One of the fastest, most effective and least expensive ways to change your rooms is to use color! The color forecast is one everyone can appreciate -- it's all about comfort. Shades from nature, warm rich colors from exotic parts of the world, or well-worn colors are all great choices for a comfort-filled home. Here are some great ways to add color to your home -- without breaking the bank.
Use a rich color in at least one room, and paint your ceilings and woodwork too -- or try that brave new color on a key piece of furniture.
2. Use fabric
Also check the bargain bin at the local fabric store. They often have beautiful fabrics at discount prices simply because they have been discontinued, or are off-cuts that are too small to use for a big project. Use cheap muslin, then add a border of a decorative fabric to save lots of cash.
You can try using worn sweaters to stitch up a throw pillow cover. You may find many uses for good-quality clothing that doesn't fit or can't be worn because of an isolated stain. Once, I used a "never to be used again" maternity blouse to create gorgeous silk pillows for my living room. Look in your closets and linen chest for items in your color scheme that can be pressed into service.
3. Cover the matting in your wall art with colorful paper or fabric to coordinate with your room
Don't stop there, though -- you can also paint your picture frames. This will bring color and interest to your walls, guides the eye upward, and ties your room together.
4. Look for accessories at the local dollar store
5. Add plants
Think you have no green thumb? Sprout carrot tops, ivy cuttings from the yard, or potato cuttings, then pot up and put in a brightly lit spot. Even if your thumb fails you, they cost you nothing, and can easily be grown again.
Once you start to train your eye to see that there are decor ideas everywhere, you will discover more and more ways to beautifully feather your nest.