It is not necessary to spend a lot of money to make an apartment look stylish and cozy. Enough simple materials at hand, a little imagination and a desire for change. And of course, you can spy on interesting ideas for home that Bright Side shares from time to time. So, what can be done to decorate the interior inexpensively and tastefully.
Use tapes instead of rings and clips
Window designs can be spiced up with colored ribbons like here. It looks fresh, airy and original.
Update curtains with edging
An interesting edging will help to update the curtains without changing them. You can glue a tape with pompoms along the edge (as here) or sew on a decorative edging with an ornament. There are many options for such a decor, everyone will find something to their liking.
Hand paint flower pots
Since we are talking about windows, you can think about painting flower pots. All you need is a few solid color pots, some paint and your imagination.
Draw a pattern on the lamp with a marker
A little patience and a marker that writes on different surfaces – and a modern lamp is ready.
Decorate the lamp with scrap materials
Make a handmade watch
Original wall clocks in the best traditions of expensive decor stores can be made at home in a few hours. This is not as difficult as it might seem.
Organize a real minibar from an old sideboard
The era of sideboards with tons of crystal is irrevocably a thing of the past. But many still have sideboards themselves. So why not turn your old furniture into a modern home mini-bar (not necessarily alcoholic).
Use corner shelves
The kitchen is that part of the house where there is always a critical lack of space. Whatever size it is. Therefore, where it is difficult to fit bulky cabinets, open shelves are perfect.
Make an extra spice rack
As you know, there is not enough space in the kitchen not only outside, but also in the cupboards. You can easily build such a shelf with your own hands.
Use cabinet doors
The inner door of a kitchen cabinet can be a great organizer for small things.
Attach magazine holder
This easy-to-use shelf will help keep magazines and cookbooks close at hand. Usually the side of the furniture is empty. Why not make it useful?
Stick fabric “wallpaper” on the door
Using a patterned fabric and cornstarch glue, you can decorate a boring door in an original way. Such “wallpaper” can be easily removed, so when the picture gets bored, it can be easily removed or replaced with a new one.
Paint the front door rug in unusual colors
The door mat can be interesting too. To do this, it is enough to paint it in bright, non-standard colors.
Make a bathroom rug from natural materials
Cork is an excellent natural material that dries quickly and retains heat well. It is pleasant to step on such a rug with bare feet. And its creation from wine corks will surely make you remember many good moments.
Hang a wall panel
Nice things like old postcards can be great options for decorating an empty wall. Wine corks, by the way, are fine too. In addition, the cork panel can be used as a wall organizer for photos or notes.
Arrange a photo exhibition
Photo albums are a good thing, but some of the pictures you want to admire all the time. Photos can be a wonderful interior decoration if they are properly designed.
Add color accent to the door
This idea is ideal for cases when you want to revive the interior a little, but there is no way to change something radically. Such a trick can be done even in a rented apartment, in the end, you can always return it as it was.
Paint old linoleum
Old linoleum in a kitchen or bathroom often makes a pretty interior look untidy and cheap. Modern acrylic paint will come to the rescue. The colors can be very diverse.
Convert a desktop shelf into a wall shelf
Often there is not enough space on the table to store various little things. In this case, the desktop shelf can be easily turned into a wall shelf, moreover, a folding one. It will not only allow you to organize the space, but also decorate it.
Decorate clothes hangers
A great idea if you are using open hangers for clothes. But even if things hang in a closed cabinet, these hangers will still delight you every time you take them in your hands.
Occupy an empty corner with a thin bookcase
Such small corners, in which nothing fits, are especially common in corridors. This space can be used as a small bookcase. The cabinet is quite simple and made from inexpensive materials.
Make a kitchen apron from a map
An apron for a kitchen wall can be made from literally anything. But in fact, you can use anything: decoupage paper, patterned napkins, old magazines. In addition, you will need thin plywood, glue and fixing varnish.
Hang the paintings straight with paper and tape
To neatly hang pictures on the wall, you can make a layout of the future composition from plain paper.
Use schemes for pictures
It is important to hang the pictures not only evenly, but also correctly. Then the wall will not look like a collection of disparate images, but as a whole.
Lay the rug right
The correct arrangement of the carpet will add attractiveness to the interior. To do this, sometimes it is enough to move the furniture a little if it is widely spaced. By the way, the room will look bigger if you decorate it with a plain, dim carpet without volumetric patterns.
Make a pull-out shelf behind the refrigerator
The space behind the refrigerator or stove can be used effectively if you make a pull-out shelf there. Of course, this is not the easiest idea, but the result will delight for a long time. Here is an instruction on how to make such a thing.