Check out my easy DIY Decor tips to style your house like a decorator which will work for any budget. One thing leads to another is a true statement when we begin home improvement projects, don’t you agree? Fortunately, I’ve found some inexpensive and impactful ways to easily refresh your home.
Whether you have just moved into a new home or you are looking for a quick refresh, there are professional decorator tips and tricks you can use with minimal effort and cost to make your home look like you hired an interior decorator.
One idea to think about is to establish a color palette for the entire house. Not only will you have a cohesive look, but you can also switch around your decorative items to give your house a refresh without spending any money.
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Easy Tips for Styling Your Home
Here are some of her best decorator tips that I’ve learned and incorporated into my home.
DIY Decor Tip #1: Go Back to Nature
Add texture with a variety of organic materials such as wicker baskets, straw, jute, and wood. Vary the height and bring in nature with items such as plants or shells to create softness and interest.
Plants are an inexpensive way to accessorize your space.
This 82″ Artificial Olive Tree from Nearly Natural is tall and gorgeous!
Having a lot of greenery around your home can help boost your mood. A solution I thought of and did was getting a beautiful artificial plant. I’m in love with my Olive Tree and thank my friends at Nearly Natural for gifting me with it in exchange for this post. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.
The wide selection of artificial plants you’ll find on their website shows how much they love sharing their craft and artistry and brightening people’s homes and lives.
DIY Decor Tip #2: Use What You Have in a New Way
Before you begin, take stock of what you already have. Many of us have treasures packed away. Try items you already own in different rooms and group like objects together in a collection instead of spreading them around. Once you get it just right, be sure and take a picture before you change it out so you can recreate it later. I made this mistake last Christmas!
Mindy helped me decorate this open-shelf bookcase using items I had elsewhere. You can see my love for blue and white décor, brass, and nautical décor repeated for continuity.
DIY Decor Tip #3: Use Books to Vary the Height of Decorative Objects
Vary the heights of your decorative objects. Using hardback books is another top decorator trick. You should choose your hardcover books by color. Blue is a unifying color in my home so I collected old books with blue covers. For this purpose, remove paper covers. Thrift stores and yard sales are great places to find them.
DIY Décor Tip #4: Accessorize Using Uneven Numbers
When you use uneven numbers such as 3,5,7 items when displaying objects, it keeps the eye moving and creates interest.
DIY Decor Tip #5: Upgrade Your Hardware
Changing out handles on cabinets and cupboards for a quick and easy upgrade. Don’t these look so modern and fresh? You can find her affordable sources in this condo project she recently finished.
DIY Decor Tip #6: Paint or Wallpaper Your Bookcases
Adding color or pattern will transform the space and make it more important. It’s a simple and inexpensive refresh tip. This photo is of a shelf area in my sister’s house. We did a quick spruce-up using some of her favorite blue and white pieces she has collected. I love how they look against the red paint.
DIY Decor Tip #7: Use Trays
You can turn a random group of objects into a pulled-together look by grouping them inside a tray. Trays can be placed on bedside tables, bathroom surfaces, kitchen counters, bar carts, patio tables, and anywhere else that needs a vignette. Once you get started, you’ll be amazed at how many places a decorated tray will look Pinterest-worthy!
DIY Decor Tip #8: Change Out Accent Pillows
Choose neutral colors for your large pieces of furniture such as sofas and sectionals and then change out your pillows for an inexpensive way to bring in color and interest. You can also use pillow covers for an easy way to change up your room as the seasons change. If there is an expensive designer fabric you love, have a remnant made into a pillow cover.
DIY Decor Tip #9: Go Big
One large piece of art you love can often make a bigger impact than several smaller ones.
Mirrors can also be used to make a small space feel more expansive. If you place mirrors across from windows you will add instant light to the room. You can use decorative mirrors instead of art to fill empty wall space.
DIY Decor Tip #10: Use Area Rugs to Soften Hardwood Floors
Rugs give warmth and can add great texture, color, and personality to your living space. Hardwood floors are beautiful and easy to maintain, but they lack the comfort that carpeted floors offer, especially in the cooler months. Use several varying patterns and fabrics together to showcase your character. Or add several rugs of the same pattern and fabric or different textures but the same color. You can change your area rugs to reflect the seasons using warmer tones and fabrics for cooler months and lighter ones for the warmer days of the year.
Let your home reflect your personality and your style. Collect things you love and display them.
Being a world-renowned frugalista, I am always on the hunt to upgrade what I have from consignment stores, Craig’s List, and Facebook Marketplace for local sellers. I keep a list of the items I want and the measurements I need in a notebook app on my phone. That way, I can snag those bargains without hesitation!
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