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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Creating An Inexpensive Thanksgiving Table
Here are some easy DIY ideas to help you make a beautiful, but not budget-blowing, table scape for Thanksgiving.
The Very Best Home Decor Bargains & How To...
Sometimes you really need (or want) to redecorate or refurbish your home but simply don't have a lot of disposable income.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Small Bedroom Decor: Tips for Success
Have a small bedroom and aren't sure how to get the most out of your space? If you're trying to sort out how to decorate and furnish your small bedroom we have some great tips for you!
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.
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.
10 Practically Free Place Cards For Thanksgiving
Looking for some low-cost or no-cost ideas to decorate your Thanksgiving table? Here are some great ways to add name cards to your place setting without having to break your budget.
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.
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.
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.
How To Make An Ottoman
Making Your Own Ottoman on the Internet, Internet Instructions for Making an Ottoman
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Avoid A Smelly Home With These Home Tips
Do you always feel you have to reach for the spray room or air freshener before company comes over? Whether you are getting your home ready to sell or simply want to come home to a sweet smelling space, you might need to do a little work in order to get to the bottom of your house smell. Here are some tips to get you started.
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.
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.
The Basics of Furniture Arrangement
How to Arrange Furniture - The Basics of Furniture Arranging
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 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.
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.
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.
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!
Alternative Christmas Tree Ideas
A collection of unique, beautiful, and alternative Christmas tree ideas from Budget Decorating at About.com. Helping you celebrate the holidays in style and on budget!
How to Make Your Home Feel Rich and Warm
Getting a warm and spicy room this fall is easy. Just follow these tips for budget-friendly ideas for success.
Review of IKEA Kivik Sofa Series
Review of IKEA Kivik series including sofa, loveseat and footstool.
20 Steps to the Perfect Living Room
20 Steps to the Perfect Living Room - The Perfect Living Room in 10 Steps
Traditional-Style Decor to Inspire Your Living...
A classic example of a traditional style living room.
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.
50 Simple DIY Projects for Your Home
A collection of 50 simple DIY home decor projects for every room of your home.
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!
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.
Review of IKEA Kvartal Curtain System
Review of the IKEA Kvartal curtain system including the components and the installation process.
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.
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.
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 from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
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.
Basics of French Country Decorating
Basics of French Country Decorating - Decorating French Country Basics
Want To Save Money This Holiday Season? Watch...
But did you know that there's another way to save money this holiday season? Your utility bills tend to increase over the winter holiday season.
Decorating a Small Bedroom
Ideas for decorating a small bedroom on a budget from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
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.
Inspiring Quotes About Decorating
A compilation of thoughts and inspirational quotes about decorating and interior design.
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.
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.
7 Beautiful, Ornate Ceiling Designs
Inspirational photos of ceiling designs that you can DIY 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.
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.
5 Ways You Might Be Sabotaging Your Small Space
Small spaces can still feel spacious if you spend the time to bring in color, furniture and decor that really works for you.
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.
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 Ways to Use Baskets in Your Home
20 Ways to Use Baskets in Your Home - Using Baskets in Your Home
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.
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.
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.
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
Eight Unusual Ways to Hang Your Curtains
Eight Unusual Ways to Hang Your Curtains - Hang Your Curtain in Unusual Ways
8 Fireplace Mantel Mistakes to Avoid
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Decorating a Small Bathroom
Tips and tricks for decorating a small bathroom with style 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.
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.
How to Save Money at Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft...
How to save money at Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores with coupons, seasonal sales and more.
Christmas Wreaths to Make & Decorate
Fabulous DIY ideas and tutorials for simple Christmas wreaths to make and decorate.
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.
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.
How to Decorate Your Teenager's Small Room
Design, furniture and color ideas for teenage small bedrooms from the Guide to Budget Decorating.
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.
How to Make Paper Dove Garland
Kissing doves paper garland is simple and inexpensive to make, and is a beautiful way to decorate for the holidays.
Laundry Room: 5 Ways to Make This Space Work in...
A laundry room can be the perfect spot for hobbies and crafts. Laundry rooms are essentially work rooms, and while the loads are being washed and dried, it makes sense that this room can multifunction in other ways.
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.
Five Holidays & Five Centerpieces (For Less...
Learn how to create five easy holiday centerpieces on a budget of less than $15.
Debunking Budget Decorating Myths
Decorating your home, both inside and out, can be done on a budget. Of course, everyone's idea of how much money to spend on decor may differ, but the fact is, you should be able to beautifully decorate your home without overspending. Let's take a look at some budget decorating myths and find out how truthful it is.
