Decorating Ideas (for $35 or Less) from Good Housekeeping

The news is full of bail-out reports from around the world, Portugal, especially these days – so how does that relate to home decor? DIY home owners need a stimulus package, too! Good Housekeeping has some great decorating ideas for $35 or less – so decorate away on a guilt-free ticket!

Here are some of my favorite decorating ideas for $35 or less:

- Flaunt a Frame. Add oomph to a side table with an attention-getting frame, like a Moroccan-style piece in an intense shade of orange.

- Powerful Pillows. Energize a straightforward sofa with bold cushions: an island-floral, linen-cotton pillow cover and a sophisticated, olive green suede rectangle.

living-room-closeup- Replace That Peel with Pow! The speediest way to give a room a new look on the cheap: Paint an accent wall a high-contrast color.

- Soak Up the Sun. Summer-ize a winter-weary window with café curtains in sunny stripes.

- Colorful Pots That Make Your Plants Green with Envy. Countertop in need of some life? Just pop potted herbs inside colorful perforated metal planters.

- Style, Stripes, and Everything Nice. Rehab a bed on a budget by pairing pillowcases in natty stripes and exuberant florals for doesn’t-have-to-match playfulness.

- Simple and Chic. A simple nightstand gets found-at-the-flea-market charm, thanks to a blue drawer pull.

- Bamboo in the Bathroom. Soften a too-sterile bathroom with a collection of warm-hued bamboo accessories.

- Desktop Do-Over. Disguise a less-than-perfect desktop and make the surface more welcoming with a cloth blotter in preppy green.