If you’ve recently moved into a new home, or you’re just ready for a modest renovation to your interior decor or home decorating ideas, there are a number of home decorating ideas which you can instantly put into practice, and which won’t cost you an arm and a leg. Below are listed some of the easiest and most cost-effective ideas for revamping sections of your home, that will give it a new look and in some cases, increased functionality.
Brighten up heavily used rooms
One very effective way to increase the enjoyment of specific rooms in your household will be to take steps to brighten them up. You may want to add window treatments which will increase the amount of natural light that enters a room, or you could add more electrical lighting which brightens up the room during evening hours. Painting the walls is another way to brighten up a room, especially if it currently has relatively dark walls. You can also add more life to a room simply by including a few plants in strategic areas.
Give your front porch a makeover
You may not think much about your front porch, but it’s generally the first thing that visitors will see. Adding a welcome sign might spruce things up considerably, or you could place a cheerful mat by the front door to welcome visitors. Including some potted plants on the front porch is a good idea, and these will add lots of life to the entire area. When it comes holiday time, try adding a seasonal wreath on the door for a little extra cheer.
Swap out your throw pillows
Swapping out your throw pillows is a very inexpensive and easy way to give your living room a new look, and to freshen it up. You should have no trouble coordinating throw pillows with your sofa color, or with the curtains in your living room. If there’s a holiday coming up, you can add a seasonal touch to this exchange, and have the new pillows be reflective of the upcoming season.
Hang up your coffee mugs
This decorating idea has several benefits, starting with the fact that any visitors to your home will have a chance to admire all the unique and special coffee cups you have. You will also save some storage space in your cupboards, and make your coffee mugs much easier to retrieve when you’re a little bleary-eyed in the morning.
Add some photos
You probably already have a number of photos on the wall or on various shelves around the home, but you can never have too many happy photos of family members. If you’ve recently been on a vacation or trip somewhere, add some of the photos you took from this adventure, so that family members and visitors can be reminded of the great time they had. There’s no better way to relive all those wonderful memories and to be reminded of beloved family members.
Install a blanket ladder
This is kind of a practical decorating idea, because it involves storing some of your lesser-used blankets on a stout blanket ladder mounted on your wall. You can then put blankets for guest room beds here, or those blankets which are used to cuddle up with on chilly evenings during the wintertime. If you have colorful Afghans or quilts, these are ideal for storing on your blanket ladder, and you will undoubtedly collect some nice compliments about them.