Tips for Cheap Kitchen Cabinets
Cheap Kitchen Cabinets - How to find Kitchen Cabinets Cheap - Tips for Cheap Kitchen Cabinets
Tips for Making a Small Bathroom Look Larger
Here are some tips for creating a bathroom that looks bigger than it really is.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Basic Types of Windows
Basics of Window Types - Basic Types of Windows
Budget Friendly Painting Projects You Can Do...
Looking for a cheap way to add some color and style to your home? Painting is an inexpensive way to makeover a whole variety of objects in your home.
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.
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!
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.
20 Fall Front Porch Decorating Ideas
A collection of 20 fall front porch decorating ideas and festive porch decor.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
What Fireplace Style Are You? Designs &...
If you're ready to re-do your fireplace, it's a good idea to know what you do and do not want.
Fabric vs Leather Sofas
Debating the difference between fabric vs leather sofas and tips for choosing the best sofa finish for you.
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.
Beadboard: How To Decorate With This Timeless...
Beadboard is an attractive design element that you can add to walls, nooks, cabinetry or other parts of the home.
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 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.
Easy DIY Thanksgiving Decorations
Easy and fun do-it-yourself Thanksgiving decorations and crafts for the whole family, from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
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.
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.
4 ways to create a chevron wall pattern
Wallpaper can bring instant pattern, color and dimension to any room.
8 Fantastic Peel & Stick Products For The...
Peel and stick home decor can be the best answer for those living in rental spaces; they can also be perfect for homeowners looking for inexpensive upgrades without taking on a massive improvement project.
How to Create a Warm & Cozy Home on a Budget
Not looking forward to getting an expensive heating bill next month? There are some tried and true methods for making your home warm and cozy without turning up the heat.
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 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.
How to Score a Bargain at the Flea Market
If you're a seasoned shopper then you've probably learned from experience how to score a bargain. But if you haven't been to many markets or stalls before, or feel like you're always spending more than you should, read these tips to make the most out of your time and money.
Creative, Budget-Friendly Decor Ideas for Your...
Cool, creative and budget-friendly decorating ideas for teenage bedrooms from the Guide to Budget Decorating.
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.
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.
Ten Headboard Ideas From Recycled Items
Headboard Ideas From Recycled Items - Ideas for Headboards from Recycled Items
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.
Review of IKEA Micke Desk & Computer Station
Expert review of IKEA Micke desk and computer work station.
Review of IKEA Billy Bookcase System
Expert review of IKEA Billy bookcase system.
Hostess Gift Ideas That Are Actually Affordable
With so many events this season, it can be easy to drop a lot of cash on bottles of wine or expensive flowers. So here are some hostess gift alternatives that are easy to make and are inexpensive to create.
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.
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.
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 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.
IKEA Expedit Furniture Review
About.com Budget Decorating guide review of IKEA Expedit furniture, bookshelf, shelving unit and accessories.
How to Decorate your Table on a Budget
A beautiful table doesn't have to be expensive. Budget table decorations can look fabulous.
Ideas to Freshen Your Guest Room on a Budget
Housing friends or family members is rarely convenient but it doesn’t take much time or money to provide a welcoming retreat. Our guest room ideas will help you quickly and inexpensively freshen your space.
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.
Budget-Friendly Christmas Party Decorating Ideas
Fresh ideas for hosting a fun yet frugal christmas party with easy-to-make and inexpensive Christmas decorations, table ideas and more.
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.
Modern Interior Design Photos
A gallery of photos of Modern style interiors and furnishings. Pictures to inspire and help you achieve a Modern-style look in your own home.
10 Fabulous Fall Front Door Ideas
Need some ideas and inspiration for inexpensive front door decor? We've rounded up some great ideas that you can buy or make without spending a lot of cash.
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.
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.
Budget Kitchen Makeover Secrets From The Pros
The design experts on TV always make kitchen transformations look easy. Here are some great tips from the pros for adding pizzazz to your kitchen without spending a lot of money.
Budget-Friendly Kid's Storage Ideas
Finding quality storage for a kid's room can be a challenge, but our kid's storage ideas will help you choose safe, usable storage that will suit your child's needs for years to come.
Small Sofas for Small Spaces
Featuring small sofas that are perfect for small spaces, including sleeper sofas and more.
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
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.
20 Ways to Use Budget Baskets in Your Home Decor
20 Ways to Use Budget Baskets in Your Home Decor - Used for Baskets in Home Decor. Page 2.
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.
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.
Budget Ideas for a Christmas Tree Skirt
Unique, fun and budget-friendly ideas for a Christmas tree skirt - from readymade to DIY - at 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.

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