Reuse books in your home to create a unique display table
The economy may look tired but your home doesn't have to. Here are some cost efficient ways to spruce up your home without hurting your budget. You can either buy new, reuse or recycle to makeover your home.
Because times are tough, buying new items for your home can easily be done by heading to garage sales or discount stores such as the "Dollar Tree," "TJ Maxx," "Burlington Coat Factory" or "Ross." From placemats to chairs, believe it or not, you'll be able to find fine home fashions at a margin of the cost you would find in a department store.
If purchasing new is completely out of the question, try reusing items from different rooms to freshen up the look of your home. For instance, try taking items such as vases, art work, rugs, books, chairs and pillows from one room in your home and relocate them to another. This will allow you to fall back in love with pieces that appeared to have moved to the back of a room over time.
Next, have you heard of the expression "another person's trash is another person's treasure?" Try recycling pieces from your home with pieces in a friend's home. This will give both of your interiors a nice face lift. Actually, chances are that if you swapped living room furniture with one another, no one would guess where your "new" sofas came from! How fun does that sound?!
Don't forget that when the times get tough, you need to get smarter about how you can get that new look in your home "without breaking the bank!"