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7 Living Room Designs that Maximize Space
Our gallery of small living room photos will inspire you and guide you to make the most of your small living room on a budget.
Create a Beautifully Decorated Wedding on a...
Planning a wedding can be stressful enough without worrying about the budget. These beautiful but budget-friendly wedding decorating ideas and cheap wedding decor ideas can help you plan your wedding decor and still have money leftover for the honeymoon. From the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
How to Arrange Furniture in a Small Living Room
Small living room furniture arrangement can be a challenge, but as shocking as it seems, small living rooms are often easier to decorate than large, especially on a budget. These ideas for small living room furniture arrangements may inspire you and show you that less can be more.
A Handful List of the Best Color Scheme...
Pick your perfect interior colors or develop your own interior color schemes with these online color generators and online color tools from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
4 Cheap and Easy Ways to Update Your Countertops
Inexpensive and easy ideas for updating existing bathroom or kitchen countertops from our Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
Small Room Decorating Ideas
A wealth of articles and budget-saving ideas for decorating a small room, along with ideas for small living rooms, bedrooms and more, from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
Arrange Furniture Like a Pro with These Top Tips
Tips for furniture arrangement for small rooms and large rooms from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
7 Color Schemes for the Living Room
Explore color ideas for your living room with these photos of living room color schemes from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
The Best Budget Living Room Design Ideas
A hub of budget-friendly yet inspirational living room photos, living room ideas and living room design tips from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
20 DIY Outdoor Decorating Ideas
Inspiring photos, ideas and instructions on 20 budget-friendly DIY outdoor decor and outdoor decorating projects from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
Top 10 Living Room Decorating Mistakes to Avoid
When decorating your living room, it pays to plan. If you would like to avoid an ugly living room, then avoid these top 10 bad living room decorating ideas.
20 Fall Front Porch Decorating Ideas
A collection of 20 fall front porch decorating ideas and festive porch decor.
9 Cheap Decorating Ideas to Add to Your Next...
These cheap party decorating ideas and inspiring pictures of party decorations can help you decorate for a party while staying on a tight budget. From the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
The Basics of Furniture Arrangement
How to Arrange Furniture - The Basics of Furniture Arranging
31 Halloween Decorating Ideas
31 Halloween decorating ideas. Craft your way through the month of October with our quick, easy and budget-friendly Halloween decorating ideas.
Totally Free Wall Art
Decorate your walls fast and frugally with this collection of totally free wall art from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
Basics of French Country Decorating
Basics of French Country Decorating - Decorating French Country Basics
Understanding Modern and Contemporary Design...
Confusion often reigns when comparing modern vs contemporary spaces. Let's take a look at the origins of modern and contemporary decorating styles, and compare modern vs contemporary. Be gone, confusion!
20 Steps to the Perfect Living Room
20 Steps to the Perfect Living Room - The Perfect Living Room in 10 Steps
5 Major Challenges When Decorating a Small...
You can have a small living room that functions as well and looks as beautiful as a large one. The key is to take advantage of small space solutions.
Easy Ways to Update Your Space in Less Than One...
Redo a room in an afternoon with these instant room update ideas from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
Easy DIY: How to Make a No-Sew Table Runner
It doesn’t take much time, talent or money to make a table runner. All you need is $5 and 30 minutes. No sewing skills necessary!
Fall Party Ideas: Ideas & Decorations for a...
Fun fall party ideas including festive decorations, fall food and party games, from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
18 Common Items For a Cheap and Easy Headboard...
One of the easiest ways to dress up your bedroom is to add a headboard, and our creative ideas won’t keep you up at night worrying about your budget. It’s possible to make a headboard for cheap or free, and with the plethora of projects ideas listed here, you’re bound to find something you like.
Small Room Design: Big Tips for Decorating a...
Maximize your small space living with these tips for decorating a small room and ideas for small room design from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
No Space Too Small: Small Bathroom Photo Ideas
Smart decorating ideas for small bathrooms, as well as small bathroom photos, from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
Liven Up Your Living Room with These 5 Design...
Your eyes are muscles, so give them something to look at. Ideas for a living room focal point that is sure to please those peepers.
Ideas and Tips for Starting a Home Decor Business
Starting your own home decor business can be a fun and financially rewarding way to dabble in interior decorating - no degree needed.
Wall Texture Advice
Do It Yourself Wall Texture Advice - Advice on Wall Texturing - If you are trying to save money by doing the drywall taping in your remodeled room yourself, you may have discovered, to your dismay, that your drywall taping skills are not up to standards.
