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These home decor ideas are perfect if you are updating your home from top to bottom, or just want to add pretty seasonal touches or swap out your color schemes with a new accent shade.
To ensure your home decor has longevity, we have garnered expert tips, ideas, inspiration and advice from interior designers and the Homes & Gardens team.
Between us, we have covered every space indoors and out… and we will keep adding more home decor inspiration so that you can continue to perfect your interior design skills.
Home decor ideas
If you are looking for clever decorating ideas, useful home decor tips or simple home ideas to make your house feel homey and look beautiful, these rooms, and accompanying expert advice, are for you.
1. Decorate your home for coziness
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‘There are so many good reasons to look for cozy living room ideas,’ says Homes & Gardens‘ Deputy Editor (Digital) Jen Ebert. ‘Whether it’s because fall has come around and you feel the need to be in a warm, comforting space indoors, or because you want your home to be a haven from a busy work life, there are many ways to make a house look cozy.
‘The most effective are through room color ideas; introducing a color combinations for rooms of earthy or spice shades, and combining these with natural or touchable textures. In the room above, this includes the wood framing on the wall which complements the coffee table, through the textured wall ideas and ceiling ideas.’
2. Give your home a seasonal update
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If you like to decorate your home for the season, one way to switch things up is to change the color of your entryway regularly. This needn’t mean decorating the entire space – simply repainting a wall or two in a shade that reflects the mood of the season can make all the difference.
‘An entryway is a great space for a seasonal update, perhaps fall decor ideas in September and spring decor ideas in March,’ says Sarah Spiteri, Editorial Director, Homes & Gardens. ‘For one, it’s the room that everyone sees, from family to guests; and secondly, it’s an area of your home that gets a fair amount of wear and tear, so it’s likely that it will need a new coat of paint a couple of times a year anyway.’
Sarah Spiteri is Editorial Director of Homes & Gardens and Livingetc. Sarah and her husband renovate apartments and houses together, and with a career devoted to writing about interiors, she is perfectly placed to advise on home decor. Sarah prefers pared-back spaces and is a fan of natural materials and hand-made craftspersonship.
3. Decorate your home for wellbeing
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More and more of us are searching for ‘happy room ideas’ in order to create homes that don’t just look good but feel good too.
‘Happy room ideas are difficult to pin down,’ says Sarah Spiteri, ‘because what makes one person happy is different to what makes another person happy. However, color experts and wellbeing experts tend to agree that uncluttered spaces that have plenty of natural textures and a touch of yellow are most likely to appeal to the senses of most of us.’
4. Bring light into your rooms
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‘Ensuring a room has as much light in it as is possible is key to any home decor being successful,’ says Jo Bailey, Homes & Gardens‘ Deputy Editor (Print) and stylist. ‘This will of course mean daylight, which will make a room feel warmer, larger and more welcoming. You can boost this by rethinking bulky curtain ideas, decluttering and decorating with light colors.
‘But equal attention should be given to artificial light, too: which means ensuring each room has a balanced mix of ambient, accent and task lighting in every single space. Never, if you can help it, rely on a single overhead bulb.’
5. Prioritize storage and organization
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Your home decor ideas can’t shine if you haven’t maximized your storage ideas and home organizing ideas, especially if you have the task of organizing small spaces.
‘In my experience of renovating and remodelling city homes, it is vital to include built-in storage that can make use of every inch of space,’ says Sarah Spiteri. ‘If you can make that storage dual-purpose or multi-functional, even better. The room above is a really good example of this, with a window seat hiding spacious storage beneath.’
7. Focus on the heart of the home
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As we’ve said before, home decor shouldn’t just be about what a house looks like but how it makes you feel, and that’s based around how you use it. So, which room does your family love to spend the most time in? The kitchen-diner? The family room? Is it the best it can be? Or could you improve the home decor ideas within it to make it more welcoming, more sociable?
Whichever, the room’s seating and layout are vital: sectional living room ideas that gather atop a rug and around a coffee table are just as likely to ensure an inviting, welcoming space as kitchen island seating that allows the cook to be a part of the conversation. The other home decor element to focus on? The room’s color: as we have said before, warmer shades are more welcoming and invite you to linger.
8. Lift a neutral scheme with subtle detailing
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The simple addition of gold paint on the structure of the shelving is a fantastic idea for anyone considering enlivening details for their neutral room ideas. The key is subtlety.
‘A neutral needs to be paired with other materials to sing: timber and marble work well,’ says interior designer and founder of Elicyon design agency Charu Gandhi. ‘I also love teaming them with suede and woollen rugs. Ceramic, clay and colored glass are great for decorative elements.’
9. Paint window frames a bold accent shade
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Adding accent colors needn’t be done through accessories alone. You can use paint.
‘Painting window frames, reveals and shutters in a strong color not only makes a striking design feature, but accentuates the view and changes the feel of the light entering the room,’ says Melanie Griffiths, Editor of Period Living magazine and regular Homes & Gardens’ contributor.
‘Opt for on-trend terracotta to imbue the space with warmth, as in this scheme by Dado Atelier, or sunny yellow to brighten the space on even the gloomiest of days.’
10. Add faux panelling to max architectural interest
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Paneling ideas for walls come in all forms, from original period features to lookalike modern imitations to more imaginative treatments. This living room, by interior designer Irene Gunter of Gunter & Co, is a fine example of the latter, with faux paneling created with simple, framed wallpaper panels. Note how the sofa sits centrally under a panel, which is the perfect fit for it. This creates a neat, pleasing symmetry in interior design, only heightened by the painting in the central panel.
11. Add trim to curtains and cushions for interest
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This Charlotte Gaisford-designed space not only showcases how to mix patterns in interior design perfectly, but also the importance of attention to detail – here, with trim.
