Home decorating doesn't have to be expensive. With a few simple items, it's easy to breathe new life into a room.
For the living room, pare down your window coverings to let in some natural light, and consider reframing and rehanging your pictures. Pick up some affordable picture frames, or paint old ones in new colors. Then rearrange your pictures, experimenting with different heights and groupings, and consider adding a few new pieces of wall decor. Refresh your sofa and chairs with new slipcovers.
For the bedroom, add a small shelf with some candles or wax warmers to create a romantic ambiance. Pick up a new throw and some decorative throw pillows to make over your bed.
Brighten up your kitchen with a new coat of paint, and add cafe curtains or a valence. Purchase a few color-coordinated kitchen towels or potholders, and place a houseplant by the window.