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“Bling”on a Budget

I am a BIG fan of anything DIY. Add some feathers, appliques, jewels, and glitter to anything and it looks brand new! You don’t have to break the bank to makeover a room, either. Here are some “Lady of Bling” ideas for giving some glitz to tired room decorating – staying well within a budget (and keeping all the husbands happy!!!)

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The end table: This accessory gives an instant WOW factor to your living room, dining room, or bedroom. Consider your current color scheme but maybe take it just a little bit further with  fleu-de-lis, gold accents, or glitter! Litter it with glitter. You’ll thank me later.

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Dried Flowers: A cost-effective way to give femininity and beauty to any room is to add dried flowers. This vintage, old-time style is timeless … and you don’t ever have to water it either!!! You can buy some or dry and arrange your own for a custom color palette.

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The Pillow Bling: Ladies, you’ve got two choices here – buy new throw pillows or throw some BLING on the ones you have!!! One of my favorite ways to “bling it on” with old decor is to find a new place for gold brooches. You can attach them to pillows, glue them on a plain mirror, or create a one-of-a-kind Christmas arrangement, like I showed Fox news:



Rustic Touches: While I’m the Queen of Bling until the cows come home, I’ll be the first to agree that glamour goes beyond gold and glitter. Here in Texas, Western style is just as “blingy.” Choose a rustic design like these antlers and carry that theme all around the room in little touches. It will completely change the outlook of a room while keeping it affordable.

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How would you “bling it all?” I’m all ears!

Wishing you all the best in your decorating endeavors,

-Donna Moss



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6 Ways to Do Bling in Black and Yellow

Yes, the Lady of Bling is at it again. I often say I am a “Glam-ma” and there are TONS of ways to glam up your rooms with just a little extra bling. For today, I’ll give you a little behind-the-scenes look at Donna Decorates Dallas season 2. The theme was black and yellow … everywhere! This color scheme is both gothic and bright – two things I can’t live without. I’m going to give you six ways to do it the right way, the bling way!

1.    Focus on the Details:

With black and yellow, you have to decide sometimes which color gets showcased and where. The chandelier in this room, for example, would NOT have worked yellow. Adding little crystal details such as this cross, and jewels to handles, door knobs, and mirrors can also do the bling in minor ways that contribute to a grand design.

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2.     Go with something unexpected

Did you think a chair would be a great way to use designs? Well in my book it is. Wait until you see the back of these fabulous chairs (stay tuned)…

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3.    Pick something to “Glam”

In my world, this is a cardinal rule. Chandeliers, mirrors, and wooden benches are all in my jurisdiction here. Take a look at this fancy DIY etched wood design – unexpected and unique – and a perfect way to carry the theme.

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4.    Don’t just stick to sofas

Another of my favorites, the settee, the chaise, the loveseat. Why would the sofa have all the fun? This black and yellow curved chaise sends off a boudoir ambiance and an upholstery that matches the dining chairs.

custom upholstery chaise lounge



5.   Don’t forget the walls

My daughters and I both love this design idea. While a flat color can add volumes to a room, an etched wall design adds another “wow” factor. With this, we chose muted yellow and shades of grey and silver to get the effect. If you look closely, you may be able to see the swirls of rich paint – this was done by hand, ladies and gentlemen!

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6.    Put the icing on the cake

I’m a fan of anything sweet … it carries into interior decorating too! Our showcase of the house (and one of my personal favorite touches) is the back of the dining chairs I mentioned earlier. Laced up boudoir-style and a perfect final touch, the ladies had to show them off!

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If you’re a fan of the boudoir style, swing over and check out the latest in brocade bedrooms designed by yours truly, and don’t forget to watch Donna Decorates Dallas we’re currently in reruns on HGTV at 5:30 Central, so don’t miss out on a minute of the BLING!!!




-Donna Moss


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