The 3 Main Home Decorating Styles
Though there are quite a few arguments about what decorating styles should be considered the foundational or basic home decorating styles, these are what many consider the three basic types of decorating styles.
Functional & Fun Kitchen Ideas for Decorating
Ideas and photos of budget-friendly, functional and fun kitchen ideas for kitchen decorating, organizing, kitchen storage - including unique ideas for built-in storage - and kitchen decor from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com. Page 4.
Shopping & Saving at Bed Bath & Beyond
This mega home store is not known for its low prices but it should be! There are ways to snag significant savings at Bed Bath & Beyond. And here’s how to do it.
Color Personality Profiles: Is Your Room Color...
When decorating with color, it helps to understand the personality of color, the definition of warm and cool colors and how they react in a space, and how room color affects mood. Explore the basic personality of color with the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
How to Decorate a Child's Playroom on a Budget
Ideas for decorating a kid’s playroom, from colors to DIY decor. Take a tour through our photo gallery of playroom ideas to inspire you on how to create a perfect space for kicking back and having fun!
Inspiring Quotes About Decorating
A compilation of thoughts and inspirational quotes about decorating and interior design.
50 Simple DIY Projects for Your Home
A collection of 50 simple DIY home decor projects for every room of your home.
Halloween & Fall Wreath Ideas
Fun and frugal halloween and fall wreath ideas, plus instructions for crafting your own.
10 Festive Ideas for Decorating a Pumpkin
When it comes to decorating a pumpkin, the ideas are endless. Here are our top 10 ideas for decorating a pumpkin - no knives required!
12 Crucial Tips for Choosing Colors for a Small...
Tips for choosing colors for a small room, color tricks for making a small space appear larger, and how to use textures in a small room from the Expert to Budget Decorating at About.com.
Tips for Cheap Kitchen Cabinets
Cheap Kitchen Cabinets - How to find Kitchen Cabinets Cheap - Tips for Cheap Kitchen Cabinets
10 Color Schemes to Inspire Your Space
Inspirational photos of cool and warm color schemes and interior paint schemes, along with ideas for decorating with interior paints and choosing color schemes.
Scale & Proportion in Interior Design
Tips for creating the correct scale and proportion in your room or home by the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
Budget-Friendly Outdoor Decorating Ideas
Our collection of outdoor decorating ideas will inspire you to create beautiful yet budget-friendly outdoor spaces to entertain or unwind.
Decorating with a Warm Color Scheme
Tips for decorating with a warm color scheme, including the effect of warm colors and incorporating warm colors into your home.
Ideas for Decorating with Color & Pattern
Ideas for decorating with color and pattern, plus color palette and theme ideas along with how to use color in design, from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
Fabric & Leather Sofas: The Advantages of...
A list of both fabric and leather sofa advantages so you can choose the right couch for you and your household.
Review of IKEA Kivik Sofa Series
Review of IKEA Kivik series including sofa, loveseat and footstool.
Review of IKEA Kvartal Curtain System
Review of the IKEA Kvartal curtain system including the components and the installation process.
Choosing Interior Colors for Your Rooms
Seven questions to ask before deciding on an interior color scheme and tips for choosing interior colors for your rooms from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
How to Become an Interior Decorator
Tips and ideas for how to become an interior decorator and ways to gain a foothold into the wonderful world of design, from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
Cover Your Walls with Fabric
Renter Decor Tip - Cover Your Walls with Fabric - Budget Wall Coverings For Apartment Dwellers
Discover Your Decorating Style
Knowing and following a certain decorating style can help transform a misfit room into a uniform and elegant space. By choosing a decorating style to reflect your tastes, you can give your home a specific look while maintaining a unique touch.
Becoming an Interior Designer: Do You Have What...
Do you think you may be a natural at interior decorating and design? Read our article from the Guide to Budget Decorating to see if you have the talent and grit it takes to become an interior designer.
7 Beautiful, Ornate Ceiling Designs
Inspirational photos of ceiling designs that you can DIY from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
Decorating a Small Bedroom
Ideas for decorating a small bedroom on a budget from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
10 Suggestions for Unique Kitchen Island...
Unique kitchen island ideas that are budget-friendly and beautiful from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
Decorate a Ceiling on a Budget
Decorating a ceiling can change a space from ho-hum to awe-inspiring. These ceiling decorating ideas are a budget-friendly way to update a space.
Your Complete Guide to Shopping at IKEA
Shopping at IKEA doesn't have to be overwhelming or confusing. Use the tips and information to make your next trip a breeze!
