Home décor is one of the easiest ways you can transform your house from a plain look to a lively vibrant space.
There are many different reasons why you to want to decorate your home.
It could be you want to remodel the room, make it kid friendly, match the seasons or you simply have had a change of heart.
In other situations, the furniture or painting could have gotten old or faded and it is time for a makeover.
The challenging part is the high cost and level of difficulty associated with home makeovers. Fortunately, there is always an easier and cost-effective alternative.
There are hundreds of ways you can transform your home and have fun while doing it using materials easily sourced from your home or local store. Here are some of the most brilliant and simple ideas you can use in different rooms in your house.
One of the easiest ways you can decorate your home is by transforming the walls first. They cover a large surface and allow room for tweaking and playing around with colors and accents.
The obvious starting point is painting them with a different color. While doing the whole room or house can be quite a tasking job, you can resort to colors that brighten up rooms like the kitchen, and use them to create a backdrop for all other decorations.
For living rooms and bedrooms, a good idea to try out is using paint which glows in the dark. If your brush skills are not up to scratch, then you have several other options to work with. In the kitchen and in kids’ bedrooms, you can place a couple of chalkboards. They provide a nice way to note all reminders instead of stickers everywhere. For kids, it is a great place for scribbling and spares your walls from pencil and ink marks.
Better still, you can go with some wall art by sticking colored paper butterflies or choosing stencil work instead. With just a piece of cardboard, you can try out various themes on specific walls without having to tear down mounted wallpaper or dealing with pre-painting preparations.
For a rustic and classic feel to the walls, you can either plank a couple of walls in the house like in the entryway, corridor ends and the kitchen, or make a warm statement by choosing a wood back-splash in your living room. All you need for the latter is to arrange round wooden pieces onto the wall.
A bookshelf is another piece of décor which allows you to vary your home decor. The presence of bookshelves alone offers space for storage as well as a surface for creating your art. One interesting way of setting up the books is by using a floating bookshelf. It gives the illusion of the books hanging on their own and brings an interesting appeal to the room.
If you have time then you can go for more interesting designs using painted pieces of wood to create shapes on the wall while still holding the books. The mandala bookshelves are one particularly inspiring design that easily becomes the centerpiece of any room.
For a subtle approach especially if you already have traditional bookshelves, consider placing a colorful backdrop for each section. You do this by using cardboard pieces along with wallpaper or even gift wrapping paper. Just make sure the colors are bright and create a good contrast with the surrounding frames of the bookshelf.
Simple items like frames are very useful for home decoration given the flexibility they offer and the fewer expenses and the minor amount of work involved. Whether you want frames for photos, art pieces or to use them to hold other fixtures, the options are endless.
For instance, you can create frame shelves by simply using repainted old frames and attaching their edges to wood. You get a unique display shelf that you can fix anywhere in the home, especially when you want to capture the different dimensions of the items displayed.
For photo frames, you can use old wood pieces to create a classic antique look with some burlap matting and use them to display black and white photos and paintings. For a unique rustic look on the frames, give your old photo frames a makeover by using earth colored ropes gluing them to cover the whole photo frame.
The simplest take on frames is the use of washi tape picture frames. The tape allows you to use different colors and you can get creative with a number of designs. The other advantage is that you can use them on any type of surface.
Aside from picture frames, mirrors and their frames offer another opportunity for adding vibrancy and color when doing a decoration makeover for your home. Besides the bedrooms and bathrooms, with a little creativity, you can make mirrors part of the entryways, living rooms and the kitchen too. They add light and a sense of space which is great for small rooms.
For old mirror frames or broken mirrors, you just need to find a new frame and in the case of the broken mirror, cut them into a defined shape which allows you to pick the shape of the frame. The frames could be made from gemstones, rope and rustic wood, broken multicolored CD pieces or leather.
Always go for unique designs and colors that easily blend in unless where the mirror is the focal point.
For bedroom decorations, nothing holds more appeal than a superbly selected headboard for your bed. As with every item on this list, the options are many and easy to work with. The easiest of all has to be a curtain headboard. All that is required is a classy curtain rod preferably made of rustic metal and a long and lush curtain. You can easily change it to match your beddings and other bedroom themes.
You can also go for a customized headboard. This involves more work and some extra expense but nothing beyond what you can’t afford. Admittedly, you will need an extra pair of hands. All you have to do is obtain your bed measurements and use them to purchase a canvas which will act as the frame. You can also purchase lush fabric material.
The material is stapled to the canvas using a staple gun and then on top of it you add your favorite fabric top. You can get one with patterns if you wish and the top is again stapled on the canvas for a finish. Once you are done, you simply place it on top of your bed like a photo frame.
For those who want the warm feel of wood in their bedroom, you do not have to spend a lot to get a quality wooden headboard. Simply make use of your old barn wood and a couple of pallet boards and design a barn door style headboard complete with the hinges. It offers room for several other decorations if you want to add more especially lighting and lamp effects.
Part of the reason why your house may lose its appeal in different rooms is cluttering. This happens because you either lack storage space or the space available does not allow you to sort out the different items according to type, frequency of use or sizes.
Bedrooms, the kitchen and at times the living room can always do with some organizers. This is where additional shelves, racks and rails come in handy.
One of the ingenious ways you can do this is having a mail sorter for all your paper documents like bills and other mail. With few pieces of wood you can easily achieve one with a rustic appeal complete with the hooks for coats or umbrellas. You can stain the wood to obtain the color you want.
For those struggling with dirty laundry in the bedroom, a laundry basket is much welcome. You do not have to suffer plastic and dull options when you can easily turn your pillowcase into one. For those looking for more intricate designs then use old T-shirts to braid more colorful options. Both baskets bring order and beauty to your bedroom arrangement.
Another interesting look is one that combines wood and leather. All you need is a smooth cardboard which you can color and several pieces of leather. The wood forms the frame upon which the leather is attached and you get several pockets which you can style to be in different sizes. This can be hung on the wall or the door.
For simpler items, a strong cloth even denim or khaki will do. You can have several pockets in different colors and designs to add the appeal of the room. These organizers provide easy access to items when you need them while preventing the same items from being eyesores.
Home decoration does not have to cost you a lot to carry appeal and quality. These simple ideas and many others save you money while providing the beauty your house needs. It is also much fun decorating your own home regardless of the size and where possible, you can make it a family affair.
There are no fixed rules to follow just guidelines which you can mix with your own creativity to suit your situation and create a sense of uniqueness. If these work for you or you have other DIY home decoration ideas, feel free and share in the comments.