Home Decorating - Apartment Decorating - Dorm Decorating - Home Decor for the Renter   Home Decorating & Interior Design Ideas for Apartment - Home -Studio - Dorm
Find Decorating Home Decor Tips and Interior Decorating strategies for "non-owned" Rental Living Spaces

 
 
  Resource Guide | Interior Design 101 | Decorating by Room  

  
Rental Decorating Digest - Interior Decorating for Rentals

  

 

Decorate Your Space With These Interior Design Tools

   

  Seasonal Decorating

   Tips for all seasons of decorating, decorations, Home design ideas and entertaining for your apartment, home, studio or dorm.
   Also find budget and style friendly interior design ideas to capture that the seasons magic!
                     
Back to Main Seasonal Decorating  
 

 

HOME

 
 The Basics
 ▪
 First Time Renter
 
 Interior Design 101 
 
 Decorating By Room
  Dorm Decorating
 
 Organizing Ideas
  Room Color Schemes
 
 Style Guide
   
Do-It-Yourself
 ▪  Bedroom Decorating
 ▪  Budget Decorating Ideas
 ▪  Feng Shui Decorating
 ▪  Gardening Ideas
 ▪  Lamps & Lighting
 ▪  Small Space Decorating
 ▪  Wall Decorating Ideas
 ▪  Windows & Treatments

   
 Lifestyles
  ▪  Health - Food - Family
  ▪  Money Management 101
  ▪  Product & Book Reviews
   

 Need Inspiration?

  Mail Order Catalogs
   Get catalogs from
   your favorite 
   mail-order companies!

   Unlimited Requests

Sure Fit
Save your old furniture by decorating with slipcovers.

Wall Art and Posters -Decorating Wall Decor

 

Where are our visitors decorating now?

 HomeSeasonal Decorating Ideas >

        
NEW!
 
 Find us on Facebook |  Follow us on Twitter
 
Last Minute Holiday Touches on the Cheap!
By Kathy Wilson -
The Budget Decorator
Budget Decorating Columnist
 

Last minute details can take a holiday home from ho ho hum to spectacular, and doesn't have to cost a lot of cash! Here are some great quick, easy, and inexpensive ideas to wow your guests and comfort your family.

 

*Use those leftover bits of wrapping paper and a hole punch to make confetti. (Great job for the kids!) Use the colorful confetti to sprinkle across holiday tables for festive cheer, or save for that
midnight moment!

*Invest in a large roll of wire edged ribbon in gold or silver, so that it can be used for all holidays right into New Years. Learn to tie fanciful bows, or just tie a simple bow to the backs of dining
chairs, around stemware, or around your silverware. Let it ribbon through holiday centerpieces, over mantels, or stream it across  doorways. Go to http://www.save-on-crafts.com/howtomakebows.html to learn to tie several different bows!

*Use graham crackers, a little frosting, and cookies and candies from the dollar or discount store to create a wonderful Gingerbread  House centerpiece in no time! This is one of those projects that make memories, so bring the kids to the table, make a replica of your own home, or make replicas of friends homes and give as gifts! The best frosting to use is a stiff one, with no ingredients that will spoil. Remember, you can color some frosting to make grass and trees.

*Have your children pitch in with holiday decorating, and ask them if they have any toys that would like to watch for Santa! Tie ribbon around the neck of a teddy and tuck onto the mantle, use wooden blocks to spell out Christmas words or sayings…create a toy
wonderland from your own "backyard" so to speak!

*Drop by your dollar store and pick up some Christmas wrapping  paper. (Yes, it is just a buck!) Wrap some of the pictures from your walls like gifts, add a bow, then re-hang. I like to do this just in  the entryway for more impact using less dollars! You could  also "wrap" your front door or window with a bow and ribbon,and some packing tape.

*Cut simple holiday shapes out of paper or felt, then hang with thread from curtain rods, hanging lamps, doorways or over the outside of a lampshade. Try your hand at paper snowflakes, and hang them in groups in your windows.

*Stamp holiday shapes on your glass windows with craft paint. Mix acrylic paint with an equal amount of dishwashing liquid soap, then  use to stamp snowflakes, stockings, and santas on the inside of your windows. After the holidays, it will clean right off with window  cleaner and a non abrasive scrub pad. (You know, the kind that is safe for non stick cookware, so that it doesn't scratch your windows.)
 
*Finally, light those candles, and bring the sparkle of the holidays right to your table each and every night, don't wait for company!

Enjoy the joy of the season, and Happy Holidays from The Budget Decorator!

 

Kathy Wilson is an author, columnist, and editor of The  Budget Decorator. For hundreds of free budget decorating ideas and to sign up for her free newsletter and ebook, visit her at http://www.TheBudgetDecorator.com

Read other articles by Kathy Wilson in Budget Decorating
 


Decorating and interior design tools for apartment - home - studio or dorm.

October Features

5 Easy Fall Updates for the Home

Use What you Have Decorating - Balanced Decorating

Affordable Fall Decorating

 Follow Rental Decorating Digest on
Follow Us On Twitter!

NEW! Rental Home Remodel
Day #1
DEMOLITION DAY!


"The Renters" are getting ready for their remodel! Watch as they set the stage of events that will be happening and you get a lay of the current floor plan. This rental home remodel is estimated to take between 8-10 weeks as they are moving themselves out and then into their landlord provided trailer located on the property...
Subscribe to Watch Weekly Updates 


 FEATURED CATALOG
 

 

 FEATURED CATALOG

 
THE COMPANY STORE

 Image of The Company Store from The Company Store catalog
 
 
 Browse this free catalog and get inspiration for your space!

 
 
 
>Send Me This Catalog

 
 
 
>
Send Me This Catalog!

FREE Monthly Rental Decorating Digest!





Email Marketing by VerticalResponse

Interior Design / Decorating Articles

1. Basics on Hanging Pictures &
    Wall Art


2. Decorating Living Rooms -
    Arranging Furniture


3. Decorating by Finding a Color
    Scheme


4. Budget Home Decor Ideas

5. Wall Decorating

 

 The Top 5 Decorating Topics  Interior Design | Decorating by Room | College Decor | Budget Home Decor Ideas | Wall Decorating

About Us      Media Kit     Partners   Opportunities   Resource Guide     Press     Contact Us 

Use Disclaimer
Copyright 2000-2012 Rental Decorating Digest. All Rights Reserved