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Get ready to reinvigorate your space -- you’ve come to the right place for home decorating ideas and style solutions for every room! We’ve got decor tips and top trends for decorating homes whether your home-sweet-home is a house, condo, or apartment. Looking for an easy home decorating idea to spruce up your space? We post our favorite new finds every day (including plenty of bargain picks!). Or browse our photo galleries -- you’ll find home decoration ideas for every room and every style. Thinking of painting your walls, buying furniture, or even just getting organized? All the info you need is right here. For even more home decorating ideas and inspiration, be sure to check out our Nestie house tours. Peek inside real Nesties’ homes, and see some of our favorite details, from front doors to dining rooms. No matter what kind of home decorating idea you’re searching for, you’re sure to spot something you love. Remember, you don’t have to give your pad a complete makeover to make a change. Why not just try a new window treatment or hang some artwork? Decorating homes is easy with our simple, easy-to-follow tricks. Learn how to add a bold pop of color in your kitchen or on your couch, or how to make the most of a small space with functional furniture that does double duty. And we have tons of home decoration ideas that won’t bust your budget, from ways to decorate for less to home finds for under $100 (or even less than $50!).

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Renovating Tips

Spending on remodeling is expected to reach $316 billion this year alone, and the number is still climbing, according to The Home Improvement Research Institute. So make sure you’re dumping cash in the smartest spaces to get the best return on your investment. Your kitchens and bathrooms are key areas that will make a big difference.

Mini-makeovers for Bathrooms

Cheap: Install new tile from the bathtub to the ceiling. It’ll make the room feel fresher, seem lighter, and it helps cut down on mold.
Cost: From 39 cents per tile

Cheaper: Buy a curved shower curtain rod to give a small, boxy tub a luxurious feel. They’re available in a variety of finishes, including bronze and pewter. Hang an extra-long liner on the inside and a standard drape on the outside for a luxe look.
Cost: Under $100

Cheapest: Get rid of those old incandescents for new, color-enhancing fluorescent lighting to downplay grungy tile.
Cost: About $3 each

Mini-makeovers for Kitchens

Cheap: Redo floors. Plunk down wood or stone laminate planks that click into place -- they look like the real thing.
Cost: $4-9 per square foot

Cheaper: Update the backsplash.
Cost: $130 per square foot of stainless steel; $6-20 per sheet of glass mosaic; or $10-30 per square foot of ceramic tile

Cheapest: Swap that beat-up faucet for a sleek new one in chrome or bronze.
Cost: Starting at about $50

How to Hire the Right People

Look for Experience
Your pro should have several years of experience with similar projects. Find out whether a professional association, such as the National Kitchen and Bath Association, has certified your contractor.

Get References
And check them! Try to visit homes your contractor has worked on.

Know What You Want
Take along magazine photos to give examples of looks you like, a list of must-have features, and your budget.

Get at Least Three Bids
Don’t always go with the lowball price. The contractor charging you the least amount may plan on using unskilled carpenters or materials of a lower quality.

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