Decorating: The Same but Different
Change is good, in fact therapeutic. But what if you already have some really interesting, beautiful and personal pieces that you don’t want to replace? You make changes with what you already have.
6 Fresh Tips and Ideas:
If your drapes have enough length, consider moving the curtain rod to the ceiling, which will give the room a greater sense of height. Before you make the move, measure your curtains to be sure they will still graze the floor if you move the rod. If you need a little extra length and your drapes currently hang by a rod pocket, invest in drapery clips, which will make the drapes hang a little bit closer to the floor.
Are you staring at a fireplace that doesn’t work and a pile of tomes you’re no longer interested in reading? Tackle both by turning your library into an interesting fireplace filler. For a streamlined look, wrap the volumes in white paper.
Eclectic retro is the style of the moment. Embrace this highly personalized design movement by bringing a few family treasures out of the attic. A few thoughtfully selected prized pieces integrated into your existing decor will come off as charming.
Use smaller wallpaper scraps to wrap boxes or magazine holders, and turn the office staple into something with a little more pizzazz.
Sometimes decorating is just as much about subtraction as it is addition. Examine the inside of your cabinet boxes to determine if they are display-worthy. The insides may need a fresh coat of paint or just a good cleaning. Remove doors and fill any holes with putty and paint or stain to match the cabinet box. Display favorite dishes, utensils, and cookware or large jars filled with pantry staples, such as flour, pasta, and rice, inside the newly exposed cabinet.
Display favorite memories and photos in a vignette that is personal and welcoming. Get a streamlined look by using fewer photos printed at larger sizes. Or make a statement displaying many. Use frames you have and paint them the same color for a unified display. Or invest in inexpensive, basic black frames for a polished look.
See… easy peazy