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5 Easy Redecorating Tips That Won't Break the Bank (PHOTOS)

Target ChairRedecorating the home can be an expensive pain in the butt. Sure, everything looks so perfect and pristine when it's organized in just the right way on my home board on The Prowl. However, getting those hypothetical couches and dreamy curtains into my apartment is NOT exactly easy.

After recently changing roommates, to say my place was in need of a style upgrade is an understatement. Roommate #1 left with all the living room and kitchen furniture, and all I was left with was the lingering worry that our mouse would come back from hiding. (Don't worry, he's been absent for the past three months.) Gotta love New York.

SO, it was time to open the wallet and get some new goodies. The good news? I was able to find pieces that added just the right amount of flair, are TOTALLY high-functioning, and ridiculously inexpensive. Check out 5 ways I spruced up my place without breaking the bank, here:

How do you redecorate without spending too much money?


Image via Emily Abbate

Image via Emily Abbate


1Grab a New Chair

I am obsessed with this Threshold Slipper Chair from Target ($159.99, target.com). I knew I wanted to add an accent color to my living room, and figured a chair would be the perfect way to bring in the extra pop. My problem? Every chair I looked at originally cost upward of $299!

For $160, this chair is a steal and a super fun way to get creative. It makes the space more vibrant and is the first thing people compliment when they walk through our door.

Image via Emily Abbate


2Pick Up a New Shower Curtain

Your shower curtain is essentially a VERY large canvas that you can change for under $15 whenever you want. Jazz up your shower curtain of choice with a few fun hooks and the right towels on your towel bar, and you're all set!

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3Make Your Own Storage

Just ordered two of these Mainstays Square Storage Ottomans ($19, walmart.com) and I can't wait to get them in my space. MUCH cheaper than a coffee table, these ottomans look sleek and give us extra storage for the things that don't fit in the kitchen cabinets.

Looking for something a bit bigger? Storage ottomans come in so many sizes from so many different vendors, there's most definitely options that'll fit every room in your house!

Image via Emily Abbate


4Cut a (New) Rug

I don't know why, but I never thought of putting a rug into my kitchen until I found this white and yellow chambray at HomeGoods recently. I loved the pattern, and now I can't believe I've never slipped one in there before! You can find similar rugs like this (it's a thin material, nothing too substantial) everywhere from WalMart and Target to Lowe's or Home Depot.


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