Decorating a space should be a fun and thrilling experience for everyone. You don’t have to be an interior designer to transform your home into a warm and cozy place where you can unwind and share wonderful moments with your loved ones. The house that you live in should reflect your personality and style and make you feel safe and serene. But even if you achieve the perfect décor for your home, you must admit that you still feel the need to update it from time to time.
Maybe it’s the warm summer weather that fills you with inspiration or you’ve spent too much time on Pinterest and now you want to put into practice all the wonderful DIY projects you’ve seen. Or maybe your house simply looks a little outdated and it’s in desperate need of some TLC. Whatever the case might be, you don’t have to spend a fortune on redecorating your home. There are so many amazing decorating ideas that can help you transform your space and give it a fresh new look. And the best part is you can tackle most of these décor projects yourself, without worrying they’ll leave a hole in your budget. But if you’re having a hard time getting started, we’ve rounded up a few simple yet effective ideas to help you turn your vision into reality.
Old chairs for new kitchen
Changing the furniture in your home is definitely a foolproof method to give your space an impactful makeover. The bad news is that new furniture can also be very expensive. But who said you need new furniture anyway? You can always work with what you have and make your old pieces look brand new with a bit of imagination. Your old and tired kitchen chairs can be restored to their former glory with just a bit of spray paint. If you want to take things a step further, you can mix and match chairs for a livelier ambience. And if you don’t have enough chairs for your project, a quick run to a flea market or antique fair will help you solve the problem. You can find amazing furniture pieces at incredibly low prices and restore them with minimal effort.
Upgrade plant pots
There’s nothing like a touch of green to bring life to a room and create a livelier atmosphere. But you can make your greenery even more interesting if you turn those dull terracotta pots into artsy décor pieces. It’s simple, easy and will cost you next to nothing. Use some colored paint (choose whatever shades you like or the ones that match the rest of your decor) and let your artistic nature take over.
Another idea that seems to be loved by many interior design lovers these days is to use macramé plant holders and hang pots strategically throughout the house. You’ll obviously need to brush up on your macramé skills or learn from scratch if you want to make them yourself. Luckily, there are countless tutorials that can help you get initiated into the art of macramé.
Use floating shelves
All of us need a little extra storage space. But when we say storage space, we don’t mean adding a bunch of cabinets here and there where you can throw your stuff and hide it from the rest of the world. Storage and style are not mutually exclusive and we’ve got floating shelves to prove that. They provide a very practical and trendy solution to put your items on display without cluttering the space in your room. You’ve probably seen floating shelves featured in home décor magazines or interior design feeds on social media and thought “they look really nice…and expensive”. Some of them are, but you can create your own floating shelves on a budget if you are ready to put your handyman talent to work.
Use ribbons for wall décor
Sometimes people simply don’t know what to do with their wall space. An art gallery wall looks great, but that’s just one wall. What can you do with the others? The answer is simple: let your imagination run wild and create art with items you already have at home. Something as small and plain as craft ribbon can be exactly what you need to create a whimsical and eye-catching wall décor. You can use ribbons in different shades, combine them with strings of beads and hang them on a branch to craft a wall hanging piece in no time. You can also use ribbons to create unique dream catchers that will look absolutely stunning in your bedroom.
Have fun with hand-painted wallpaper
Hand-painted wallpapers can give any room a chic and sophisticated air, but they’re not the most affordable options when you embark on a redecorating project. But there’s nothing stopping you from crafting your own hand-painted wallpaper. Besides, you might not find the pattern of your dream in stores, so you’ll have to make it yourself. All you need is a simple wallpaper (or just your naked walls), some paint, brushes or a sponge, depending on the pattern you want to create. You could practice your drawing skills on an extra piece of wallpaper first, as a test before you start your project. Then you can apply the pattern you like on the wallpaper and marvel at the result.
Give your bathroom a spa-like touch
A warm bath at the end of a long tiring day can make you feel like a brand-new person and wash all your worries away. It would be even better if you could enjoy a bath in a spa-like atmosphere. We’ve got good news for you – it doesn’t take much to create the spa feel in your bathroom. You can put the focus on the bathtub with a vintage-looking bath tray. The best part is that you don’t need to buy an expensive tray from the store. Head to your local lumber yard instead and choose a sturdy piece of wood. Then you can place your scented candles, bath salts and other bathroom items on it and get ready to enjoy your private relaxation oasis.