Changing the Look of Your Walls
a new color or changing the texture, can give the room a completely
new appearance and that may be the only decorating change that
easiest option is to paint, and with the color choices available,
the possibilities are endless. Another consideration would be
wallpaper; the only problem you may have is choosing a design.
on the other hand, only a little something extra is needed a simple
stencil design might just do the trick. Any of these ideas can
be used either individually or in combination with each other.
Look to Your Windows For a Whole New View
your window treatments is probably the easiest of any home decorating
choices range from styles that include drapes, tab-top, cafe and
shears, backgrounds of solid colors, floral and stripes, fabrics
that include silk, cotton, lace or velvet.
most economical is ready-made; they are very affordable therefore
giving you the opportunity to make changes more often.
Accessories Make Your Decorating Complete
of the more common are area rugs, wall art, lamps, pillows and
for the kitchen make beautiful additions, for example; canisters,
dinnerware, dishtowels or decorative bottles filled with oils
a little whimsy with oversized ceramic figures like roosters,
or the adorable pigs holding chalkboard menus.
are another area for pretty accessories like decorative soaps
placed in a bowl or basket; towels come in so many colors and
designs now that they alone make great accessories.
but not least do not forget candles and bowls of potpourri
Collectibles Bring a Personal Touch to Home Decorating
can be anything involving three or more of the same thing, or
items that are related.
can include porcelain dolls, Christmas villages, collector plates
and who can resist those adorable little faces of Boyds Bears.
items with a nostalgic feel like tin lunch boxes, cookie jars
or salt & pepper shakers stir up special memories of childhood
Updating Your Furniture
of the easiest ways to accomplish this is with slipcovers; they
come in a large variety of colors and patterns.
like end tables, hutches or even a dinning table and chairs can
be refinished for a new look.
way is with paint. Pick a color to coordinate with your room or
choose something bright and whimsical. Another option would be
to use stain, stains come in a multitude of shades; they can also
come in colors.
if you are ready to give some decorating a go, try these basic
changes to start. Over time, more things can be changed but for
right now, simple changes can make a big difference.
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P. Carrier is the creator of Savvy Home Decorating. She is the
mother to two grown daughters and a very spoiled 4yr old Blue
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