We are all the same, as soon as we move into our nice new home we want to ‘make it our own’ by personalising it. One of the best ways to accomplish this is by doing home decorating projects.
You may well think as soon as you hear the phrase “home decorating projects” that you are going to have to spend masses of cash, use up all your spare time, and worse, run the risk of not being happy with the project when it is finished. This need not be the case, as there are many home decorating projects that can be done for little money, and can also easily be completed within just a few hours – and if this is the case, you haven’t really lost all that much if you are unhappy with the end result.
So where do you start? Depending on the time of year and where you live, you can find many great accessories for your home from yard or car boot sales. Although this may sound a little odd, to be talking about yard or car boot sales in the same article as home decorating projects, it really is a great way to buy items that you can use to personalize your space on a tight budget.
If for example, you are trying to make the kitchen more attractive and inviting, you can almost always find items such as bright ceramic pieces, tablecloths, framed art, pitchers, etc. at a yard or boot sale. Place these carefully throughout your kitchen and you will have gone a long way towards personalising the room, and yet not spent very much money at all on this home decorating project.
Staying with the yard and boot sales, you can find many items that will set the style of your home decorating for example; clocks, photo frames, movie posters, ornaments, soft furnishings plus much more. If you keep your eyes open you can find really cool items that can be used in the decorating of your home.
One very popular style in home decorating is Retro. A Retro kitchen can be very easy to accomplish, all you need are a few vintage items, which can be found fairly easily and for great prices, and maybe some bright paint or rugs for the floor, and you are ready to go.
If you are working on your kitchen, it can be difficult to pull off some home decorating projects if you have a rather small kitchen space to work with, and in this instance, you may be forced to accomplish what you are looking for by painting the walls with a bright, spacious color, and then adding some accessories throughout the room. Although painting kitchen walls can be very time consuming, as you have to mask off and be extra careful around all the cabinets and sockets, it can be done – it may just take a little bit of patience and some hard work. If you are feeling really brave and want a much larger change, you may even want to try your home decorating skills on the cabinets as well, repainting or refinishing them as this will make a major difference in the room. You can buy treatments to put onto existing wood or laminate cabinets so that they can take paint or many of the other special finishes you can buy for kitchen cabinets.
Another area which can make a difference to your interior, is the window treatments. These can also add a lot of character in your home decorating theme, so put some thought into this area, and look for clearance items, or have a go at making your own for that truly unique touch.
The appliances in your kitchen are going to be the hardest thing to change, as other than replacing totally, you can only really repaint them, or cover them up. So when you are thinking about your home decorating, try not to spend too much time on this aspect of your kitchen, as there really is not too much you can achieve with existing appliances.
It is surprising how much change can be effected by just adding some new paint to the walls, and it can give your kitchen a whole new identity.