5 Decorating Tips
Fun, no or low-cost ideas to dress up any room
-Debbie Contardi, crazybdesign.com
Bored with your current digs? Here are few ways to spruce and spice up your living quarters without spending a bunch of dollars!
1. Vintage Bling
Dust off these fabulous pieces and don’t keep them in the bottom of your jewel box! When you’re not wearing that fabulous broach you found at your favorite vintage store use it to add bling to a room … pin it to a pillow, use it to tie back a curtain or add it to a lamp shade.
2. Have Glue Gun … will Decorate
Heat up that glue gun and have some fun. Add cloth flowers, buttons or interesting fabrics to plain-Jane surfaces. Adding a little jewel fringe around the bottom of hanging lights over the kitchen island instantly turns the kitchen workspace into an elegant and magical place!
3. Body Shop fixes
Got rusty old chairs in the garage? Chipped wicker furniture? They may seem like they’ve seen better days, but a quick visit to the body shop (yes, auto-body shop) can turn tired old into shiny new. Check out the vibrant colors of these vintage motel chairs – all done at the local body shop! This fabulous vintage refrigerator was rescued and painted a pale cotton candy pink – how yummy!
Chandeliers can be hands-down the best accessory for any room! The twinkle and sparkle of a chandelier adds enchantment and whimsy. Chandeliers in bedrooms, living rooms, bathrooms – go to town chandelier lovers! PS – the chandelier doesn’t necessarily have to work. If it looks beautiful and makes you happy use it and enjoy!
5. A Little Something Extra
Tiny touches can make a world of difference. A few hints:
- Add a tea set to an ottoman
- Add a serving tray to the end of a bed
- Drape a throw blanket across the sofa, chase or chair