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Style 3 Main Rooms Of Your Home For Under $100

Style 3 Main Rooms Of Your Home For Under $100

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It seems everyone is applying for loans so that they can make improvements to their home. Some individuals will burn through thousands of dollars to improve the look if their home. Significant enhancements such as new flooring or a deck can require a considerable amount of money. However, you don't have to go to those measures to make improvements to your home. 

One thing I learn't when decorating my homes with my gorgeous interior decorator is that there are three critical areas of your home that can make the most difference in the appearance - the entrance, kitchen and bathroom. Just doing one of the ideas listed below can make a huge difference in your home's style.

But why not do all three when it can be done for less than $100? 

Entrance 

 Take a plain entrance and give it life by simply adding a green plant.  A plant would give life to this entrance.

Take a plain entrance and give it life by simply adding a green plant.  A plant would give life to this entrance.

The old saying that, "First impressions are usually the last", can easily apply to the way people react when they enter your home. Has your welcome mat lost its welcome appeal? It's time to spice up your entrance so what you hear are "oohs" and "ahhs" when people cross your threshold. If you have a spacious porch, a potted plant in a metal planter can create a pleasant atmosphere. Contemporary planters are not expensive.  I purchased some last year that looked great for $10 each. 
If you're adventurous, a coat of brightly-coloured paint on your front door can create a splash. If you take on this challenge, it's a good idea to make sure that the colour complements your home. For example, if your home is mostly red brick, a red door would create a dynamic look. 

Kitchen 

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When you look in your kitchen, what catches your eye first? Probably all those nifty cabinets that discreetly tuck away your dishes, right? After some years, you might crave a different look. For starters, you might want to give them a good cleaning. This one step alone can make a difference. You would be surprised the amount of dust and grease that can accumulate on cabinets. Depending on the material that your cabinets are made of, merely removing the cabinets from their hinges and wiping them down with the damp cloth is sufficient. 
Once your cabinets are shining again, you can then add or replace knobs. Knobs range from simple unfinished versions that cost as little as $.50 to decorative insert pulls that costs around $3. With the average kitchen containing about 12 cabinets, your cost won't go over $36. 
Don't ruin your gorgeous monochrome kitchen with horrible coloured sponges.  Purchase black and white designer products that don't cost a fortune, (their starter pack is $56.00) from Barkly Basics.

Bathroom 

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Bathrooms are often confined to a small space. Why not give this room a lift? You undoubtedly have a beautiful set of guest towels and matching accessories. These items are not necessarily cheap, so unless you want to go over your $100 spending limit, you can leave those things as they are. Or if you are not utilising them, why not pull them out of the cupboard and have on show?  What you can also add are wallpaper trim, artwork, and colour. There are numerous styles of wallpaper trim that you can choose a new look for your bathroom. You can go as conservative and as creative as you want. To complement the wallpaper trim, you can add artwork. You don't have to go out and purchase expensive artwork. You can use your imagination to come up with some ideas.  
 

So there you go, 3 room ideas for you to play around with.  Do an audit of what you already own before you go shopping.  You never know what treasures are hiding in your cupboards.  With a touch of imagination, you can restyle any room on  a budget.

Would you like to share some of your budget ideas?

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