Decorating your home can be expensive. But it doesn’t have to be. Give your home a refresh with these easy decor ideas and enjoy the attention you get from all your guests.
Faux Concrete Wall
A concrete-inspired wall adds an interesting and varied texture to your space. All you need is grey paint, a dry paintbrush, and a lint-free cloth. Buffing techniques will help you get the look you like.
Start with some garage-sale art. Then, paint over half of each with a variety of coordinating paint colors to create a bold color block display.
Switch out the regular wooden banister for something with a more nautical aesthetic. Get a jute or pro-manila rope and anchor it with brackets or posts all along the stairs. If you prefer a more relaxed look, unravel both ends.
Pick a solid color of choice and paint it over a wooden pedestal. Use it to play with different heights in that space with book stacks and plants.
Secret Shoe Storage
Use a fabric table skirt to cover your shoe cubbies. Add flowers and decorative accents to make it look nice and keep the entryway clutter-free.
Star Rope Mirror
Follow a simple DIY step-by-step guide to create a stunning, intricate-looking star mirror. It’ll cost you under $25. The tutorial is available online.
Turn a cheap vase into a statement piece by hot-gluing jute rope around it. You’ll have an artistic beach look for it in no time.
Chic Cabinet Tray
Turn a salvaged cabinet door into a cheese board or a TV dinner tray. Use wood filler to fill any holes and let it dry. Drill holes for screw-in handles. Sand and paint the surface and then fit the handles.
Use thick yarn to create extra-large tassels and pom-poms and knot them onto the end of a plain blanket. Then, drape it casually over a wooden ladder.
Attach an easel to any blank wall, and it becomes a space to display your children’s artwork or a place for your grocery list.
Add new hardware, paint, or wallpaper to give an old chest of drawers a fresh new look.