Let’s face it, many of us has spend a good two weeks at home by now. You might have organised your closets, taken care of that spring cleaning once and for all and defrosted the fridge. You are starting to get bored and restless. Now is the time to be creative and breathe new life into your home. Read on to see how you can add a new flavour to your space without spending any money! You’d be amazed at the resources you already have sitting around collecting dust. Now it’s time to put them to use.
Rearrange your furniture
Nothing is so simple as rearranging furniture. You’ll be amazed at how different your space looks by simply moving a couch, a table, dresser or bed. Your room may even end up feeling a good bit larger. It will certainly feel fresher and newer.
Make use of that old can of paint
Most likely you have cans of paint sitting in your basement or garage. If you don’t have enough to paint an entire room you can paint an accent wall or even the ceiling. Paint the inside of your closets or book cases. Spruce up some old furniture with a coat of paint. There’s no limitation but your imagination.
Make New pillows from old fabric
Dig up any old fabric — it can be an old curtain, some extra sheets, that table cloth you never use but actually like and put them to new use by making pillow covers. Let’s face it, nothing is cosier than a big pile of pillows.
Make a gallery wall
We all love gallery walls. They’re an amazing way to get some color and pattern into a space. Gallery walls are one of the best opportunities we get to show who we are and what we love in our spaces. Collect your favourite images like photographs, drawings or art, and then start adding the things you love like postcards from vacations, your grandmother’s dishes or pieces from your favourite game. The possibilities are endless.
Bring in the nature
Bring the outside in with freshly cut branches, river rocks, pine cones and whatever natural, organic ingredients you can find. Place branches in tall glass vases. Group your rocks, and pine cones on platters, trays and large glass bowls. Place these organic wares strategically through your home. It’s all free and easy to change during seasons.
Grow new plants
A great way to get more plants is to grow them from seeds. You can find seeds at your local grocery store while picking up those necessities. Or take the opportunity to groom that big plant of yours and propagate cuttings. Arrange your new small plants in groups or hang them at different heights for bigger impact. Follow our tutorial for an easy macrame hanger DIY.
Make your own art
A huge, boldly coloured abstract painting is going to look impressive, even if you were the one holding the paint brush! Grab inspiration from online, stretch your own canvas from an old sheet and explore alternative to framing ideas to get art up on your walls without spending any money.
Hang it on the wall
Have some old wall hooks or a branch laying around? Use them to hang larger elements that can become a part of your decor, namely fashion. Don’t be afraid to hang your functional clothing and accessories in ways that add to your decor and save on storage.
Be Your Own Stylist
Rethink how you arrange your decor for a fresh look. Common groupings are colour combinations (objects in all the same color), shape (objects with the same shape, but different height), theme (object from the beach, nature, sports and so on) and textures (objects with the same textures). Look for opportunities to think outside the box. You’ll be amazed by what you come up with.
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