People always strive to upgrade something, to make it look better. They want to appeal to everyone’s sense of aesthetics more and more, especially when it comes to decorating their homes and living spaces. It certainly does fill you with joy and you have fun expressing your creativity. However, these pastimes can be quite expensive, so you can always opt for a DIY approach. You don’t have to spend a lot, you can reuse or recycle your old things, and you will reduce the accumulation of junk at home. You can find inspiration in the following paragraphs and try to decorate your home with your original ideas and swoop everyone off their feet.
Play with lights
Lights usually play a crucial role in setting the atmosphere of a room, so here are a few ideas on how you can add up to the cosy feeling of your home with self-made lights. Everyone surely has a few glass bottles at home, so you can recycle those and make a really original lamp. You can place those on the walls, let them hang from the ceiling, or just leave them on the table. For a bit cosier atmosphere, consider coating your light bulbs in bamboo strips, and let the shadow do its magic. You can also make a thread lampshade in a similar manner. It’s budget-friendly, as you can make it for under ten dollars. Romantic dinners can be more romantic with some candle lampshade. All you need to make those are wineglasses, LED tea lights, scissors, scrapbook paper, and double-sided tape.
Introduce statement corners
All of your guests will love your statement items if you display them the right way or if you make them yourself! You can make a perfect breakfast nook if you, for example, mix and match chairs. Leave a pair of ones you’ve used so far, and add some metal or wooden ones to complete the set. Pick a tablecloth, design a statement wall and you’re all set. For the statement wall, you can pick an oversized photograph or abstract painting, or place some plates, mirrors, or pinboards, where you can display your memories and a bunch of smaller photographs.
Make a corner for books
Why don’t you consider hanging bookshelves, instead of getting your ordinary, boring bookshelves that take so much space and completely block the walls? You just need a carpenter’s level, drill, hollow-wall anchors, and screws. Also, you can make a floating bookshelf for a bit of magic. Everything that you need is one or two metal wall brackets and a hardcover book on the bottom to conceal the shelf.
Consider making corner shelves, as they will make your room look amazing. Get some wood, drills, bolts, nails, and varnish, and you’re good to go. The best thing is that you can use those shelves to display some vases, sculptures, or photographs, not just books.
Add some florals to your rooms
Flowers and herbs bring so much life into a home, don’t they? You can make small planters from empty tins or cans and decorate every single room in your house. You just have to clean the cans, paint them into the colour of your preference, put in some soil and plant flowers or herbs. If you don’t like metal that much, you can conceal it by wrapping and glueing a rope around the cans. It also adds a bit of a homely atmosphere.
Rearrange your furniture
Who said that your furniture has to be placed in a specific order or that you have to have specific items in your rooms? You don’t need couches and chairs for all of your guests. Place one couch and create an interesting seating on the floor centred around a low table. Choose different heights, so your guests can pick the one to their liking. You can also make a coffee table out of your old encyclopedias, that way you can display a portion of your collectables and make it useful. Pull your furniture away from the walls, you will free up some space that way, so you can go all out with wall designing. You can change the setting whenever you get bored of the current one.
Decorating your home is such a fun activity, but you just have to learn to enjoy it and play with your imagination. Everything you think of can be realized, you just have to find a way to do it. Use these ideas to create your own and let your home shine in a different way.