25 Creative Projects and Inspirations to Give Home Décor a Better Look

Simi - March 26, 2019

Mount photographs

A gallery wall is an excellent addition to any room where you have wall space available. Try using a standard set of frames. Print your selected photos in black and white or sepia to create a sense of uniformity. Experiment with the configuration of the gallery wall so that it appeals to your eye.

Unique bathroom basin storage

To declutter your bathroom basin area but still have all your goodies within reach, try this out. Put up a wood panel with some adjustable metal hoop straps. Buy glass jars and strap them into place. Put your different pieces in the jars to keep them safe and out of the way.

Repurposed drawer chest

Combine the old with the new and create an interesting storage space. Use plastic storage baskets to replace wooden drawers. It allows you to organize and be able to see what’s in the containers without pulling them out. You can also use wicker baskets. Careful measuring is needed to ensure your containers will fit.

Country bench

A narrow wooden bench is ideal for wall space in a passageway. Paint the legs white but keep the seat area natural for a farmhouse effect. Scatter some cushions on the bench. Use different sizes, shapes, and patterns to create an authentic effect. Too much uniformity may seem contrived.

Cubed wall display

Wooden display cubes are popular right now. You can get them in a variety of shapes, sizes, and finishes. If you want to paint yours, buy them in raw, unfinished wood. Buy a range of different shapes and mount them on the wall. Store books, ornaments, and keepsakes in your display cubes.

Discreet broom closet

If you’re low on space when putting in your kitchen cabinets, add a cupboard with a narrow recess. It is ideal for use as a broom closet and for storing your cleaning consumables there too. Put a row of hooks in the back so you can hang brushes, etc. up.

Add some color

Stick to shades and tones of one or two neutral colors when decorating a room. It has a very soothing effect which is why it’s perfect for a bedroom. To finish off the look, add one piece that is a bright color. It becomes the focal point and draws the eye naturally.

That’s a wrap!

Consider a more modern take on the traditional storage or display cube. It’s a two-tier wrap-around product that’s designed to be fitted on a wall corner. It saves space, is functional, and creates a very effective look. In your living room, this space can be used for books, photographs, and other mementos.

Light it up!

It’s worth the time and effort to shop around for interesting light fixtures. You can make sure they’re functional and suit your needs. And you can also opt for unique pieces that create the effect you desire in the room. Our eyes are drawn to light, so special fixtures always capture our attention.

No more chaos at the front door

During winter, the entrance hall is always a mess of boots, hats, scarves, and coats. Get the area organized. Put wooden crates on the floor for storage purposes. Have a row of hooks for hanging bags and clothes. You can even personalize it by labeling each family member’s hook.

Romance isn’t dead!

For a soft, rustic look, nothing beats candlelight. You can invest in some lanterns and hang them on hooks on the walls. Then, even if the lights are working, you can change the tone and mood of the room by using candlelight instead. Plus, you’re already prepared in the event of a blackout!

Improvised display unit

Use an old ladder or construct something similar. This is a great addition as it allows you to store or display items above the toilet. This area is usually referred to as dead space as it’s hardly ever used. Paint it white, so it blends into the clean lines of the bathroom.

Shower hour!

If you get to redecorate your bathroom, consider a shower bigger than the standard size. Put recesses in the walls to act as storage shelves. Mosaic tiling on the floor and upper wall create unity the effect of all the elements in the room. Keep a basket of towels handy at the shower door.

Asymmetry is the new symmetry!

When looking for storage spaces, look at the unconventional options around you. Whether it’s a TV console, a sideboard, or bedside cabinets, think outside the box. Asymmetrical lines and contrasting colors create a pleasing effect and almost always get a second look. Pieces such as these easily become the focal point of the room.

The triptych effect

Create an eye-catching effect with a trio of frames that portray one image. Whether it’s something natural or a landscape photograph, this effect gives the image a whole new look. Use identical frames and space them uniformly. If you do this against a white wall with a monochromatic image, black frames are striking.

TV wall mounting

Use rough-hewn pieces of wood from old furniture or pallets to create an interesting background to mount your TV on. Cut them in different lengths and make the edges look rough and warn. Add a white stain or chalk paint to create a distressed look. Arrange them in a deliberately unbalanced configuration.

Custom wall unit

You can design and order and functional wall unit for your TV area or make it yourself. It gives you the freedom to make sure the shelves are placed exactly as you want them. Leave sufficient space between the shelves to mount your TV. Use some drawers under the bottom shelf for extra storage.

Creative hallway table

You can utilize half a used cable spool to make a striking table under a mirror. It must be sawn in half with precision. Sand it down afterward. You can choose to leave the wood raw or varnish it. And, best of all, you’ll have the second half to use elsewhere in your home!

Hang it up!

Instead of mounting shelves with conventional brackets, make a hanging shelf. Use strong cord or plastic-coated wire. Bend it in half. Attach the ends to either side of the shelf. Hang the shelf by placing the bend in the hook in the wall. Store interesting knick-knacks or small potted plants on your shelf.