Hello, Spring!
Easter and spring decorating ideas on a budget.
Basic Types of Windows
Basics of Window Types - Basic Types of Windows
How to Decorate Your Teenager's Small Room
Design, furniture and color ideas for teenage small bedrooms from the Guide to Budget Decorating.
How to Mix Styles When Decorating
Tips on mixing styles when decorating a room to create a new look, to follow a mixed-style look, or to simply make it all work in your space.
Springing for Great Curb Appeal
Great ways to enhance curb appeal and encourage a sense of community.
10 Creative, Affordable Bathroom Storage Ideas
Our top 10 creative, fun and frugal bathroom storage ideas that we've found will help you fit more storage and style into your bathroom. From the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
Free Online Decorating Tools
The Internet can be a wonderful place to go to gain valuable decorating advice. Browse our list of free online decorating tools and online decorating resources to aid you in achieving the budget-friendly home of your dreams.
Eight Unusual Ways to Hang Your Curtains
Eight Unusual Ways to Hang Your Curtains - Hang Your Curtain in Unusual Ways
Customize Lamp Shades in No Time with Simple...
If you want to add a little pizazz to your room, decorating a lamp shade is a fast and frugal way to give your lighting (and space) a new look.
Fun & Fabulously Cheap Party Decorations
Fabulously cheap party decorations and party decorating ideas to help you pull off your next party with style, and no one will know you barely spent a dime. From the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
Finding Kitchen Cabinets for Cheap
How to find kitchen cabinets for cheap and how to create a custom look from cheap cabinets from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
12 Fail-Safe Tips for Choosing Interior Colors
Top tips for choosing interior colors and ideas for decorating with color from the Expert to Budget Decorating at About.com.
Craft & Decorating Jobs from Home
Ideas for creative craft jobs and decorating jobs that you can easily do from home from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.
How to Stencil on Fabric & More
Stenciling fabric, or anything really, is a quick, easy and budget-friendly way to add a unique touch to your home. Our step-by-step instructions will teach you how to stencil on fabric - and more! The first step is to gather your stenciling supplies.
Small Patio Ideas: Decorating a Small Patio...
Small patio ideas and tips for decorating a small patio, from choosing and arranging furnishings to what to look for in garden plants, from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
15 Online Sources for Vintage Home Decor
When decorating on a budget, it pays to shop around. To save you time, we've listed some popular online sources for vintage decor, architectural and building salvage, and used home goods.
Cheap Decor Ideas for Your Living Room Walls
If your living room walls are bare, here are some easy and cheap ways to add more interest
Traditional-Style Decor to Inspire Your Living...
A classic example of a traditional style living room.
Five Easy Ways To Makeover Your Kitchen
Five Easy Ways To Makeover Your Kitchen - Makeover your kitchen 5 easy ways
Easy DIY: Refresh Your Furniture with Paint
Top 10 fresh, whimsical and fun DIY ideas for painting furniture from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
Breaking All the Decorating Rules
When to be a rebel and when to be a rule follower when decorating.
Decorating Shabby Chic or Cottage Style
The shabby chic or cottage style pairs soft-colors and patterns with well-loved, casual and simple furnishings and decor. How to decorate shabby chic or cottage style, including common characteristics of this style.
Creative Ideas for Bathrooms
A list of creative ideas for the bathroom that could easily be completed on a budget, and many are green, too! From the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
Beach Style Decorating on a Budget
If you love the coastal look, good news! Our beach style decorating ideas will help you to tranform your room into a coastal retreat.
The Top 12 Tips for Decorating a Large Room
These large room design tips and ideas for decorating a large room should have you decorating all your big, empty spaces with style.
Designer Furniture on a Dime
It is possible to get designer furniture and decor for cheap or even free if you know how to look and where to go.
Decorating with Halloween Food
These Halloween food and recipe ideas will help you set your table or buffet in style.
Creating & Defining a Focal Point
Easy and inexpensive ideas for identifying or creating a natural focal point in a room or space by the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
Great Gift Ideas for the Home
Tons of great home decor and wedding gift ideas for the bride and groom.
Design Balance in Decorating
If you’ve ever been in a fun house, you know what it feels like to walk through a room that is unbalanced.
Find Local Estate Sales, Flea Markets & Craft...
Find local estate sales, flea markets and craft fairs with our directory of links to online listings and resources.
