Design Recipes: Affordable designer hacks to spruce up your pad

  • Mirrors can often be a less expensive alternative to artwork. (Scott Gabriel Morris/Provided photo/TNS)

  • A bench creates a less expensive alternative to a chair in this hallway. (Scott Gabriel Morris/Provided photo/TNS)

  • Artificial greenery adds a pop of color and texture to this living space. (Scott Gabriel Morris/Provided photo/TNS)

  • Lighting placed over a bed creates a sense of drama and interest. (Scott Gabriel Morris/Provided photo/TNS)

  • Accents such as toss pillows, books and blooms can serve as affordable accessories. (Scott Gabriel Morris/Provided photo/TNS)

  • Affordable prints add both color and interest to this bedroom. (Scott Gabriel Morris/Provided photo/TNS)

Looking for ways to glam up your pad without breaking the bank?