Decorating your home doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. Sometimes it’s the little personal things we do that are more meaningful. It’s all about being creative, not spending a fortune. Making your little part of the universe reflect your style and taste is the essential meaning behind decorating. Let your ideas flow and bring your imagination to life. Here are 10 ideas to help get your creative juices flowing:
The Family Gallery :
Throw away all of the cheap art decor painting and go for an all-out family photo gallery. Get your favorite family pictures blown up and put in frames to display anywhere and everywhere. Get some cute action shots of the kids or grandkids playing at the park, or with the family pet. Line the hallways with an action sequence shots for a unique look and feel.
Indoor Gardens :
Grow some plants that do well indoors. Plant them in hand painted pots, or create your own indoor garden area. Decorate the surrounds will brightly colored rocks or shells to give it a look all its own. Nothing gives more cheer to a home than feeling like its spring all year long.
Brighten the Walls :
Make your life colorful. Cast neutral hues to the curb and paint walls and decorative items the brightest colors your mind can conceive. The contrast can really be amazing. What was once a drab room will be full of life and vibrant color?
Mirrored Image :
Small homes can really benefit from the use of mirrors. Placing mirrors along open walls will make the space appear much bigger than it actually is. They make great backdrops for knickknacks, flower vases, or anything that you want to highlight.
Simple Things :
Candy dishes and vases are terrific accent pieces that add country charm to any home. Instead of spending a fortune on new ones, check out the cupboards and see what you might have already that will work. Those old perfume bottles make excellent vases. Some are pretty fancy looking. Try adding a mix of hard candies to an old glass canning jar. Both are items that you might already have around collecting dust.
Create Handmade Items :
Learn how to knit, crochet, quilt or weave. There are so many creative projects you can do and display the results in your home. The best way to have a home reflect your individuality is to display what you can do. Search the internet for home craft ideas, if you can’t think of any yourself. Your next decorating idea could very well end up being your favorite hobby. You never know.
Create a Candle Corner :
Candles are more than a decorator piece, but can serve a function if the power goes out. Create a special corner of the house devoted to candles. There are scented ones and shaped ones and you can even try your hand at making them. You might be surprised at how creative you can get.
Pretty is Key :
Romance is a mood that is set many times by ambience and atmosphere. Create your romantic space by adding soft feminine colors and frilly pillows. Lace tablecloths and curtains, heart-shaped storage boxes and delicate china displays all bring a space into feminine focus.
Furniture Covers and Area Rugs :
There’s no need to replace perfectly good carpeting or living room furniture in order to make a dramatic change. Purchase some area rugs and furniture covers to give a complete facelift to your space. There are some terrific furniture covers made these days that are relatively form fitting and look attractive. Use area rugs to change the color scheme of the room. The combination can make a very dramatic difference. You might even recognize the place yourself!
Bring Your Individual Style :
The most important part of decorating is making sure it truly reflects your style. Individuality can’t be bought from IKEA. It comes from the heart and soul and is poured out through our simple efforts in the home. The incredible thing is that’s what frugal decorating is all about. Leaving expensive changes at the curb and incorporating the items you love and care about are the things that make a lasting impression.