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Major redecorating can get expensive, so I have 5 home decorating idea for under $50. Impossible you say? Have faith!
Home Decorating Idea 1. Add metallics. From gold and silver to warm bronze, metallics will add much needed texture and weight to a space. This designer sconce costs under $50 and looks like it costs hundreds. Whether they flank a sofa, sideboard or bedside, the materials are timeless and the design totally current when it comes to contemporary lighting. Shopping list: Brushed-bronze Hand-crafted Shade Wall Sconce.
Home Decorating Idea 2. Add Pattern. Monochromatic rooms can get stale, so try incorporating pattern to give the eye something interesting to absorb. Something as simple as replacing lamp shades with a funky design can instantly change a room. I say, pop these orange beauties on bedside swing arm lamps. Shopping list: Orange Floral Drum Lamp Shade.
Home Decorating Idea 3. Add color. This is becoming my favorite hall ever. It’s so crisp, cheerful yet still classic. The narrow, white space pops because of the unobtrusive recessed lights and bold choice of color on the runner. The two chevron pillows can act in the same way when used on a plain white sofa or chair. Shopping list: Accent Pillows.
Home Decorating Idea 4. Add something rustic. Even contemporary spaces need something rustic and worn to feel human and lived-in. Natural woods are fascinating to look and especially to touch. In a world that has evolved into swiping slick tablets and phones, why not get your Abraham Lincoln on and go split rail fence for a change. Shopping list: Large Natural Teakwood Stump Candle.
Home Decorating Idea 5. Add something nostalgic. Stay true to the architecture of a room, so if a fixture doesn’t look right, swap it out. This schoolhouse light is under $50 and is amazingly popular in traditional kitchens, back halls or mudrooms. Shopping list: Schoolhouse Brushed Steel Ceiling Light Fixture.
Photos: Cove and Grey, Savvy Home Blog.
Rob is a Los Angeles-based designer who has a background in art history and was an expert at Sotheby's auction house. Formerly the host of "Inside The Auction" for the Fine Living Network, speaker for The Learning Annex and contributing editor for Valley Magazine and LA Bride Magazine, he has spent years bridging the gap between the world of design and the general public.
His design sensibilities are varied and can work in both traditional and contemporary styles. His interiors have most recently been published in Renovation Style Magazine.
Great tips! The bedroom with all the crazy patterns and colors look just like my mother's..!
I really love this decorating ideas. Thank you for the article.
I love the tangerine replacement shade, the yellow chevron pillow and the chevron print throw rug in the kitchen -- might have to get one of those for my kitchen!