50 Design ideas under $50
Whether you want a room that is energetic, relaxing or anything in between – you can achieve that look on the cheap with décor. To help fuel your creativity, here are easy design ideas that you can do for less than fifty dollars, straight from the pages of Tom and Leslie’s book: My Home, My Money Pit: Your Guide to Every Home Improvement Adventure.
Idea #1: New Day, New Color
Changing the color of your room is one of the simplest changes that yield big impact. Go for a linen technique using a mixture of glaze and your color choice. Roll the paint on the wall in sections and pull a wall paper brush through the paint vertically and horizontally to create a woven look.
Idea #15: Wall Detailing
Add visual interest to plain walls by creating paneling using decorative molding. Add a chair rail, crown or base molding, wainscoting, or even use flat molding to add a frame to the wall. Use the frames to add detail to a formerly plain space by highlighting artwork or pieces of patterned wallpaper.
Idea #16: Wall Paneling
If you love the look of wood paneled wainscoting but hate the work and the expense, create that same richly paneled look using paneled doors made of either wood or composite. Turn the door sideways and attach to the lower portion of your wall to create instant wood wainscoting.
Idea #17: Furniture Redeux
Whether you have an existing piece of furniture or a great salvage store find, this trick can help you can instantly give it new life. Choose a table, desk, or sideboard that has very classical styling and paint it a very unexpected color, like bright pink, turquoise, or deep purple. You
Idea #20: Accessorizing to the Season
Give any room in your home a fresh and seasonal vibe by changing the accessories. Items like throw pillows, candle votives, and other decorative items can set the tone for the warmer and cooler times of the year. Choose colors and fabrics that evoke the feeling of the season.
Idea #30: Create a Painted Floor
Add visual appeal to an otherwise blank slate by painting a wood floor any where in your home. Diamond patterns or decorative rugs can easily be achieved in a few steps and with the right colors can look absolutely charming. To finish off your work of art, be sure to add a clear topcoat to help your work last a long time.
Idea #47: Kitchen Storage Found
There is valuable kitchen real estate under those upper cabinets. Hang pots out of the way. Add pull out natural woven and metal bins on easy to operate tracks to pick up some storage space where there was none before. This is the perfect place for onions, potatoes, dishtowels, or craft supplies.