Decorating a Small Bathroom
Tips and tricks for decorating a small bathroom with style from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
Star on a Home Makeover Show
How to star on a home makeover show and links to popular shows' casting calls from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
Removing Ceramic Floor Tile
A list of the common tools for tile removal. Depending upon the type of the tile and how the tile was installed, you may not need all of them and you may have most of them on hand.
Designing a Room Online
To help you make your home and your space as beautiful as possible, we’ve put together these articles and hubs on designing a room online. Browse and enjoy!
Affordable Kitchen Island Ideas
Options and ideas for affordable kitchen islands and carts, most costing less than $200, from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
Decorating in the Eclectic Style
Eclectic style is best described as a careful gathering of interesting elements that all work together. How to decorate in the eclectic style, including common characteristics of this style.
Creating a Decorating Plan
If you can’t visualize what a room or a space will look like after it is done, how do you even know where to begin? Start by creating a decorating plan.
How to (Really) Decorate on a Budget
The lowdown dirty truth about how to decorate on a budget from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.
9 Simple (and Stylish) Ways to Decorate a...
Fun and frugal decorating ideas for feature walls along with tips on creating your own accent walls from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
IKEA's Expedit is Changing
IKEA Expedit Is Changing to Kallax
Save Big at JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores
Tips on how to shop and save at JoAnn Fabric & Craft store.
Shopping for Eclectic Home Decor Online
When decorating on a budget, it pays to shop around. To save you time, we've listed some popular online sources for eclectic style home decor.
Alternative Christmas Tree Ideas
A collection of Christmas tree ideas that won't take up more than a bit of wall space - from Christmas tree wall decals to chalkboards and more. Helping you celebrate the holidays in style and on budget! Page 5.
How to Paint Designs on Walls & Ceilings
Painting designs on walls or ceilings makes a bold yet beautiful statement, and is not as hard as it may seem.
Interior Color Schemes for Global Style
Inspiring photo and exotic interior color scheme based on the colors of the Mediterranean to help you create a gorgeous global style in your own home. Page 5.
Five No Sew Budget Window Coverings
Five No Sew Budget Window Coverings - Five No Sew Window Coverings on a Budget
Decorating Your Home in a Specific Style
Whether you want to break all the rules or remain true to your home’s specific architectural style, our articles and photos can help you decide what home decorating styles you favor and offer tips on how to pull a space together.
Free Online Decorating Help
Sometimes you need a bit of decorating help, but your dilemma (or your budget) is too small to hire a pro. There are places online that offer free decorating help.
Create a Quick & Easy Room Color Scheme
Create a room color scheme in three easy steps with these ideas from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
Decorating with Burlap Fabric
Decorating with burlap fabric is a great budget alternative for those expensive decor fabrics. Get busy with burlap using these easy DIY project ideas.
DIY Furniture Ideas
A fun collection of DIY furniture ideas from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
Decorating Country Style
Many remember the teddy bears and lace, along with the federal blues and muted pinks that personified the 1980s country style decorating boom. But country style furnishings and decor formed its roots in a much more elegant setting.
How to Decorate your Table on a Budget
Budget Table Decorations - How to Decorate your Table on a Budget
Malouf Pillow Reviews & Comparisons
The more expensive pillows will always offer better support and durability than the budget alternatives. A review of popular Malouf memory foam pillows.
Review of IKEA Billy Bookcase System
Expert review of IKEA Billy bookcase system.
Budget Ideas for Decorating a Bathroom
A wealth of ideas and articles for decorating a bathroom on a budget from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
Decorating with White on a Budget
Decorating with white lends light and a feeling of space to your home and when you follow our ideas, decorating with white can be a simple and economical way to redo a room.
Kid’s Room Decorating Tips
Furnishing and decorating a kid’s bedroom shouldn’t be labor intensive or expensive. Our kid’s room decorating tips can help you think long term and stay budget-friendly when it comes to decorating a child’s bedroom.
Decorating in the Transitional Style
Transitional style is often described as a balanced blend of traditional and contemporary furnishings and decor. How to decorate in the transitional style, including common characteristics of this style.
The Best Budget Decorating Blogs
Each week, Budget Decorating at About.com features the best-of-the-best budget decorating blogs available. We’ve assembled a sampling of our featured decorating blogs so you can enjoy them also.
Tips to Saving on Target Home Goods
Target's home goods are fashionable and affordable, but with our tips to saving at Target, you’ll never shop at Target again without getting the best discount possible.
Contemporary Style Decorating
Contemporary style interiors are rarely cold or stark but instead seek to embrace comfort and sophistication. How to decorate in the Contemporary style, including common characteristics of this style.
