Small Budget, Big Impact Part 1: Tips 1, 2 and 3!

Small Budget, Big Impact Part 1: Tips 1, 2 and 3!

Angie Cho
Jun 21, 2011

Big impact on a small budget is music to anyone's ears, whether your wallet is full or flat. These three low-cost tips allow you to switch things up and have some fun. Your home is truly your castle so spruce up the seating area you've been wanting for months. With these tips, you can do it guilt free. This set of tips is Part 1 of a three part series, so keep an eye out for the rest! Read more for details...

Here are three small budget tips that pack a punch. From seating to wall decor, we've got you covered.

Tip #1: Use paint as a graphic accessory.
Paint doesn't always have to be scaled to the size of walls or rooms. Paint can also be an accessory, like the yellow rectangle shown here. Used as a single stripe or shape — either geometric or organic, flora or fauna — paint can be a striking accent. The more contrast, the more dramatic. Shown here: Stylist Lo Bjurulf's bedroom on Agent Bauer.

Tip #2: Paint an accent wall or an entire room.
For a big effect, few things can compare to the power of paint. With the low cost of a can of paint, this tip also wins the prize for delivering the biggest bang for your buck. Shown here: Designer Peter Frank's living room featured in Elle Decor.

Tip #3: Stick a graphic decal.
A decal's lack of permanence frees you to try fun shapes and bright colors, like the orange giraffe shown here. A collection of animals is an imaginative and educational element in a child's room. For more adult spaces, decals of plants like trees, bushes and oversized flowers have been a popular trend for living rooms and bedrooms. One downer is that most decals are made of vinyl (bad!). Fortunately, you can find some fabric vinyls on the market. Alternatively, you can DIY paper ones!

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Small Budget, Big Impact Part 2: Tips 4, 5 and 6!

(Images as linked, Leo Little Lion.)

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