Want to freshen up the look of your home but don’t have piles of cash to spend to do it? If so, you’re like almost everyone else in America. Interior decorating doesn’t have to cost a fortune and you don’t have to hire an interior decorator to do it. Here are eight interior decorating ideas that you can do yourself and without spending a fortune.
Experiment with paint effects
A fresh coat of paint in the home’s interior is one of the less expensive interior decorating projects but painting the entire home can still be pretty expensive. You may want to experiment with a paint effect that doesn’t require as much paint. For instance you can just paint one wall to make it an accent wall or you can create an ombré effect (when there is a blending of color on a single wall) with just a little bit of paint.
Blend old with new
If you’re on a tight budget, you can’t go to your local home décor store and fill up two carts. Instead, choose a handful of brand new items and get the rest from thrift stores. Sometimes it’s surprising the quality items you can find that were just given away to a second-hand store. Older items give a vintage look that can work well with newer items.
Be creative with lighting
A string of paper lanterns is pretty expensive and it will provide light for an entire room plus it’s a little quirky and will make your home that much more interesting.
Make your own art
Artwork can be one of the most expensive aspects of interior decorating, so why not make your own? If you’re not that crafty, consult Pinterest or any number of other websites for easy projects that look professional but within your ability to accomplish.
A little bit of bling
You don’t need much bling to really make a space look elegant. Look for furniture, lighting, and accessories that come in chromes, coppers, or golds, to really create a stylish look.
Rome wasn’t built in a day and stylish homes aren’t decorated overnight. Let your home evolve over time, set aside a little bit each month to put towards your interior decorating budget and with time the look will start to pull together.
Keep it fresh
Sometimes, new stuff isn’t the answer at all. Sometimes you just need to rearrange furniture. You’ll be surprised at what you can accomplish in just a few hours of rearranging furniture and moving home décor items and artwork around.
Get rid of clutter
This last tip is 100% free. In fact, it may even make you some money which you could put towards future interior decorating purchases. If you just can’t get a room to look right, it could be that there’s just too much stuff in there. Selling and donating things that just don’t work in your space is a great way to get a new look.
Source: Marie Claire
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Measure the height from the floor to the top of the metal wall plate.
Follow our guide for baseboard heater cover measurement:
Any baseboard larger than 7 3/8" will be compatible with our standard cover.
Any measurement greater than 9 3/8" will fit our tall cover.
Measure from the bottom of the finned tube heating element to the top of the metal wall plate,
A measurement of 5 1/2" to 6 3/4" will fit our standard cover.
A measurement of 7 1/2" to 8 3/4" will fit our tall cover.
Measure the distance from the wall or the metal wall plate attached to the wall, to the outside of the finned tube heating element.
Any measurement of less than 3 1/8" inches from the wall will fit our
Any measurement of less than 3 1/8" inches from the wall will fit our tall cover.
EZ Snap™ Wall Widgets are used when your old or existing wall back plate has been removed or if you have to hang your new cover 1 inch or higher to bring them up to a height that will fit our installation guidelines. Just use the self-tapping screws to secure them to the top of your existing wallplate.
EZ Snap™ Floor Fidgets easily raise your new covers ¾ inch to compensate for any ¾ inch floor (wood, tile, or other) that has been installed any time since your baseboard heater was originally installed. May be used for any reason when the overall height has been shortened and the total height is less than 7-½ inches for standard height or 9-½ inches for the TALL height EZ Snap™ BaseBoard Covers. Just measure your overall desired height, subtract 1", drill a hole, preferably in a stud and attach it to the wall with the included screw.
EZ Snap™ Wall Contraptions are used when your wall back plate has been completely removed. EZ Snap™ Wall Contraptions receives your EZ Snap™ BaseBoard Cover and keeps your aluminum fin tube from sagging. These completely replace your wall back plate. To install, slide up from the bottom and make sure the top is at your desired height. Screw to the wall, then bend the front finger up to hold the fin tube in place.
Measure from wall to wall and subtract ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) The endcaps can be pulled or slid ½ inch outward on either end to fit your existing length requirements. Choose 2 flush to wall end caps.
Measure the overall length of the existing unit with ends attached then subtract ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) The endcaps can be pulled or slid ½ inch outward on either end to fit your existing length requirements. Choose 2 Closed or Open-end caps.
Measure from the corner to the end of the unit with ends attached then subtract ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) The endcaps can be pulled or slid ½ inch outward on either end to fit your existing length requirements. Choose 1 Closed or Open-end & 1 flush to wall end cap.
Measure the left side from corner A to corner B (see diagram). Then subtract 3 inches for the 90 degree inside corner, then subtract another ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) Repeat for the right side if also wall to wall. You need to subtract a total of 3½ inches from each side that is wall to wall. Choose your end caps.
Measure the left side from the corner of the wall to the end of the unit with ends caps. Then subtract 3 inches for the 90 degree inside corner, then subtract another ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) Repeat for the right side. You need to subtract a total of 3½ inches from both left and right sides. Choose your end caps.
L-Shaped outside radiators ending in the middle of the wall:
Measure from outside corner of the wall A to the end of the radiator unit with end caps attached B, then subtract ½" (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.)
Measure from outside corner of the wall to the corner of the wall, then subtract 1/2" (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.)
Left leg - measure from the corner out to the end of the radiator subtract 3" for the corner and ½ (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.)
Center leg - measure from corner to corner and subtract 3" for each corner a total of 6"
Right leg - measure from the corner out to the end of the radiator subtract 3" for the corner and ½" (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.).
We recommend that you order covers a little longer than normal and cut them on site, as there are many opportunities for mistakes in measuring and installation. By cutting on site you can fit and cut to fit. The covers can be cut with a good quality jigsaw and a fine metal cutting blade.
Now that you’ve learned how to measure baseboard heaters,
you’re ready to order.