Shabby Chic: Home Decor Projects that Will Add Some Bling Without Too Much Ka-Ching

Shabby Chic: Home Decor Projects that Will Add Some Bling Without Too Much Ka-Ching
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    Decorating your home is a perfect avenue for expressing creativity.

    Decor does not need to be elaborate or costly to have the appearance that it was designed by a professional.


Sometimes, the best home decor can be created with simple do-it-yourself projects. You can fashion a decorative theme for a certain room (or your entire house) without spending the money on a professional interior decorator.

These five project ideas can serve as a fun starting point in reshaping your home decor and it will fit your taste without burning a hole in your wallet!

Painted Window Decorations

If you want to spruce up the appearance of your windows without installing new blinds or drapes, adorning the window sill with painted decorations will do the trick. You can take an old glass vase or bottle and give it a nice coat of paint to turn it into an instant work of art. Blinds or the fabric in your drapes can also be used as inspiration: pick a color from your existing decorating scheme and repaint a sculpture or knick knack that you’ve had for years. Now the piece is helping to tie the room together.

The important thing is to match the colors of your new decorations with the colors of the room. If your new decorations offer too much contrast, those items will be distracting rather than blending seamlessly with the rest of the room. Making the room monochromatic by keeping colors in the same family, can update the room and help give it a modern feel.

Collectible Jars

It is amazing what a few glass jars or bottles can do to liven up your kitchen. They are the perfect vessel to display collectibles to your family, friends and other visitors. If you are a person who loves the ocean, a glass jar can be used to display sand, pebbles or shells you have collected from the beach. If you are a person who enjoys traveling, glass jars are also a fun option for preserving those experiences. You can create memory jars filled with photos, trinkets and other souvenirs from all over the world. Not only will these things add a fun visual element to your house, but they offer a natural conversation starter for guests.

Wall Art

Children often get in trouble for coloring on the walls of their room with crayons. Their desire for artistic expression can serve as a foundation for their room decor. Grab some fabric stencils and sketch out characters and scenes from your child’s favorite book or TV show. Then paint those scenes to create a beautiful mural that will bring that imaginary world to life in your child’s room. It is a good idea to find ways to involve your child in creating the wall art, so they feel a special attachment to it.

Hanging Furniture

A chair suspended from the ceiling sounds relaxing, doesn’t it? The idea of hanging furniture does not need to be limited to porch swings. You can install hanging chairs with plush cushions in a living room or den. It can be the perfect place to curl up and read a book or sit and watch TV. This concept works well with other decor items. You can change up the bathroom with a hanging mirror or bring plants into any room with hanging pots.

Painted Cabinets

Why settle for the same old boring color scheme on your cabinets? You can go in different directions to make them come to life. Putting a unique color and pattern scheme on a cabinet can make it feel antique, rustic or exotic. Some ideas include patterning it to look like a Persian rug or painting it with crackle paint to make it look like a cabinet from the late 19th or early 20th century. People spend tons of money in consignment shops all the time to get similar looking furniture.

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