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Easy Home Decorating Ideas – You Can Do!

By Abbie Osborne-Wilson

Change is good. When you’ve had the same room or home decor for years, it’s time to move a step forward and implement variety. Redecorating is not directly proportional to total renovation. It doesn’t have to have many dollar signs too. You can redecorate in simple and affordable ways. Adding a little of these or taking out some of those can transform your living space. Your place can have a new look in as straightforward as changing some colors. Using multi-dimensional decorative items, area rugs in particular can dramatically alter your home.

Wall-to-wall carpet makes a great backdrop for letting your imagination fly. If you have in mind making the room appear more airy, try using the Polynesian bamboo area rugs for the casual appearance. For a little something extra, try getting a couple of houseplants to fit it on a corner or better still, get a hanging plant.

If you wish for a bigger room, no need to call a contractor to start banging down your walls. Colors can make a room look bigger or smaller. To enhance an area to create an illusion of space, a bright-colored area rug will make it look larger. If bright hues aren’t exactly your thing, just think how lively the room will look after. That is something to consider. Also, you can tone down the bold color by using a contrasting shade on the walls by repainting or hanging some wall decors. An area rug can be a wall hanging as well.

What you have done now is enlarge the area by adding the rug to complement the rest of the space. You may also want to update the window treatments to give the home some more personality. Take a piece of sheer cloth and drape it over a decorative rod and voila! you have a neat curtain. Take a piece of plywood and glue some pretty fabric on. Now you can take some hooks and large buttons to wrap or hang the free flow material from. For additional flair, stop by the craft store and pick up some artificial flowers to drape across the entire backdrop. Window treatments come in a wide variety of styles, fabrics, and designs. Let your imagination run wild with color, fabric, wood or flowers.

Area rugs can be placed in other parts of the house like the kitchen, hallway, patio, deck and porch. Implement colors, sizes and fabrics as we deem suitable for the areas. Kitchen area rugs and patio rugs are better off in light materials so they can be easily washed given that they will be more susceptible to grease and dirt. The rugs can be in bold or subtle colors, whichever mood we wish to convey (I prefer cheerful hues like yellow and orange). On the other hand, feelings can be irrelevant compared to color coordination by using shades that fit the room’s motif. Finally, placing an area rug in the hallway similar to the wall color can make the space look bigger.

Redecorating does not have to cost a huge fortune. Instead of shopping at designer stores, you can shop at factory direct warehouses, stone works warehouses, window treatment factories, fabric, sewing material stores and the big box hardware stores. If you are a handy person, you can also get some good deals on area rugs or any other types of rugs and other decorating items from stores that are going out of business.

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