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Decorating Ideas with corresponding Budget

Recently I moved into my first apartment—I was over the moon excited to decorate and make this new space my own. That was until I realized how expensive home decor can be. All the tips I could find for decorating on a budget required some form of re-purposing pieces you already have. Two problems there; I did’t have any pieces to re-purpose and even if I did I don’t have time to re-purpose things. So I got inventive instead. I have compiled all my favorite tips and tricks that I used to decorate my space on a budget.
1) Paint
A simple coat of paint can completely transform a space. Not only will painting make a space feel fresh it will set a new tone as well. Paint is fairly inexpensive to buy—you don’t have to buy designer paint pick an inexpensive paint in any color that calls to you. If you’re on an extremely tight budget, simply paint a single accent wall or better yet paint your front door.

2) Pillows
This is by far my favorite way to reinvent a space. A lot of people will say that decorating with pillows is not inexpensive, but those people just haven’t looked hard enough. Of course if you purchase throw pillows from Anthropoloie they are going to be expensive but I’m here to tell you that the $5 throw pillow from Walmart is just as comfortable. If you already have throw pillows lying around purchase pillow covers; I have found some great ones on Amazon ranging from $2-$10. Pillows are the perfect crossbreed of functionality and fashion.

3) Light up Jugs & Jars
This is a simple and adorable way to light up a space. You can find the necessary items, a string of lights and a clear jar or jug, nearly anywhere. My favorite place to find jugs and jars is the thrift store, this is where you will likely find one that is more unique. All you have to do to accomplish this fun look is to put a string of lights, floss or Christmas, in the jar then let it glow. This is a great and fun way to light up an area with little expense.

4) Hang Plates
This sounds obscure but if done well is so charming. To accomplish this all you have to do is find a smattering of plates—different sizes, patterns, even shapes and hang them on the wall. The only requirement is to make sure that each and every plate complement one another. You can hang these plates above a mantel, on a large empty wall or an entryway. If you search for plates that are unique but inexpensive, I’m talking thrift store here, this look will transform a room with little cost and effort.

5) Make a Wall Collage
This can be done in so many ways with such little cost. You can find unique picture frames at the thrift store and there are several free printouts on the Internet. Your wall collage can include picture of friends and family or simply random printouts. The greatest part about a wall collage is that there really aren’t any guidelines. They can be scattered and random or meaningful and organized, the choice is yours.
There are several easy and inexpensive ways to decorate a home without re-purposing pieces you already own. These were just a few of my favorite ways I decorate but there are so many more ways. You can also search around for inexpensive home decor items; you just need to find the right places.

Charlotte Lindsay has always had a passion for home decor. Since she was a young girl she loved to decorate her room and help her mother with interior decorating plans. She has now turned her passion into a business selling online home decor. Visit www.maelmoderndecor.com to get decorating inspiration and find great pieces.

About Home Textile

Many people do not know what a home textile is although the definition is simple—they are textiles used for home furnishings. Home textiles are used for either a decorative or functional purpose. The purpose of the home textile will help to determine what type of material the textile is. There are a myriad material from man-made or natural fibres and many ways to make the textile as well. To help you further understand what home textiles are we have compiled a list of the most common home textiles.

Decorative Throw Pillows are a smaller, plush, and nicely designed pillow that are used to decorate a space. In recent decorative throw pillows as have become more popular and the styles have become greater. There are a myriad materials used to make them, although they are most commonly made from cotton and polyester blends. These blends give the throw pillows a soft and comfortable feel. Most commonly, decorative throw pillows will be found on furniture that is used for leisure, for example a bed, a couch or an accent chair. More rarely, but still done, decorative throw pillows are used to decorate the floor. This can be done by either placing pillows in a basket or making a corner which is covered with various decorative throw pillows.

Blankets, especially throw blankets are used very similarly to decorative throw pillows; they are placed on leisure furniture, placed in baskets and used for comfort. Blankets, due to their versatility, are made from several different materials each allowing for various levels of warmth and softness. Most commonly blankets are made from either a wholeness or a blend of materials; usually cotton, wool, nylon, polyester and acrylics. Blankets that are made from wool tend to be warmer but do have a scratchier consistency, whereas blankets made from cotton are not as warm but much softer. A blanket and a decorative throw pillow are the ideal way to dress up your couch, bed or accent chair.

Add some sheets and a blanket together and you’ve got yourself a delightfully comfortable bed. Put simply, sheets are the inner lining of bedding made to protect your mattress while you sleep. Since comfort is key when making sheets only the softest materials are used. Most commonly the fabric is woven with a weave of cotton or a blend of cotton and polyester. Not only do these materials make the sheets soft but easy to care for as well; these materials are machine washable and extremely durable.

Another commonly used home textile is yet again another home essential, towels. Towels are made from a blend of cotton and polyester, which makes them both durable and soft. When purchasing towels, it is extremely important to make sure that you are purchasing terry cloth towels, which are a blend of these materials. This is due to the fact that terry cloth is specifically created to absorb moisture and remain durable after numerous washes and rough use. Towels are no longer just for used for their functionality, they are commonly used to decorate both kitchens and bathrooms by placing a decorative hand towel on the oven handle, or hand towels in a basket in the bathroom.

