Simple things such as painting the kitchen walls in bright colors, altering the lighting, adding mirrors or placing rugs are quick but inexpensive ways to spruce up a kitchen.Continue Reading
Decorating a kitchen on a budget doesn't have to be difficult, and it can be a way to use creative talents and imagination.
Home and Garden TV notes that lighting can dramatically change the feel of a room. Add an inexpensive light fixture in a corner of the kitchen or in the middle of the ceiling to give the room a warmer or brighter feel. Another simple decorative touch that doesn't cost a lot is making fake windows by painting a window onto the wall, then using thumb tacks to add frilly curtains around it. The website also suggests that lightly sanding down the edges of painted cabinets can give the cabinets a cozy cottage look.
Throw rugs, mason jars and canisters in a variety of colors add a bit a character to a kitchen. Additionally, as some of the kitchen photos on Country Living's website illustrate, using low shelves instead of cabinets or cupboards gives the kitchen an open and airy feel.
Apartments.com suggests using mirrors in the kitchen to help bounce sunlight around the room. The extra benefit is that mirrors can also make the kitchen appear larger.Learn more about Interior Decorating
According to About.com, there are several smart ways to spruce up a mobile home to give it a personal touch: The walls in the home can be brightened by using colorful masking or washi tape to create striped patterns. A resident can create one or more horizontal, vertical or diagonal stripes that look just as good as paint. Low-adhesive tape provides design flexibility since it peels off with ease.Full Answer >
The most inexpensive ways to decorate a space are to adjust the lighting, repaint the walls, substitute unique pieces of furniture and add wall decorations. When decorating must serve function as well as form, it is also relatively inexpensive to replace old cabinetry with standing bookshelves, recoat an ailing floor and cover old furniture with discount fabrics.Full Answer >
Some good ideas for remodelling a small bathroom include adding a glass shower, mirrors and lighting, a pedestal sink or a storage cabinet. These ideas save space and make a room look bigger, enlivening a small room.Full Answer >
To design a kitchen yourself, start by listing things you must work with, such as the size and shape of the available space and your budget limits, then list items you most want, such as a kitchen island or a certain style of cabinet. Next, plan the layout by sketching it on graph paper or using one of the design tools on EasyPlanner3D.com or ConsumersKitchens.com. Decisions about cabinets, appliances, furniture, lighting, electrical outlets and color scheme come next.Full Answer >