Little Things That Can Make a Big Difference in Your Home

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This is my favorite time of year!  December is a busy month full of time spent with family and friends.  People go out of their way to spread a little extra holiday cheer.  And homes are decorated beautifully.  There are so many beautiful trees and lights.

And while some people are sad to see Christmas end, I’m always excited about the thought of the new year.  2012 is just around the corner.  It’s a time for fresh beginnings and new starts!  It’s a time to turn your dreams into realities.

This week, my husband and I will sit down and create our budget for 2012.  We’ll assess 2011, figure out what worked, what didn’t work, and what we can do better.  One of the items that is now a must in our budget is our home decor/home improvement budget.

This is one of the areas that people often overlook in their budget, especially when they have limited funds.  Amazingly enough, it’s one of those areas where a little money can go a long way.  By setting aside a little money each month, you can transform your home into a place you love to be.

Here are some great ways to make your home look a little fresher without spending a ton of money. Bathroom

Paint
Shower Curtain
Light Fixture
Faucets
Towel Bars
New Towels
Bath Mat
Bathroom Accessories (Toothbrush holder, Soap Dispenser, etc.)
Soaps

Bedroom

Paint
Bedding
Curtains
Bedpillows
Lamps
Artwork
Candles

Living Room/Family Room

Paint
Slipcovers
Throw Pillows
Area Rug
Candles
Hurricanes
Afghans/Throws

Kitchen/Dining Room

Paint
Placemats
Artwork
Centerpiece
Dishtowels
Handsoap
Dishsoap Dispenser (Olive Oil bottles work great for this)
Utensil Crock

You’ll notice that paint tops the list in every room.  It’s a very affordable way to change the look of a room.

What are some of the items that top your list of ways to transform a room with little money?

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  1. SavingsIQ

    3 years ago

    Getting rid of clutter really opens up the room. Boxes for organizing books, magazines, etc are pretty cheap to buy and make a huge difference.

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  2. ashleywade

    3 years ago

    For people renting apartments who don’t have the option of painting a room (or want to go through the hassle of painting it now, only to attempt to match the original shade when they move out), I love stick-on wall murals- especially the ones from Blik. While there are a lot of options, some of which are cheaper than others, spending a little bit more makes a difference, and a wall graphic can really make a room pop.

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  3. ChuckG

    3 years ago

    I have clutter on the floor of my closet. I’ll try to sell it on Craigs or eBay or give-it-away if I cannot. Spring cleaning starts early here.

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