Not many of us can afford an authentic Van Gogh. But just because you don’t have the original “The Starry Night” hanging over your headboard doesn’t mean that your home has to lack aesthetic. Here are some ways that you can use inexpensive décor that will be sure to breathe inspiration into your home:
Nothing brings more life to a room than a living thing. Give the room a breath of fresh air with a little oxygen from a luscious green fern or a tall weeping ficus. But don’t settle on the typical pot and plant jig. Be imaginative, and make your own terrarium with a fishbowl, various small plants and some pebbles. Or, experiment with gravity by growing ferns, ivy or vegetables in upside down planters. If you prefer more simplicity, try putting some field plants such as golden dry grass or seed heads into an old wine bottle.
Remember all of those arts and crafts classes that you took in kindergarten? Let your inner artist out and experience the endless possibilities. Recover a lampshade with some newspaper or pages from a book, paint some old crates and turn them into floating shelves, or create a stencil and dazzle your walls with some colorful word art. Need inspiration? The Internet is your muse, just search for DIY projects and see what you can find!
All you need is a printer, some simple frames and the web. Find a picture that you like – a photograph of friends and family, a striking image of the Sahara desert or even your own version of “The Starry Night” – print it out and then pop it in a frame! Play with the presentation of these framed pictures to create a unique little gallery.
Let your imagination ponder over these tips and see what else it can come up with!