Home decorations can vary from one person to another, as well as the style and tastes people may have. You can however always place your personal touch on them as you go, using some ideas in the process to make it all work out both cheaply and effectively. The first idea on the list comes next:
You can make a wonderful wall decoration with some photographs of friends, family, landscapes or anything else you feel will look good on your walls. All it takes is cutting and preparing some molding and a picture frame of the size you need and nailing it to the wall. Once you do that you can use a certain amount of chicken wire of the same size to improve the project. Staple it onto the frame and then nail the other three parts of the frame to the wall for added stability. Clothespins can be used to attach the photos and your artwork to the mesh. This will give you a lot more flexibility you can work with, such as swapping photos and artwork as you see fit without too much effort involved. You will probably need an extra pair of hands if you want to work things out while you get the project finished, so as for help from a friend or family member.
You can find old ottomans that happened to have better days, removing their cushion and painting their base. Once
that is done you can work on reupholstering their cushion with new and better-looking fabric. If you don’t know how to do that, then you will need to look for more specialized tutorials online. This will help you update things more effectively, giving a second life to an otherwise abandoned piece of furniture. This will be a time-consuming job, so make sure you have at least a couple of days to work with, no matter what kind of experience you have with such matters.
Creating New Bookshelves
You can use faux books to create some really different shelving for the actual books you own. You can also use them for decorative purposes as well, simply mark the width of the false book on your wall and trace its outlines onto a paper and tape it to the wall. Mark the locations of the L-brackets and the drill holes you will need for screw anchors, then move on to screwing them on and attaching the books onto the brackets. A smaller display item between them can work well for added effect. This is a job that can mostly be done alone, so you will likely not need any help for the project.
Making a Planter
Using some clear glass and ceramic dishes, you can glue them together by creating a number of planters on top of each other. You can fill them up with pumice or gravel, covering it up with a layer of good potting soil. Driftwood, river rocks and moss will work well in combination with some succulent plants. Use a brush to clean the dirt left from them and you will have a great project complete in about a day or so.