Whenever I watch decorating shows on HGTV I get great ideas and I really feel like I can pull off a great room design. Then I remember that I don't have any money and I live in an apartment. Then I just glare at the TV while I’m a little bit jealous of people who get to properly decorate their houses. If you want to know how to decorate your room without buying anything here are a few ideas that I have.
This is easy if you have a garage full of spray paint or a sewing room full of fabric. However, I live in an apartment so I don't own a lot of these materials. Look for old clothes like sweaters that can be used to recover throw pillows. If you do decide to buy one thing: make it paint. This can be for your walls or your wood furniture. Even small pieces of fabric like napkins, vintage handkerchiefs or baby clothes can be pieces together to form a window valance.
While some people have the same tried and true plan for decorating every holiday, I prefer driving myself crazy by trying to come up with new ideas every year. Basically, I get bored easy and to be honest, I like the challenge. Which means, if last year the garland was draped on the banister this year it might get tucked into window boxes and you can bet that the Christmas tree will look different and may even be in a new room.
It’s my way of mixing things up without having access to a Martha Stewart budget. It’s actually easier than you think to work with what you have -most of us have accumulated lots of decorations we no longer use or even have boxes of old stuff we inherited from relatives who downsized or passed away.