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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.
20 DIY Outdoor Decor & Outdoor Decorating...
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.
Easter Table Photo Gallery
Beautiful ideas for Easter centerpieces that are inexpensive and easy to make.
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.
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.
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.
Decorating Eggs for Easter & Spring
Fun Easter egg decorating ideas and tips for decorating eggs for Easter and spring decor from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
Color Generators & Online Help for Interior...
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.
Easter Decorating Ideas on a Budget
These fast, frugal yet fabulous Easter decorating ideas will have your home hopping in no time at all.
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 Personality of Color: How 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.
The Basics of Furniture Arrangement
How to Arrange Furniture - The Basics of Furniture Arranging
20 Steps to the Perfect Living Room
20 Steps to the Perfect Living Room - The Perfect Living Room in 10 Steps
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.
Ideas for Small Living Room Furniture Arrangement
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.
Top 10 Bad Living Room Decorating Ideas
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.
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.
Make a Headboard for Cheap or Free
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.
Tips for Cheap Kitchen Cabinets
Cheap Kitchen Cabinets - How to find Kitchen Cabinets Cheap - Tips for Cheap Kitchen Cabinets
Crafty DIY Easter Decorations
Festive and easy DIY ideas for Easter decorations you can craft for your home from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
Basics of French Country Decorating
Basics of French Country Decorating - Decorating French Country Basics
10 Low or No Cost Steps to Decorating your...
10 Low or No Cost Steps to Decorating your Living Room - living room for no or low cost Using thrift stores, yard sales, and muscles.
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.
Cheap Party Decorating Ideas
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.
Living Room Color Scheme Photos
Explore color ideas for your living room with these photos of living room color schemes from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
How To Rescue Ugly Old Laminate Countertops
How to Paint Old Laminate Countertops - Painting How-tos for Old Laminate Countertops
10 Creative 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.
Decorating a Small Living Room
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.
Ambient Lighting
Definition of Ambient Lighting - What is Ambient Lighting
Top Tips for Furniture Arrangement
Tips for furniture arrangement for small rooms and large rooms 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
Small Bathroom Photos & Ideas
Smart decorating ideas for small bathrooms, as well as small bathroom photos, from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
Understanding Color Schemes With The Color Wheel
Value and Intensity of color - Colour Intensity and Value
Modern vs Contemporary Style
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!
Basic Types of Windows
Basics of Window Types - Basic Types of Windows
Unique Kitchen Island Ideas
Unique kitchen island ideas that are budget-friendly and beautiful from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
Eight Unusual Ways to Hang Your Curtains
Eight Unusual Ways to Hang Your Curtains - Hang Your Curtain in Unusual Ways
Ideas for 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.
Living Room Design: Living Room Ideas on a Budget
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.
Review of IKEA Kvartal Curtain System
Review of the IKEA Kvartal curtain system including the components and the installation process.
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.
Deciding on a Layout for your Room Design
Deciding on furniture layout for your room design is best done on paper. In this step you will measure all your furniture pieces and make a template to represent each.
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.
Inspiring Quotes About Decorating
A compilation of thoughts and inspirational quotes about decorating and interior design.
The Three Basic Types of 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.
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.
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.
Fast & Frugal DIY: Make a 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!
How To Distress Furniture
How to Distress Furniture - Furniture Distressing How-tos
Teenage Bedroom Ideas for Small Rooms
Design, furniture and color ideas for teenage small bedrooms from the Guide to Budget Decorating.
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.
Choosing Colors for a Small Room
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 Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
Decorating Ideas for Lamp Shades
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.
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.
Five Easy Ways To Makeover Your Kitchen
Five Easy Ways To Makeover Your Kitchen - Makeover your kitchen 5 easy ways
Photos of Ceiling Designs
Inspirational photos of ceiling designs that you can DIY from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
DIY Dorm Decorating Ideas
Add unique and personal touches to your dorm room with these budget-friendly and fast DIY dorm decorating ideas.
How To Make Your Own Unique Lamp
How to Make Your Own Unique Lamp - Making a Lamp That's Unique
Large Room Design: Top Tips for Decorating a...
These large room design tips and ideas for decorating a large room should have you decorating all your big, empty spaces with style.
Easter Table Decoration that Lasts Through...
Our Easter table decoration idea makes it easy to decorate once and be done. With just a few simple changes, this budget but beautiful Easter table idea will carry you from Easter through Mother’s Day.
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.
Top 5 Living Room Decorating Ideas
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Traditional Living Room Photos
A classic example of a traditional style living room.
Review of IKEA Kivik Sofa Series
Review of IKEA Kivik series including sofa, loveseat and footstool.
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.
Top 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.
Spindle Leg Style
Spindle Leg Style - Traditional Spindle Leg
Photos of Cool & Warm Color Scheme Ideas
Inspirational photos of cool and warm color schemes and interior paint schemes, along with ideas for decorating with interior paints and choosing color schemes.
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.
