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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
The Basics of Furniture Arrangement
How to Arrange Furniture - The Basics of Furniture Arranging
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Basics of French Country Decorating
Basics of French Country Decorating - Decorating French Country Basics
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.
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
50 Simple DIY Projects for Your Home
A collection of 50 simple DIY home decor projects for every room of your home.
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 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.
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.
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.
7 Beautiful, Ornate Ceiling Designs
Inspirational photos of ceiling designs that you can DIY from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Review of IKEA Kivik Sofa Series
Review of IKEA Kivik series including sofa, loveseat and footstool.
Easy Room Transformations With Chalkboard Paint
This large chalkboard wall is perfect for a play room or kid's room like this one.
Cheap Party Ideas for a New Year’s Eve...
Decorate for a New Year's Eve party for super cheap (or free!) with these fun and easy party ideas from the Guide 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.
Is Visual Weight Making Your Room Smaller?
Visual Weight and Room Size - How visual weight affects how small your room appears
Tips for Cheap Kitchen Cabinets
Cheap Kitchen Cabinets - How to find Kitchen Cabinets Cheap - Tips for Cheap Kitchen Cabinets
Inspiring Quotes About Decorating
A compilation of thoughts and inspirational quotes about decorating and interior design.
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.
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.
Decorating a Small Bedroom
Ideas for decorating a small bedroom on a budget 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Review of IKEA Kvartal Curtain System
Review of the IKEA Kvartal curtain system including the components and the installation process.
4 ways to create a chevron wall pattern
Vinyl stickers, those removable and completely temporary stickers, are now offered in a massive arrange of styles, colors and price ranges.
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.
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 Decorate your Table on a Budget
Budget Table Decorations - How to Decorate your Table on a Budget
Traditional-Style Decor to Inspire Your Living...
This formal traditional style living room conveys old-world glamour and elegance.
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
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.
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.
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.
Five Easy Ways To Makeover Your Kitchen
Five Easy Ways To Makeover Your Kitchen - Makeover your kitchen 5 easy ways
Cover Your Walls with Fabric
Renter Decor Tip - Cover Your Walls with Fabric - Budget Wall Coverings For Apartment Dwellers
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 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.
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.
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.
Decorating a Small Bathroom
Tips and tricks for decorating a small bathroom with style from the Guide 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Basic Types of Windows
Basics of Window Types - Basic Types of Windows
Decorating with Pinecones
Pinecones are a great way to bring nature into your home, any time of year.
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.
20 Fall Front Porch Decorating Ideas
A collection of 20 fall front porch decorating ideas and festive porch decor.
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!
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.
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.
Five No Sew Budget Window Coverings
Five No Sew Budget Window Coverings - Five No Sew Window Coverings on a Budget
Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas
Creative gift wrapping ideas and inspirational gift wrap photos, including links to gift wrap tutorials, for Christmas, holidays, birthdays and more from Budget Decorating at About.com. Page 3.
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.
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.
Creative, Budget-Friendly Decor Ideas for Your...
Cool, creative and budget-friendly decorating ideas for teenage bedrooms from the Guide to Budget Decorating.
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.
Simple & Fun Christmas Food Ideas
Holiday themed recipes that create simple and fun Christmas food ideas for the table or buffet, for kids or adults, 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.
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.
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.
Save Big at JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores
Tips on how to shop and save at JoAnn Fabric & Craft store.
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.
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.
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.
Review of IKEA Micke Desk & Computer Station
Expert review of IKEA Micke desk and computer work station.
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.
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.
Ten Headboard Ideas From Recycled Items
Headboard Ideas From Recycled Items - Ideas for Headboards from Recycled Items
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.
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.
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.
Small Sofas for Small Spaces
Featuring small sofas that are perfect for small spaces, including sleeper sofas and more.
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.
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.
Free Christmas Printables for the Home
A huge collection of free Christmas printables for the home and family including gift wrap, kids' activities, party decor and more.
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.
Small Laundry Room Ideas
Decorating ideas along with organizing tips for a small laundry room.
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.
DIY Furniture Ideas
A fun collection of DIY furniture ideas from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
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.
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.
Review of IKEA Billy Bookcase System
Expert review of IKEA Billy bookcase system.
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.
The Best Budget Resources for Modern Wallpaper
Where to find budget-friendly modern wallpaper and tips for finding and using wallpaper frugally.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Easy & Affordable New Year's Eve Party Ideas
Host a New Year's bash on a budget with these easy and affordable New Year's Eve party ideas from party planner extraordinaire Erika Monroe-Williams of The Hopeless Housewife.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Inexpensive Art for the Bathroom
Inexpensive and DIY ideas for art for the bathroom from the Guide to Budget Decorating at About.com.
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