Friday, April 29, 2011

Decorate Around A Found Object

This is a post by a guest blogger that I know you will enjoy....VV

Let's admit it, decorating a home is expensive business and can be both emotionally and financially challenging. At the end of the day, no one likes to spend their hard-earned money on design decisions that they will come to regret later. So if you want to avoid being plagued by buyer's remorse, then show a little bit of creativity and be ready to get your hands dirty (speaking literally and not metaphorically). One economical way to enhance the visual appeal of your home is by decorating it with found objects, which can be being anything and everything. For example, objects you pick from the flea market, stuff lying in your attic or even making use of Mother Nature.

Decorate Around Natural Objects

Stones in Vases (via)

Hit the beach and scrounge for some pretty pebbles, unique shells, and so on. Don't live near the ocean? Well then dried flowers, twigs, and even driftwood will do the trick. Once you have zeroed in your material of choice, put it in a glass jar, a wicker basket, or just scatter them around casually.

Don't Discard The Wine Bottles

Wine Bottles (via)

Table lamps can be so pedestrian at times. Why spend big bucks on lighting fixtures when you can turn your old wine bottles into candle holders?

Go Vintage

Typewriter (via)

Imbue an old school vibe to your decor by decorating around a vintage object, say your grandfather's old typewriter or an old antique desk lamp.

Don't Underestimate the Glass Jar

Glass Jar (via)

Glass jars can be extremely versatile since they can be transformed into standalone pieces, light fixtures or even vases. Check out the chandelier created by old milk bottles above. An uber-chic light fixture like this can be the focal point of your room.

Create An Eclectic Display

Sports Display (via)

Postcards on Wall (via)

Don't be afraid to experiment and create an interesting arrangement of found objects like vintage books, long-forgotten postcards, or even sports memorabilia.

So next time you are planning to hold a yard sale or cleaning out your attic, remember, you may just be giving away objects that have the potential to resolve all your design dilemmas!

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Rianna Bethany said...

Love the wine bottles idea, looks good
Rianna xxxxxx

Calvin Chang said...

Thanks again, Valorie, for letting me do a guest post on your blog. It looks wonderful!


nanne said...

i love the polariods that are just so simply, clipped to the wall. it's homey, but somehow modern.

and, it reminds me of my greatgrandmother...she had a bizillion polaroids ("oh my conscience...look at these lovely pictures of my beautiful family that just pop out of the camera!!") all hung in cheapo, white frames across the back wall of her study.

she was so ahead of her time.

nanne in indiana by way of alabama

VictoriaArt said...

Oh, I love a good recycling of nature's splendor for decorations around the house! Driftwood, stones, shells all line my window ledges and such!
And do not forget to rotate it! Much more fun this way!
I know too many people who decorate ones and that's it for years!!!
Valorie, come and see my new walkway! I am in love!! xoxo

Bad Joan said...

The wine bottle candles are such a great idea! Nice blog.