Getting a home to look exactly as you’d like it to can be a tough call. Many people think that having this task done professionally, but if you stop to consider the high costs of interior designs as well as the cold plastic appearance, you might just want to do it yourself.
This is certainly the way to go as you will find DIY enthusiasm and a knack for personal expression, or at least the desire to try, can lead to a charming and attractive interior. But, the benefits don’t end there, there is also a considerable amount of pride in accomplishing your look yourself and investing time and effort to get things just right.
If you feel you lack the skills, time or cash resources to take on the effort of being your home’s decorator, think again. While it is true that balancing and getting the perfect aesthetics will take time and attention, the actions you can take to begin decorating on a budget are very simplistic, functional and can be very attractive too.
Following are few good examples of projects for decorating on a budget that make a great introduction to the world of DIY decorations.
1. Chalkboard Wall Paint
Magnetic chalkboards are small canvases of art and imagination and add a cozy feeling to the kitchen den or kid’s rooms. Make sure get the magnetic type so you can post memo, photos and even decorate with outlandish magnetic objects. As your home life grows and matures this will be an excellent way to share team vision, boost holiday spirits, make special announcements as well as keep focused on mutual goals.
2. Wine Cork Necklace Rack
This stylish and attractive utility rack can be used for cables & wires, baseball caps or even keys. You will need a small amount of dark wood stain, a board about 12 inches by 2 inches, all those extra corks you have lying around and some glue. Stain the wooden board a rich dark hue and paint the corks sassy red, pink or metallic gold depending on the decor you will matching. Glue the corks in an array across the board and voila!
3. Floating Bookshelf
Impress your guests, kids and significant other with your powers to bend the mind and defy gravity with this space-saving illusion. When completed you will see vertical stacks of books floating at various points in the wall. What you won’t see is that at the bottom of each stack is one sturdy hardcover book you can afford to part with holding up the rest. It’s simple! Just find yourself a flat metallic L-brace that will be attached to the inner cover of hardcover base. The other side of the bracket will be attached to the wall. If you have assembled this correctly the metallic brace will be completely hidden from sight.
4. Gold Flower Pots
Plants can breathe life and energy into the living space but they can also be retouched to add an air of sophistication and elegance. Take all the mismatching clay and terracotta pots you have around and clean them well. Get yourself a top-quality metallic spray paint and transform these pots into impressive golden urns. Copper, silver and even metallic reds and blues can add a festive tone to the surroundings.