Question: We have just purchased a small condo as our first home. I’m excited to begin personalizing it to make it look like “home” but don’t know where to begin. Any suggestions on how to do this at minimal expense?
 
Answer: Collections of family photos and snapshots make a room yours and give it a sense of home. Frames are always on sale. Pick up frames that appeal to you - ornate gold ones are fun. Use a fun snapshot from vacation, enlarge a few photos that show personality, and put a collection of different frames on an end table or mantle.
 
Some people find pictures from magazines that depict a theme and frame them. Do you have a love for the old west? Cut out some pictures that show the desert or a ragged old cowhand. Put the picture in a rustic wooden frame and add them to the collection. 
 
Not a lot of money to spend? Here’s a novel idea. Use inexpensive posters; but splurge on a beautiful frame with wide double matting to fill up a big blank wall. The beautiful frame can make any picture look good! The whole idea is to put together things that appeal, and have meaning to you.
 
 
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