‘Introduce cushions and throws to your seating – and why not add a tassel trim or fringe detail to create a more bespoke finish?’ says interior designer Martin Brudnizki. ‘You can source beautiful tassels and trims from Samuel & Sons, but if your budget is tighter I recommend VV Rouleaux.’
12. Decorate door panels to add pattern to a plain scheme
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This is a beautiful way to add pattern to an otherwise plain scheme, and the beauty of it is that it can be swapped out with the seasons far more easily – and inexpensively – than the wallpaper across a whole wall can. We would advise using peel and stick wallpaper to avoid damage to the doors and to ensure that any regular swaps are easy to achieve.
13. Hang a tapestry for a layered look
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This space, designed by Henriette von Stockhausen, interior designer, founder of VSP Interiors and contributor to Homes & Gardens, graced the cover of H&G magazine and we picked it because it’s a perfect example of how to use tapestries to great effect.
‘Tapestries often help to bring the outside world in, with landscape scenes of dense foliage and earthy colors. We often like to hang tapestries near or opposite windows to create an extension of the outdoor within a room,’ Creative Director of Albion Nord Camilla Clarke explains.
14. Color coordinate a flower arrangement
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‘One of my favorite home decor ideas is accessorizing a room with flowers. Bringing a sense of the outdoors inside can make a space feel more calming and tranquil. From a small vase of flowers on a bedside table, to a large botanical display in a hallway or for a tablescape idea, using fresh flowers can create an inviting space that enhances feelings of happiness and positivity,’ says Homes & Gardens’ Content Editor Zara Stacey.
‘Coordinating the floral arrangement with your decor can beautifully elevate your interior design, whether that’s matching with a floral wallpaper, or using lots of foliage to complement an earthy, grounding paint shade, these natural finishing touches can often bring a design scheme together to feel balanced and complete. ‘
15. Embrace the revival of Chinoiserie
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‘I’m loving the current revival of Chinoiserie, with wallpapers inspired by the landscapes of East Asia, and popular in the West in the mid 18th to early 19th century. With their whimsical yet intricate representations of flowers and birds, I feel the designs transport you to a fantastical, exotic paradise while heightening the sense of being connected to nature.
Diane Hill’s stunning new collaboration with Harlequin is perfect for a feature wall or window dressing. ‘We wanted to inspire people to decorate boldly, unapologetically and to their own room,’ she says. ‘The collection was based on traditional 18th-century designs, but we gave it a modern refresh.’
16. Add a surprising splash of color to trim
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Just the merest splash of paint can completely transform a space and, in an open-plan area, can tie the different zones together.
The architrave in interior designer Suzy Hoodless” home was painted yellow to create a division between the two rooms but also for some sunshine in the space and to lift the room, she says.
So, why not pick out the accent color you love most and giving it a bigger role?
17. Brave a bold color in an evening-only room
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‘Interior designer Jessica Buckley is known for her punchy use of color and pattern and this scheme is one of my favorites for its use of bold color and mix of patterns in this sitting room,’ says Vivienne Ayers, Houses Editor of Homes & Gardens.
‘It’s used mostly after dark so I opted for a deeper more dramatic saturated color that would be cozier in the evening,’ says Jessica. ‘The cabinetry was painted in the same color as the walls.’
18. Wallpaper an alcove
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There are so many alcove ideas you can use to make spaces feel more interesting, from clever shelving units to decor tricks. We love the simplicity of the treatment here, where a shallow alcove with few opportunities for effective storage is instead given a starring role with wallpaper.
19. Hang plates for an intriguing gallery wall
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Discover how to hang plates on a wall and you will quickly become hooked on creating colorful, 3D displays that artwork rarely manages to match.
This space is by Henriette von Stockhausen of VSP Interiors, but her contemporary, Emma Sims Hilditch of Sims Hilditch interior design agency says, ‘The selection of art is an intensely personal and often costly process. For those looking for a more economical and slightly different way to fill a blank space in a room, then a plate wall is a great solution and is easier to do than you might think.’
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Coffee table styling is one of the easiest home decor ideas you can embrace. The key? Not to put too much on a surface. However, even the most formal of living rooms, like this beautiful space by Kit Kemp, needs to be functional. This means making any coffee table styling impactful, but leaving plenty of space on the table top for you to put everything on it that you need.
21. Fill your home with house plants
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‘Indoor plants have never been so accessible, you can pick up a whole jungle of greenery that will instantly bring life to a drab corner,’ advises designer Martin Brudnizki. ‘Pot up all manner of vessels with bulbs or, if this isn’t for you, simply treat yourself to seasonal fresh flowers in a pretty vase or jug.’
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Discover how to style a console table and you’ll find all your surfaces become magnets for decorative displays.
‘When styling a console, I typically aim for symmetry, whether that’s accomplished with lamps, vases, or decorative objects,’ says Ashley DeLapp, founder and principal designer of Ashley DeLapp Interior Design.
23. Always, always choose interesting lamps
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Interior designer Penny Morrison’s lamp design here is a great example of how you can use lighting to create pretty little vignettes.
‘Get creative and upgrade your lampshades with something a bit more adventurous. I suppose that millinery would be an apt comparison, as shades are like hats for lamps,’ says interior designer Martin Brudnizki. ‘Whether you choose a pagoda, bell, scallop or empire-shaped shade, never forget the inside is almost as important as the outside as we often look up into lamps, and the cord should always be fabric-lined. Those small details can really make the difference.’
24. Work curves into a kitchen
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Kitchens tend to be about sharp angles, so whenever you can, take the opportunity to add a softening curve. In this space by interior designer Irene Gunter, curves are part of the room’s architecture; in including them at the top of the room, they also serve to draw the eye upwards, enhancing the feeling of space.
25. Maximize the ‘fifth wall’
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Ceiling ideas are often overlooked in home decor but we have seen designers embracing their power more and more in the past few months.
