Home décor isn’t just a task for the “experts” anymore. In fact, many of the most impressive home décor projects are done by homeowners much like yourself. If you’re looking for some new and unique ideas, allow us to share some tips for decorating your home in an original way – without breaking the bank. These tips are designed to help you get started reinventing your personal space, and whether your decorating project is a simple afternoon “Pinterest project” or a month-long overhaul, we hope you can utilize these ideas to change the way you think about decorating your home.
Never Underestimate the Power of Paint
It seems like a no-brainer, but nothing reinvents a room like a fresh coat of paint. However, while you have the brush in hand, don’t just slap on a solid color and call it a day. Consider adding a wide horizontal stripe in a complimentary color to add character and a little vibrancy to your space. Similarly, making an “accent wall” of a different color can help add interest. Cover this wall with your most unique art projects, yard sale finds, or treasured family photos for a truly unique look and feel.
Can’t Find a Match? Go With It!
We’ve all been there… somehow you’ve ended up with one chair of a unique style, and you can’t find chairs to match anywhere. Perhaps you have only one sconce, mismatched end tables, or an antique bench you just don’t know what to do with. Go with the mismatched, disheveled look and create a “fleamarket chic” space in your home.
Surround your antique table with weathered, mismatched chairs. Find an inexpensive glass-covered table, and use the glass on top of an old chest or trunk to create a new and interesting coffee table. Utilize simple wooden crates from the flea market or craft shop as bookshelves. When it comes to walls, let no found object go unseen. Windowpanes and empty picture frames can create quirky, unique interest and turn a boring old room into a shabby chic masterpiece.
Break Up the Space
Sometimes the act of defining areas in an otherwise open floor plan can make the entire space more unique and interesting. To do this, use objects you’d normally place near a wall to break up the space. A free-standing, backless bookshelf is as good as a wall for dividing a room, and if you find old changing screens at a local yard sale, snag them and put them to use creating more well-defined areas in your home. For a light and airy way to divide your space, choose sheer curtains in light colors such as sky blue.
We hope this post has given you a few ideas on how to make your space more fun, unique, and interesting. From now on, when you see any odd, unique, or fun piece at your local antique shop, flea market, or yard sale, don’t be intimidated – be inspired! With just a little ingenuity you can make even the most outlandishly unique items blend seamlessly into your home.