10 quick & easy Decorating ideas!
1. Floors can make or break a room.
Just like walls, floors need your attention, too. If you’re able to completely change the surface, consider sanding or staining wood floors, or replacing old linoleum or carpet with tile. For a quick fix, add an area rug. There are so many options, making it easy to find the perfect style, shape and color for your space. By making your floors stand out, your walls can only look better.
2. Check out the bargain table at your local fabric stores.
Remnants are great for making or recovering pillows, drapes and other easy sewing projects around the house. The price is usually drastically reduced and they look just as good.
3. Consider simple fixes before you get rid of something.
Inexpensive solutions: Bring life back to leather furniture with a little olive oil; make your kitchen chairs new again with a little spray paint and some fabric; get the scratches out of your wood floor and furniture by rubbing them with an almond.
4. Lighting in your room makes all the difference.
Have you tried lower-wattage bulbs? In the long term they can save you $ and can change a room’s mood from restful to romantic.
5. We can never have enough storage.
Living in small spaces presents two options: building up or building under. Consider using tall bookshelves for a more dramatic effect, or take advantage of the space underneath your bed to store things you’d love to keep out of sight.
6. Add green, green, green to your room.
Having plants in any room makes you feel more alive. Simple green foliage often lasts longer than flowers, and the overall design of a single leaf can make more of a striking effect. Try a single palm leaf or a slender flax in a giant vase. It has simple yet modern appeal. In your kitchen, add a small herb garden to your windowsill to add life to the room. Plus, they taste great!
7. Faux architectural design.
This can be done in lots of ways. Using painter’s tape, you can paint horizontal or vertical lines, which can make the room look bigger. You can also make shapes like rectangles and squares, creating a box on the wall for framing out furniture, sconces or your favorite picture. With molding, you can give the illusion of added depth and dimension to the walls. Like painter’s tape, making a small box with molding can create a look that’s certainly classic.
8. Add beauty and balance to your room by investing in one or two quality pieces.
Buying a timeless sofa or kitchen table will save you money as your style changes. It’s better to switch out the little things than buy a big expensive piece every two years!
9. Fabric is such a fun design element and easy on the budget.
Have fun by combining patterns, styles and different textures of fabric in everything from window treatments to accessories and furniture.
10. Online treasure hunting a must!
Have you skimmed Craigslist or eBay lately? There are so many great deals for every room in your home. After all, like they say one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. Lastly, for some really great inspiration don’t forget Pinterest.
Enjoy the video, you’ll find some great coffee table décor ideas.