11/10/2014 10:58 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

A Great Cheap Decorating Trick, From Mark Cutler (VIDEO)

When it comes to cheap furniture finds, one of chief designer at Mark Cutler's favorite sources is IKEA. While IKEA is always on point when it comes to decor trends, Mark says that you really need to go into the store thinking about ways to make each piece into something else. For example, Mark recently worked on a home where he added chairs to the dining room that he found at IKEA, and painted them a purple lavender chrome color. Everyone always asks where they came from! When shopping at discount stores, always ask the question, "What could this piece become?"

For more of Mark's expert decor tips, view the slideshow below:

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