10 Simple but Cost-Effective Decoration Ideas
Nothing brightens up the spirit of festivities like a well-organized, yet wonderfully decorated environment. Even if there is no holiday ahead, applying the proper decoration ideas in a home, office or a commercial place creates a welcoming environment for those who are there.
Over time, we have come to appreciate the concept of decorations that are applied in a relatively small measure. This concept is now famous as “high-tech” style. The beauty of a simple decoration is never over-emphasized. You do not have to spend a lot of money in order to achieve certain desired looks in an environment. With some tips, you can achieve quite the grandeur with little or no damage to your budget.
We searched out some inexpensive ideas that could be used to spice up the outlook of a room or outdoor venue. Here are 10 pointers we found that can help:
Plates on a wall
Well, how’s that for home decor? It appears that those antique plates in your drawer could serve a purpose. An array of plates with different features and sizes can be hung in a visible spot in your parlour. Be sure to include 1-2 plain colored plates, and use flat ones only. Quite the nifty trick.
Candles and glass
On a spacious table, candles of varying heights and colors arranged in a cluster in separate glasses make for a simple but excellent décor idea. This is ideal for couple or family dinners; no need to write a paper full of items to arrange on the table.
With some used or cheap linen, some glue and a favorite lamp, one can make a few innovative adjustments. The result – a ruffle-covered lamp that is a definite eye stopper in a visitor’s room. How’s that for making cost-effective changes? Absolutely cool!
Pillow case hamper
The room can look quite untidy with dirty laundry strewn everywhere, but a simple modification to a pillow case can make all the difference. Just attach an 11-inch ring to the open edges and you’re good to go.
Coasters from wool
Hosting a tea party, and you have no tiny plates for teacups? An old, woolen sweater might just save the day. With a pair of scissors, a pen or pencil and a wide-mouthed glass (for circular shapes) or the base of a square bowl, you can create lovely coasters. Just wash them in really hot water, then dry like jeans. When the sweater is felt-like to the touch, get snipping! You will get colorful coasters that can be used for any occasion.
It might seem odd, but stacked up books in a visible corner of a room give it a subtle, regal look that easily gets noticed. Arrange the books such that the spines are al visible to the eyes while page sides are turned to face the wall.
A polka dot pillow against a plain colored armchair or lounge is a sure way to spice up a place. For bedrooms, using patterned pillowcases with plain colored bedsheets is a yes any day. The plain colors give the room an even neutral background while the patterns bring out the ‘life’ in the plain colors.
An old, rickety chair can actually serve beyond sitting; it can easily be converted into a makeshift table. The drawers of an old shelf can also get a makeover. A new spray of wood-colored paint, a drill and some screws and voila! You have a set of shelves ready to be hung on any wall.
A place for antiquities
If you live in a house that originally had a fireplace that is now out of use, forget about filling the space with a wall! A varying group of collections can be arranged here for display – a set of vases, portraits or even trophies. Of course, cleaning out the remnant wood and ash for a start is important too.
A splash of color
A set of colored zen stones arranged in the middle of a low table can do a lot in a room with dull or dark colors. Also, using bright colored curtains or floor rugs to brighten up the room is a plus.