If you are finally taking on the task of getting rid of clutter and organizing your space this year, before you decide to give old items away, see if you can come up with creative ways to upcycle it and make it unique! Re-purposing an old item into something new and different is becoming quite a popular trend these days. Don’t think you have a use for old plastic folding chairs or old hangers? Think again! So, don’t throw away those used wine bottles just yet. You can upcycle them into light fixtures, wall decor, or accessories for the home. Below are some great ideas for re-purposing your give-away items into something stylish, fun, and creative!
Use wine corks as mini planters
Hollow out old corks to create miniature planters. You can even paint the corks in different colors and create patterns to make it sparkle!
Interior designers love to find unique items when designing spaces. Some interior designers go to flea markets in search of antique pieces, travel to other countries to find cultural objects, seek local artisans to create handcrafted items, or go to interior design showrooms to find upscale custom furnishings and accessories only available to the trade. While there are so many different ways for interior designers to look for unique items that fits the needs of clients, I especially love finding stylish home decor products that is a reasonable price for anyone to purchase and I’d like to share some of them with you. Below are a few of my favorite sites for affordable home decor products.
I love West Elm for their colorful products and creative use of patterns. Plus, they feature and support handcrafted work from artisans around the world and they are one of the first home goods retailer to make rugs certified by Fair Trade USA. Their prices may be higher than other home decor sites, but West Elm always has a sale going on and sometimes offer free shipping on select items. I especially love their variety of textured bedding and drapes!
It’s a new year and 2016 promises to be an amazing year full of joy, beauty, personal growth, and of course, home improvement!
Is your artwork still sitting on the floor and you never had the time to put it up or didn’t know how to arrange it? Did you plan to paint your walls a fun color but never got around to it? Were you wanting to make your home more comfortable and organized? Before you do all that, you have to first get rid of clutter and this is definitely the year to do it.
Don’t have the time? No problem. You can declutter every room in your home in 15 minutes. That’s right! You can read more here.
So get started. Revamp your home, office, or business by letting go of the old in order to bring in and allow the new!
Here are a few easy tips for getting rid of clutter so you can make your home and life your absolute best this year!
Visualize your room
Take a few minutes to look at your room and think about what it will look like if was organized and clutter free. Write down how your room would look like and feel like. I bet it feels liberating and amazing!
As 2015 comes to a close and we leave behind chevron prints, kitchen desks, and tiled countertops to make room for floral prints, metallics, and handcrafted products, there are still some design trends that will stay with us into the new year from bold blues to reclaimed wood. Below are some popular 2016 interior design trends that anyone can incorporate into their home from large scale to small scale.
Bold dramatic colors such as navy, cobalt, and royal blue will follow us from 2015 into the new year. You can paint your walls blue or give your kitchen cabinets a fresh bold look. Adding a pop of blue through a statement piece of furniture or accent piece is a great way to stay current without making a major commitment.
Christmas is almost here and most people already have their home decorated (if they celebrate Christmas). However, for those who wait until the last minute or feel like you want to add a little more Christmas spirit to your home, these quick tips will help you make your home look more festive. Below are some ideas on how you can add more red and green to your interior décor in the spirit of Christmas!
Colors in moderation and on a smaller scale
When it comes to colors in home décor, red is a passionate, warm, and aggressive color while green is a relaxing, soothing, nature color that can easily turn into one that is overwhelming if it is used in excess. The key is to use colors in moderation so that it gives a sense of balance and harmony to the space. There are simple ways to add Christmas colors to your home on a smaller scale without having to paint your walls a cherry red or apple green which is a quite a bold move even for someone who loves color!
Add splashes of red or green to your window treatments. You can even add Christmas patterns or create stencils on your drapes. Here is a fun DIY project on how to stencil your curtain panels.
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