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Quickly Update Any Room With These 10 Home Decorating Ideas

When you think home decorating, first things that come to mind are money and time. But not all home decorating ideas require a heavy investment of time and money. If you're looking for a few affordable home interior decorating ideas to freshen up a room over a weekend, it shouldn't take much of your time or money.

10 Home Decorating Ideas

Here are some home decorating tips to help you decorate your home with little time or money invested:

1. Paint A Wall

Paint one wall your favorite color and make it the focal point. Hang interesting art on that wall and move a nice piece of furniture there. (Note: Make sure that the color is one that is shared with several other objects and fabrics in the room.)

Improve your decor with a new paint
A new paint job will improve your home decor if it's done in a complimentary way

2. Bring In Plants

Greenery always adds a breath of fresh air to a room. If you don't have a green thumb, try silk or plastic plants and trees. The quality has gotten so good that its hard to distinguish them from the real thing.

Plants and pots for home decor
A collection of mixed small plants could be a great idea for your windows decor

3. Hang Pictures or Mirror

Hang pictures that reflect your personality. Try frames that are more ornate. When hanging a mirror, try and position it so that it reflects and nice view or an interesting architectural element.

Art picture with an Italian theme
If you like art or pictures, they make for excellent home decor ideas.

4. Group Figurines

Pull out your favorite collectibles. Show off your personality. Find a display area and group related objects together, in sets of three or five. Try and vary the shapes.

Group figurines for home decor
Select a group of your favourite figurines and display them on a wall at home

5. Add Decorative Pillows

The good news about decorative pillows is that they are an easy way to add textures and patterns to a room. Still better, they can be changed to jazz up a sofa or chair before your room is ready for a major makeover.

Decorative pillows in the bedroom
Throw some interesting and decorative pillows on your bed
to compliment the room

6. Lay An Area Rug

An area rug is a wonderful way of defining a conversation area. Try one that complements the room. Lay it at an angle beneath your coffee table.

Living room area with a rug
Rugs can make a difference to the room's atmosphere and cover unsightly floors

7. Replace Lamps

Lamps are probably the one thing in your home that will give others a clue that your room is outdated. Seek out new and fresh lamps that make a statement.

Lamps can enhance the room
Well chosen lamps can make a true difference between a dull room
and a cosy one

8. Add A Throw Or Afghan

Similar to decorative pillows, throws and afghans add texture to your furniture. They come in all kinds of natural and man made fabrics. Find a pattern and style that you like.

Decorate your room in style you like
Smartly chosen bed cover and decorative pillows make this bedroom alive

9. Rearrange The Furniture

Pull your furniture away from the walls. Try positioning it at intriguing angles. For example, a sofa arranged diagonally across a narrow living room will make the room look wider.

Living room area with rugs
To breathe a new life into your living room, try rearranging the furniture

10. Eliminate Clutter

Clutter has a way of eliminating the desired mood and effect of any room. Find storage spaces for papers, toys, and other items that take from the personality of a room.

Store your clutter away
Find some storage space or shelves for your daily clutter and keep it away

Using just one or few of these home decorating tips will brighten up and freshen up your home. Hopefully these tips will also help you generate some of your own home decorating ideas. As with anything else, when you get involved in something, you'll find your mind stimulated with new ideas.

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