7 Tips To Make Your Boulder Real Estate Uniquely Yours

Decorate on a dime:

You don’t have to spend a fortune to make your living space a showplace. You already may feel that you’ve spent that when you purchased your piece of Boulder real estate. With a little creativity and a willingness to do things yourself, you can stretch your decorating dollar and get the “look” you want.

Now is a great time to spruce up your interior, when the cold weather encourages all of us to spend more time inside.

I have copies of the latest Lowe’s Family Handyman magazine and each one comes with a coupon to save 10% on a purchase at Lowe’s. You can save up to $500 on your next home improvement purchase.
Send me an email at zachary@boulder-buzz.com with your address if you’d like a copy of the magazine and the coupon.

Here’s your 7 tips to making your home your castle without breaking the bank:

1.

Start with a plan, especially if you’re starting
from scratch. Do you entertain often? Do you
have young children? What’s your style – formal,
casual or contemporary?
Define your budget and get a general idea of
what you need before you go shopping. Save
time and gas by using online resources to do
your research.

2.

Paint works wonders. Dollar for dollar, paint
gives you the greatest bang for your buck. You
can totally change the look of a room by painting
the walls, trim or ceiling a different color.
Lowe’s has a wide selection of interior paints and
can even match your favorite shade. And when
shopping for furniture and accessories, don’t
forget to bring along your paint chips.

3.

Wallpaper is back! And it’s better and more
fashionable than ever. Today’s styles are more
varied, with textured vinyls that can simulate
stucco and grasscloth. You can get BIG looks
without spending a bundle, especially if you do
it yourself.

Not sure how to select and install wallpaper?
Lowe’s Wallpaper Center. You’ll find time-
tips and a calculator to help you determine
many rolls of wallpaper you will need.

4.

Toss it up. Bring life to that old sofa with some
fresh new toss pillows in different shapes and
complementary colors. Along the same lines,
throw rugs can add interest and instantly warm
up a room.

5.

Accessorize, accessorize, accessorize!
Little things mean a lot. Give your home
personality with touches like floral arrangements,
plants, candles and artwork. Visit flea markets
and yard sales for unique items that can be
re-purposed. For example, transform an antique
milk can into a functional umbrella stand.

6.

Turn on the light. Lighting can set the tone
for a room, so it’s important to choose the right
lamps and installed lighting. Rooms should have
a lighting source about every 10 feet, so consider
using both floor lamps and table lamps.
From lamps and chandeliers to installed lighting,
Lowe’s has a solution for every budget. To give
your dining room a fresh look, try an affordable
new ceiling medallion.

7.

Treat them right. Custom window treatments
can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars, so
you’ll want to work with off-the-shelf shades,
swags and curtains. And there’s so much to
choose from at Lowe’s; visit your local Lowe’s
for more information on how to get a custom
look for less.
Drapery panels that are positioned high above
the window and flow to the floor are “hot” right
now, as are Roman shades and eco-friendly
bamboo shades.

There are other Tips and Advice posts available on my website.

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