Makeover A Plain Jane
Take store-bought accessories from blah to ooh-la-la! Big box stores have aisles of home accents just begging to be jazzed up. Try wrapping simple vases with layers of ribbon. Then embellish each one with a rhinestone brooch and a silk flower. With a little craftiness (and hot glue), you can transform anything to make it yours.
Seek The Unique
Rather than settling for a generic table or chair, consider something with a little personality. A hand-carved bench from Bali does the same job as a mass-produced one, but with an exotic foreign accent. And Great-grandma’s armoire warms up a room with a patina of family memories you just can’t buy.
Commission A Masterpiece
Exhibit priceless works of art––created by your own resident artists. Have your kids each paint a portrait of your pet. Then mat and frame their masterpieces as you would a Picasso. They’ll be the darlings of the art world!
Make A Scene
Set your decorating apart by creating small surprises. Balance a signed baseball on a crystal candlestick or hang a skeleton key from a drawer pull. A mini chair is not only unexpected on top of a table, it is a perfect platform for a still life under glass.
Take It To New Heights
Give your bath décor a lift with a footed cake plate. Set soap, lotion, and bath salts on top and tuck rolled washcloths underneath. When you put everyday items on a pedestal, you make the ordinary extraordinary.