Inexpensive Home Decoration Ideas

Try these home decoration ideas if your house is screaming for an uplift. Some of the ideas only take a few minutes to complete. Each idea works best if you allow your creativity to flow and let your unique personality and style shine.

Brighten up bookcases – Top bookcases off with wooden or metal figurines or memorabilia from favorite towns or countries that you’ve visited. Intersperse books with similar items or ceramic art pieces.

Beautiful kitchen canisters – Store dry food like flour, sugar and rice in decorative canisters. You have an array of options, including glass, acrylic plastic, metal and ceramic canisters that come in a rainbow of colors. For example, you can choose from brown or silver metal canisters, Navy blue, purple or red acrylic plastic canisters or glass canisters decorated with floral designs.

Install new faucets – Single hole, center set, widespread and three hole faucets with handles can liven up your bathroom or kitchen. Choose from brass, bronze, antique and contemporary and modern faucets.

Change room or door colors – Paint exterior or interior doors. If you’re feeling particularly bold, repaint the walls of one or more rooms.

Wreaths aren’t just for Christmas – Seasonal and modern wreaths work year round. Change wreaths during major holidays or to complement seasonal changes. Pick wreaths that have inspiring messages on them to get more zing for your buck.

Mirrors work wonders – Of all home decoration ideas, this one may be among the easiest to implement. Choose mirrors that have unique shapes and gorgeous frames. You could hang an antique brass framed mirror in a hallway or you could hang an oblong all-glass mirror in the living room above a mantel.

Pillows add to any room – You’ve probably seen how pillows liven up a bedroom. Use them to brighten up the living room sofa, family room chairs and outdoor porch and patio furniture.

Cover your bed with style – Plain sets or comforter sets with artistic designs on them give your bedroom a spark. Go for a comforter that is machine washable for easy care.

Accentuate floors with colorful rugs – Yard sales, antique and department stores are great places where you can find floor rugs. Add throw rugs to doorway entrances or hard wood floors. Not only are they stylish, they can help to keep your floors clean.

Flowers are always a treat – If you have a flower garden, pick fresh flowers and place them inside a glass vase. Silk floral arrangements are great as well. Place floral arrangements on tables, desks or in windows.

Simple home décor additions can give your home a new look and feel. Make the additions fun and easy by implementing one to two changes a week or a month rather than trying to install each of the home decorations at once.

Home Libraries That Encourage Education

Beautiful home libraries are more than storage spaces. Beautiful home libraries encourage learning, inner growth and development. Choose the right shelving and the libraries provide your home an elegant charm. Despite their size, home libraries that take up an entire long wall aren’t always expensive.

Building your beautiful home library

Less expensive home libraries call for a little DIY skills. For example, you could purchase four six-foot bookcases from your local office superstore and line the bookcases up side-by-side. It takes about half an hour to build each bookcase. Keep extra shelving knobs in a bag or drawer.

Over time,knobs can bend or get lost. You’ll keep your home library shelves from slipping or leaning by replacing damaged or missing knobs. As a tip, make sure that floors you build the bookcases on is flat, as these bookcases can top over if they are placed on uneven flooring. Ebony and cherry wood shelving offers an elegant feel.

White shelving works well in rooms that are painted with neutral colors. Lighter colored bookcases also work well in rooms that are topped with crown molding. Some built in shelves come in white. What you’ll get with built in shelving is a casual, modern look.

So many beautiful home library options

Paint wall libraries the same color as the other walls in the room. As an example, you could paint your wall library ocean or turquoise blue, a soft yellow or a mild green. Place a matching colored sectional sofa in the room and decorate the sofa with fashionable pillows.

Tall finished and unfinished chest drawers, the kind that you pick up from secondhand stores and flea markets, bring out the personality in smaller rooms. Hang original oil paintings on both sides of the chest. Open chest drawers wide to show off a library full of large sized, hard cover books. If you’re an art lover, place arts books at the center of the chest.

Here’s another option. Turn one side of your home office or study into a spectacular library. Decorate your office or study with an antique wood desk and leather,high back chair. Add in an antique coffee table and cabriole sofa. Place your home library next to the sofa. Put the sofa and library so that they face the largest window in the room. You’ll love taking in natural outdoor views while you read an entertaining book, work on a new novel, check the mail or finish up a project.

Remember your children. In your children’s bedroom, use the space between short windows as library shelves. You could also install narrow three shelf bookcases next to the windows. Section off books with stuffed animals or hand crafted pottery pieces.

There are so many ways to add a beautiful home library to your house. Benefits include a personal history of literacy promotion. After all, print books are becoming more a rarity in today’s digital age. But, that doesn’t decrease the value of print books.

A way that you can celebrate books and develop a love for ongoing learning is to build your own beautiful home library. Stick to using your library as a place to spotlight your favorite books. Add in decorative knick knacks and family portraits and, before long, your home library might become the favorite place in your home.