Tips & Tricks for Decorating on a Budget

    (Provided by ABC Glass & Mirror, Inc. - Monday, August 01, 2016)

Interior DeisgnLooking for tips and tricks to make decorating on a budget easier and more successful? With planning and effort, you can decorate your home for less and still achieve the results you desire.

Do Your Research
Learning basic facts about the products and fixtures needed for your home makes it easier to make financially savvy selections.

For instance, did you know that framed shower doors are cheaper than frameless options since they can be built from thinner glass?

Do you know how much a water-saving toilet will impact your monthly energy usage? Time spent learning about what you’re paying for and why, is time well spent.

Buy Items that Serve Dual Roles
When you’re decorating on a budget, look for every opportunity to achieve two goals with one item. Take glass shelving, for instance. In its own right, this shelving appears sleek and sophisticated. It can also function as a storage system and/or a platform on which to display artwork or other accent items.

Another example is a sideboard or buffet from a used furniture store. You can refinish a piece like this so that it adds charm to the space. At the same time, the sideboard provides additional storage for plates and linens as well as an extra surface from which to serve food.

Bargain Hunt for Accessories

If you can find inexpensive décor accessories, you’ll have more money to put toward special room-defining pieces like a natural edge dining table, custom cabinetry, or a glass steam shower. When it comes to throw pillows, themed knick-knacks, and wall hangings, look for great finds at –

•    Department store “bargain aisles.”
•    Clearance sections in home décor stores.
•    Rummage sales.
•    Flea markets.
•    Thrift stores.

A list of tips and tricks for decorating on a budget would be incomplete if it didn’t address what to do when you simply don’t have the funds to give your home the overhaul it needs. One approach is to look at each room and pick one or two affordable, but high-impact, upgrades. Often, these are all that are needed to give your home the fresh, fashionable look you crave.

An affordable upgrade could be anything from repainting a room to replacing a dated medicine cabinet with a custom vanity mirror. Sometimes, though, an even cheaper fix will add sufficient charm to a problematic room – new bath towels, coordinating tablecloth and curtains, or a fresh area rug.

If you’d like to learn about the pricing and value of custom glass installations for your home, just call ABC Glass and Mirror, Inc.! Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is waiting to take your call at 703-257-7150!

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