Decorating Tips for Savvy Consumers
Decorating your house can certainly cost a lot of money, but there are ways to cut back on cost without cutting corners on quality. Below you’ll find some decorating ideas that will help you save big bucks on your home decorating projects.
The Look of Custom Curtains
Window dressings can be very expensive. Custom-made curtains do cost a lot, but premade curtains at department stores can also be expensive and beyond the budget of most savvy consumers.
Fortunately, there are some inexpensive ways to get the look of custom-made window treatments at a fraction of the cost. Scour clearance bins at your local department stores. Sometimes you can find high-quality curtains for 70% off the original price. This can provide a real savings to the consumer savvy shopper when decorating.
Depending on the size of your curtains and how long you want your curtains to be, one larger curtain can be cut and remade into several smaller curtains. If you don’t know how to sew, enlist the help of someone who does such as your mother-in-law or cousin.
Cloth napkins can be refashioned into window treatments. This option works especially well if you are renting and don’t want to invest a lot into your place because you’ll be moving in the near future. Again, check out the discount bins for cloth napkins. It’s not unusual to find cloth napkins at less than $1 each.
A square cloth napkin can be folded in half to form a triangle and placed over a rod. If you layer several napkins on top of one another across the length of the rod, you will have a nice topper to frame your window. For added thickness, you can sew two napkins back to back before placing on the rod.
As you can see, decorating your home can be done on even the tightest budget. When you create your own decorating solutions, you can really save a lot of money.