Written by Monique

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18 Oct, 2022

CREATIVE WAYS TO JAZZ UP YOUR HOME WITH THINGS YOU ALREADY HAVE

Imagination is key when it comes to transforming your home. 

“As we evolve, our homes should too.” – Suzanne Tucker

That having been said, instead of spending a little fortune re-decorating, why not repurpose what you already have. You ask, “What can I re-purpose and how?” Well, we’ve got you.

Repurpose a seat into a side table, perfect for pulling up alongside a sofa or easy chair. 

Matching dining sets can be so basic. Trade a couple of seats from the kitchen with ones in the dining room. Intentionally place them at the head of the table or in the middle to allow for a somewhat organized look. 

Switch the shades on your bedside table lamps and living room for a completely different look. Play around with your furniture configuration: reposition a sofa, rotate a rug, or try dividing the room with an open-backed bookcase or storage unit. Since messy shelves can make an entire room look disorganized, pretty yours up the fool proof way. 

Arrange hardcover books from tallest to shortest on most shelves. Lay a few books flat to serve as bookends to keep the others in place. 

Add decorative items such as pottery or framed photos to one or two shelves. Leave empty space on some shelves here and there so the eye has a place to rest. 

You likely buy decorating items as matching duos, and that’s smart. Pairs add balance and tranquility to a room. 

You hardly ever use that large platter, so

rescue it from storage and hang it on the living room wall or use ceramic garden pots or pretty teacups to corral soaps and cotton balls in your bathroom or earrings on your bedroom dresser. Everybody knows you can cover a wall with family photos or artwork, but what else can you group to make a statement?

Display cooking tools such as antique egg beaters, a bundt pan, cookie cutters or whisks on the kitchen wall. Tack up a few pretty but never-used placemats one under another in a column to span a vertical space. Space them equally and go for symmetry. 

When you live with something for a long time, you don’t see it anymore.  So put it away for a little while and fall in love with it again when you take it back out. Or swap out items, such as pillows and throws, from one room to another to change up the look. Also, move around small pieces of furniture within a room. 

For example, slide two end tables together to make a coffee table or use a small chest as an end table.

You won’t believe how different a room can look with the very same things in them.



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