Thursday, August 6, 2009

Cheap Home Decor Using Color

I've been enjoying the "Splashes of Color" series at Simple Nest and wanted to share some frugal ways that I use color to decorate our home.

A can of paint can be the quickest and cheapest way to add style to any room. But if you are shy about painting the walls, or live in a rental and can't paint, there are other options for using color.

Here are three ways that I've used red accents to ad
d style and color on the cheap.

This crystal vase was given to us as a wedding gift. I filled the vase with our red Christmas ornament balls, which were purchased (cheap!) at Target.

We get the benefit of a shot of red throughout the year, and the added bonus is that I don't need to box up and store our Christmas ornaments!

The vase sits on a dresser in our dining room, where the walls are painted red below the chair rail. You can see a good view of the walls in my Shadow Box photo.

These red and white vases were purchased on clearance at Pier 1. They sit atop a bookcase in our living room.

Thrift stores, Home Goods, AC Moore & Michael's are other places where you can find accessories for cheap on sale and/or with coupons.

Finally, my favorite splash of red are these paintings that hang in our master bedroom.

I bought 4 canvases and 2 tubes of red paint, one lighter and one darker. All were purchases with 40% coupons at AC Moore.

I covered each canvas with a the lighter red, then let them dry. I topped the lighter red with scattered brush strokes of the darker red then blended the 2 colors.

I'd seen something similar in an expensive catalog, and was thrilled with how my cheap reproduction turned out!

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Sarah said...

Love those red vases. They are gorgeous. Great work displaying them so beautifully.

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

I love that idea of doing your own wall art. I saw some canvases at The Christmas Tree Shoppe but had no idea what I would need them for. Guess where I am going back?

Thanks for the tip.


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Mommy-Wise said...

I seriously just got inspired!! Thank you! It's a great feeling!

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