Home décor need not always be expensive or bought straight from the stores, sometimes all you need are a few good ideas and some extra bits of craft material then you’re good to go! To help you get started with this, here are a few tips you might want to consider trying out.
All are pretty cheap with very minimal amount of things that you need to purchase. Instead of purchasing mass-produced arts from the store, why not try and create your own? So you’re not very good with a brush and paint, but you don’t have to be to get this done.
All you need are three (or more, depending on your preference) square wooden frames and some bits of scrap fabric that would fit over the squares. Just stretch it evenly and secure the fabric well onto the frame. Once done, you can add a silk ribbon behind it for easier hanging. These are simple, but a great way of adding a pop of colour to any room in your home.
Tip: Use different fabric textures and colours to give the “set” a more dynamic feel. Got used graphic tees that you no longer use? Well, don’t throw them away. Instead, use it to wrap your pillows. Simply wrap, tuck and pin them onto your square pillows.
Not only are you getting to recycle old stuff, but you’re also able to save the money that you would have used to purchase a pillowcase. Just make sure your graphic remains centred and right at the front. This should also add a more personal and unique twist to the room you’re placing these in.
Have artificial flowers that are looking faded? What about figurines that aren’t as colourful as they used to be? Perhaps you’ve also changed your preferences into something more minimal and neutral? Well, you can combine all three and come up with truly unique décor. First off, purchase a couple of spray paints in a colour that you prefer.
White, black or gold would work best for this project since they would blend in well with any surroundings, but still have an impact. Next, you just need to paint these items completely with your chosen colour. Keep things monochrome. Let them dry and put them on display. Against more colourful objects, these would surely lend a look of modernity in any space. Decoupage!
This might just be the easiest way to reinvent any item that lost its appeal, but you still want to keep. It can be used for refurbishing lampshades, old boxes and even small drawers! You can use any kind of paper for it too: old paperbacks, magazine cut-outs and even your favourite pictures.
Modern Painting Techniques
Besides picking a colour, knowing different modern painting techniques can definitely help you add a bit more flair to an otherwise plain wall. If you’re looking for something that adds texture and personality into the space then this is something you must certainly employ. In this article, we’ll talk about some of the most popular varieties.
Colour blocking: The name itself should help you picture what it looks like. This basically involves adding a graphic element to the wall itself. Typically, this uses geometric shapes that dress up the wall, but you can also opt to make use of something more complex such as silhouettes. It can be as minimalist or as playful as your imagination makes.
This would be more suited for modern spaces and can be used to create a focal point if you want to highlight a certain area of the house or distract from it. It also works as an alternative to your traditional wall art.
Stencilling: The modern alternative to the wallpaper. This will certainly add a bit more texture and flair to any wall. The best bit is, there are numerous stencil designs that range from the classic wallpaper based designs to more modern and graphic styles that are sure to make your walls pop.
They can be used as side, top or bottom accents if you’re looking for more subtlety. You can also use them anywhere, from your doors to even the stairs.
Strie: The French word for stripe. This faux finish painting technique lends a subtle streaked appearance to the walls. Seen from a distance, it actually appears as if the wall has been covered with textured fabric, particularly denim or silk.
This is a pretty versatile style and can be used in any room. Its elegance is well-loved by many and when coupled with more neutral colours, it adds a bit more life to the average minimalist space. However, it is also very adjustable so you’ll find that it will suit most of your needs regardless of your house’s theme or overall design.
Colour wash: If you’re looking for something eye-catching, but not as graphic as the first two options then this would be your best bet. This technique creates a soft, cloudlike effect on your walls.
Because of its relaxing appearance, this style is often seen in bedrooms, powder rooms and bathrooms in which it lends its dreamy atmosphere. Neutral colours are the best suited for this style.