February 28, 2013

Decorating With What You’ve Got


Decorating and re-decorating can often put a serious dent in the budget. Between functional furnishings and cozy textiles, there’s often little wiggle room left for my favorite aspect – the accessories! Naturally, I’m always looking for personal ways to jazz up my space without paying a fortune. Need a few examples? Look no further than your own attic, closet or toy chest for some surprising ways to stretch your dollar and beautify your room!

Take a cue from the cozy Swedish home above, featured in interior magazine Hus o Hem. Vintage tins serve as vases and Dala horse models are framed as artwork – the perfect nod to a lived-in, well-loved home.


Surely you have a few embarrassingly over-sized cowboy hats from your rodeo phase, yes? (Just me, then?) Tack a few on a bare wall and juxtapose the rugged textures with colorful photos and nature-inspired antlers for an easy, inexpensive vignette.

Decorating with objects you already own is the easiest way to personalize your home while giving each room a unique perspective. Tell me, what items do you use to give your home a healthy dose of personality? I’d love to hear!

Image Credit: Hus O Hem via My Scandinavian Home

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