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Home Decorating On a Budget

Posted by Erika on Jul 21, 2009 in Uncategorized
Fed up with same old home décor? But, do not have enough money to refurbish your house! Here are a few tips which will help you modernize your home decor on a budget.
Reshuffle Furniture

Reshuffle Furniture

Reshuffle the Furniture

The first thing that you can do is rearrange the setting of your room decoration . For example try pulling your furniture away from being flush against the wall. Place it at appealing angels which will enhance the beauty of your home. A little change in the positioning of furniture will have a drastic effect on the look and feel of your interior design.

Repaint the Walls

Add new hues and shades to your walls by freshening up the paint in your house. There are lots of contemporary colors added to the palette of wall paints. Choose a color that will harmonize with the ambiance of the room. Changing the color scheme will have a significant impact on your decor.

Make It Eco Friendly

Bringing in plants within your home, will give a feeling of freshness.  Plants in your home will make you feel in the lap of nature.  Greenery of the plants will liven up your home and your life. It will revitalize your home from in and out.

Add New Rugs

Changing or bringing in a new carpet will add flair to your . Select prints that are classy and elegant and add to the ornamentation of your home. Rugs give a new look to the decor and save you from the heavy cost of refurbishing your old floor.

Add New Curtains

Add New Curtains

Change the Curtains

Touch up the windows of your house by decorating them with new curtains, window blinds or window shades.  For a traditional look you can go in for waterfall style curtains and for a contemporary look try out window blinds or window shades.  They will not only beautify the living area but also control the light. In addition, they are noise, moisture and heat resistant which will add comfort to your living.

Home Accessories

Accessorize the Interiors

A little piece of art can make a huge difference in the furnishings of the house and is highly economical. So, spruce up your comfort zone with a great painting, a magnificent flower vase, or a bright wall side lamp. You can also bring in good luck to your house by stylizing it with good luck charms like wind chimes, scented candles, sea shells, clover, etc.

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Unique Photo Gift Collages

Posted by Erika on Jul 16, 2009 in Family Crafts

Family Photo Collage

Family Photo Collage

Family Photo Collage

A f a m ily photo collage is a family craft which is a constant memory to celebrate the joys of today, the memories of yesterday, and the hopes of tomorrow. This gift is a unique piece of artwork that people of all ages can enjoy doing. They serve as great mementos and gifts that attract the eyes of visitors to your home. Surprise your family members with a gift they will cherish forever-give them a photo collage. A personalized gift that can be tailored to any occasion such as wedding, graduation, prom, or birthday party is the best kind to give to a loved one.

Materials Needed:

  • Construction Paper or Cardstock,
  • Photos,
  • Glue Stick or Dry Glue, and
  • Scissors

First start by compiling the photos you want to use. Glue them in place on your paper. One good idea is to make copies of the pictures you are going to use so that you can preserve the original photo and the copy will stick better than the picture itself. Next decide the design you want and start planning.

Some good ideas are:

  • Your design can be all black and white photos.
Photo Collage

Photo Collage

  • Baby’s First Birthday Collage

Baby's First Birthday Collage

First Birthday baby collages make great gifts for grandparents, parents, or friends. For more fun family craft activities, click here….

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