Decorating your home doesn’t have to cost a fortune and can be quite enjoyable. Incorporating items that you already have or that you pick up at yard sales and thrift shops can turn into a fun and creative projects. Items that are re-purposed or retouched not only give originality but reflect your personality. Reusing vintage pieces is also a hot design trend. Some ideas for using items and techniques that will add style and flair are:
- Recover old couches and chairs with fresh new fabrics.
That thrift store chair can get a major facelift when you recover it with a stylish new fabric. Even old furniture that you have had for years can look like brand new with the right material selection.
- Paint one wall of your living space an accent color.
If you have your whole area painted a neutral color, then consider painting one of smaller walls an accent color. This tactic will give your living space dimension and texture. This color scheme can break up a boring color scheme and add appeal. This idea can also work well with larger bathrooms.
- Find a colorful accent rug at your local thrift store.
An eye-catching area rug can add a special warm touch to a boring room. This works well if you have either hardwood floors or neutral colored carpet. The addition of the rug to the room will add a touch of personality and make the room appear larger.
- Use vintage lighting for an eye-catching accent.
Vintage lighting makes for an unexpected design element. Antique lamps have a refined quality that never goes out of style. This can be a way to draw attention to a particular part of the room to balance out furniture placement.
- Bold colored glass vases add lots of style for a small price.
If you venture out to a local antique store or thrift store, you will most likely find a great selection of glass vases. Most of these vases can be bought for a fraction of their original price and are a fun way to add color and style to an area of your home.
Just a few small changes here and there can really have an impact on the overall design of your home. You don’t have to spend a fortune to create a fresh and fun design. With a few creative ideas and little, bit of spare time, you can decorate your home to give it new life and a comfortable style.