Decorating your home can be a lot of fun, but it can also be a little daunting as to where to get started. Don’t be deterred—some of the most unique ideas are the ones you can do yourself. Below are 6 examples of creative home decorating tips anyone can take on.
1. Jars & Bottles
Jars and bottles, once stripped of their labels, provide a versatile decorating solution. For example, old wine or beer bottles as vases, desk storage or display pieces will add real interest to your home. If you don’t have any, a number of speciality stores such as Biome stock items such as Mason jars in a variety of colours and sizes. Decorating with items like these will also add a rustic, country feel and a touch of history to your home.
2. Homemade Art
Your choice for this type of decorating is limited only by your imagination. If you’re a bit of a travel nut, source old maps or travel brochures, have them framed and hung on your walls. The same could go for old newspapers and wrapping paper. Or, if you’re a regular participant of social media, print out your Instagram images and hang them individually, or grouped together.
Books are great for creative home decorating ideas, as most people have plenty. For your larger ‘coffee table’ books, you can stack them to become a low surface display or side-table next to your lounge. Old books can also be mounted on the wall and used as a one-of-a-kind shelving solution.
If you’re into music, old band t-shirts work great as displays on the wall of a spare room or office. If magazines are more your forte, source a number of issues of your favourite and display them from coat hangers. A way to really personalise this type of decorating though is to display something you love such as your favourite shoes.
Plants literally breathe life into a space and will provide a distinctive element of class and freshness to your home. If you want your plant to stand out, go retro and hang it above your kitchen bench from a croquet 1970s plant hanger. To get really creative, have herbs on display that can survive being indoors. Something like basil or rosemary will provide an inviting aroma for your guests too.
If you have a relatively low-key living area in regards to colour scheme, choose a lighting cover in a bold tone, highly detailed display or made from an unusual texture. The same goes for lamps. You could be even more distinctive with this lighting source by incorporating an oversized floor lamp. However, lighting does have a huge effect on the mood and atmosphere of a space, so it’s important to keep this in mind when developing your design, and even use this to your advantage.
When it comes to incorporating creative ideas into your home decorating, the trick is to keep it simple—you can quickly find your design getting too complicated if you try doing anything too fancy or too involved.
What items do you have at home that could be used as a creative display idea? Leave your answers below.