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Daily Real Estate News  |  January 21, 2011  |   3 Budget-Friendly Decorating Tips With Impact
You don’t have to spend a fortune to create a well designed, inviting home. Interior designer Lili Diallo, deputy style editor at Country Living magazine, often uses what home owners already own and just tweaks it to create an inviting space.

Here are a few of her budget-friendly tips for home decorating:

1. Move one piece of furniture.
Just moving one furniture item can drastically change the energy and look of a room. Instead of a sofa against the wall, pull the sofa into the room with a console and two lamps behind it.

2. Update the windows.
Window treatments can make a big statement in a room and simply changing them out can give a room an entirely new look. Try white muslin, or loose, white sheer linen panels so the light will come through them and soften the room, she suggests.

3. Add a large rug.
You don’t need two or three small area rugs in one room. Instead, swap them out for one large rug to unify and pull the room together and even enlarge it, she says.

Source: “Decorating Without Breaking the Budget,” The Washington Post (Jan. 20, 2011)

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