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Decor for the Home: 4 Ideas to Help You Complete the Perfect Look

You could spend hours wandering around a store trying to find the perfect décor items for your home. Another solution is to use items that you already have at your house. Here are some of the ways that you can create the perfect look in your home on a budget.


Rethink Your Furniture Arrangements

How you place your furniture changes the appearance of your home. Consider other ways that you can arrange your furniture to get the look that you want. Add in rugs to provide your rooms with a little bit of definition. For example, place a decorative rug in your living room to create a conversation area. You may be able to use a couch or a chair to create a barrier in your open concept great room. If your furniture is starting to look a little worn, cover it with a slipcover.


Design Accent Features

Having an accent wall is one way to draw the eye into a room. You can do a similar thing to the exterior of your home by installing exterior window shutters. This provides a point of interest around your windows. Install a bold color that complements your trim. There are several different styles of shutters available. Some are of the more decorative in nature. Others will offer you protection from sun and weather.


Get Creative with Paint

Use paint to change the look of your existing décor items. An example of this in action could be that you repaint your old picture frames. Make sure to use spray paint so that you can get an even finish. There are probably lots of items in your home that you can repurpose. A little bit of elbow grease and paint can make them look new again. These little pops of color around your homework to change how our home is viewed.


Showcase Special Items

Give special items a place of honor in your home. This could be memorable things that you found on a trip or even your family photos. Don’t lock these items away to gather dust. Let them be the inspiration for the rooms in your home. You may want to put up your kids artwork or showcase their handprints from when they were younger. Find the things that have special meaning for you and your family. In order to make a house a home, it takes the people living inside it.

Take the time to think about what you want to create in your home. Purchase items sparingly so that you can create your own unique look.

Rachelle Wilber

Rachelle Wilber is a freelance writer living in the San Diego, California area. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Media Studies. She tries to find an interest in all topics and themes, which prompts her writing. When she isn't on her porch writing in the sun, you can find her shopping, at the beach, or at the gym. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook: @RachelleWilber;