Have you just moved into a new house or apartment, only to find the walls bare and boring? Are you searching for a few pieces to make your new space unique while still looking stylish with your current collection?
We understand that it can be difficult to not buy the entire store when you are looking for new home decor. You might not be sure what elements you need to really make each room pop or what will look good without a huge amount of styling.
We’re going to give you a few unusual and bold choices in home decor pieces that will give you the unique style you crave without breaking the bank. Keep reading for more information.
No matter the color scheme that is currently used in your furniture, you can find a wall tapestries to match and compliment. Not all of them are found in a broke college student’s apartment. In fact, many of the tapestries that you will find are gorgeous, famous works of art, scenes of places you’ve been or wish to go, and even pictures of your favorite animals.
Regardless of the type of wall tapestry you choose, you will also have to choose how to hang it. This in itself can be a bold choice. You can use a tree branch or thumbtacks, frame it with string lights or use an accent lamp. Basically, you can choose to hang your new piece as ornately or as simple as possible.
Whatever your choice, you can bet that a wall tapestry will offer great wall coverage at a relatively cheap price and won’t be an expected accent like a throw blanket or area rug.
A Great Headboard
Whether your bedroom design includes patterns, textures, or something else entirely, a great headboard won’t be ignored. When you choose to hang one or use a bed with an eye-catching headboard, you will look forward to returning to your room every night and want to show it off at every opportunity.
Many people assume that beautiful headboard is expensive. This is far from the truth. In fact, many headboards can become a DIY project made of economical materials. A DIY project ensures that you control the price, get exactly what you want, and have a decor piece that no one else will have!
Hang A Mirror
Mirrors, when hanged in well-lit areas, will help bounce light throughout the room, making it look bigger.
There really isn’t a limit or a true ‘design’ hack to hanging mirrors, simply choose what’s right for your home. This might mean several small mirrors that are placed in a gallery-style arrangement or a simple, large, framed mirror leaned against the wall.
Generally, you can find any type of mirror you’d like at home decor discount stores, thrift shops, online, or at a regular retailer. Don’t be afraid to mix and match the frame colors, shapes or sizes – this will help make your selection unique to you and give it your own personal touch!
One of the most functional types of decor would have to be shelving. Your choices can be in the form of floating shelves, built-in bookcases, or corner shelves – or any combination you’d like. Aside from letting guests know that you read, shelves can hold a number of items from candles, photos, and mementos from your travels.
In addition to what the shelves hold, these ledges can be unexpected pieces of history. You might find pieces of local wood or handmade vintage hanging hardware. You also might be lucky enough to find an old mantle to repurpose and serve your interests if you look hard enough.
Most people have a small, hanging light fixture in their entryway or dining room. You can opt to replace these with something more ornate if you’d like, but you can also choose to use this type of lighting elsewhere in your home.
You might consider replacing your overhead bathroom or kitchen light with a gorgeous, faux crystal chandelier. Often these can be picked up cheaply at estate sales or thrift stores; you can also find them on sale at most big box stores.
Additionally, consider other types of decorative lighting like wall sconces. These might be used to frame your headboard in your bedroom or your shelving units in other areas of your home. Be sure that these provide enough light on their own or choose to install them with a dimmer which will allow you to dim and brighten the lights as needed.
Aside from the fact that having plants will help clean your home’s air, they also look great, add color, and boost your mood and productivity. You might not have a green thumb which is perfectly fine if you opt for fake plants.
Fake plants might not have the same air cleaning benefits as real ones, but they will provide the same mental effect and boost of color. You can also look for interesting ways to pot your plants, offering even more ways to decorate your home.
Luckily, a plant or two will work with any color scheme or existing decor but is often an overlooked choice in modern homes.
Bed Linens, Towels, and Tablecloths
Lastly, one of the easiest ways to add a bit of personality to your home is by choosing interesting sheets, guest towels, and tablecloths (or runners.) These items are usually relatively cheap which means you can replace them frequently, always keeping the look of your space fresh.
A favorite for many decorators is a table runner due to the fact they’re easy to clean and still allow the table to be used at every meal, without needing to be washed or cleaned in between. This small touch can help make your kitchen area a little more appealing to the eye; but remember that these runners can be used on dressers, entryway tables, or even on a buffet.
Bold and Beautiful Doesn’t Have to Mean Expensive
As you can see, each of these options has the ability to be as expensive or as budget-friendly as you’d like. They also have the ability to be as flashy and eye-catching or as subtle as you need.
Each of these choices offers flexibility and can be paired with existing decor, without much effort. It is up to you to choose what works for your home and the type of wow-factor that’s needed!