DIY Home Decor Ideas – Winter 2013


Home décor is a wonderful way to express who you are. With so many different and interesting things you can do the only limit is your imagination. Why don’t we start with rugs? If you have an old rug that is still in good shape, but you just want to spruce it up a bit try painting it! Yes, painting it. You can do this with a new rug you bought cheap or an old rug you don’t like anymore. If you have an old rug be sure to vacuum it first that way the paint sticks more easily. Take the time to decide what you would like to do with the rug and then go pick out the paints at the local home improvement store. You may also want to check out some of the stencils available.

Rugs

Start with a clean rug, and then decide on the design you want. You can make a design with masking tape or us stencils. After you make the design of your choice then paint! It is that simple. Let the paint dry and then place rug where you want it. You can use spray paints or other types of paint. When using the other types of paint use a foam roller to apply.

Doors

If you want to make your space look more elegant or expensive, paint your interior doors black. This will instantly make your space look more expensive. Just a little tip, cover the door knobs with aluminum foil instead of tape to keep from getting paint on them.

Dining Room

Do you have a dining room table with chairs that do not match? If so try painting all the chairs the same color! If you have an old, ugly refrigerator try painting it with chalkboard paint.

In the bathroom people typically use only one shower curtain, try something different and use two. This is an interesting and sophisticated change.

Entrance

Do you have a tray at your door for shoes? If so, put a layer of river rock in the try giving it a better look. Who wants to look at a plain plastic tray? Not me, I like to be original.

Kitchen

If you are looking for something different in your kitchen and you don’t have much money to work with, try painting your kitchen cabinets.

As I mentioned before, the only limit to your home décor is you own imagination. You can take many or all of these suggestions and make them your own.