50 Simple DIY Projects for Your Home
A collection of 50 simple DIY home decor projects for every room of your home.
Definition of Complementary Colors
Complementary Colors - Definition of Complementary Colors
Decorating a Kid’s Playroom
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!
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.
Definition of Primary Colors
Primary Colors - Definition of Primary Colors
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.
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.
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
How To Prepare Your Room for Paint
How to Prepare Your Room for Paint - Paint Preparation How-tos for a weekend makeover
How to Compare Kitchen Countertops
Compare Kitchen Countertops - How to Compare Kitchen Countertops
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.
Definition of an Intermediate Color
Intermediate Color - Definition of an Intermediate Color
Fun Ideas for Painting Furniture
Top 10 fresh, whimsical and fun DIY ideas for painting furniture from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Design Balance in Decorating
How to create a balanced room and tips for achieving good design balance in decorating by the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
Knowing Your Fabric Weaves
Knowing Your Fabric Weaves, Fabric Weave Guide
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.
Pictures of Outdoor Spaces
Inspirational pictures of outdoor spaces including gardens, patios and more, along with outdoor decorating ideas from the Guide to Budget Decorating.
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.
Dorm Decorating 101
Our Dorm Decorating 101 tips and ideas can help you make a healthy and comfortable transition to dorm room living. We’ve also got links to help you with decorating ideas and options for buying online. So before you shop, consider these practical and budget-friendly suggestions.
Calm Zen Decor Creation
Creating a Calm Zen Decor - Calm Zen decor creation with neutrals and natural elements
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.
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.
DIY Furniture Ideas
A fun collection of DIY furniture ideas from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
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.
Decorating a Small Bedroom
Ideas for decorating a small bedroom on a budget from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
Definition of Secondary Colors
Secondary Colors - Definition of Secondary Colors
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.
How to Paint a Plywood Floor
How to Paint a Plywood Floor - Plywood floor painting for a durable and beautiful floor on a budget
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.
Cheap and Easy Ways to Enhance Your Home's Curb...
Create a beautiful and welcoming home with these cheap and easy curb appeal ideas from the Guide to Budget Decorating.
Creating an Outdoor Room
Tips and ideas for creating an outdoor room on a budget from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
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!
How To Paint Distressed Furniture
Painting Distressed Furniture - How to Paint Distressed Furniture
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.
Creating Calm Zen Decor
Calm Zen decor creation that is minimalist and elegant
Budget Tile Decorating With Paint
Budget Tile Decorating With Paint - Painting Tile on a Budget
Definition of Accent Lighting
Definition of Accent Lighting - What is Accent Lighting
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.
How to Decorate your Table on a Budget
Budget Table Decorations - How to Decorate your Table on a Budget
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.
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.
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.
How To Paint a Room
How to Paint a Room - Painting a Room Instructions
Room by Room Home Staging
These room-by-room tips for home staging by the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com will help you to stage your house fast and on a budget.
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.
How To Make A Simple Eco-Friendly Flour Paint
How to Make A Simple Eco-Friendly Flour Paint - Simple Eco-Friendly Flour Paint How-To
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.
IKEA Expedit Furniture Review
About.com Budget Decorating guide review of IKEA Expedit furniture, bookshelf, shelving unit and accessories.
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.
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 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. Our step-by-step instructions can help you achieve the look that you want.
Spring & Easter Wreath Ideas
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Where to Get Ideas for Designing a Room
Where to Get Ideas for Designing a Room - Room Design Ideas
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.
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!
Shopping for Vintage 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 vintage decor, architectural and building salvage, and used home goods.
Five No Sew Budget Window Coverings
Five No Sew Budget Window Coverings - Five No Sew Window Coverings on a Budget
Definition of Tertiary Colors
Tertiary Colors - Definition of Tertiary Colors
Ten Ideas for Updating Your Kitchen on a Budget
Updating your kitchen can bring a high return on your decorating budget. Here are a few simple and inexpensive ways to give your kitchen a fresh look.
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 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.
Interior Color Schemes for Global Style
Inspiring photo and exotic interior color scheme based on the colors of Africa to help you create a gorgeous global style in your own home. Page 6.
Decorating a Small Bathroom
Tips and tricks for decorating a small bathroom with style from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
Choosing the Best Sofa Upholstery
Choosing Sofa Upholstery - Upholstery Choice for Your Sofa
Place Setting Ideas for a Spring Table
Our spring and Easter place setting ideas will provide that extra inspiration you need to set a gorgeous table. Our place setting photos share color and style ideas for indoors or out.
Craft Your Own Flower Decor
It’s very inexpensive and fun to craft your own flower decor, and these beautiful yet simple project ideas will flourish in your hands and in your home.
Types of Coastal Style Decorating
Coastal style is one of the fastest growing decorating styles, and its decor reaches far inland. There are different types of coastal styles. Our information and articles will help you distinguish the major characteristics of each style, and choose the best coastal style for you!
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.

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