Redecorate Today (For Practically Free)

Redecorate Today
No money? No time? No problem. These decorating ideas are the quick fix you need to have your home looking like it came straight out of the pages of our magazine. With a little creativity and a few choice products (some you may already have), you'll be churning out Instagram-worthy moments in every room of your house.

Book It

Use stacked books to create artsy display pedestals on any surface.

No time to decorate? No problem! These super quick decorating updates will have your look refreshed in just 10 minutes.

Have 10 Minutes?

You can redecorate. Watch and see how!

Dial Up Drama

Hang a large mirror above the fireplace for a dramatic look.

Group Setting

Gather objects by color or shape; display together for impact. 

Sheet Swap

Swap your linens. Combine pillow cases from one set with sheets from another.

With the foundation of a basic bedding set, you can dress up your bed in any number of ways with pillows, throws, and more. Here are three ways that get the combination right, and they all start with the same bedding essentials.

Restyle Your Bed

Change up a few throw pillows and you're on your way to a fresh bed. Watch and see how to shake up your look. 

Singular Sensation

Create a bouquet by massing mini vases holding one rose or peony each.

It's Natural

Bring in nature -- stones, shells, or pinecones -- to fill a pedestal bowl.

Tray Chic

Use trays to display objects on a coffee table, gather gear on a nightstand, or corral cell phones and coins on an entry table.

Out of the Jewelry Box

Display jewelry on a bedroom dresser in a way that's handy, yet personal.

Cast a New Light

Change the shades on lamps. For a perfectly proportioned lamp, the shade should be:

-- Approximately two-thirds the height of the lamp base.

-- Deep enough so that a small portion of the neck (the fitting between the lamp and the socket) is visible.

-- About one-and-a-half times the width of the lamp base.

Label Love

Perk up storage with pretty labels. Purchase them or make them yourself with our free printable labels. 

Roll Out the Red Carpet

Or blue. Or green. Or multicolor, for that matter. Unroll a bold runner to add color and pattern to your kitchen floor. (Use a rug pad to keep the runner in place in this high-traffic area.)

Like-New Sofa

Toss a throw over the back of a chair or sofa for a color lift. 

Mirror, Mirror

Hang a mirror on a wall opposite windows to maximize natural light.

Play with Texture

Reconsider texture pairings -- rattan with silver, stone with crystal, or silk with burlap.

Back It Up

Revamp a bookcase by painting the back inside wall or lining it with paper. 

Leafy Greens

Add height and drama by cutting a tall sapling and "planting" it in a weighted container. 

Wake Up Fresh

For a little pick-me-up, place a small arrangement of fresh flowers on your nightstand.

Fill It Up

Even a small bare spot, such as a wall nook, is a candidate for a pretty wall art arrangement. Group a collection of like items (here, blue transferware) in a gallerylike arrangement.

Kidding Around

Enlarge a child's drawing and frame it for display.

Share the gallery

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