By using mostly white for the walls and cabinets, this kitchen by Beata Heuman allows the details to come to the fore. In particular the glass ceiling shines here, literally elevating the room and adding interest through reflections, plus a real sense of more space.
‘We approach the ceilings in key rooms such as hallways, living rooms, studies, dining rooms and cloakrooms, the same way as we approach the other surfaces,’ says interior designer Elnaz Namaki. ‘Start by thinking about the color, texture, reflection and finish already in the space.’
26. Build in a breakfast nook
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Even small kitchens have space for breakfast nooks. The best are built-in to maximize a compact space, while designs that gather guests around a circular table are not just space-efficient but encourage socializing, too.
27. Frame a dining table with a feature wallpaper
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Living room feature wall ideas are a regular home decor feature, but the breakfast-diner has yet to pick up on this design technique. However, it is a great way to add interest and layering to a space and to frame a dining table visually.
‘Pick a motif and run with it – here, free-flowing lines are the main star of the show,’ says Emma Thomas, Homes & Gardens‘ decorating editor.
28. Work soft furnishings into kitchens
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Remember what we said about adding curves to kitchens above? Another way to soften these spaces is to add softer elements, too. Again, Irene Gunter has succeeded in creating a space that’s both practical but also comfortable and visually inviting, too. And, yes, she’s worked in curves, too.
29. Layer kitchen floors with rugs
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Of course, rugs in living rooms are de rigueur, but what about as kitchen styling ideas? South Carolina-based interior designer and contributor to Homes & Gardens is a fan of layering kitchen rug ideas over hard surfaces to soften the hard surfaces, improve acoustics and add color and pattern.
30. Bring the outdoors in with botanical murals
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Wall mural ideas are back with a bang, and the designs that are seeing the most traction are those that depict natural scenes.
‘Falling foliage is the look of the moment and a table decorated with a ruffled cloth enhances the wonderful, whimsical feel,’ says Homes & Gardens‘ decorating editor Emma Thomas.
Aula wallcovering in Hummingbird, Romo.
31. Fall back in love with pink
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Pink room ideas really are having a rebirth. No longer limited to bedrooms only, as in this beautiful space by Irene Gunter, they are finding their way into kitchens and living spaces, too.
‘Pink is a wonderful pairing with taupe. Often dismissed as too feminine or childish, it can make a sophisticated statement,’ says Natalia Miyar, director Natalia Miyar Atelier. ‘There is something very comforting about it and the warm tones feel cozy on a chilly day. ‘
32. Highlight a bedroom alcove
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Bedroom alcove ideas are a badly-kept home decor secret. Often overlooked they can be useful for storage or for deep bedside tables, but we love when interior designers have fun with them, such as in this bedroom by interior designer Martin Brudnizki.
33. Create grandeur with a super-sized headboard
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If space is limited, too limited for space-hogging home decor ideas, there is a way to create impact in a bedroom, and that is with statement headboard ideas. Trick one is to go sculptural, creating an eye-catching shape that will soften the harder angles of doorways and built-in storage. Trick two is to go for height: doing so will make the ceiling feel taller by drawing the eye upwards. Trick three: pick a stand-out fabric.
34. Add eye-catching detail to doors
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Flat-fronted doors can lack character, especially in modern homes with little architectural intricacy. However, a simple decorative application with paint can make them instantly more interesting. The key to success will be consistency across an entire story, and keeping the door’s design as pared-back as possible.
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‘We recently designed a bespoke bobbin cornice for our childrens’ bedrooms and it just adds a beautiful layer of detailing to the decor, like a trim on a curtain or a sassy belt on an outfit,’ says Sarah Spiteri, Homes & Gardens‘ Editorial Director.
Room by Studio Spiteri.
36. Paint doors a bold, contrasting color
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This room by interior design agency Gunter & Co is all soft pinks and blues, which is why the imposition of a black paint on the French doors is so effective.
‘I love the clever use of contrast in this space,’ says Jennifer Ebert, Homes & Gardens‘ Deputy Editor (digital). ‘It makes what might be traditionally considered a predominantly feminine space feel much more gender neutral. This aside, the restraint shown in only introducing black in a limited area is very elegant.’
37. Use a ‘putty’ color band to create a grounded feel
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‘I love the mix of texture, such as bamboo and rattan, pattern and color in this room and the way the antique palette on the wall pulls the tones together and injects an eclectic touch,’ says H&G‘s Houses Editor Vivienne Ayers.
‘The house was built in 1850, around the time of London’s Great Exhibition, with its emphasis on cultural and decorative richness,’ says Caitlin Nicol of Kitesgrove. ‘We took our cue from that, sourcing furniture and fabrics that introduce a global flavour, along with a sense of comfort and warmth.’
38. Use wallpaper borders to create an element of surprise
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‘An affordable and quick interior update is adding a colorful wallpaper border around a window, doorway or furniture to help bring new life into a space,’ says Jo Bailey, Homes & Gardens’ Deputy Editor (Print), who is a fan of this space by Susie Atkinson.
‘Borders have been used for many years to elevate the simplest of rooms, adding detail and delight in an easy affordable way. They are less of a commitment than wallpapering the whole room but still bring color and interest to walls adding an accent to contrast or compliment a room. The possibilities with them are endless,’ says Susie.
‘I tend to use them around skirting boards and doorways for a more classical feel or to create panels for walls, under the tread of a staircase and even applied to furniture for something more contemporary or dimensional.’
39. Install wood panelling for a sophisticated feel
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‘Stephanie Dunning of Dunning & Everard wasn’t afraid to create a contemporary feel in a period house with this modern study, and the practical yet sleek and smart storage unit works particularly well here,’ says House Editor Vivienne Ayers.
‘The contemporary-style bespoke storage was specifically designed with shelves and drawers large enough to store work equipment, and was chosen because it was completely different to the fabric of the building. Bespoke joinery is a complete game changer when really well done,’ says Stephanie.
