8 Décor Projects You Can Do in a Weekend

Redecorating your home doesn’t have to cost a fortune – or last for weeks. Whether it’s new linens or even unifying the décor with a theme, these small changes can be done over a weekend and produce big results in both the aesthetic and overall feel of your space.Check out these tips from author and decorator Heather Paper.

1. Choose a Décor Style or Theme

Try a departure from the ordinary. Add some romantic floral patterns or even exotic Asian or French provincial touches. Go out on a limb! Build your choices around your theme.


2. Let New Linens Anchor Your Look

A simple step to makeover your bedroom is simply finding fresh bed linens.

“Add some pattern or pizzazz to the room with a new comforter and a matching pair of shams,” Paper says. “You'll find designer styles in every price range – even at discount stores.”


3. Complement Your Look with Curtains

“Customize an inexpensive pair of curtain panels to suit your personal style,” Paper says. “Add jumbo rickrack or some other flat trim along the curtain's inside and bottom edges.”


4. Enhance the Mood With a Coat of Paint

Select a colour that plays off your comforter and linens selection and creates a unifying and soothing tone.

"For no more than the cost of a gallon or two – and a little elbow grease,” Paper explains, “you can transform a room."


5. Rearrange to Refresh

Reposition furniture, side tables, chairs and other pieces for a refreshing change that doesn’t cost a dime!


6. Add Drama With Lighting

Assess your room – could it use more light? Home décor stores, thrift shops and export stores have cheap and chic lighting choices that can complement your theme.


7. Beautify Your Storage

Corral books in baskets. Let old china or mismatched dinner items hold items such as nail polish, nail files and lotions. Look around your house for fun or creative ways to keep organized.


8. Welcome Some Wall Décor

Switch out your paintings to match your new colour scheme. Or shop your other rooms for pieces that might enjoy the switch.

When you’re all finished, take time to celebrate – with a nap! When you wake up, you’ll really get the chance to admire your handiwork.


Use the Swiffer 360 Duster to trap and lock dust and keep your décor looking clean.


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