We asked a few home décor bloggers and interior designers to share what tricks they have up their sleeves for sprucing up your space this spring. Here are their favorite DIY home decorating ideas…
Don’t be afraid of paint!
Richmond, Virginia based DIY blogger Linda Smith of burlap+blue shared this idea with us: “I recently took some old window panes that had been sitting in my garage for 6 years, added several coats of white paint and a bit of distressing, and I got a whole new look! Adding unexpected elements, like a simple boxwood wreath, gave the window pane arrangement an added dose of color and texture.”
Paint can be an easy way to freshen up many aspects of your home. Lifestyle blogger Becky Freeman of Fashion Food Fotos loves using metallic spray paints to transform a simple glass vase from the grocery store: “With a little spray paint, tape and/or stencils, you can create something unique and perfect for your home. Gold stripes are by far my favorite option, but polka dots or an ombre are also an easy and stylish alternative.”
This easy do-it-yourself fix is a perfect way to pair pieces you already own with some of the rustic furniture and one-of-a-kind accessories found in theLOFT section of our store.
Bedazzle your décor!
Interior designer Tiffani Stutzman of Baton Rouge, Louisiana thinks no room in your home is complete without a little “bling”!
She told us, “Just like a great outfit, a look isn’t complete until you add some sparkle with accessories! My favorite way to do this is with magnetic crystal Light Charms. They are high-quality, heavy crystals that will stick to any metal surface, such as a lamps, lampshades, candleholders, and light fixtures. We have a very practical, black iron light fixture in our office…which is code for boring. In just a few minutes, I attached some magnetic crystal light charms and WOW! We now have a glamorous chandelier!”
This fun DIY idea would be a great way to temporarily jazz up your home’s overhead lighting while entertaining friends.
Keep it simple, but go BIG!
Less is more, and quality will always trump quantity when it comes to the number of objects you decorate your space with.
Pacific Northwest interior designer Rachel Waldron of Waldron Designs suggests, “A home can instantly feel well-designed once clutter has been removed. I always suggest that homeowners remove every bit of decor from all horizontal surfaces and pack it away for a week. After a week, they can take out 3 items, then 4 more, but I try to have them stop at 6-7 items per room. When selecting items, they should be meaningful, beautiful, and/or functional.”
Rachel added, “My favorite little secret though I learned at my first internship while still in college: avoid decorative items that are smaller than your head. If it is a grouping- individual items may be smaller as long as the whole is at least the size of your head.”
Come in today and let our design experts help you!
Woodstock Furniture & Mattress Outlet’s own interior design experts can help you find the perfect furniture and accessories to re-invent your home’s décor. You’ll be pleased to discover that we have something to offer for all design styles, from contemporary to rustic. Visit one of our Atlanta, GA area furniture store locations today!