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

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

Angie Cho
Jun 28, 2011

Whoever said you have to have a lot of money to enjoy great style was dead wrong. Good taste is recession proof. With these three low-cost tips, you can't go wrong. They are beautiful, practical and eco-friendly. This set of tips is Part 2 of a three part series, so keep an eye out for the rest! Read more for details.

Tip #4. Hang a curtain room divider.
This longstanding tip is embodies both form and function. Curtain room dividers have an abundance of wonderful purposes. They hide clutter. They favorably break up awkwardly shaped rooms. They create a feeling of coziness and privacy. They can be opened in a snap for occasions when you need more space, like when entertaining or working on a large projects. And last but not least, curtains come in a variety of opacities, allowing you to control how much light comes through. Hanging tip: Wire hanging sets make it affordable and easy to hang longer lengths. Try Ikea's Dignitet Curtain Wire and hanging clips. $12.99 for wire and $4.99/24 pack for clips.

Tip #5. Hang an oversized piece of wall decor.
Go big. I'm talking five feet tall. Classic movie posters work wonderfully for this purpose. They are graphic, colorful, affordable, and reflect your personal taste. They're also nice conversation starters. If you can only find medium-sized versions, try a cluster of three or four. Shown here: Breakfast at Tiffany's by Paramount Pictures.

Tip #6. Use what you've got. No need to buy new.
Rejuvenating something you already own will surprise you with its beauty. Paint the furniture. Reupholster a chair. Slipcover the sofa. These techniques will revive your decor and give it a sense of personal taste, not like you bought everything out of a catalog in one go. It's also economically savvy and eco-friendly. This vintage channel back chair looks fantastic with brand new upholstery in "Belle Porte" from Dwell Studio.

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

(Images: Paramount Pictures, Chris Everard, Vintage Channel Back Chair in Green Dwell Studio Bella Porte by Up Cycled Home.)

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