A hack is essentially something that gives you a quick and easy solution to things that you may never have thought about before. They are those magic tricks that you wish you’d have known sooner before you spent a ton of money repairing something that you could’ve easily done yourself. But what about when decorating? There are so many tips out there for homeowners that will speed the process along, while keeping it exciting and creative, without making your bank account squirm.
So if you’re ready for the fun journey ahead – here’s what you need to do.
Change out the handles
While it may be rather expensive to buy a new door, or wardrobe, of chester drawers – you can still get a refreshing look without having to spend all that money. One way you can do that is by replacing any knobs or handles, and change them for something new. It’s really simple to take them off, and then you can just shop around for something more modern. Or you could even have a go at decorating them yourself with paint, or diamante if you’re feeling a little bit royal. You will be surprised at how much of a difference these little touches can make.
Ever wanted to make your boring old pieces of furniture more interesting and extravagant? Well instead of spending a lot of money on a designer table – get a nail gun. Now, whatever you do, make sure that you use it properly, as you don’t want to hurt yourself. All you need to do is supply the gun with the nails you’d like – so have a look at all the different heads and see which ones stand out to you the most. Then just go along the trim of your table to create some pretty embellishments. You can do this on any kind of furniture to give it a new look, just make sure the nail can go through the surface.
Modify your curtains
If you know how to use a sewing machine, your doors will open with various opportunities because there are so many things that you will be able to create. Curtains are very underrated, because as soon as the sun goes down, those are the things that appear in a room. Patchwork is a wonderful way of introducing something rustic to your room, so find different patterns and materials, sew them all together, and then voila – you have your own handmade curtains. Then just familiarise yourself with how to hang curtains properly, and you’re good to go.
Bamboo jewellry hanger
When you have such beautiful jewellery, why would you ever want to hide it away in boxes when you can have them all out on display instead? There are many stores that will sell bamboo ladders, both big and small. These can be found mostly in garden centres. These make an incredible holder for all your fancy pieces, because essentially all you have to do is drape your chains over them. You could even place scarves, shoes, and hats on it too. People often like to add plants to their home because the nature vibe is a very attractive one, so this adds some flair, while being really useful too.
Update the antics
If you have old antique items lying around the house that are pretty useless, but you just can’t bear to throw them away – you don’t need to. There are so many things that you can do with these items that will make a room go from boring, to ‘wow is that – ?’ So for example, if you have a vintage teapot stored in the back of your kitchen cupboard, add a little soil to it, and plant some mint, basil, or parsley in it. Then you can place it on your windowsill, use your fresh herbs whenever you want to, and have guests comment on what a cool idea that was.
If you know how to use a sewing machine and have access to free embroidery designs, your doors will open with various opportunities because there are so many things that you will be able to create. Curtains are very underrated, because as soon as the sun goes down, those are the things that appear in a room. Patchwork is a wonderful way of introducing something rustic to your room, so find different patterns and materials, sew them all together, and then voila – you have your own handmade curtains. Then just familiarise yourself with how to hang curtains properly, and you’re good to go.
Welcome the washi tape
Washi tape is pretty much the same as masking tape, it does the job of holding things together. The only difference is that it comes in a whole array of colours and patterns. If you’re one that likes to play around with bold statements, then you’ll need some of this in your pocket. Essentially you can do anything with the tape, it doesn’t have to be used to stick things back together – you can use it as decoration around your wall, photo frame, tv, or even window! The sky (or the ceiling) is the limit.
Hang art with clothes hangers
If you have a bunch of photos that you really want to hang on your wall, but you just aren’t ready to spend a lot of money on brand new frames – which is understandable as they can be rather pricey sometimes – why not use your old clothes hangers? All you need to do is put a nail on the wall where you want the photo to go, and then hook it on. These give a great new take on a classic feature.
Hang up the fabrics
Pictures and paintings are a lovely way to decorate your bare walls, but if you’re looking for something a little different, why not frame some funky fabrics. You can get sheets of fabric for pennies in many arts and crafts shops, so this will barely cost you a thing. Then just choose a fancy frame, and hang them up wherever you see fit. You can coordinate patterns and colour schemes to the vibe of each room. Or you can create a feature wall by going for something totally random and bold.
So now you have a few ideas, what more are you waiting for? Take a walk around your house and figure out what you could do with sprucing up a little. Even the tiniest of things can have a huge impact on your rooms, so go all out and turn your interior design into one that will be remembered for years to come.