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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
8 Budget Tips For Arranging a Living Room
Not sure where to begin arranging your living room? You'll want to first determine where the focal point of the room is.
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.
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.
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.
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.
7 best kitchen improvements under \$500
When it comes to upgrading the kitchen, there seems to be no shortage of things on our wish list.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Decorating a Small Bedroom
Ideas for decorating a small bedroom on a budget from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
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.
How to Decorate Your Teenager's Small Room
Design, furniture and color ideas for teenage small bedrooms from the Guide to Budget Decorating.
The Basics of Furniture Arrangement
How to Arrange Furniture - The Basics of Furniture Arranging
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.
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.
Basics of French Country Decorating
Basics of French Country Decorating - Decorating French Country Basics
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
50 Simple DIY Projects for Your Home
A collection of 50 simple DIY home decor projects for every room of your home.
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! Page 2 of 8
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.
The Best IKEA Ideas
The best ideas you should know about IKEA including secrets for shopping IKEA, testing your IKEA knowledge and becoming a fan of IKEA.
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.
20 Steps to the Perfect Living Room
20 Steps to the Perfect Living Room - The Perfect Living Room in 10 Steps
Budget-Friendly Ways to Hide Your TV
You don't have to spend a lot of money to disguise your television.
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.
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.
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
Always consider safety when decorating a kid’s room or playroom. We've got tips and ideas for creating a fun yet safe place for your toddler or child to play. Take a tour through our photo gallery of inspirational playroom ideas.
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.
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.
How to Save 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.
7 Beautiful, Ornate Ceiling Designs
Inspirational photos of ceiling designs that you can DIY 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.
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.
Tips for Cheap Kitchen Cabinets
Cheap Kitchen Cabinets - How to find Kitchen Cabinets Cheap - Tips for Cheap Kitchen Cabinets
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Review of IKEA Kvartal Curtain System
Review of the IKEA Kvartal curtain system including the components and the installation process.
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!
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.
Creative, Budget-Friendly Decor Ideas for Your...
Cool, creative and budget-friendly decorating ideas for teenage bedrooms from the Guide to Budget Decorating.
Review of IKEA Kivik Sofa Series
Review of IKEA Kivik series including sofa, loveseat and footstool.
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.
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.
Decorating a Small Bathroom
Tips and tricks for decorating a small bathroom with style 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.
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.
Functional & Fun Kitchen Ideas for Decorating
Ideas and photos of budget-friendly, functional and fun kitchen ideas for kitchen decorating, organizing, kitchen storage and kitchen decor, including ideas for kitchen chalkboards - from grocery list chalkboards to menu chalkboards - from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com. Page 2.
Traditional-Style Decor to Inspire Your Living...
A classic example of a traditional style living room.
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.
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.
Eight Unusual Ways to Hang Your Curtains
Eight Unusual Ways to Hang Your Curtains - Hang Your Curtain in Unusual Ways
Inspiring Quotes About Decorating
A compilation of thoughts and inspirational quotes about decorating and interior design.
Five Easy Ways To Makeover Your Kitchen
Five Easy Ways To Makeover Your Kitchen - Makeover your kitchen 5 easy ways
Inspirational Boys Room Pictures
Inspirational boy's room pictures, from toddler to teen, along with boy's room decorating ideas and tips. From contemporary to casual, we can help you decorate your boy's bedroom on a dime!
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.
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 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.
20 Fall Front Porch Decorating Ideas
A collection of 20 fall front porch decorating ideas and festive porch decor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Small Laundry Room Ideas
Decorating ideas along with organizing tips for a small laundry room.
DIY This Natural Easter Centerpiece
Beautiful ideas for Easter centerpieces that are inexpensive and easy to make.
DIY Furniture Ideas
A fun collection of DIY furniture ideas 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.
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.
Basic Types of Windows
Basics of Window Types - Basic Types of Windows
Removing Ceramic Floor Tile
Removing ceramic floor tile is very simple, but I wouldn't call it easy. In fact, I'll warn you that it can be backbreaking work. But tile guys know this, so you can save yourself a handful of dough by removing ceramic floor tile yourself. Page 3.
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.
4 ways to create a chevron wall pattern
Wallpaper can bring instant pattern, color and dimension to any room.
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.
