Does your home need a little love in the decor department?
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If purchasing new, trendy, or luxurious upgrades are out of your budget, why not work with what you already have?
Real Simple has some great ideas sure to inspire your inner interior decorator — and they won't cost you a single cent.
Turn a Quilt Into a Headboard
Got a plain-Jane bed? Give it character ― and warm it up, too ― by draping a quilt over the frame.
Prop Up Art to Conceal Cords
Lean frames against a wall to hide wires and outlets. Layer them for extra impact.
Stick a Plant Inside a (Non-Working) Fireplace
Brighten up that black hole with one of your indoor or outdoor plants. Choose a type that doesn’t require a lot of sunlight, like a fern or the Song of India dracaena pictured here.
Repurpose Your Bracelets as Napkin Rings
Colorful plastic bangles are great for a casual table, while metal ones complement a formal setting. You can also pin brooches down the length of a table runner and lean a place card in front of each one.
Dress Up a Dresser With Ribbons
Don’t let all those scraps you’ve been saving from holidays and birthday parties go to waste. Transform a child’s bedroom by tying colorful ribbons around the knobs on a chest of drawers ― or the stem of a lamp or the legs of a table.