Before: some baskets are a good start, but this room needs some texture! All that clutter doesn't help either.
It made such a difference, especially walking into the room!
Then I added some simple textural touches in the sink area. Soaps and toothpaste go into the woven charger I got from my sweet Grandma. I've got a soft spot for those chargers, they've held many a happy lunch. The toothbrushes live in a canning jar I covered with rope. It reminds me of a bee skep.
In case you're wondering, there have been fresh flowers in that room nonstop since late March. Since my Wonderful Husband is a gardener, it's on of my free luxuries. :-)
Once I got started, I had to do something about the window. It's pretty private, and I wanted something that would let in the light. Before:
After: A quick fix for texture and color!
As for the budget, here's the breakdown:
Curtain rods: $6
Curtain rings: $10
Grand Total: $22.25
Not bad for an easy room freshener! As I said, they were all small changes, but together they give the room a different feel. Now when I walk in to this room (which is often), I hardly even notice the outhouses. I just smile.
What do you use to bring texture to a room? Have you ever done a room refresh for $25 or less? Do tell!