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You will not only learn, but implement and master the ten budget decorating commandments in the New Year! We like to call them commandments - they are in fact just tips and advice for budget decorating; nevertheless it will mean you can decorate in style and have some pennies left over for a rainy day. Updating your home was never so friendly on the pocket, with all the great products out there and in the January sales.wellcustom anniversary gifts, now would be a good time to make a start don't you think?

A new paint colour for the walls or for one focal wall is a quick and cheap transformation. We look at new colour trends next week - so be sure to pass by for some inspiring hues!

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You might not have to buy anything to change the look and feel of your home; if you already have pieces that you love, just move some of them around to make a new and refreshing layout. Whilst you are at it, you might come across items that you don't really need - throw them in the back of the car and sell them on the car-boot next weekend. You might even find something to bring back home with you.

There is no doubt that lighting creates certain moods - perhaps it is the right mood that you are missing? Change an overhead light in a bedroom to wall sconces for a more romantic setting or put up a floor lamp in the lounge and design a cushy reading nook around it.

It might take a good part of the year to save for a new sofa; in the meantime, jazz it up with some new pillows or refresh existing pillows by creating your own covers with curtain material online. Have them link the colours in the room or introduce a new colour with accents.

A similar idea goes for the bedroom; whilst waiting for your new bed to arrive, create your own headboard and upholster in a beautiful fabric.

Mirrors have more than one purpose; aside from the obvious they can become a cheap alternative to designer wall art and will help to both create more light and the sense of space in a room.

As your upholstering experience grows, you can have the confidence to upholster an old, tired armchair for a new lease of life. Be daring with a bright colour or choose an interesting pattern.

You could have a go at creating your own wall art by framing panels of fabric or visit a gallery from an art college or university - some students may be selling original works for affordable prices.

Consider Roman blinds how to make and you can have a new set of window treatments created and put up over a weekend. Browse curtain fabrics online for something to match your personal style.

Splurge on one statement piece in each room and nobody will notice that the rest was bought on a tight budget!

This week marks round 4 of the Cricut Design Team Star contest. For this month, our team was tasked with creating a Holiday Home Decor project. ?Our?teams theme for this month “Gold”. ?When we were assigned a holiday project I first thought about making something for Christmas, but I think that Thanksgiving gets overlooked a little too often so I switched gears a bit.

If you are about to brave the current home sales ice age by putting your house on the market, the thought of DIY is probably the last thing on your mind. But what if I was to tell you that now is in fact the perfect time to do some decorating. While the idea of spending time and money redesigning a home you have decided to part with may not sound so appealing, it certainly will help you maintain a decent price in the face of the drastic drops we have all witnessed over the last six months. If you want to buck the trend and hold onto some of your hard earned equity or if simply want to sell before we all relocate to the moon, follow the advice below to turn your property into a hot commodity.

Augusta, Georgia was a happening place the first part of March! Branum’s Sewing and Vacuum Center, the area BERNINA Dealer, held their annual Southern Sewing School at a local facility. The students stitched up a creative embellished tote and an elegant embroidered pillow plus even some clever accessory pieces on the serger. I had the honor to teach the fun embellished tote using adaptations to the “Clarabella Tote” pattern by Abby Lane Quilts. Nina McVeigh taught the lovely pillow and Kaysie Oldani taught the serger accessories which were created by Nancy Bednar.