One of the great pleasures in owning
your own home is thinking about how you’d like to
redecorate it if money was not an object. Most
every homeowner has some home decorating ideas,
plans or dreams of redecorating one of the rooms in
their home. Many times these plans are put off
because the redecorating seems cost too much or is
a major project.
Here are some
inexpensive (cheap) interior decorating projects
for the weekend that are not that major and are
inexpensive. You can complete them in a weekend, or
less. And they are the kind of changes you could
make in an apartment or rental house without
risking too much of your own money.
Begin by picking up
the supplies at a hardware store or home
improvement center on Friday while you are running
errands or are on your way home from work. Plan to
complete your decorating project on Saturday and
leave Sunday for anything left over, like cleaning
One of the easiest ways to update your home is to
update the light switch plates. It’s usually the
first thing you reach for when you walk into a
room, so a new switch plate will surely get
Find a decorative
switch plate that will fit the décor of the room.
You can replace a plastic plate with one made of
brass, copper or chrome for a more refined and
decorative look. You can also consider switch
plates that have textured designs or pretty color
Using a screwdriver,
unscrew the old plate, and then simply screw in the
new plate into the same holes in the switch.
Hanging New Artwork:
A very dramatic yet very simple way is to update
your walls by hanging new artwork. Many home stores
sell inexpensive reproductions of famous paintings
and photographs, or you can look for inexpensive
artwork ideas in most art stores.
Add An Accent Wall:
A more involved wall project is to paint one wall
in a room a different color. This accent wall is an
easy way to add vibrancy to a room. Just make
certain it’s a complimentary color.
When you choose the
wall that you’re going to turn into an accent wall,
decide what the best feature in the room is and use
a paint color to bring it out even more. It should
be the focal point of the room, such as a wall with
a fireplace or a piece of art on it. When painting
an accent wall, use a small roller to avoid wasting
paint, a large roller will absorb more paint.
Replacing Bathroom or Kitchen Hardware:
A simple bathroom or kitchen redecorating project
is to update the hardware. Cabinet knobs and drawer
pulls are easy to replace and can give your
bathroom and kitchen a completely different look.
All you need is a screwdriver to remove the old
hardware and install the new.
Before you purchase
new hardware, measure the distance between the
screw holes on the cabinet handles and supports on
the towel bar. Make sure that the new hardware will
match the old sizes.
These inexpensive (cheap) home interior decorating
ideas for the weekend are not major projects and
won’t break a modest budget. In most cases you
can have a new home look for some of the most
important rooms in your home or apartment in less
than a day. This is a fun way to spend a lazy
weekend and change the look in some of the rooms
and add some visual interest and a little value to