40. Learn how to style bookshelves
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‘My favorite home decor idea is color-coordinating books on my bookshelf and open shelving,’ says Homes & Gardens‘ News Editor Megan Slack. ‘I love bookshelf ideas that play with the colors of book spines, allowing you to design a home library that makes a statement in any style of room – whether you’re working with a large office unit, a bespoke built-in, or a simple open-shelf in your bedroom. These colors are subtle enough to add just the right amount of color to a minimalist space. However, at the same time, they are vibrant enough to demand attention if you’re experimenting with a more maximalist aesthetic.
‘They bring a sense of individuality and personal style to spaces of all sizes – and every type of scheme – and it’s my favorite way to make a room feel like home instantly.’
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‘Bring a sense of grandeur to your bathroom with a scenic statement wall,’ says Emma Thomas, Homes & Gardens‘ decorating editor. ‘This wallpaper panel by Pierre Frey echoes the traditional Portuguese azulejo tilework found in the palaces of Sintra, Lisbon and Porto.’
42. Never neglect a powder room
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Beautiful powder room wall decor is the easiest way to make these small spaces feel loved and curated. Ensure light fittings and artwork are chosen to complement the intricacy of the wallcovering, and choose them with the same eye for detail as in a living room.
43. Make staircases more than just thoroughfares
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‘My favorite home decor idea is a staircase gallery wall,’ says H&G Content Editor Rachel Crow. ‘Staircases are so often overlooked, neglected and left bare – often they are large expanses of wall begging to be accessorized. Gallery wall ideas can elevate your staircase to an area where people want to pause and admire.
‘You can break the rules when displaying art and images on a staircase gallery, too. Use the natural incline to your advantage to play with scale and hang pictures of differing shapes and sizes successfully.
‘Try theming your staircase gallery wall, such as featuring black and white photography in sleek black frames. Or choose a variety of artworks and imagery.’
‘Create an eclectic display by mixing and matching different frames,’ advises Henriette Von Stockhausen, founder of VSP Interiors.
44. Create a display of artefacts against a dramatic backdrop
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If you have a collection of favorite pieces, gathering them together can make for an impactful home decor ideas. You only have to look at Gwyneth Paltrow’s china display to see how effective it can be.
Key to creating a display is finding the right backdrop, and the more dramatic the color, the more successful the effect. We love the use of the bold yellow above.
‘Sometimes you need a deeper golden color with more clout as some yellows can be too grey, too flat or just too primary,’ says Edward Bulmer, interior designer and founder, Edward Bulmer Natural Paint. ‘Earthy tobacco shades will work in any room you want to feel warm and intriguing; it is a serious color, elegant and sophisticated, which creates a fabulous backdrop to artwork and antiques, and works in a variety of spaces.’
45. Decorate a front door with a wreath
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There is a wreath for every season, but hanging one on your door does more than just signal a change in the weather, it shows just how loved and curated your home is, and is a promise of what’s beyond the front door. Plus, of course, it’s one of the easiest home decor ideas you can indulge in.
46. Set the perfect scene with outdoor lighting
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Bringing interior design tricks into your backyard is a home decor must, with gorgeous outdoor lighting ideas a great way to decorate a garden, and to extend its use into the evening.
‘This entire setup by The Fox Group is a dream, but I especially love the way the bistro lights are strung over the pool, so the water reflects them at night,’ says Homes & Gardens‘ Executive Editor Kaitlin Madden.
47. Decorate an outdoor space like one indoors
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Outdoor living room ideas and outdoor dining ideas should be no exception to home decor rules, and while you might not introduce every aspect of interior design to your exterior, there are a number of elements that can work really successfully.
One is the color of your boundaries, whether walls or fences: paint these a dark color and they will visually recede, while providing a beautiful backdrop for planting. And, of course, there’s no reason not to adorn walls with beautifully styled shelves, too.
What are the easiest home decor ideas?
The easiest home decor ideas are all about paint. Using adventurous, subtle or bold paint ideas to pick out accent colors, to tie open-plan spaces together and even to create a color thread from one room to another is a simple technique for boosting your home decor.
How can I decorate my home on a low budget?
Decorating a home on a budget is best done with paint. Paint tricks are, comparably, in expensive but can be seriously transformative. They needn’t just be used to paint walls; you can revamp furniture and even flooring with paint. For anyone looking for budget living room makeover ideas, it’s worth knowing that even a small detail, such as a painted door frame, can boost your space, with very little spend.
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Decorating a home can be an incredibly involved process—especially if you’re doing it from top to bottom. But, even sprucing up a spare corner can get stressful if you’re not sure where to begin. In moments like these, it pays to stock up on home décor inspiration. Because even if someone else’s space doesn’t look exactly like yours, you may end up with an idea worth trying in your home.
Ahead, we rounded up 50 home décor ideas worth stealing for your space. These ideas range from very involved to very DIY-friendly, and all of them are sure to turn your space into a statement-maker.
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One easy way to dress up your space? Turn your staples into statement-makers. Take an inventory of the furniture you need in your space and consider whether a more playful option could get the job done, like these colorful dining room chairs.
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Wallpaper can make a striking addition to any space, but when used in large doses, it can look a little overwhelming. If you’re not a fan of maximalism, consider using bold wallpaper in a smaller space, like a powder room. Since the space is so small, your wallpaper is unlikely to feel loud or overwhelming. Plus, it’s a surefire way to turn your powder room into a show-stopper.
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If you’re looking for a way to dress up a bare corner, consider DIYing a reading nook. Most reading nooks require a mere few pieces—a lounge chair, a side table, and a lamp—so they’re incredibly easy to throw together. Plus, reading nooks don’t demand much space so you can easily sneak one into an otherwise-empty spot.
Cabinets tend to be a focal point in kitchens, bathrooms, and other storage-lined spaces, so consider giving yours a tune-up. A quick coat of paint can be a low-maintenance way to freshen up your cabinets and transform your space.
