Buying decorations is all well and good, but making decorations and ornaments yourself, makes your home look and feel much nicer. It’s a great hobby, it can be a great way to spend time together, and it’s much more rewarding to decorate your house with something you made yourself rather than something you bought from a store.
Making decorations for your home can be an easy process and you can get amazing results even with a simple technique. If you want to create something really special that is going to make the interior of your home unique and beautiful, here is what you can do.
Find Something Special
Find something that you want to display in that specific home area. Something that is connected to the theme of that room will work best. For instance, if you have an old recipe book that has been in the family for generations, you could take inspiration from that and draw or sketch something for the kitchen. You can even recycle waste from your kitchen and transform that into art to hang on a wall or decorate a countertop. If you are short on counter space, a wall hanging or fridge sticker will be a great choice.
Arrange a Display
Other than the item on display, the way you choose to present your work of art also makes a big difference to the overall look. For instance, you could just place a decoration on your side table in your room, but if you complement that with nice lighting and a mat, it looks that much better. Similarly, if you are using paintings or any kind of canvas art then the kind of architrave you use for the frame is key to adding that extra touch to make it look professional and decorative. You can completely revive an old painting just by changing the frame and placing it in a different spot in the room. Experiment with a few different colors for the frame before making a final choice. The aim is to find something that works well with both your color scheme and the artwork itself.
Find a Spot
Where you place a decoration in a room is also important. The lighting, the kind of background it will have, the things that will surround it, and how prominent it will be all play a role in choosing a spot for it. If you want a painting to stand out, consider putting it on a small wall rather than a big wall with too much empty space around it. Similarly, if you have a dark ornament then putting it somewhere where it can get plenty of light will help make it more prominent. If you have a spot near a window where you can get natural light, that is even better.
Keep in mind the environment of the room itself. You can match and contrast different colors, textures, densities, materials, and even sizes. Specific kinds of ornaments will give the room a certain feel and look. Try to decorate in a way that keeps the theme and purpose of the room alive. If you are good with DIY then you can also modify different decorations at home on your own to adjust them to suit the theme of a certain room.