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We Just bought a townhouse, and we didnt have a lot moving in so we're slowly but surely buying things. What are some easy/in-expensive decorating or organizing tips you used or can share for a BRAND new home owner? TIA!

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:08 PM on Jan. 31, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • The EASIEST and cheapest thing you can do is PAINT! You can pick up as many color swatches as you want for paint stores, and places like Home Depot and Lowes can take ANY color swatch or item and scan it into their computers to give you a perfect match! Pull colors from your existing furniture, area rugs, favorite pictures, etc.

    If you have a lot of patience and a creative streak, look at painting a stencil border around your ceiling or at "chair rail" height (3 or so feet from the floor)!

    JC Penney has GREAT sales on window treatments, and check out their clearance/outlet section (online) for simple home decor!

    Answer by LoriKeet at 7:32 PM on Jan. 31, 2010

  • Honestly if you want to totally redo it and not spend must money, the best bet is FRED's. They have very inexpensive, but cute things. You could actually do everything from the bathroom to the living room at a good deal.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:52 PM on Jan. 31, 2010

  • Buy a coffee table that seconds as a storage space. For throws, extra linens or blankets for guests, etc.
    Pick simple paint and funiture colors, so that you can add the real color and design into your knickknacks and wall art.
    Use family photographs or your own scenic photographs as your main source of art. Buy cheap walmart frames and hang them on the wall, or stand them on the end tables. Buy your own fabric to make window treatments. It's SUPER simple to sew a window treatment (PM if you don't know how), and that way you can use any fabric that you want. Plus it's cheaper.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 7:54 PM on Jan. 31, 2010

  • Ohh, shop second hand stores. Anything that's in good shape can be refinished.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 7:55 PM on Jan. 31, 2010

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