Sometimes, redecorating your home doesn’t require any furniture or décor at all. Instead, you can give one of your walls a makeover by covering it in paint, tiles, or some other striking material.
Accent walls can look great, whether they’re small or sprawling, and you can use some thoughtfully placed décor to make sure yours fits in with the rest of your space.
When decorating your space, try not to overlook your bathroom. Odds are, you spend a fair amount of time in there, and since the room is small, it should be easy to transform. Snag a few bathroom accessories like a bath stool, a basket, some plants or candles, and watch as your space goes from low-key to luxe.
Kitchen floors tend to be cold, hard, and sleek, which can make cooking a little tough on your toes. Consider warming up your space with a rug. A plush rug can lend function and form to your space in equal measure. Plus, there are tons of machine-washable options out there so you shouldn’t have to worry about spills and stains.
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Many homes are filled with sleek furniture, and while this furniture is incredibly pretty, it isn’t always fun to sit on. If there’s a spot in your home that could use a little warmth, consider bringing in some fluffy blankets and pillows. These pieces may seem out of place in an office or dining room. but once you add them, you’ll never look back.
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Headboards are a popular way to dress up your bedroom, but they’re not the only option on offer. Decorating the wall behind your bed can be a great way to add color, texture, or general statement-making appeal to your space.
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Art is the cherry on top of any well-decorated space, and it doesn’t just belong in your living room. Sneaking art into less obvious spots, like your bathroom, can bring your home together, making it feel more thoughtfully decorated and of course, more special.
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Doors rarely get the same love that our windows, walls, and floors do, so before purchasing a new piece of home décor, consider whether the items that are built-in to your space need a makeover. Giving your door a new coat of paint or some fresh hardware could be all you need to dress up your space.
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Hanging a chandelier is a surefire way to transform a room. Living rooms, dining rooms, and bedrooms are obvious picks, but bathrooms can really benefit from luxe lighting. And really, who doesn’t want to bathe underneath an elegant chandelier?
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If a room is low on windows, consider bringing in a full-length mirror to act as an extra window. By placing the mirror along a wall that’s near a couple of windows, you can multiply the light in your space while making that wall feel a little less bare.
Many of us think to paint our kitchen cabinets, but your kitchen island could use a makeover too. In fact, it might need one more than your cabinets do. Give your island a little attention and cover it in a vibrant coat of paint.
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Design isn’t just about making things look pretty. It’s about making your space feel more liveable, and that requires a balance of form and function. Look for ways to use items you already need as décor. Putting your prettiest pots on display is a great way to keep them at the ready—and to make your kitchen look more stylish, too.
Many of us accept the bathroom mirrors our homes came with, but we don’t have to. Switching out your mirror can be a great way to turn your bathroom into a show-stopper. Look for an option that’s striking, but practical—after all, you still want to be able to check your reflection whenever you need to.
A quick coat of paint can change a space, and if you’re really looking to switch things up, consider committing to a bolder color. Of course, bold doesn’t have to mean vibrant—it could just as easily describe a shade that isn’t particularly popular or obvious.
Make your home’s first impression a good one by dressing up your entryway. Look for bare walls, corners, and other spots that could use a little furniture or décor. Then, bring some in. Low-profile console tables and small mirrors can round out your space without demanding a ton of unnecessary space.
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Accent walls typically exist in living rooms and dining rooms, but who’s to say you can’t put one in your shower? By lining one of your shower walls with brightly colored or boldly printed tiles, you can achieve the same effect and give your bathroom the love and attention it deserves.
Lighting can change the way a room looks and feels, so don’t take your fixtures for granted. Take a good, hard look at your bedroom’s lighting set-up, and consider whether it could be improved.
Should you swap your ceiling light with a modern chandelier, or build in a couple of bedside sconces? Even a statement-making nightstand lamp can go a long way.
Shelves can add order to any space, but depending on how you display them, they can also add visual appeal. Consider staggering yours to create a storage set-up that doubles as a statement-maker.
Dining room chairs typically come in matching sets, but if you’d prefer something more dynamic, you can piece together a set of your own. Mix and match six completely different chairs. Or, combine two different sets, using one along the sides of your dining room table and accent chairs at the ends.
Art may not be a must-have in every space, but it’s certainly a nice-to-have. Start stocking up on pieces you love and build out your collection over time.
Keep an eye out for spaces that are under-utilized and look for ways to make them work for you. Could you transform a wide window sill into a cozy bench? With a couple of thoughtfully placed cushions and pillows, you probably can.
Painting your cabinets isn’t the only way to give your kitchen a makeover. If you don’t mind exerting a little effort, you can craft a bold backsplash using a set of statement-making tiles.
Jessica Nelson Design
Mantels are an obvious place to store décor, and mirrors are a classic thing to place there. The only problem? It can be hard to find a mirror that’s wide enough to suit your mantel. If you run into this common issue, consider placing your mirror in the center of your mantel and flanking its sides with other décor pieces .
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Your walls aren’t the only thing worth decorating. Look up and consider whether your ceiling could use a makeover, too.
A coat of paint or a couple of lighting fixtures could quickly transform the top half of your space. And if you don’t mind tackling something more involved, you can always line your ceiling with a textured material like wood paneling.
Looking for a place to store your favorite art? Consider hanging some in your kitchen. The choice is a little unconventional, sure, but that’s what makes it so statement-making. Plus, your kitchen could use some décor that’s not just your prettiest pots and pans.
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A rug is a great way to cozy up any space, and if you spring for a bold or vibrant option, it can also be a great way to dress up any space. If your living room is in need of a little color, bring a striking rug into the mix.
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When decorating your home, don’t stop at your interior. Take a look at your outdoor space, too. A little patio furniture and a few durable accessories can transform a porch, backyard, or balcony, giving you even more space to enjoy.
