Fun and Quaint for Your Home
Your home is your private space – the place you go to unwind and kickback. It only makes sense to create an environment that’s personal and comfortable. You don’t need superb decorating skills to give your space a personal touch, nor do you need to spend a lot of money. Not satisfied with your present decor? Don’t fret. Here are four suggestions on ways to make your home quaint and comfortable.
1. Show your pride. Whether you’re a citizen of the United States or born in another country, pay homage to your birth nation with patriotic pieces. The selection is endless. Greet houseguests with a patriotic wooden banner hung from your front door, or browse the selection of front porch flags from websites like the Flag Shop. Looking for a fun way to “wow” guests? Serve up dinner on patriotic dishes, or decorate your couch with pillows bearing your nation’s colors. Other home additions might include a patriotic lamp or novelty pieces (such as an Uncle Sam clock).
2. Seasonal decor. The same home decor month-after-month is boring. Spice up your life and your living space with decor that reflects the change of season. Not to say you have to redo your entire living space every four months. Simply bring in new additions to complement your existing style. Want to make an impression in the fall? Add flare to your front porch with a harvest wreath, fall plants and etched pumpkins. Create a pumpkin flower vase for your dining room table or decorate your mantel with smaller pumpkins spray painted with rich, deep fall colors. Welcome spring with colorful flowers in pastel containers, or create a wreath or centerpiece filled with painted eggs.
3. Comfortable additions. A chilly home isn’t very inviting. Rather than crank up the heat, think of comfortable, but practical ways to add warmth. For example, position an electrical fireplace in the corner of your living room or den, and safely position candles around the room to create a cozy, relaxing ambiance. Want to really snuggle up in front of the television? Consider a plush, electrical blanket. It’s the perfect addition to a cold winter’s night.
4. Highlight your travels. Personalize your space with decor or unique pieces from different places around the world. For each city or country that you visit, make an effort to bring home at least one distinct souvenir. This might be a hand-carved wooden walking stick from Jamaica, a wooden flute from the Bahamas or perhaps a coconut water canteen from Costa Rica. Proudly display these items on your mantel or a shelf. These items are not only conversation pieces, but they’ll give your house a personal touch.
Tired of your boring house? There are plenty of ways to add fun and excitement. Think outside the box and you’re sure to uncover pieces that will create a “wow” factor.