Are you feeling that your home could use a new appearance? I certainly do! There’s something about the season that inspires me to revamp our home, but I’m not looking to revamp or spend a ton of dollars. I’ve discovered an interesting way to make things more interesting in the event that my ideas aren’t to be found. I’m eager to reveal it to you today. It’s about learning how to look around your home, make use of the things you already have, and then style it in a different way.
This concept will give new life to older spaces and allow you to find yourself in love with your home again. There’s nothing better that decorating your house with no cost!
1. Explore your rooms
For a start, go around your home and take a take a look around with a fresh set of eyes. You should really get yourself in the shopping mode and pretend that you’ve never even visited your home in the past. Look at the things that you enjoy and things that you find fascinating and things that appeal to your heart and makes you feel happy when you see them.
It could be a work of art or a basket, lampshade, an item furniture or a plant, some throws or pillows-anything that you are happy with. Consider other locations and ways you could utilize these items within your home.
2. Take a look outside (and within) the box
Check out cabinets and storage spaces and go through every room in your home. Even the garage (a fantastic spot to locate interesting pots for plants). You are never sure where you will discover hidden treasure!
A few days ago, as I was heading to my decorating closet within one of the guest bedrooms in the basement I noticed this bamboo tray table that I had been using to provide a place for guests to put their other items.
I’d walked by this tiny table many times before, but one day it became apparent to my mind that I might have it in my upstairs living room so that I could look at it and be able to enjoy it.
It’s funny, I nearly didn’t take it upstairs since I wanted to not ruin the style of my guestroom, despite the fact that it’s only utilized a few times every year. It’s obvious that I have to be willing to explore the possibilities and think outside the box a bit more!
The bamboo table has been re-introduced throughout the house, and I enjoy making use of it in various ways. The concept is that in the event that you have spaces that are not utilized, instead of maintaining them in pristine condition, including all of the best furniture, decor and artwork, allow yourself the right to “shop” within those spaces.
Move your preferred decor to the areas you use most often, so you will be able to see it and appreciate it on a every day basis.
This chair with the yellow accent is another thing I took from one of the guest rooms. It’s now my turn to take advantage of the bright colour it gives to my work space. The gallery wall and the shelves above my desk change frequently, too, since I take inspiration for art and decor from different areas of our home.
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3. Mix it up
To make a mix that is interesting make sure you have pieces that are trendy (to make things more interesting) and classic items (for timeless design). The aim of designing homes is create a an aesthetically pleasing, personal appearance.
Be sure to only use things you love, or according to what Marie Kondo would say, “things that give you joy.” This is how our family room, below. I put together my most loved pillows art, colors, and artwork and made the perfect space that is always sure to bring me joy!
There are some things you may consider looking for while you go about shopping for your home:
photographs, frames and artwork which can be used in a frame or as part of the gallery wall collection. The art that doesn’t look great on its own is often a great addition to an art gallery.
Rugs inspired by Persian motifs and solids to add layers;
plants (real and fake);
souvenirs of your travels;
Books with beautiful covers to stack on side and coffee tables.
Cool boxes, bowls and tray;
baskets, baskets, and more baskets;
Candle holders of different shapes and sizes;
Rattan, cane, or wicker anythingelse;
Solid or textured pillows
distinctive side chairs, tables and lamps;
throws, particularly if they’re adorned with fringe or tassels (scarves create beautiful throws as well! );
Beads of glass or wood;
Unique containers for plants and greenery
ceramic pots, pitchers , and vase;
almost everything made of marble
mirrors of every shape and size;
fabrics that can be used to create wall hangings
4. Find your own way to be imaginative
Take your time and test them with unique combinations in various locations to freshen up your home, and give it the perfect look. This is where the fun begins! I’m sure you’ll realize that it’s very satisfying to make your home look new using what your home already has.
Consider your lifestyle and what kinds of spaces are essential to you. Do you require a peaceful space to relax or have a conversation space or a cozy corner for coffee or perhaps a designated space for work?
This is the ideal moment to make these “moments” within your home, possibly with the help of moving furniture around different spaces and using them in creative ways.
We have recently moved this sectional to the living room as we wanted an area to relax in the summer and spring, when we love to let the patio doors open and create a large indoor/outdoor area for people to relax.
When we talk about becoming imaginative, here are a few proven and tested design tips:
Books and trays are an excellent base for other objects of decoration such as ceramics, containers for candles, and even plants. Simply stack some books, or place them on an elegant tray or flat basket, and then add the one (or three) ornamental objects on the top.
group items in threes, preferably using an item that is tall or a shorter and more sculptural piece and a horizontal one.
Edit the look hard one for me since I’m trying to learn how to edit until I have the best appearance for each area (although I’m still prone to play around with things afterward)
mix soft and hard objects, and objects with diverse shades, textures, colors and styles.
Flip dark books to reveal pages with lighter colors
Layering certain things on top of other things and some to the side to give it more depth and create appearance of a natural space.
Also, don’t be a slave to the cabinets in your kitchen to find any intriguing bowls or vases in your possession. They’re a great choice to decorate your coffee table.
If you’re not sure you are unsure, plant a flower on it! They can be fake or real, and they can add personality and color to any room. Orchids are a favourite of mine because they’re low-maintenance. When they’ve stopped blooming, the leaves are still beautiful.
The blue cabinet we have in our foyer was once an unfinished black nightstand that was stored in our donation closet that was destined to be donated to Goodwill. To bring it back to life I gave it new coating of color (with Valspar Indigo Streamer) and added fresh hardware (from Hobby Lobby), and it’s now one my favorites pieces.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with painting things that you no longer find yourself drawn to. You might be surprised to discover you enjoy the same thing in a different hue!
5. Keep your positive feelings up
While you are shopping for at your house, you may realize the style you’ve chosen has changed and you’re now ready for new looks and a fresh feel inside your home.
In the last few years, I’ve witnessed my style change from a contemporary farmhouse, to more light modern, contemporary coastal style. Since I’m always changing the way I design my home, you never know what I’ll be enjoying in a year’s time?
When you begin to realize your personal style in decorating It’s the ideal moment to clear your home of clutter and sell or donate the decorative furniture and accessories that no longer resonate with you.
Once you’ve identified what you truly love it’s much easier to let go of things that don’t match your current style.
Decorating your home with a tight budget is easy when you’re willing inventive and utilize the things you already have.
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with purchasing new items but you can find something in shopping at home that is so enjoyable.
I hope this easy trick will allow you to find happiness in your home and view it through a fresh set of eyes. This is what decorating – or any other creative activity should be about: always expanding, changing, and learning new things about ourselves.