If you’re upgrading your home bit-by-bit, go where you’ve never decorated before. Take a peek under your staircase, and look for walls and corners that are completely empty. By maximizing these neglected spots, you can increase the efficiency of your home by a lot with very little effort.
Katie Hodges Design
Bath mats offer an obvious way to cozy up your bathroom, but if your bathroom is pretty big, you might want to throw a rug in there too.
These pieces serve different purposes, as you don’t want to treat your rug like a towel. But, you should be able to find a cute rug that can handle the wear and tear of your bathroom.
Katie Hodges Design
It can be tough to figure out what to do with a nonfunctional fireplace. But, with a little creativity, yours can quickly become a striking decorative accent. Consider filling your fireplace with books or plants, or pay homage to its roots and line it with firewood.
Yael Weiss Interiors
Plants make a no-fail addition to any space, and if you own one that’s particularly lush or massive, consider making it the focal point of your space. Keep the rest of your décor clean, and let your plant be your statement-maker, or simply use your favorite plants as complements to your other décor.
Mary Patton Design
One particularly bold way to transform your space? Line your stairs with statement-making upholstery. Hardwood stairs may look incredibly sleek, but upholstered stairs tend to feel pretty cozy. Plus, they’ll add some visual interest to your foyer.
Michelle Boudreau Design
Lining your shelves with décor is a popular way to outfit them. But, if you want to take things a step further, you can also decorate the walls between your shelves—either with a vibrant coat of paint or a little printed wallpaper.
Blue Copper Design
Tiles can make a striking addition to your floors and backsplashes, but those aren’t the only places worth putting them. With a little creativity, you can use tiles to transform any spot into a statement-maker—and your kitchen island could be a great place to start.
Drawer pulls, doorknobs, and faucets put the finishing touches on any space. If you’re looking for a less obvious way to dress up a room, consider upgrading your hardware. Mix and match pieces from different eras, or commit to a palette and fill your space with it.
Ashley Montgomery Design
Gallery walls are classic for a reason: they look great and make it easy to put your favorite art on display. So, don’t write them off just because you’ve seen them before. There’s a difference between often done and overdone, and your favorite pieces would probably look great in a gallery wall.
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Kitchen tables tend to be pretty formulaic, but yours doesn’t have to be. By building a banquette, you can craft a dining nook that feels veritably restaurant-worthy—without breaking the bank.
Pay attention to the smaller details in your space, like the trim lining your walls and windows. When given attention, these little motifs can have an outsized impact. You can even consider painting them instead of your walls.
Your bathroom deserves as much love as any other room, and since it’s a small space, it’s pretty easy to upgrade from top to bottom. Start by switching out your lighting fixtures, then work your way down to your floors. Sprinkle in a few accessories, splurge on a brand-new tub, and bring the space together with some wall décor.
Conventional wisdom might suggest that you can only use one bold print in a space. But the truth is, you can typically get away with mixing and matching a few patterns—and throwing in a few bright colors too.
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Your floors can make a bold addition to your space if you let them. Spring for a statement-making rug, mix and match bold tiles, or commit to a sleek material like stained hardwoods or slick concrete.
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Not sure what to do with an empty corner? Pair a bold accent chair with a small side table, and watch the spot become a focal point in your space.
Window sills look fine when left bare, but if you’re looking for an easy way to dress up your space, consider lining yours with a few of your favorite plants.
Searching for a budget-friendly way to transform your bedroom? Take a risk on a bold headboard. A headboard can completely change the way your bedroom looks without forcing you to invest in a full-blown renovation or splurge on a brand new bed.
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Sometimes, you don’t need to buy new furniture—you just need to fix up what you already have. This could mean sanding, staining, and switching out hardware. Often, something as simple as a quick paint job can go a long way.
Bar carts offer a stylish way to store your favorite drinks. But, if you want to do something a little less expected, consider springing for a bar cabinet instead. Yours can be as simple or as statement-making as you want it to be, and since bar cabinets tend to be pretty spacious, you’ll have plenty of room to store all your stuff.
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Look for ways to enhance the inherent strengths of your space. Highlight a stained glass window, or draw attention to an exposed brick wall. Use what you already have as a starting point for new décor, and work your way out from there.
These Are the 10 Best Home Decor Ideas for Your First House, Hands Down
100 best ideas: how to decorate a house
Every housewife, who is not indifferent to the arrangement of the hearth, always wants to bring something new, interesting and unusual to her house. But in stores it is not always possible to find something that is really original, really likes or fits perfectly into the home interior. Perhaps in our selection of vivid examples and unusual ideas you will find something exclusive, individual and pleasing to the eye.
Painted stones for succulents
All kinds of accessories play an important role in interior decoration: figurines, vases, decorative pillows, candlesticks, paintings and other interesting details. So that they harmoniously fit into the overall picture of the interior and do not turn into “dust collectors”, it is not at all necessary to seek help from a designer. If you want to create real beauty in the house, you can do it yourself. The main thing here is to keep all decor items in a single stylistic direction, which will be in harmony with the overall interior of the room and the whole house.
Each room needs an individual approach. For example, in the living room and hall, decorations such as wicker baskets, fruits and painted dishes will be irrelevant. These things are best suited for decorating the kitchen.
Living Room Throw Pillows
Probably the most functional living room decorations are cute little cushions. They can be both contrasting and match the main tone of the interior. Decorative pillows are easy to sew with your own hands. This task is within the power of even beginner needlewomen.
These pillows can be made from almost any material you like, but it must meet the following criteria:
- be completely hypoallergenic;
- keeps its shape well;
- be washable.
Another task is to choose the right material for filling the pillow. The best option would be silicone and foam rubber. Also, the fabric for the pillowcase should be dense, light and plain. Here it is better to give preference to cotton.
The shape of the pads can be square, round, rectangular. These are the most common types. For thematic design of a room or in nurseries, pillows in the shape of a flower, a heart, or some kind of animal look very unusual.
