Most people dream of having a nice looking and well-decorated home. The feeling you get after showing your guests around and seeing the amazement on their faces is indescribable. It’s not only about impressing friends and family with fabulous décor, but feeling comfortable and admiring every corner of your living space. But achieving such excellence must require huge investments, right?
Wrong! You can have a beautifully decorated home on the budget by doing it yourself. Even though some decorations might require a time investment, it’s still a way better and cheaper option than by purchasing decoration from large shop chains.
1. Home gallery
When looking for a perfect house, real estate agents will show you a lot of options, but let’s face it, blank walls can be quite depressing. So you have to make that house a home. Thankfully, there is so much you can do about it.
For example, you can hang a photo gallery. Experiment with different photo frames; try mixing different shapes, sizes and even colors, to create a unique collage for your wall. The only “rule” is knowing how to properly hang a picture without damaging your walls. You can hang anything from old photographs, baby pictures, family portraits to your art and drawings your kids made. Get creative!
True bookworms know how hard it is to keep the bookshelves neat. There are piles and piles of books that may fall all over the place. And, to be honest, sometimes picking up the books and placing them back on shelves can be frustrating. That’s why you can make your own bookends to keep your shelves neat and include a lovely addition to your home décor.
Making bookends is a great opportunity to let out your creative side. It’s a convenient way of decorating, plus it’s very eco-friendly. For instance, you can make a book holder out of old vinyl records and some wood. Or you can opt for a classier one and simply use wood pallets and some paint to keep your books at place.
Every interior design magazine has a pillow corner on at least one of their pages. And we’d lie if we said we never drooled over those images of pillows. They look extremely comfy! Surely, we would have a place for cushions and pillows in our house. However, the only problem is that they are quite pricey.
But they don’t have to be. Every household has tons of old clothing nobody ever wears. Sometimes we are too attached to them and don’t want to throw them away. The perfect solution is to find them another purpose- make cushions and pillows from old hoodies and jumpers. Simply cut off the sleeves, sew the sleeve holes, stuff it and sew it on both ends. Ta-da! Chick, modern and unique!
Rarely and piece of décor is aesthetic from, both, inside and outside of your home. If you want your house to be appealing to the passers-by, yet to look comfy from the inside, consider installing shades. Even though you’re less likely to make them yourself, you can still participate in the process of implementation.
You might think that most shades are expensive and require curtains for additional privacy. They provide a wide variety of designs and colors you can choose from, so they match your interior and exterior design completely. Besides that, they are locally made, which makes them more eco-friendly. Shades like these are resistant to all kinds of weather conditions which makes them the perfect choice for your family home.
5. Wall planter
Who doesn’t love plants? Color green can be a great addition to your modern living room or a cute eye-catching detail on the outer wall. So, instead of stacking the flowerpots on the window counter, tables or floors, consider making a hanging wall planter.
It’s a modern solution for everyone who lacks a place but still wants to have pretty greenery. There are various ways in which you can make a wall planter. The simplest one is to tie your pot with a rope and hang it on the nail on the wall. Add more pots in different levels, and your vertical garden is done.
As you can see, home décor doesn’t have to be expensive. Making it by yourself can be a fun activity for the whole family. For any cheap additional material you might need, search for local businesses near you and quickly find what you need. It doesn’t matter if it doesn’t look perfect. It is unique and has a sentimental value to you and your loved ones. So, admire your beautiful home.