Thursday, November 20, 2014

Guest post- Giving your home a funky and unique makeover!

It seems that many of us are looking for unique and funky ways in which to decorate our homes. Decorating your living space is an exciting project and no matter whether you have an entire property to work with, or just a single room, getting creative and putting your own stamp on things is an awesome way of expressing your personality. 

No matter what your budget, there are plenty of ways for you to give your home an interesting makeover, from re-claiming and upcycling old pieces of furniture and ornaments, to distressing newer pieces and giving them a contemporary look. Here are a few simple ideas to give you inspiration for giving your home a makeover with a difference.

Source Vintage And Antique Pieces

There is no better way to create an interesting home than mixing new with old – think 60s meets the 20s meets 2014! Antiques and vintage pieces are becoming more and more popular when it comes to decorating – and I can see why, as even the process of sourcing these pieces is exciting.

Taxidermy (or if you would prefer not to have animal bones mounted on your wall, crochetdermy), can add an old-time look to your home. Mix this with more contemporary, conversational patterned wallpaper and you can add an interesting focal point to any of your rooms. Victorian Gothic pieces are a great way of drawing attention to your decorating style too. However, if you prefer something a little more subtle, then there are plenty of easy to do projects that you can do at home that incorporate both old and contemporary. 

Give New Furniture A Makeover

If you want to refresh your home, then there is no better place to start than by adding new furniture. I am sure many of you are drawn to vintage furniture rather than newer pieces, but do not panic! There is a huge amount of potential in new pieces of furniture and so many ways in which you can give it the character of an older piece. 

Invest in good, solid pieces of furniture such as the pieces available from Furniture Plus Online and use paint or colorful fabrics to give them a whole new look! If you have access to a sewing machine, you can easily create some gorgeous chair slips in your favorite fabrics, which can be made to match other aspects in your room – simple and cheap!

All The Small Things

From the color scheme you choose for your walls to the pictures you hang, the finishing touches speak volumes when it comes to décor. Adding clusters of succulents and cacti to coffee tables, or using vintage wooden stepladders to display plants around your home is a sweet way of bringing the outdoors in. Do not over clutter! This is something that is so easy to do – especially if you are a hoarder of beautiful things like me - but should be avoided as much as possible as it can make a place look messy and disorganized. 

I hope this gives you plenty of inspiration to transform your space into something spectacular! 

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