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Stretching Your Home Decorating Dollar With Simple Changes

Stretching Your Home Decorating Dollar With Simple Changes

Budget is among the first things I check before redecorating, and let’s be honest, it can affect some of my design choices! However, having a well-decorated home can be affordable with just a few changes.

Make the most of your home decorating budget with these amazing, yet affordable, tips.

Move things around

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moving furniture

    Rearranging furniture gives your room an instant update. Moving your furniture around brings a fresh perspective to your space, and the best thing about it is it doesn’t cost a thing!

    Match your accessories with the season

    seasonal accessories

      Another quick and easy way to update your décor is to match your accessories with the season. Change up your pillow covers, throws, duvets, and decorative knickknacks to instantly rejuvenate your space.

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      Rearrange your ornaments

      For your mantels and ledges, rearrange and combine decorative trinkets of different sizes (such as picture frames) to give the space a makeover. Also, leave a small space between your groupings to make your mantel look more spacious.

      Pumpkin

        When thinking up design accents for your home, you can always take advantage of the beauty of each season. Maximize the different colors of the season when considering the decorative pieces you’ll be using.

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        Lighting makes a whole lot of difference

        natural light

          Something as simple as lighting can change the way a room looks. During the day, keep the curtains open to let the daylight in. This quick change brightens up the room and makes it look more spacious. You can also replace your blinds with fresh curtains to create a welcoming atmosphere for your family and guests.

          Arrange a trade

          If you have home décor items that are still in good condition, but you’re tired of them, you can set up a trading system with your friends. Your girlfriends may have amazing pieces that you can trade for your own. You can even make your trading a monthly event!

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          Sales are your friends

          flea market

            Visit your favorite thrift stores and garage sales to pick up some new home décor items for a small amount. You’ll find lovely second-hand items in thrift shops and garage sales that will fit in your home.

            You can have gorgeous home décor without breaking the bank! Let these quick and fun decorating tips bring a fresh look to your home!

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            Last Updated on March 24, 2021

            8 Smart Home Gadgets You Need in Your House

            8 Smart Home Gadgets You Need in Your House

            We’ve all done it. We’ve gone out and bought useless gadgets that we don’t really need, just because they seemed really cool at the time. Then, we are stuck with a bunch of junk, and end up tossing it or trying to sell it on Ebay.

            On the other hand, there are some pretty awesome tech inventions that are actually useful. For instance, many of the latest home gadgets do some of your work for you, from adjusting the home thermostat to locking your front door. And, if used as designed, these tools should really help to make your life a lot easier—and that’s not just a claim from some infomercial trying to sell you yet another useless gadget.

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            Take a look at some of the most popular “smart gadgets” on the market:

            1. Smart Door Locks

            A smart lock lets you lock and unlock your doors by using your smartphone, a special key fob, or biometrics. These locks are keyless, and much more difficult for intruders to break into, making your home a lot safer. You can even use a special app to let people into your home if you are not there to greet them.

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            2. Smart Kitchen Tools

            Wouldn’t you just love to have a pot of coffee waiting for you when you get home from work? What about a “smart pan” that tells you exactly when you need to flip that omelet? From meat thermometers to kitchen scales, you’ll find a variety of “smart” gadgets designed to make culinary geeks salivate.

            3. Mini Home Speaker Play:1

            If you love big sound, but hate how much space big speakers take up, and if you want a stereo system that is no bigger than your fist, check out the Play:1 mini speaker. All you have to do is plug it in, connect, and then you can stream without worrying about any interruptions or interface. You can even add onto it, and have different music playing in different rooms.

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            4. Wi-Fi Security Cameras

            These are the latest in home security, and they connect to the Wi-Fi in your home. You can use your mobile devices to monitor what is going on in your home at all times, no matter where you are. Options include motion sensors, two-way audio, and different recording options.

            5. Nest Thermostat

            This is a thermostat that lives with you. It can sense seasonal changes, temperature changes, etc., and it will adjust itself automatically. You will never have to fiddle with a thermostat dial or keypad again, because this one basically does all of the work for you. It can also help you to save as much as 12% on heating bills, and 15% on cooling bills.

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            6. Smart Lighting

            Control your home lighting from your remote device. This is great if you are out and want to make sure that there are some lights on. It is designed to be energy efficient, so it will pay for itself over time because you won’t have to spend so much on your monthly energy bills.

            7. Google Chromecast Ultra

            Whether you love movies, television shows, music, etc., you can stream it all using Google Chromecast Ultra. Stream all of the entertainment you love in up to 4K UHD and HDR, for just $69 monthly.

            8. Canary

            This home security system will automatically contact emergency services when they are needed. This system offers both video and audio surveillance, so there will be evidence if there are any break-ins on your property. You can also use it to check up on what’s happening at home when you are not there, including to make sure the kids are doing their homework.

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