Using Everyday Objects as Home Decor
by Kathy Wilson, The Budget Decorator
Description: How to decorate your home with everyday household objects.
When decorating your home on a budget, nothing is a more
effective budget decorating strategy than using what you
have. You can use everyday objects found around your own
home to add decorative elements. Here are the top five ways
to reuse everyday objects as decorative items in any room,
on a budget! (What's better than free?)
Plates. Let's face it, when most of us choose our
dinnerware, we pick out patterns we like! Use your dessert
plates as accents hung on the wall, or use your serving
bowls as a focal point on the dining table.
Sheets, quilts, and blankets. Raid your linen closet for no
cost ways to add spark to your tables or walls. Layer them
with tablecloths or placemats for a romantic look. Use them
as casual slipcovers. Cloth napkins or fancy pillowcases
make great throw pillow covers.
Books. Most of us own a wide variety of books. Use them! Use
a stack to prop up a table lamp, or lay out a few with
attractive covers on your coffee table. Use them on your
mantel, or display your cookbooks in the kitchen. If you
have a bookcase, leave some in rows, some in short stacks,
and leave some space in between book groupings for a plant,
a picture frame, or a display plate. (See above!)
Glassware. Fill a wine glass with a little sand and a votive
candle or use a row of matching drinking glasses all filled
with flowers on a windowsill. Mugs, sugar bowls, and
creamers all make perfect impromptu vases, pencil holders
for the home office, or utensil caddys for the kitchen or
Pots and Pans. Make an inexpensive pot rack with 2x4 pine,
some screws and some pieces of chain from your home
improvement store for under $10! Display your pots and pans
and your bread baskets, and create extra storage space at
the same time!
You don't always need to spend big money to redecorate your
interiors, sometimes its just a matter of recognizing the
quality items you already own!
Kathy Wilson is an author, columnist and editor of The
Budget Decorator, Decorating Your Small Home, and Decorating
Cottage style. For thousands of budget home decorating ideas
visit her at http://www.TheBudgetDecorator.com
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