Decorating on a Budget

There’s this one room in your house you can’t stand anymore. It’s time. It needs to change and fast. How do you make a big impact on a tight budget?

Here’s how to get the biggest bang for your buck!

PAINT – Wall colour is the least expensive way to create a fresh, new look. Go bold and punchy or soft and subtle.

ACCENTUATE – Have fun with simple, eye catching details. Try painting out your baseboards, crown moldings, door and window frames in a different colour other than white. Highlight a wall that has an architectural feature such as a fireplace by painting the wall an accent colour. OR if you don’t have any features you want to bring attention to, create your own! Accent or feature walls add interest to a space. Instead of paint you may want to consider WALLPAPER for an accent wall from C&M Textiles.

WINDOW TREATMENTS – Perhaps your budget doesn’t allow you to indulge in custom made drapes but you can still GET THE LOOK! C&M Textiles has gorgeous ready-made drapes to fit your style and budget. To complete the look, check out our in stock hardware choices.

TOSS CUSHIONS – Easiest way to bring a room together! Go crazy without blowing the bank and add texture, colour, pattern and style to your space. C&M Textiles has affordable, quality fabrics as well as pillow inserts, zippers and thread for the do-it-yourselfer. We also offer a full sewing service to complete the job for you.

ART – Anything framed can really add a lot to a space. The art does not have to be original or expensive. Have your kids get out the paint and a big sheet of paper and see what happens! Other simple and budget friendly ideas for framing could be a book cover or even labels from your favourite candy to create your very own Andy Warhol. Consider browsing the fabric selection at C&M Textiles, you may find the perfect fabric to be framed and to kick start your whole new room.

REPURPOSE – Take a look around at what you already have and may not be using in another room already. Or cruise through a few yardsales or antique shops to see what’s out there to inspire you. Vases, lamps, quirky side tables, vintage frames can all be given a new look with paint and other accents. Have fun and make it yours!

Written by: Alicia Hewitt