Decorate Your Home With These Items
Spring is fast approaching, and as your thoughts steadily turn from reindeer to renovations, you may find yourself looking to decorate your home to give it an edge. Decorating your home is a cheap, easy, and fun way to add your own style and personality to your home or to make simple improvements in preparation for a sale that can bring great returns. As home improvement shows on TV will point out, there’s no shortage of options to consider when it comes to decorating, so to make your job that little bit easier, check out the ideas below for some quick wins:
Square ones, round ones, oval ones, antique ones, and odd ones; wall mirrors come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, styles, and borders, so there really is one to suit any occasion you can think of. They can be used to add light, space, and really brighten up a blank wall space. Then there are the practical uses as well! Put your investigator’s hat on and hit the road in search of your local thrift and antique stores for some excellent options. You may even have luck on Craigslist or Ebay.
Commonly overlooked but never an understatement, the humble side table is a home decorators blessing in disguise. A corner piece, statement piece, magazine stand, coffee rest, lamp stand, remote rest – the list of practical and decorative uses is (almost) endless. Again, thrift and antique stores will be gold mines for this sort of decoration, so be sure to check there first.
Picasso and DaVinci or perhaps more modest selections that suit your budget; wall art is an excellent way to give a dull space some pizazz. If your taste is for modern art, then local galleries will happily part ways with their stock for a price, or you can get creative with a paint and brush to make something of your own. Home-wares stores frequently stock wall art as well. Besides art, don’t forget that more than just paint looks good on a wall. Rugs, photos, posters, and wallpaper can all be used to bring a decorative spark to your home.
Whether you have a green thumb or not, introducing planter boxes to your home is a great way to bring a breath of fresh air, literally. Consider indoor plants such as the ming aralia, peace lily, herbs such as rosemary and sage, spider plant, or the humble cactus. You can make your own planter boxes out of recycled materials if you’re handy, or you can head to your local hardware store or nursery for plenty of inspiration.
Table Center Pieces
When decorating your home, consider the range of accessories that can be used to highlight your existing table furniture. Lazy susans, table runners, fruit bowls, candle trays, placemats, colorful coasters, and even small water features are just some of the options you can use to spruce up a bare table setting.
Looking out onto your street or yard through naked windows is hardly an inspiring image, so how about some curtains or blinds to add decorative flair to your home? Perhaps you already have blinds or curtains installed, but they’re a tad outdated. Head to a curtain outfitter store and get some inspiration from a professional. Google Images is also a useful tool to get inspiration for your window makeover.
A perfect addition to those bare side tables, or a beautiful centerpiece for a vacant corner or doorway entrance, lamps can be used to shed a decorative light over your home. With a variety of shapes and styles, and now a selection of bulb options that create different shades of light, lamps are truly versatile decorations for your home. Lighting and hardware stores such as Home Depot have a great range on offer and impressive display areas where you can see them in action. Since they simply plug into a power socket, there’s no need for expensive electrical work either. Win!
Floor Rugs and Throws
Perhaps you have a cold, bare, tiled floor, or perhaps carpet that’s looking a little outdated with your new furniture purchase. Rugs and throws are a great way to add color to a dull setting. Try using rugs as centerpieces beneath coffee tables, under dining tables, or even along a hallway at the entrance. Throws can also be used to bring life to a dull furniture piece, and can be used for extra warmth on those cold, cuddly nights on the couch.
Decorating your home is a great way to bring new life to a seemingly boring space, and can add to the bottom line when it comes to a sale. There’s many ways to decorate, and the items listed above are a great place to start in your home. Low-cost, simple, and effective, you can head into spring knowing you’ve got some great decoration ideas covered.