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You just moved into a new home, and you can’t wait to decorate, but your savings are a little low. Or perhaps you want to spruce up the home you’re trying to sell for the pictures that potential buyers will see through Buy Owner, but you don’t want to spend a fortune doing so.

We’ve got your answer! Over the next few days, we’ll be providing you with a few inexpensive ideas for your ceiling, your floor and all the space in between, guaranteed to impact without breaking your wallet!


Most ceilings are painted white because owners don’t know what other color to paint them. But white ceilings don’t emphasize the best qualities of your room, especially if they coincide with white walls.

  • If the walls feature a particular color, paint the ceiling a lighter hue of that color. It will bring the room together more.
  • If the walls display white paint, paint the ceiling a natural hue that you’d find outside to make the room appear bigger and brighter.
  • If you prefer to make the room seem less airy, paint the ceiling a darker hue.
  • If the room is too dark for your liking, paint a gloss over the ceiling that will catch the available light and make the room seem brighter.

Many cheap options are available for paint, so find them and make a huge difference in your ceiling.

If your ceiling displays an unattractive ceiling fan that causes you to dread having guests over that might notice it, fix it. Ceiling fans can be disassembled for you to paint over ugly coverings and/or colors. If a long chain hangs low enough to become a room’s prominent feature, trade it in for a shorter, stylish chain that you’ll want people to notice.

Don’t have a ceiling fan or own one beyond help? You can start saving up for a new one. Ceiling fans come in all shapes, sizes and prices. If you find a good deal, you’ll add a long-term decoration to your ceiling and you’ll save on your electric bill in the long run.

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