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Bling It!

Lamp before

In these tough economic times, I say, don’t give up on blinging up your home. Revive, refurbish or uplift some otherwise drab pieces that you might not be in love with. Spend wisely and be frugal. One of the biggest suggestions I can make (being a resourceful designer) is to ask yourself this question before spending some $$ on a new lamp or any other decorative item, ‘is this item worth it?’ Most of the time, the answer is no and you can simply pass on it. I strongly believe in being inventive, especially when it comes to the home. What we should care about is beauty and beautification is achievable if you shed some fears. Remind yourself that you don’t need to be rich to live beautifully. You just need a little imagination and some basic items such as a can of primer, a can of paint in the color of your choice, etc... to create or recreate an item.

Lamp after - I just love that new blue color

So stop the mindless spending. Look at everything with potential. Do not pass up pieces that might be looking to be rescued aesthetically. You don't need to be a master’s apprentice to learn how to make some simple changes to a piece of furniture that might otherwise be “ordinary”. Elegant doesn’t have to be pricey. Take stock of what you already own and can revive by putting a little bling into it, and this will be sure to stimulate warm conversation. When it comes to making your home special, no detail is ever too small to make a difference.