When it comes to DIY home projects, inexpensive does not have to equal inconsequential. For less than $100, you can create custom light fixtures, build accent walls, update your floors, or design one-of-a-kind decor. Budget home projects can make a big difference, as proven by this bunch of crafty bloggers.View Slideshow
Make a statement in any room by adding real or perceived texture to one or more walls.
When done well, faux painting is another way to add natural-looking texture to a space. In this bathroom, shades of gray paint are applied in a way reminiscent of slate.
Reflecting light is one way to create unexpected texture. In this dining room, a lacquer finish was applied to an indigo wall for a stunning high-gloss effect.
Tile is a great way to add pattern and texture to a kitchen. Here, white subway tile goes all the way to the ceiling and across the range hood. Pairing dark grout with white tile adds contrast and emphasizes the texture.
Wallpaper featuring a raised pattern brings in texture that's not only visual, but also tangible. In this powder room, a large organic, monochromatic print on one wall adds interest without overpowering the small space.
A simple pattern made from rectangles of durable vinyl lends a soft look to this powder room. An alternative to fabric, vinyl is a water- and mold-resistant material that offers a similar visual effect.
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