Tips For Decorating Your Home
For a collected over time approach to decorating, don’t open up the catalog and order the ‘bedroom set’ or ‘living room collection.’ If you’ve already done this, don’t hesitate splitting up the set between rooms.
Think outside the box with archectectual elements. A ladder can be used horizontally to display children’s artwork, vertically to hang towels or hung from the ceiling as a pot rack or plant holder…..an old gate can hang on your wall, act as a trellis for a vine…..windows can be hung as room dividers, display family photos and can also be wipe off boards for your to do lists.
Walk through your hardware store and try and visualize the objects in new ways. How about a stack of mail boxes as craft storage? That old bread box you always see at the thrift store could be your new stationary organizer.
Using your furniture in unconventional ways can add interest to your rooms. A dresser or buffet cabinet under your television, a stack of suitcases or trunks as a nightstand,
Ikea has it’s place. But please don’t overpay for a piece of particle board furniture when you could have got something higher quality used. Pottery Barn too….You can pay a pretty penny for a low quality piece.