budget Decorating Ideas from a German Hotel

25 Hours is a hip German hotel chain that caters to a high-design crowd looking for rooms on a budget. You wouldn't know by their photos that they're so affordably priced. Decor schemes are more personalized than a standard hotel, while trendy patterns and modern furnishings abound. Looking through their room galleries, we found a number of good ideas for decorating on the cheap...

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A fabric panel is an inexpensive way to create a headboard or focal point behind the bed. To find a quirky pair of matching lamps for your bedside table, keep an eye out at thrift stores and flea markets.

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This furniture grouping uses a pair of side tables to anchor the arrangement. It's not difficult to find affordable side tables, and they're more flexible than a standard coffee table. The floating credenza in the background is another good idea; for instructions on how to assemble one from IKEA cabinets, see this post from AT.

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Patterned pillows and throws are a quick and inexpensive way to update a room. For tips on making your own throw pillow covers, click here.

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Wallpapering an accent wall, rather than a whole room, cuts down on costs and allows you to splurge on a pattern you really love. It also adds some oomph to a decorating scheme without overwhelming.

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This room features a very simple and clever idea: painted doorways. Bright hues are reserved for the lintels and sides of the doorways, defining the space and adding a little bit of unexpected color.

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25 Hours Hotels are currently located in Frankfurt and Hamburg, with new locations slated for Berlin and Budapest. For more information, check out the 25 Hours site.

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