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Thursday, January 16, 2014

How to Add Excitement and Interest to Your Home


How to Add Excitement and Interest to Your Home

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The home is your space to decorate and there really is no right or wrong way to do this. Plenty of guides will overwhelm you with decor rules and insist that you spend a lot of money to get your house looking exactly right. However, if you want an interesting and deeply personal space to call home, you can deck it out in a quirky and inexpensive manner to make sure that every room says something about you.


Vignette on Antique Desk

Here is an updated vignette from my Christmas Vignette.   By taking  a few of the Christmas decor pieces off and adding some metal orbs, small boxwood, book and leaving the vintage embosser that belonged to my father in law it now is an everyday masculine memorable vignette.






I don't know if you all remember my lamps that I tuned into large decor finials?   They use to be white. Recently, I chalk painted them to match the decor in the Living room and adding them to the top of the entertainment center.   I decided to  simplified the shelves around the TV showcasing some personal favorites and some antique pieces.



Make it Personal
It’s the personal touches that really make a home special. Why not try making a collage out of special photographs or magazine clippings? There are plenty of crafty and inexpensive ways to add interest to your home. Check out these pins for more ideas. Remember, you’re decorating for yourself and your family, not for anyone else.


Vintage Touches
A piece of antique furniture or a vintage throw can really add interest to a room. Don’t be afraid to mix and match pieces to create a really unusual feel and this includes combining periods, colours and textures to make your home really unique.



A while back this vintage sewing machine was re-purposed using two different antique pieces to see how that was done you can go here Singer Sewing machine re-purposed.



Here on one of the shelves to combine periods to my decor I added a vintage camera which belonged to my grandparents in the picture.

As lovely as furniture showrooms look, they aren’t real homes. Modeling your rooms on ideas from catalogues can make them look clinical and impersonal. Look in your parents’ or grandparents’ attics for vintage finds if you’re on a budget and can’t afford to buy antiques. Etsy and eBay are excellent places to look for inexpensive decorations.

Travel
Where have you been? What did you pick up along the way? Incorporating bits and pieces from your travels into your home decor is an excellent way to add interest and personalization. Think about having kitsch postcards and maps in other languages framed. These things provide great conversation starters and you can even cut maps into different shapes before you frame them, as this has become a fashionable choice that can be quite expensive if you buy ready made rather than doing it yourself. If you have cool scarves picked up at markets abroad, pin them to the walls. This way it won’t matter if you’re not getting away any time soon because you can be reminded of amazing holidays past every day.

Artwork
A home without any artwork on the walls always looks a little bit empty. You don’t have to be a big earner to be able to decorate your property with pieces that you will enjoy for years to come. Avoid the generic ‘Live Laugh Love’ plaques; everyone has them and they won’t add anything new to the feel of your home. That said, you should always trust your instincts when choosing prints for the walls. If you respond positively to a piece of art, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t have it in your home. Think framed film posters or affordable canvas prints from companies like Canvas Republic. 



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