Having decided on the design and shape, we move on to tailoring. The most successful seam for sewing pillowcases and covers is linen. We combine the parts and sew them up with the right sides. We iron, and then sew down. The crumbling edges of the material will be inside the seam.
Decoration of a private house
A private house offers even more possibilities for implementing interesting decor ideas. Indeed, on a large area of a luxurious cottage there is room for creative imagination to roam. An additional field for the realization of fantasy is the exterior of the house: courtyard, roof, fence, front door, porch, etc.
A variety of decoration options can be created using facade and paving slabs. Concrete decorations are also very popular. Their partial gold coloration is often used by Scandinavian designers.
Beautiful birthday decor
Birthday is a great occasion to show your imagination and creativity to the maximum. Indeed, when decorating for a holiday, it is not necessary to follow the rules for matching the interior, since decorations are usually removed after the event.
Balloons are probably the most popular birthday decor option. Ordinary balls are no longer fashionable and irrelevant. Be original, fill them with helium.
To do this, you will need: floral foam in the form of balls, a large needle, paint and a sponge for applying it. The length of the needle should be greater than the diameter of the largest foam ball.
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Creating a New Year’s fairy tale in the house
All you need for New Year’s decor is a minimum of New Year’s attributes in the form of a Christmas tree, pine branches, cones , garlands, themed toys and balls. And of course, mood, inspiration and a little creative originality to create a unique festive atmosphere.
To create a stunning vintage arrangement like the one in the next photo, prepare the following:
- decorative paper;
- paper decoration fabric;
- necessary improvised materials.
These simple materials can decorate any item. In our case, this is an old suitcase. Such decoration will be a highlight in the interior of the bedroom, living room or kitchen. Moreover, you can also store various things in a vintage suitcase. It is enough to carefully paste over it with cloth and paper. You can also glue old photos, and decorate the edges with lace, ribbons or braid.
An equally interesting option is a panel with wishes, messages and notes. Prepare a beautiful thick fabric or dark-colored paper. Fix it on the wall and stick stickers in an interesting shape (for example, in the form of flowers or leaves). Each time you meet guests, invite them to leave a note on the stickers in the form of wishes, quotes, goals, etc.
Another fun home decorating idea is a fun paper pom-pom craft. Of the materials you will need: tissue paper, thread, scissors.
We fold several sheets of paper like an accordion in several layers on top of each other. Tie the middle of the sheet with a thread without tightening it. Leave the ends of the thread long so that you can easily hang the pompoms later. Cut the edges of the accordion in the shape of a semicircle or triangle. Flatten all the harmonica sheets, and then stretch and flatten each layer. As a result, you should get the same charming pompom as in this photo.
DIY creative lamp shades
More aesthetics in the nursery
Chic interior in the nursery is good. But if it is made according to the usual standards and is devoid of individuality, then something urgently needs to be done. Interesting cute things in the child’s room not only create coziness, fill the interior with a special mood and warm atmosphere, but also develop creative imagination, a sense of their own style and taste in the growing baby.
As you can see, there are a lot of home interior decoration options. Choose the ones you like from those offered by us, and if you have your own original ideas, be sure to share them in the comments.
How to decorate a house or apartment: simple interior design ideas
At the end of any renovation comes the stage of applying the final, unique touches. This gives the room personality and becomes an additional decoration. There are many methods for adding finishing original elements. Therefore, it is worth figuring out how to decorate the house so that everything looks harmonious.
Any interior can be radically changed by simply adding bright colors
- 1 How to decorate an apartment with your own hands
- 2 We sew a decorative pillow for the living room
- 3 Workshop for a nursery
- 4 Decorations for a private house
- 5 Ideas how to decorate your house for your birthday 9 0043
- 6 Ideas home decorations made of paper
- 7 Original flower pots
- 8 DIY vases
- 9 Adding wood from coffee beans to the interior
- 10 Video on how to decorate the house with flowers and ice
- 11 Home decor photo ideas
- 11. 1 See also
How to decorate an apartment with your own hands
There are several options for home decorations that become a good choice:
- Introducing flowers into the interior.
- Paintings and photographs are suitable for art lovers.
- Various decorative details. Their selection is wide. You can not only buy ready-made, but also do it yourself.
A variety of decorative pillows – an easy way to quickly update the interior
The last option allows you to show maximum imagination. There are some recommendations for creating harmony in the home. They are reflected in the table:
|Compliance with measure||Trying to give the room even more beauty, some people forget about balance. It is important not to overdo it by turning it into a tasteless space. This is especially true for the placement of paintings. Do not cover every centimeter of walls with them. Otherwise, everything will turn into a museum.|
|Uniform style||When choosing accessories, including paintings, it is important to stick to one design. The interior should be uniform, without ridiculous, inappropriate spots.|
|Refusal of colorful background||You don’t need to place a lot of decorations for this. Better a few worthwhile things than a mountain of unnecessary ones. Otherwise, nothing but a constantly tired look can be achieved.|
We sew a decorative pillow for the living room
The most popular decor solution for this room is a pillow. A few pieces can become a bright spot, an important accent. Decorative pillows are easy to make yourself. Even if there is no experience in sewing, it will be possible to cope with the task.
Original pillows can be made from discarded shirts or vests
You can choose almost any material. It is important that it meets certain requirements:
- Holds its shape well.
- Washes well. There is no deformation and loss of color.
- Hypoallergenic. Be sure to use a fabric that is safe for health.
You will need a large piece of plain fabric and small multi-colored scraps
The next step is to select a suitable filler. Silicone or foam is preferred. Choose a thick fabric.
When the material has been determined, you can proceed to the decision on the shape of the product. Consider personal tastes and the style of the room. Most often choose a square or round. But there are special schemes that help create products in the shape of a heart, stars and others.
