Monday, August 16, 2010

Easy Ideas To Freshen Up Your Home!

I have a few simple ideas to make your house a home on a budget! They are quick and easy to do!

Lamps~ Change out your lamp shades with new ones! The drum shades can give any lamp a new look! If you don't have money to change out...think about a simple slip cover to change the look of your lamp...You can sew one or use no sew techniques...:)

In love with my lamp shades...I think they are so perfect...They will be staying!

Collections~ What do you have lying around your home that you can make into a collection?That is the easiest

way to add a WOW factor to your home! It could be plates, mirrors, children's wooden chairs,

canes, books...The possibilities are endless...

I am working on my layered plate collage...I am going to make a thick framed leaning chalk board to go
under my collection of plates...:)

A Place For YOU...We decorate for everyone else...Our family, our friends, our neighbors...

What about us? Find a place, that makes YOU feel relaxed...and add something that will make

you feel good when you are there...It could be your bedside, your porch or your bath...

Add a beautiful piece of art, a mirror, some flowers, or anything that makes you feel alive

and refreshed...

Pillows... Change out your sofa pillows (you know the ones it came

and add new ones...get creative..Mix patterns and textures...Don't be afraid to shake it up a little...

Think FUN! And let it will be surprised how much more your sofa stands out with


Paint~Paint is the cheapest way to add character and personality to any space...

Add a fresh coat inside of a piece of furniture to add instant charm!

Paint a piece of furniture a bold, fun color and watch it come alive!

It is inexpensive and easy to do!

XoXo, Screaming Meme


Connie said...

I looooove your ideas, sweetpea! In fact, the one about the sofa pillows is my favorite. Ethan Allen is making me some new slipcovers for my sofa and should be here in about a month. I may do pillows like that for a different look.

Love the Decor! said...

Great ideas and they really do transform and update the space!!

HeathahLee said...

I love your plates on the wall! I have a few plates on my wall and I want to add lots more. So pretty!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your ideas are so fresh and so perfect without breaking the bank. Love the lamp shades. I am beginning to notice how much of a difference they really do make. Love your plates too. I am crazy about pillows and find that I can totally change the look of a room with just my pillows. That always makes me happy. Thanks for the suggestions. Hugs, Marty

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Girl, I LOVE this! Especially the pillows! Great ideas!!

Lou Cinda :)

Rachel said...

I love your ideas!I always "shop" my house when I get tired of the placement of my decor. Sometimes just moving things around creates a whole new look! I really like your plate collection, it is neat to see the layered pieces! Very cute!