HOUSTON – The busy holiday season is right around the corner and getting your home ready to hosts guests doesn’t have to cost a fortune, if you plan and prepare.
Dee Brown, TV personality and Home Design Content Creator shares her pro tips on how to refresh a space, adding style and function, without breaking the bank.
Start by decluttering and then shopping your own house - look for pieces you could move around to different rooms.
You can also add character by incorporating personal artwork. Think about taking holiday artwork your kids make at school and get it framed to create a holiday keepsake you’ll treasure for years to come.
Another inexpensive option you can do yourself - PAINT!
A new color can completely transform a room or space. If painting the whole room seems too daunting of a task, then consider painting an accent wall or furniture pieces - to create a bold statement.
Dee also finds inspiration by repurposing vintage or thrifted decor.
She spent $280 refinishing and restyling this old media console to make it work in her new lounge space.
She also took a beloved art piece from her father’s home and had it re-framed to fit in with her décor.
Another great idea for a living room or dining area would be to add a mini bar for guests.
Dee created this focal point with a glass pane cabinet, then she added added bar accessories to make it stylish and functional for parties.
BONUS TIP: if you’re looking for booze-free cocktails to share with guests, Dee suggests trying Curious Elixrs. They have a range of flavors that would pair well with any party menu.
Dee rounds out her design by adding a coffee table, that’s perfect to rotate out seasonal décor.
Dee purchased the table online and put it together herself.
Here’s a look at her new lounge space.
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