The pillow can be decorated with an ornament in the form of a tree with colorful leaves. Pieces of fabric must be baited with thread
Fabric appliqué is ironed and sewn on with a machine
A suitable stitch is underwear. You need to cut out the necessary parts and sew them right side up. Then you need to iron and sew up from below. Then the crumbling edge will be inside the seam, which will not allow it to disperse. Additionally, you can decorate the product with various shiny details.
The pillow will serve as a wonderful decoration for your home interior
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Master class for children
This room is a real clean huge canvas for creativity and fantasy. Children love original, bright details. Making decorations yourself, it is worth attracting the kids. It will be a great idea for a useful and interesting family leisure. You can make a toy. Then the child will have a true friend and a unique decor for the room. The process does not cause difficulties.
Such cute toys can be made from scraps of colorful fabrics
The following items may be needed:
- Fabric in several colors. It is important that when washing it does not sit down and does not fade.
- Sewing accessories.
- Filler. It is preferable to use a synthetic winterizer.
It is recommended to select a pattern in advance. It can be made independently. Then the product will turn out neat.
Patterns for a soft toy in the form of a funny bunny
The selected pattern is cut and moved to the material. The paws, nose and ears of the toy can be made in a different, contrasting color. Having cut out the necessary parts, proceed to their connection. First sew the front of the head, then the back and both of them together. Remember that you must first insert the elements of the head, including the ears.
The process is simple, straightforward and does not require special skills
When assembling the individual parts, fill them gradually with filler. Continue in this manner until the toy is fully assembled.
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Ornaments for a private house
Home decorations can be original and varied. Facade, paving slabs and even concrete are suitable for this. You can paint part of the product in a suitable shade to add new colors and unusualness to your home.
Multi-coloured concrete tile mosaic to decorate your yard and garden
Private residence allows you to experiment with bold ideas, embodying any desires. A large area becomes a space for a flight of fancy. You can decorate not only the interior, but also the exterior. The yard, roof, fence and porch should be used to improve the design.
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Ideas on how to decorate your home for your birthday
DIY home decorations for this occasion may not match the overall style of the room. After all, after the end of the holiday, the elements will be removed. One of the most common types of decorations are balls. It is better to choose those that are filled with helium.
Helium balloons decorated with homemade colored paper garlands
There are various shapes and designs of these balls. They can become an independent decoration, like a ball fountain, or complement a bright holiday sign with congratulations. The latter can be drawn independently or bought ready-made in a special store.
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Paper home decoration ideas
The original paper decor solution is popular and simple. This will require:
- decorative paper;
- ribbons and lace;
- decoration fabric;
- various photographs;
- other handy tools that may be useful.
This list will easily turn any object into a unique space decoration. If an old suitcase has been gathering dust for a long time, it’s time to put it to good use. A similar solution is suitable for decorating a bedroom or living room. In addition to the decorative function, the suitcase will become a convenient and practical place to store things. Outside, it is pasted over with cloth and paper. As a decor, use a photo, braid, ribbon. You can make a suitcase for a specific interior.
An old suitcase will take on a new look and take its rightful place in the interior of the house
For Provence, it is enough to use suitable wallpapers and clippings from magazines. To add originality will help the performance of actions in different techniques. The volumetric version will turn out with quilling.
Colored paper decoration in quilling technique
Geometric paper pyramid decoration
An interesting solution would be a panel with notes. Need a woven fabric with a good weight or a dark color paper. The selected option is attached to the wall, then stickers of the shape you like are added to it. When guests arrive, invite them to leave messages and wishes for your family.
Note board from old jeans
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Original flower pots
Flowers with interesting pots help to freshen up the interior. Armed with improvised means, you can create excellent crafts. Spray paint will add bright accents. Coarse multi-colored threads will bring positive. Can be complemented with ruffles and fringes.
Make your potty more attractive with paint and twine
Beads and beads are perfect for decorating. It is not necessary to purchase in the store. Houses can be littered with interesting elements for decoration. Pots can be “dressed”. To do this, you need to knit products of a suitable shape and wrap.
Pots in “clothing” from ordinary burlap
The ideas listed are simple. If you have the opportunity to spend more time, you should turn to the flower mosaic. This work is more difficult, but more effective. For this you will need:
- small stones, glasses of various shades;
- glue, suitable for PVA;
- grout used for tiles;
- brushes and varnish.
You can place everything randomly or make a drawing. In the latter case, it is first laid out on paper. Begin gluing with a drawing, then draw up the rest. After the grout is applied. After 20 minutes, it is erased from the surface with a damp cloth. A day later, the procedure with grout is repeated. After a day, you can apply varnish and use the finished product.
River pebbles are excellent as a finishing material for old flower pots
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DIY decorated vases
An original solution would be to use glass bottles of various shapes as a vase. It is only necessary to clean the product from the label and traces of glue. Additionally, you can apply paint from a spray can of a suitable shade.
Beautiful glass bottle vase
Vase decoration using decoupage technique
You can decorate a vase with paper. The lesson is exciting and simple, so you can connect the child. All you need is paper, a vase, glue and scissors. Everything is cut randomly. The resulting pieces are fixed on the surface. You need to do several layers. Additionally, it is worth covering the vase with acrylic varnish.
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Complementing the interior with wood from coffee beans
This craft will help you decorate the room and fill it with a pleasant smell. You can present a coffee tree as a present for the holiday.
A cute craft that creates a spring mood
The construction will require large coffee beans, a plastic ball and brown paint. You should also buy plaster, glue, a small flower pot and foam.
You can take different coffee beans if you want to post some drawing
You will also need a heat gun to secure beans and additional decorations – beads, ribbons or bows
First, the balloon is dyed brown. When everything is dry, a hole is made in it for the trunk. You can start pasting with grains.
To completely cover the surface of the ball, the grains are glued first with the flat side inward, and then vice versa
Use a stick or twig as a trunk.