How to decorate with things you already have- Freshening up your decor doesn't have to cost a lot, in fact, it can be free if you use stuff you already have on hand!

How to Decorate with Things You Already Have

Do you want a fresh look for your space but don’t want to go broke making it happen? If so, take a look at these ways to decorate with things you already have!  I find that once February comes (or once I’ve had enough of the dreary winter weather), I want to freshen things up inside. Make things brighter if you will.  Chances are, with these tips, everything you need is right under your own roof; you just need to get creative with it. Here are some helpful tips to get you started decorating with the things you already have!

1. Get savvy with spray paint.

Just about anything can achieve a fresh new look when you give it a coat of spray paint. Paint vases, lamp bases, small furniture pieces, even glassware knick knacks. Choose a color that goes with your color scheme or opt for fresh white. It’s sure to look like a whole new piece!

2. Bring the outside in.

Arrange some long branches in a vase for a pop of rustic charm. Fill bud vases with flowers and fresh cut greenery. You can even paint rocks or pine cones to use as bowl fillers. Nature provides so much beauty, find ways to bring it indoors!

3. Get crafty with fabric.

Take fabric scraps or old clothing pieces to use as the makings for runners, throw pillows, place mats, and more. You only need a little fabric and some simple stitchery to make these items happen, so why not give it a shot?

4. Get creative with picture frames.

Do you have tons of picture frames around your home? Use them to frame photos, artwork, colorful fabric scraps, scrapbook paper and more. You can even use them to frame electrical outlets.

5. Use old things in new ways.

Use that old mason jar as a cotton ball holder in the bathroom, or an old fruit crate for magazines. Using items in ways other than for what they were intended is so fun and functional.

6. Get budget savvy with books.

Books can be stacked up to create some visual interest on end tables and coffee tables. You can even frame old pages of books, make bunting banners, or use them as trinket boxes when you carve out the center of them.

7. Let kids get creative.

Display children’s school and art work in fun and decorative ways. Create banners with it, frame it, or laminate it and use as place mats, runners, and more.

See how simple it can be to decorate your home with things you already own? Give these tips a try and see how budget savvy and beautiful your space can be.

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