Craft a Halloween Shadow Box
Craft your own Halloween shadow box. Shadow boxes are fun, frugal and easy to make, and these Halloween shadow box craft ideas will spur your spooky imagination.
Decorating 101: How to Decorate a Home
A hub of articles that cover all the basics of decorating, or Decorating 101, because anyone can use them to create a beautiful home from start to finish.
Wall Decor: Wall Decals, Stickers, Stencils &...
Sources for affordable wall decals, vinyl wall stickers and wall stencils along with wall decor ideas and decals for your furniture, tile and more.
Inexpensive Art for the Bathroom
Inexpensive and DIY ideas for art for the bathroom from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
Decorating in the Traditional Style
By far the most popular decorating style, traditional style is a mix of beautiful, timeless and refined elements. How to decorate in the traditional style, including common characteristics of this style.
Kid's Room Ideas
Our kid's room ideas can help you create a kid-friendly bedroom, playroom, reading nook or more for your favorite little one - and big one, too! From toddler to teen, our hub of kid's room ideas will help you put together the perfect space, with room to grow.
Small Sofas for Small Spaces
Featuring small sofas that are perfect for small spaces, including sleeper sofas and more.
Garage Sale Tips: How to Have a Successful...
Plan and organize for a successful garage sale with our step-by-step garage sale guide including garage sale tips, planning advice, pricing helps and fun garage sale ideas from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
Decorating With Neutral Colors
There's nothing boring about beige when it's used correctly. Learn to showcase the natural beauty of your home with our tips for decorating with neutral colors, from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
How to Stain Grout
Step-by-step instructions for how to whiten and stain grout on floors or walls by the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
Make Your Own Halloween Wall Hanging for Free
A unique idea for chic Halloween wall decorations using reprints of old illustrations.
The Personality of Color: Secondary, Tertiary &...
When decorating with color, it helps to understand the personality of color, the definition of secondary, tertiary and neutral colors, and how room color affects mood. Explore the basic personality of color and learn all about color with the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
Decorating a Thanksgiving Table
Decorating a Thanksgiving table doesn’t have to blow your budget or take up too much of your time. These fun DIY ideas and links to purchasing Thanksgiving table decor online will help you create a Thanksgiving table that the pilgrims would be proud of.
Hiring a Decorator on a Budget
Hiring a decorator on a budget is not only possible but may save you time and money in the long run. When hiring a decorator, follow these tips to maximize your savings.
Our Step-by-Step Guide to Designing a Beautiful...
Follow these easy steps to a beautiful bedroom. How to decorate a bedroom with style, and where to spend - and not to spend - your money when decorating a bedroom.
Budget Friendly Decorating Ideas for Revamping...
Add unique and personal touches to your dorm room with these budget-friendly and fast DIY dorm decorating ideas.
Shopping for Modern Home Decor Online
When decorating on a budget, it pays to shop around. To save you time, we've listed some popular online sources for modern style home decor.
Cheap Art for the Living Room
These fun DIY and cheap art ideas for the living room will help you furnish your living room walls with style, from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
Shopping Home Decor Stores Online
Shopping home decor stores online is a great way to save, and we tell you where to go and how to save even more.
Fall Table Decorations
A photo gallery of fall tables and autumn-inspired table decorating ideas from the Guide to Budget Decorating.
How to Paint a Plywood Floor
How to Paint a Plywood Floor - Plywood floor painting for a durable and beautiful floor on a budget
Kids Room Theme & Color Ideas
Kid's room theme and color ideas, along with tips for using color and themes in your kid-friendly spaces.
Review of IKEA Micke Desk & Computer Station
Expert review of IKEA Micke desk and computer work station.
Decorating with Gray on a Budget
Decorating with gray can turn a space into a sophisticated retreat, and decorating with gray is anything but drab if you know what to do.
Creative, Budget-Friendly Decor Ideas for Your...
Cool, creative and budget-friendly decorating ideas for teenage bedrooms from the Guide to Budget Decorating.
Cheap End Table Ideas
A chic or functional end table need not be expensive. Our Guide to Budget Decorating shares some fabulously cheap end table ideas, and all are less than $100.
The Best Budget Resources for Modern Wallpaper
Where to find budget-friendly modern wallpaper and tips for finding and using wallpaper frugally.
Decorating in the Modern Style
Learn about modern design and what decorating elements make up a modern style room.
Teen Decor for Small Bedrooms
Funky, fresh and frugal teenage decor along with furniture and decorating ideas that work well in small bedrooms.
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