Home Tips: Decorating on a budget

Nothing beats redecorating a room and feeling like you’ve walked into a brand-new house. For a fresh look that’s easy on your wallet, we’ve rounded up some clever ideas for decorating on a budget that doesn’t skimp on style.


Tip #1: Bistro Kitchen Table

If you’re tight on space and cash, opt for a small bistro table for your kitchen dining needs instead of a large one. Outfit it with charming chairs, like these comfy wicker ones.


Tip #2: Vintage Bookcase

These bookcases were made out of old peach crates borrowed from a friend’s farm. Simple, stylish, and chic.

Tip #3: Make a Tray

Repurpose mirrors as trays by applying felt backing to their undersides. A chic accent for any room.


Tip #4: Make it Roll

Casters are the ultimate quick-change agents. These babies impart height and mobility to almost anything. Attach ’em to a farm table and voilà: It becomes an extra-large kitchen island with serious moves.


Tip #5: Install A Mirror

A single well-placed mirror has the power to make a small room seem larger. For a custom look on the cheap, have mirrored glass cut to fit a beautiful vintage frame.


Tip #6: Bathroom Display Shelf

Add shelving to your powder room to hold pretty toiletries. Remove the back of an old wine crate or wooden box. Make shelves to fit inside the box, then add a bit of glamour by fastening a gilded frame onto the front of the unit.