Are you on the lookout for some great ideas to decorate your house without having to spend a fortune? Don't worry. Decorating a house needn't always be expensive and neither is it mandatory that you rope in the aid of a professional designer. With a little bit of idea and forethought and with proper planning, you can really do an excellent job of decorating your house.
There are a lot of magazines and books on interior decoration. It would certainly be a good idea to go to your local library and go through them so that you have a basic idea of materials available for decorating. Apart from that, this article brings to the front, several useful and economic ways of home decoration.
When you think of redoing your home, it is not necessary that you have to discard all your old stuff and bring in new ones. For example, even though you are tired of the old side table or dining chairs, it may be still in perfect condition. Why don't you think of changing its looks by giving it a new coat of paint or polish? You can add in some interesting feature to it and make it look different without having to spend a fortune. Upholstered dining chairs can get a new look by just changing the fabric alone.
Another way of decorating your house would be to repaint the room. You can actually change the color combinations or bring in something dramatic in colors, like a single wall which is painted in a bright and dark color. Or you can even go in for special effects like sponge painting or faux finishes. Textured finishes also bring in a lot of character to the room. This is a sure shot way of getting rooms to have a new look.
Art works, photos, etc lend a greatly interesting look to the room. You can frame family photographs and hang it up in an interesting manner in the living or dining room, where it will result many happy hours. If nature appeals to your aesthetic sense, you can always collect flowers and leaves and dry them under the pages of a heavy book. These flattened and dry flowers and leaves can be tastefully arranged on a piece of handmade paper, framed and displayed beautifully in a suitable wall of your house. I know of a lady who was in the habit of collecting shells, which she stuck on painted cardboard and framed. It just looked great and original too. Similarly, there are many things you could do with a slightly artistic mind. You needn't always think in terms of masterpiece paintings when you think of art works.
Curtains are another way of making windows more interesting. Apart from the traditional drapes, there are also stylish bamboo blinds which make a room quite interesting. Rugs and cushions too give a lot of character to a boring room.