Interior Design: 10 Ways to Tweak Your Space for Under $100

January 19, 2012 Interior Design, Alumni News & Events, General 1 Comments

Interior Design Tips Under $100By Harrington College of Design Interior Design Alumna Lisa Natale, owner of LMN Interiors, reprinted with permission from her blog at

Everyone these days is looking to save a little bit of money! So I thought I would share 10 things you could do to tweak your space for under $100 dollars. Before you go shopping, have a budget in mind and also pre-select your items by using the Web. These two easy steps will keep you organized and focused when shopping. Enjoy the tips and happy shopping! 

1. Paint a furniture piece!

2. Toss or rearrange pillows.

3. Buy a new shower curtain and towels. I love changing my shower curtain and towels out about every six months! This can add a splash of color to a room that sometimes has no personality.

4. Acquire new accessories or rearrange your existing accessories. It’s a great way to add interest and color to a table or shelving unit.

5. Add artwork or mirrors.  

6. Adding in throws can add color and texture to any room. Try to change them out seasonally.

7. Think about decorative books. Great places to find interesting coffee table books are at a local book store or stores like Anthropologie or Jayson Home & Garden. Interesting coffee table books can add a splash of color to any shelf, and they're also a great way to break the ice when entertaining guests.

8. Adding slip covers to your furniture can help to bring in a fun pattern or an accent color to the room.

9. Create a collage using your own black-and-white photos! Before hanging a collage, I always lay it out on the floor. I start off by measuring the size of the wall the collage is going on, then tape the area out on the floor. Lastly, I start to lay out my artwork, trying to keep symmetry and scale in mind.

10. Invest in new lighting fixtures! Pendants, sconces, bathroom fixtures will instantly change your space!

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An alumni January 23, 2012 at 01:50 PM

It's blogs like this that make us look bad..designers..not decorators.

What do you think?