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Inexpensive Decorating Ideas: How to create impact for under £100

Inexpensive Decorating Ideas

Creating a home that you love doesn’t have to be expensive. It is all about being a bit creative, thinking outside the box and coming up with new ideas. And if you are struggling to come up with a great idea yourself or just don’t know where to start try asking your experienced friend.

We all know someone who has the knack of constantly coming up with new creative ideas – apparently with minimum effort and very little money. Fi definitely falls into this category. She is always coming up with something fun and new. Here are 3 of her ideas:

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1. Fi’s teenage son, Cam, wanted something cool, original and unique in his bedroom. So Fi called in George, a grafitti artist, and for £60 plus two cans of spray paint Cam now has an amazing new, colourful look to his room – which (if you look carefully) even has his name hidden in the work.

I am not so sure I could handle something quite so bold myself – I would prefer a soft and gentle seascape to help me drift to sleep. I just love the variety of designs created by Anna of MuralDesign, an artist based in Barnes. It is really worth taking a look at her amazing work.


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2. This desk is in her daughter’s room. Again, it cost under £60 for this plain Ikea desk which she personalised with photos, keep sake cards, school work, certificates, and mementoes. You could use anything to add a personal touch – maybe wallpaper or funky material?

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3. Easiest and least expensive of all this dramatic chalk board is created from just 1 litre of blackboard paint (£10) and a packet of chalk (£2). And the great thing is, whenever you go round there it never looks the same – sometimes it shows a menu, quotes, fun pictures, the kids artwork, absolute nonsense, to do lists or copies of work from favourite artists.

The DecorCafe is all about ongoing inspiration and support to create your home and so if you would like a little help please do get in touch. We run workshops to get you started and a DecorClub for ingoing inspiration and support. Or if you would like a little help we would be delighted to out you in touch with one of our decorbuddies. Please just get in touch and tell us what you need,

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  1. Great post! Love the desk idea; I might think of something for my office with cuts of favorite design furniture.

    Comment by alessia — October 14, 2011 @ 11:44

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