A home is a place of warmth and tranquility and all of us dream of decking it up with a perfect ensemble of things that reflects aesthetics, expression and creativity, but decorating can be a costly endeavour. With a little bit of research and smart shopping, every home can look classy. All that you need to do is take time out to visit furniture stores, model homes and open houses to get ideas on how people work their magic. Once you have found your taste, it's easier to find budget-friendly options. Create a list of discount stores and check them often for new arrivals.
Here are some tips you can follow to conjure your home and spring it up to life without spending much.
Potpourri Art- This is literally making treasure out of trash. You could use orange peels, pomegranate skins, almond skin, flowers especially roses and pista shells to decorate your house. Sun dry them, add a few whole spices, and a few drops of aroma oil of your choice. Rig up a potpourri and use it as a natural room freshener.
Magic with Sea Shells- Use shells and other beach bounty to warm up a kitchen, an entryway, or a stairwell by creating a rustic, relaxed display.
Hang a Gallery of Photos- This is another cheap idea to decorate the house. Pictures have the ability to imprint indelible memories. Pick a theme: weddings, birthday parties, vacations and put them in identical frames. Hang in a tight grid or a long line or asymmetric pattern and bring brightness on your walls.
Cluster Candles- Candles look best when massed, particularly on a spacious surface, like a coffee table; the larger the surface, the larger the candles should be. Group four or five candles of different heights and colours in glass containers and light up your house.
Hang Plates- Porcelain plates in unexpected colours can be another cheap decor idea to decorate the house. Varied hues, sizes, textures make for a perfect wall hanging. Put the most dramatic plate towards the center (layout the plates first to experiment), attach wire plate hangers and hang plates on picture nails.
Home accents- Pillows and cushions add a distinct look to the living room. Ethnic designs rule the roost. An odd selection of vases, frames, lamps, indoor fountains, abstract art pieces and wall hangings can also be used as a cheap decor idea to spice up your house.
Fridge Magnets- Fridge Magnets are popular collectibles. Not only do they serve the decorative purpose but also help you hold reminders on the fridge. Fridge magnets can be of various designs like bottle, smileys, cartoon characters or pictures.
Earthen Pots- They add an ethnic and an aesthetic touch to your house. Earthen pots are traditionally called 'Urulis' in Kerala and 'Diya' in Hindi. Made originally of brass/bronze or bell metal, these days they are also made of clay. You could fill water and add flowers, petals or floating candles and place it on the center table of the living room.
Other cheap home decor items include different kinds of lamp shades, electric lamps, kundan rangoli sets and beads. Have you tired these ideas to decorate your house under budget?