Decorating on a budget
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Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2012 10:27 am | Updated: 3:48 pm, Thu Jan 19, 2012.

On Monday, the décor piece was about what’s trending in 2012. The biggest problem with décor trends is the cost. So what about the people who want to stay modern, but not blow a hole in their bank accounts?

Here are some tips on how to keep current without spending a lot of money.

Only purchase products that you need. We don’t have to go all-out when purchasing bits and pieces for the home. Simple ideas could go a long way if planned correctly, such as candles. The scent from a candle will give you that cozy feeling and will make your house a more-pleasing atmosphere.

If you want house plants, why not grow them yourself? Sure, it might take some time for them to fully develop, but this will save a pretty penny if we invest the effort in doing it ourselves.

We want to keep our home comfortable and modern. Now it doesn’t have to cost us more money than we want.

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Your Family Decorator: Series of decorating classes to honor Dorothy Draper
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By Carleton Varney

Special to the Daily News

Talk about a great title!

Learning to Live was the name of the correspondence school of decorating Dorothy Draper created for Good Housekeeping back in the 1930s.

Following the “best of everything” concept of the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval, the courses were aimed at giving American women the opportunity to consider applying to her life many of the home and entertaining ideas offered by Mrs. Draper, whose decorating firm I now own.

The courses included hosts of ideas about etiquette and table manners, as well as table settings, furniture placement, color choices and even the inventive magic that sound can lend a setting, be it background music for a dinner at home or a symphony played on the old Victrola before bedtime.

Although the Victrola has given way to the CD player and the iPod, some things haven’t really changed, including the desire by many people to learn more about manners, etiquette, style and desi…………… continues on Palm Beach Daily News

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