Are you interested in redecorating your home to make it a little more modern or perhaps a little cozier? If so, we have just what you need.
Redecorating in any capacity can be expensive. No one wants to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars each year on redecorations that will only need to be changed in a few months. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of 6 ways to redecorate your home using items that you already have on hand.
Forget the fancy stuff from department stores and the Internet! Use the following, inexpensive items to do the work that those expensive items would normally do!
1. Christmas Lights
If your goal is to add a little bit of warmth or coziness to your home or apartment, Christmas or holiday lights are just what you need. You likely already have a few strings of these things in your holiday storage box, but if you use white or warm colored lights, you can go ahead and keep them up all year long. Even in the summer, their soft glow adds a lot of homeyness to any space.
Again, if you want to make a space more inviting, candles are the way to go. Do you keep a cupboard full of candles that have been given to you by friends and family? Don’t let those precious gifts go to waste! Use them in key areas around your house to give soft light and a bit of inviting fragrance.
As you likely know from redecorating 101, using mirrors in any room is a great way to widen the space. If you put a mirror in a small area, it will immediately look larger and more inviting. This is a great way to warm up a room or make your small apartment look a lot bigger than it really is.
Ribbon can be used in a myriad of ways. Consider using it to decorate boring throw pillows, or add it to your bed posts or staircase railing as a festive accent.
Do you need something large to take up a blank space on your wall? Why not use a map? This is a classy why to decorate any room, and as we all know, maps are super inexpensive. You probably already have a few lying around, and hey, when you hang them up, you might even learn a thing or two!
6. Scarves and Shawls
Again, if you are looking for something big to hang up on the wall, don’t try to purchase an expensive, framed painting. Just get one of your decorative fall or winter scarves out of storage. Hang it in your bedroom or as a centerpiece in your living room for a strong statement piece that really adds detail.
Even if you don’t have a scarf or shawl that you want to use for the wall, a table cloth or any other large piece of fabric tapestry will work. These are inexpensive and can add so much to rooms of all sizes and styles.