There is a plethora of home textiles that we all use on a day to day basis. From our grooming needs to our comfort home textiles are scattered all throughout your home, you just need to know where to look.

Charlotte Lindsay has always had a passion for home decor. Since she was a young girl she loved to decorate her room and help her mother with interior decorating plans. She has now turned her passion into a business selling online home decor. Visit www.maelmoderndecor.com to get decorating inspiration and find great pieces.

Some Features of the bedroom sets

A bedroom sets has two small boxes of springs or a bed base known as a king-sized box of spring. The size of these beds differs around the whole world.

It is not only about the names being unlike from the standard sizes but even the mattresses and beds which have the same name have measurements which are different in various countries. You can also find the size of bedroom sets varying in the same country which manufactures a large number of these beds. Some of these beds are manufactured with heavy material to add comfort to the one who is using them while the others are manufactured with some lighter material in order to keep the costs lower. This can lead to a big difference in the size of the bed and thus reduce the comfort level. These beds are usually given names in accordance with the size of mattress although the measurements in real might be different in terms of width and length. A normal King Size Bedroom Set is known by the name of Eastern King and is 4 inches wider. On the other hand, the California king is known by the name of Western king and is 4 inches longer.

If you compare the bedroom sets with the twin bed, you will find no difference in terms of sleeping space as it is exactly the same which makes it easier for 2 people to sleep in. Sometimes you will also find the size of 2 twin beds which are combined together equal to that of king sized one. If you don’t have the extra space for keeping 2 twin beds, you must purchase the king sized one to make it worth adjusting. You can also find the mattresses in extra long size and when you are purchasing the sheets you must be careful to choose the perfect size. You will find that the flat sheets will easily fit the size of the bed which is a king sized one. On the other hand, you will have to do a little bit of cutting if you are purchasing the fitted sheets. It is very important to measure the size of the bed before going to purchase the sheets to get an accurate one to avoid facing problems later. You will find the King Size Bedroom Sets much wider than those queens sized one. It is usually sold with a mattress and 2 boxes of spring which will allow you some comfort in terms of movement of the body. These beds are generally preferred by many people because of their high class features and the comfort they offer to the people. The people who are even taller can easily sleep without facing any issues regarding the comfort level.

These can easily be purchased from the stores at the reasonable prices. You can check Queen Size Bed Frames and King Size Bedroom Sets the different sizes in which these beds are available. Some of these come along with box springs which are half in width which are much better.

The Area Floor Rugs

When thinking of home decoration, many people forget about the floors. Area floor rugs are a great way to tie in your home decor theme, all while providing a function. Area floor rugs provide many more functions than the obvious floor coverage. They provide warmth on a cold floor, such as hardwood or tile, they help to reduce noise in a room that has hard flooring, they protect your floors from damage, and most importantly provide another outlet to show off your home decor style. With a myriad area floor rugs to choose from it’s hard to make a choice. We’re outlining several types of rugs and why they are a great addition to your home decor.

This type of rug is one of my favorites, they’re all throw backs that are coming back in style. We’re talking about shag rugs, flokati and sheepskin rugs. These plush and thick rugs bring depth to a room by providing a three-dimensional aspect. The plushness also makes these rugs heavenly to walk on- making them ideal to place in a common seating area. Just imagine running your toes through the soft, thick fabric of a sheepskin rug while you relax on the couch.

If you are like me; your house is painted in neutral colors, your home furnishings are timeless, and your wall accents are very classic pieces. A home that has a neutral theme, like mine, deserves an eccentric accent piece. A patterned rug. Purchasing a patterned rug can be daunting, there are so many options. There is a rug in nearly every pattern you can think of and in various different colors. Placing a patterned rug in any room is a great way to bring an accent piece to your home without taking away from your other carefully chosen home decor pieces. I would suggest that busy patterned rugs be placed in a larger room, so that the patterned rug does not become an eye-sore of sorts.

On the opposite spectrum of patterned rugs we have the natural material rug. These includes but is not limited to, jute, sisal and bamboo rugs. Natural material rugs provide the same functionality as all other area floor rugs, while keeping a classic and casual feel. A perk to decorating with a natural material rug is that they are extremely durable, they keep out more dirt, and they are timeless. The natural material rug is a safe purchase, due to their neutral design they have not gone out of style since they became stylish.

Why stop your decorating in the living room? Bring a decorative flair to every aspect of your home with an outdoor rug. Outdoor rugs are the perfect finishing touch to any patio. Not only are they stylish they are functional as well; they allow for minimal dirt to be tracked back into your home, they are a great way to rid of that slippery surface when you get out of a pool or jacuzzi, and they allow you to kick off your shoes outside without making your feet dirty. Outdoor rugs have come a long way from the classic fake-grass look, they now come in nearly every design you can imagine. Outdoor rugs are a great way to keep a cohesive design throughout your home, you can purchase an outdoor rug that mimics the style or matches the style to the area floor rugs you have indoors.

With so many amazing styles, materials, and sizes you are bound to find an area floor rug that will compliment your home decor.