#17 Use what you have to redecorate key areas of your home for FREE!
- Group a bunch of tea lights down the middle of your dining room table on pedestals for a formal centerpiece (no scented candles during a meal).
- Change out silk flower arrangements by adding or removing flowers, especially with the seasons.
- Stack bedroom pillows flat on top of each other largest to smallest, centered, instead of propped up.
- Add a throw to the end of the bed, over the arm of a chair, couch, or on an ottoman.
- Speaking of ottomans, use one or two as a coffee table with a tray on top for stability.
- No ottoman? How about a large covered basket, a trunk, or a stack of old suitcases from the attic as an end table? (Screw the suitcases together.)
- Rearrange furniture to pull it off the wall and make a conversation area, shaped in a U with the couch as an anchor and chairs on either side, facing each other.
- Change out throw rugs from one room to another or turn them the opposite way or on an angle.
- Recover accent pillows with left over fabric scraps…color block if necessary. Choose an accent color with pizazz to wake up your rooms.
- Gather small tabletop picture frames from all over the house and put them on one table with family photos in them.
- Rearrange bookshelves with all the books in size order and pulled to the front edge of the shelf.
- Take all the magnets and notes off of your fridge…your kitchen will look amazingly different. I promise, this one works!
- Clear your kitchen counters of anything you don’t use every day. You’ll love the “new” look.
- Cut an old bedroom pillow in half and cover it to make two throw pillows.
- If you have a willow tree, cut a vase full of 18″ budding branches and throw them in a vase.
- Take your good china out of the cabinet and stack it on the mantle or as a centerpiece with a tea pot
- Use plate hangers to hang plates on the wall in groupings by color.
- Get out Grandma’s embroidered napkins or tea towels, starch them, and hang them over your guest towels in the bathroom.
- Fresh fruit in a glass bowl is always nice in the kitchen. Try lemons and limes.
Stay tuned for some more great ideas tomorrow!
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