Some individuals may not know it, but it’s possible to decorate a home through repurposing and reusing. This approach combined with consuming and living purposefully can guarantee us a more comfortable and practical way of living.
By living simply with just the things that we need, we will be able to create a home that is peaceful and more functional, and meaningful. Better home, therefore, becomes the key to the best life. Instead of purchasing expensive things for home decorations or improvements, why not make the conscious effort to reduce expenses by mending and doing something from things that we already own. These sound great. How can we do it then?
The following are ways to decorate your home by repurposing and reusing:
- Know Your Needs and Style
You need to figure out your needs to live comfortably, your style, and the functionality in your home. Start decluttering and get rid of things that no longer fit in the essentials. Then take the time to look for what is left, and you will surely discover the style that will come through.
- Get the Things You Need from Your Own Home
In many instances, things that we need to decorate or furnish our home are present inside. We are probably not noticing them or not using them strategically. In case you need the stuff to decorate your walls, you can take a look at your placemats, quilts, and baskets to create extraordinary wall art. If your guest room doesn’t have a nightstand yet, you can use an old stool or dining chair painted with fun and lively color.
- Repair Your Stuff
Try learning some basic fix-ups or sewing your pillows, bedding, and curtains. You can also mend your drawers and have your appliances repaired instead of purchasing new or latest models.
- Look for Antique Pieces
Imagine how the elderly lived with fantastic antique furniture. Look for vintage pieces and hang these around your home. There are unique, and quality pieces that you can find from antique stores but most of these pieces can be found in your old home. Hang antique pieces in your home. An antique wood piece like tables, bed frames, stools, chairs, dressers, and even benches.
- Find Garage Sale or Thrift Store Pieces
Find items from garage sales or thrift stores, then improve or refurbish them to make unique home décors. You can spray paint and recover old lampshades, use your kids’ drawings as DIY art for display, paint an old dresser, or add some hardware and turn this into a beautiful nightstand. You can also look for glassware, dishes, and kitchenware from thrift stores and use them to decorate your kitchen.
- Select Pieces that Perform Double Duty
We do not need to purchase much, especially if the things we want to invest in can serve many purposes. A low dresser can be utilized as a nightstand or standing desk. The trunk can be used as storage or coffee table, and wooden cutting boards can be used as decorations, while the mirror placed in the entrance can have hooks where you can hang hats.
- Consider Decorating with Nature
Look for the natural beauty outdoor to decorate organically and sustainably. Birch branches can be your lovely decorations, stump stools crafted from fallen trees can be your special side table, rocks may also look good on your coffee table, and sea and shell glass can also make perfect displays. On top of these all, adding green plants is also a practical way of decorating the home. These plants feel inviting and luscious.
- Be Creative
If you want some change with your home decorations, you need to be crafty and creative rather than being impulsive in buying many new décors. There are creative ways to transform the look of your home. You can switch curtains, move existing art pieces to different spots or rooms, use canvasses to make DIY art, wrap cans with rope, or use salvaged material in creating lovely plant pots and more.
We must take the time and effort to sort out and just use what we already have instead of always buying new stuff. By repurposing and reusing, we don’t just accomplish budget-friendly home decoration, we also play our part in saving the planet.