A home should be so much more than bricks an mortar. Its a place to feel loved, safe and secure, welcome and relaxed. Your home decor plays a really big part of this. I love travelling and seeing the world but at the end of the day, there really is no place like home. There are so many ways to decorate your home without having to shell out a significant amount of money. There are countless DIY home decoration ideas online that you could consider to brighten up your home. Here are some tips to give your house a new look and turn heads of all those who pay you a visit.
A GALLERY WALL
A picture is worth a thousand words, and there is no better way to add more character to your house than decorating it with your favourite pictures. Get pictures of your family and friends printed in high resolution and frame them. You could also frame the posters of your favourite shows and personalities and put them up in an empty wall. Get them color printed or in monochrome, the choice rests with you. Family photographs printed in monochrome add a different flavour to your house, so that might be a great choice. For posters, the more color you can add, the better. Plus, another great idea to add a bit of quirk to your home, and favoured by some of the home décor companies like Just DIY Decor, is by printing out witty cinematic quotes, motivational quotes and art pieces, and putting them up in your bedroom or the living room.
FLOWER VASES FROM USED BOTTLES
Single use plastics should be cut out of our lives as much as possible and instead, opt for glass bottles as not only are they recyclable but they make great vases too. Clean the bottles with lukewarm water and keep them outside in the sun to soak some heat up. Once they are cleaned, you could draw or paint patterns on them with glass paints to give them a new look. Gather fresh flowers and place them in the bottles after you are done with decorating them. Put them on display on a window sill.
MAKE YOUR OWN DREAMCATCHERS
Dreamcatchers are beautiful pieces of handicraft that can be hung up on the walls or by your bedside to add an ethereal beauty to your bedroom. Dreamcatchers are said to act as a filter for dreams; letting the good ones pass to you and catching the bad ones. You can make your own dreamcatcher using old clothes or woollens and decorate them with beads and sparkles. Add feathers of different colours too, to make the dreamcatcher more colourful.
USE YOUR EMPTY WALLS AS A BLANK CANVAS
There are myriad ways to showcase your creativity and if you have always taken an interest in painting and wall art, now is the time to pursue your passion. Pick up your brush and paint on your empty wall to your heart’s content. You do not have to have amazing painting skills, or degrees from art school that prove your mettle as an artist. You only need to have the determination and a will to add colours to your boring wall and break the mundane. You could spray paint on your wall or even go for abstract designs, anything that agrees with your taste and the overall look and feel of your house. This DIY hack is extremely low-maintenance. If you’re decorating a children’s room, you could use a projector to project images of their favourite characters onto the wall, draw around them and then paint them to fill them in.
The tips mentioned above are not the only ones out there. There are several other ways to upgrade the look and feel of your home using your own creativity. Look for more ideas online, read books and pick up a brush to add wings to your imagination. Pinterest is your best friend for this!