Kid’s Thanksgiving Crafts & Decorations
Let the little ones help you decorate for Thanksgiving with these fabulous kid's thanksgiving crafts and decorations. Also includes fun ideas for Thanksgiving traditions and creating a kid-friendly holiday mood.
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.
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.
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 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.
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!
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
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.
10 Decorating Trends That Will Definitely Blow...
When it comes to decorating our homes, there are all sorts of ways we could spend our money.
Ten Headboard Ideas From Recycled Items
Headboard Ideas From Recycled Items - Ideas for Headboards from Recycled Items
5 Budget-Friendly Ways to Decorate for Easter
These fast, frugal yet fabulous Easter decorating ideas will have your home hopping in no time at all.
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.
12 Ways to Make a Big Impact With Bathroom...
A mirror hanging in the bathroom is a necessary object, but that doesn't mean you have to hang an ordinary mirror.
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.
Decorating With a Cool Color Scheme
Tips for decorating with a cool color scheme, including the effect of cool colors and incorporating cool colors into your home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Five No Sew Budget Window Coverings
Five No Sew Budget Window Coverings - Five No Sew Window Coverings on a Budget
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 a French Country Kitchen
French Country style works beautifully in a kitchen. It’s easy to fall in love with everything French:
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.
How to Decorate your Table on a Budget
Budget Table Decorations - How to Decorate your Table on a Budget
Spring & Easter Wreath Ideas
Say. Budget Decorating.
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.
Cover Your Walls with Fabric
Renter Decor Tip - Cover Your Walls with Fabric - Budget Wall Coverings For Apartment Dwellers
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.
Online Resources for Kid’s Furniture &...
Our list of online resources for kid's furniture, bedding, accessories and decor. These sites offer everything from budget-friendly to luxury kid's room decorating ideas and home goods.
Save Big at JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores
Tips on how to shop and save at JoAnn Fabric & Craft store.
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.
Knowing Sheet Sizes for Today's Mattresses
Knowing Sheet Sizes for Today's Mattresses - Know The Size of Your Sheets: King, Queen, Full or Twin
Decorating a Bedroom on a Budget
Decorating a bedroom on a budget is easy, but a bedroom must be more than beautiful to be functional. Tips on where (and where not) to save money when decorating your bedroom, and how to make decorating a bedroom on a budget fun!
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.
Easy & Budget-Friendly Entryway Ideas
Freshen up your foyer with these easy and budget-friendly entryway decorating ideas from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
Tuscan Decorating on a Budget
Tuscan Decorating on a Budget - Budget Tuscan Decorating
Teen Decor for Small Bedrooms
Funky, fresh and frugal teenage decor along with furniture and decorating ideas that work well in small bedrooms.
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.
New Uses for Old Items Makes Unique Home Decor
Repurposing and reusing when decorating not only saves money, but it can also help save our planet. Use these tips and ideas to repurpose a wide variety of items to make unique home decor.
Dressing the Bed: When to Spend, When to Save
When it comes to styling and dressing your bed, there are plenty of ways to overspend and blow your budget. Mattresses and pillows alone are costly, not to mention linens, comforters and bed frames.
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.
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.
Pictures of Girls Rooms
Inspirational photos and pictures of girl's rooms and bedrooms, from toddler to teen, along with girl's room decorating ideas and tips. From frou-frou to casual, we can help you decorate your girl's bedroom on a dime! Page 3.
Beach Decor on a Budget
If you’ve always wanted to incorporate the clean, comfortable look of a beach cottage into your own home, these ideas should help you achieve the look that you want.
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.
Inexpensive Art for the Bathroom
Inexpensive and DIY ideas for art for the bathroom from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Review of IKEA Billy Bookcase System
Expert review of IKEA Billy bookcase system.
The Best Budget Resources for Modern Wallpaper
Where to find budget-friendly modern wallpaper and tips for finding and using wallpaper frugally.
5 Tips for Decorating a Teen's Bedroom
The top 5 tips to consider when creating a bedroom your teen will love, from the Guide to Budget Decorating.
Fall Table Decorations
A photo gallery of fall tables and autumn-inspired table decorating ideas from the Guide to Budget Decorating.
Fabric vs Leather Sofas
Debating the difference between fabric vs leather sofas and tips for choosing the best sofa finish for you.
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.

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