Budget Beach Decorating
Take home these eight low-cost decorating ideas to give your space a clean, beachy style.
Bring the Outside In
Remove obstructions from doorways and windows. The more easily you can see into and through a room, the larger and more open it will feel. Inexpensive roll-up matchstick blinds provide privacy without obscuring daylight. Crisp white linen or gauze fabric can be draped over a black-painted dowel, found at home improvement stores, for a quick yet airy window treatment.
Search for unique pieces at flea markets, garage sales, and antique malls. A few small novelty items can add personality to a room without overpowering it. Mix and match dining chairs. Individual chairs are often sold at lower prices than a matching set, and give a vintage look to any room.