Decorating a home is no easy task and it not only takes time but a lot of design skill and money. Most people think they don’t have the design and color coordinating skills necessary to decorate their home. As a result, they hire interior designers to do so. This is definitely an option if money is not an issue, but if it is, then decorating one’s home is quite possible without a designer. There are many creative home decor ideas that can be applied to any home and a few will now be covered.
First of all, the living room is usually the first room that is viewed when entering a home. As a result, the overall design of this room is of utmost importance. One of the easiest ways to immediately brighten the living room and add a splash of color is through adding differently sized and colored throw cushions. There should be at least two pairs of cushions on the main couch and one pair should be a solid color and the other pair should be patterned. Oversized pillows can also make the couch and entire living room seem more luxurious while adding extra comfort.
Another idea is to make your own art instead of buying paintings or other decorative accessories. This is actually a fantastic project for the entire family and it can really add a personal touch to the home. One idea is to create a collage of family photos and frame it to hang in the living room. Alternatively, each member of the family can create a painting based on a specific color scheme and a different painting can be hung in every room.
Side tables and coffee tables can be easily made instead of purchased. This is a great DIY project that can be made with a few pieces of wood. As a matter of fact, if there are a few wooden shutter windows lying around, then these can be used to form the frame of the table and then the top can be covered with either glass or a flat piece of wood. Be sure to thoroughly sand the window shutters before using them to create the table. The table doesn’t even need to be painted but left as is to create a rustic effect.
Crown moldings can be used to enhance just about any room in the home. They can be installed along the end of the ceiling to make the room look more elegant. Be sure to use wide crown moldings instead of thinner ones since these will make the room look richer. This is a very versatile material and can even be used to create frames for mirrors. It is definitely a very cheap way to add elegance to any space.
These home decor ideas are just a few out of hundreds of different possibilities. So, be sure to continue learning creative ways to decorate your home and the results will certainly be much better than ever imagined.