Thursday, February 21, 2008
Introducing Room Makeovers for the Skint: This summer, I completely revamped my room – as in, I cleaned ’till about three in the morning for a week, and then rearranged for another. It’s not fair, of course, to claim that I’m skint. I just really hate spending excessive amounts of money when it’s not needed.
There are a ton of aspects to the above photo, as follows:
Use what you have. Pick your favourite gorgeous pair of shoes -or a few gorgeous pairs of shoes!- (preferably heels, they sit the best). Use them as display pieces, and arrange them as accents where you may.
Use what you’re given. The flower arrangement on the left was from last year’s recital – my mom helped out my vocal instructor with it, and she gave us some of the decorations. I rearranged them, and got rid of the pieces I didn’t like, and saved myself $20 on buying flowers and branches from the store!
Use what you read. I got this idea from FabSugar, I think – use magazines to change how high things are. I stacked some Flares under my left box to make it higher – from a standing position, you can’t see them, and the boxes look more interesting with more depth. FabSugar used old copies of Vogue as a computer monitor stand – the perfect idea for the frugal fashionista!
Use boxes – boxes, not storage units, can be bought for next to nothing and stacked however you please. Mine are from IKEA, and the two on the right were on sale for $9, I believe, for both! You can store whatever in a box, and instead of everyone seeing your clutter, they just see the clean lines of the boxes.
Still to come? Decorating walls, small, cheap accents, and more!!