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Finances: Decorating on a Budget
Source: Books for Better Living

“The kitchen has no storage.” “There is no light.” “All of my furniture is old and worn.” “There just isn’t enough space.” — sound familiar?

Spring cleaning season upon is us, so now is a great time to reinvent your space. Nowadays it is easier than ever to find DIY projects thanks to the Internet. Plus, there are also tons of companies that offer deals on furniture, light fixtures, art, and well, pretty much anything your heart desires so you don’t have to be a millionaire to have a place that looks like a million bucks. Below we have collected some of our favorite websites to help you redecorate your space.

Pinterest
Organizing your design ideas has never been easier. Open a Pinterest account, create a board titled “Decorating” and start pinning looks you like. After a few days you will start to see a theme and overall pattern, which will give you direction and guidance for your new space. Get started by following our Decorating on a Budget board.

Apartment Therapy
This blog has been around since 2007 and has provided a constant stream of ideas from and for real, design-loving homeowners ever since. The focus is on small spaces, and they offer up dozens of budget-friendly and DIY ideas weekly.

Real Simple – Home Organizing
Real Simple’s home organizing section is very robust and it has tons of visuals. So not only will your new space look nice, but it will also be efficient, which creates a much better living situation.

Joss and Main
This is just one example of many online daily deals websites that offer discounted furniture. If you’re really strapped for cash, throw a spring garage sale. Get rid of a few pieces, then put the money toward buying something new, at a discount of course.

Knock Off Decor
Saw something you love at Pottery Barn, but just can’t afford it? Knock Off Decor has tons of do-it-yourself projects that enable you to get the same look without all the cost.


 

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