I recently moved into a new apartment and Decided this time I wanted to decorate. I had some trouble at first, but after visiting a few websites and reading some magazines I finally had some idea of how to decorate. I had to keep in mind that I really didn't want to spend too much money doing this.I wanted to show you easy and low cost decorating ideas.
Canvas the Area
Hang canvases painted with interior latex paint to brighten blank walls. Think big: The canvases should fill the wall.
Create a Side Table
Stack modular storage units (from $22, amazon.com) to make a stepped side table with surfaces for displays and lighting.
Plates in unexpected colors make a fresh wall arrangement. Vary hues (within a family), sizes, textures. Put the most dramatic plate toward the center (lay out the plates first to experiment); attach wire plate hangers and hang plates on picture nails.
Lighten Up With Wicker
Inexpensive wicker that looks as if it belongs outdoors changes the mood of any room. Put chairs in a sunny corner of their own or mix them with your upholstered pieces.
Make Your Own Art
Even photocopied art looks sophisticated when it floats between two pieces of glass in Umbra’s Document Frames (from $13, umbra.com).