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Do you have a room that you’d love to refresh, but you want it done fast and affordable?  Well, it can be done! Many times, a few simple changes is all that’s needed to give a room a completely new look, and you don’t have to break the bank to do it. Just let your imagination run, and have fun with it!

  • Paint, paint, paint ~ I cannot emphasize enough what a fabulous material paint is for refreshing a room.  There isn’t one other material that can give the most dramatic impact for the most affordable price.  As you can see in the “before” photo below, the previous owners of this home tried this theory with the blue vanity cabinet, yet in this case I think they missed the mark.   The whole feeling of this room was changed when I repainted it a soft black. Add some new cabinet hardware, and you’re set!
  • Accessorize ~ Your next best bet for refreshing your room is with accessories.  There are lots of great retail stores with wonderful selections of stylish accessories at affordable prices, so you don’t have to spent a lot to get a great look.  I purchased all of the accessories for this bathroom from Target, Pier 1 and Michael’s Crafts, and all for about $100! Woo hoo! Instant make-over!  The total cost for this room was about $200, and that even includes the designer bath towels (a great find at Bed, Bath & Beyond).

I hope you found these fast and affordable design tips helpful, but if you’re finding yourself a bit stuck on how to improve your spaces, my Designer Download session is a great way to get the ideas and inspiration you need.  One room or the entire house … we can cover it all.

Design should be fun, not stressful!

~ Kathy