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How To Decorate A House

10 June 2016
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Adalyn Wagner
Adalyn Wagner

If you want to change something about your house, or you’ve just moved in a new house you probably want to do it your way. As a rule, people want to decorate their houses with something original, but still cozy.

Sometimes you have to change a lot, but even small things may significantly improve the house’s look. You don’t need too much money to decorate your house. All you need is a couple of nice tricks.

The Ways To Decorate Your House With Your Own Hands

Here’s a couple of tips on how to decorate the interior of your house (apartment or room) at minimum costs:

1. Decorate the walls with pictures and posters

1.1 Hang some framed posters on the walls. The posters may depict some works of your favorite artists, performers, bands or just pretty pictures of cats.

1.2 Print your favorite photos. You may choose proper frames or make them yourself. Along with your favorite photos, you can print the photos of the cities you’ve been and the places you have good memories from.

You can make a nice frames like this for several pictures of different size.

You’ll need the following things:

  • a frame of any size;
  • small nails or pushpins;
  • a hammer;
  • strong thread (fishing line, jute etc.);
  • measuring tape;
  • clothespins (there are decorative clothespins in some stores).

1.2 You can use ordinary maps (geographic or administrative maps). Cut them carefully to fit the frames.

You can make a collage of several pieces of a map:

Try combining a map and a photo within one frame:

1.3 You can also print your favorite quotes and put them into frames.

Use colors that complement each other to make it look harmoniously.

2. Decorate the house with panels. Do it yourself (photo)

There are lots of ways to decorate a wall with lovely and original panels. Even if you are not a painter, it’s not too difficult to create a nice decoration for the walls of your house.

Here’s a couple of examples:

A colorful panel

You will need the following things:

  • a panel covered with white paper (you can get one at your local store);
  • gouache;
  • masking tape;
  • brushes.

A panel of buttons

You will need the following things:

  • buttons of different size and color;
  • a picture frame;
  • emulsion paint;
  • a roller (if needed);
  • multipurpose adhesive.

Panels made of threads

You will need the following things:

  • a wooden panel
  • small nails and a hammer
  • threads of the matching colors
  • a pattern or a pencil to draw the pattern right on the panel.

3. How to decorate your house using terrific shelves

You can make shelves yourself, buy, or order them from a designer. There is a great number of different shelves and you can make most of them yourself.

3.1 For example, this shelf is made of an old stair:

You will need the following things:

  • an old stair (you can get one at a jumble sale)
  • planks
  • multipurpose or super glue
  • paint of suitable color
  • a brush
  • a saw (if needed)
  • sand paper (if needed).

Here’s some more original shelves:

3.2 You can make pretty shelves for shoes yourself.



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