Easy interior decorating ideas under $ 5 or free! | Real estate news and information

Decorating your home shouldn’t require cashing out a 401 (k). In fact, many of the items you need to brighten up your humble home may already be in your home, or bought for a few dollars at your local garage sale. From there, all it takes is a little creativity and a willingness to take a few risks, says Myquillyn Smith-alias the “The Nester” and author of “The Nesting Place: It Doesn’t Have Be Perfect to Be Beautiful”.

Here are some of his economical ideas for turning your own gears.

Self-adhesive canvas wallpaper

Here is an unorthodox use of white duct tape to decorate the wall. It’s like instant wallpaper without the hassle!

Think you know all that duct tape can do? Think again.

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Tree stumps transformed into tables

Dried stumps can make great tables, painted or left as is (sanded top, of course). Before bringing them into your home, try to make sure all the bugs are taken out first by storing them for a few months in a dry place like your garage.

You will be taken aback by these fantastic (and free) tables.

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Instant curtains

Want curtains in the blink of an eye without too much fuss (or money)? Fold and place the raw fabric in curtain clip rings, which hook onto a curtain rod – no sewing required.

Curtains without fuss
Curtains without fuss

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Stuffed pouf

Take a garage ottoman, then add a strip of faux fur. Glue them together with hot glue and you have a sassy footstool!

Ottomon pre-makeover
Ottoman before the makeover

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Ottoman after makeover

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Matching furniture

This small bedside table and this large mirror were purchased from two different stores. Paint them the same color and they look great together.

Bedside table and mirror before the makeover

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Safe and post-makeover mirror.
Bedside table and mirror after the makeover

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From books to festive garlands

This book page garland was created as a temporary party decoration, but it became so favorite that it stayed in place for two years.

This festive garland made from the pages of an old book.
Pages from an old book make up this festive garland.

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