Decorate your room with simple things

12 Ways On How To Decorate A Room With Simple Things

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Humans have a tendency to get bored easily. We are in constant need of refreshing, revamping, redoing, and restructuring (maybe they all mean the same thing, but as I said…we get bored easily!) Whether it’s your hairstyle or your room decor- we all love little changes every now and then. Just to keep life a little bit more interesting, am I right?

Well, unfortunately, we can’t always afford to make large-scale changes. Especially in the home-decor area. because refurbishing or a room makeover costs money! Right?

Well, not really! And not necessarily! Now comes the good news. A little creativity, imagination, and the will to recycle, and voila! Your same old boring room has the potential to look like a brand new bride!

Here are some creative and attainable ideas on how to decorate a room with simple things. Keep reading and you just might want to thank me later!

1. Declutter

Decluttering is where you start
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Space. Peace. We all need them, don’t we? And quite often the former leads to the latter! Now how do we achieve space that would ultimately lead to peace? The answer is simple and has always been right in front of your eyes.

 Just once, take a complete look at your home, every room, and every corner. And really look.

You will surely realise, there are a hundred things just lying around capturing space in your room that is of no value. But, if you are lucky, you might actually find some hidden gems beneath your mountain of clutter too! Like an old album or that cute teddy, your BFF gifted you when you were 9!!!

Now, you know what your next step is – Declutter.

Let me be honest. Decluttering is a bit painful. It requires strong willpower, and sometimes a stone-cold heart. It’s not easy to let go of things, we understand. But, trust us, once you’ve mastered the art of decluttering and removing things that are of no use anymore, you’ll feel fresh. Not only you would magically discover that you have plenty of space to play around, but you would feel rejuvenated. Here are a few tips:

  • Toss of things, especially in your living room that you haven’t used in the past 1 year. Be firm
  • Keep phone numbers of NGOs handy who would collect old things from your house. Call them as soon as you’re done with your decluttering
  • Ask close friends if they would like to take something you don’t use
  • Sell off on OLX
  • Don’t let yourself buy new clothes until you’ve donated or gotten rid of your old ones

2. Rearrange

Rearranging gives your room a new look
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Change brings motivation. So, once you decide to rearrange the furniture, your whole house will look so different now. And that would bring motivation. That would fill your life with new energy!

Move the sofa around, change the orientation of your home plants, and relocate the couch….keep trying and moving until your room looks fresh and different. Rearranging is just as important as decorating a room. Experiment with every object and its location and see what works best. Even a little change in the orientation of your furniture might give your home a fresh look.

3. Add Curtains

Glam up with beautiful curtains
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Curtains or drapes are a lifesaver. And not just that, they add oodles of grace to a room decor aspect. Here are some of the reasons you must invest in nice curtains:

  • Gives privacy
  • Prevent dust from entering the room
  • Filter the sunlight that’s coming inside
  • Enhances the overall look of a room
  • Protects home plants from direct sunlight if kept near windows

Moreover, a curtain is also an important element of decor that can be used to decorate the room. It adds a pop of color and instantly makes the room look more elegant and bright. From velvet to lace, pastels to solid colours, geometric to floral – you have an endless array of options to choose from.

4. Create A Gallery Wall

Catchy gallery walls always work
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How about a gallery wall? If you haven’t tried it yet, you are in for a treat. And if you already have one, time to change the contents maybe?

Here’s your chance to transform your dull wall into a vibrant vista. Put your art pieces, photos, block prints, or all of them together into frames of different sizes and place them on a wall. And, your gallery wall is ready! Prepare a collage of all your travel memories or frame your special moments with family and friends in different sizes. If you are tight on budget and don’t want to spend on frames, it’s alright! I can help you out. Here is what you can do alternatively:

  • Get your favorite wallpapers from the internet printed.
  • Take 2 or 3 washi tapes of different colors.
  • Cut the washi tapes according to the size of printed sheets and place them around the sheets.

An inexpensive yet attractive gallery wall is ready to glam up your house! So if you’ve been wondering, how to decorate a room wall with simple things, now you know! This has been in trend for a while now and seems unlikely to go out of style.

5. Set Up Indoor Plants

Add a touch of green in your room
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If you have a special interest in gardening, you would love this particular home decoration idea!

What else can be more aesthetic than plants? Indoor plants are not just visually pleasing, but they enhance the room by bringing life to it. Large varieties of plants are available in interesting colours, leaf patterns, and sizes.

Also, there’s so much more to it than beauty. Indoor plants have a lot of health benefits that you’ve never imagined. Here are a few advantages of indoor plants to start with:

  • Create a pleasant atmosphere to work and relax.
  • Help you breathe fresh air by absorbing toxins.
  • Boost productivity.
  • Help reduce stress

Pick floor lamps with stands where you can keep small plants. Or simply place them around your furniture, corner of the room, beside the sofa or TV unit. The best part about having indoor plants for decorating your home is you can never go wrong with them.

6. Hang Wall Shelves

Quirky wall shelves for a contemporary look
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You don’t need to spend a fortune on furniture for storage. Instead, you can opt for a few simple wall shelves. They take care of your storage, and at the same time, make the wall look complete. This solves your concern about how to decorate the living room with simple things!

If you’re like me, who loves books for their content just as much as for their aesthetic appeal, open wall shelves are for you. Be it a living room, bedroom, or bathroom, you can decorate using these. Wall shelves are available in different sizes and colors, no matter how big or small, dull or bright your room is, they are good to go.

7. Cushion up

Colourful cushions are a must have
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The whole aim of a makeover is to make you feel at home and comfortable. Imagine your room has everything like decor, furniture, and plants in place, but you didn’t take the cushions seriously. The purpose is lost. 

You must invest your time and money in choosing the fabric, prints, and colours of cushions.

If you live in a rental home where the walls are boring then, you can instantly change the whole game, by adding some bright printed cushions.

It’s okay if they don’t turn out just as you imagined. You can always experiment with cushion covers and change them whenever you feel like it. Get funky cushions with messages or pop colours to brighten up your home.

8. Fairy Lights Magic

Party mode on with Fairy lights
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Ever since the Covid-era, we’ve all learned how to party at home. In fact, we claim to have mastered this particular skill! And when it comes to a house party, decorating a room correctly, plays a major role. That’s when these fairy lights prove to add a magical touch. Fairy lights not only add sparkle to the room but immediately uplift your mood. Try and experiment with different ways to use fairy lights for decorating.

This is my personal favorite, Just take old liquor bottles and stuff the fairy lights inside them. And simply plug them on! You will be surprised by the revamped look of your room!

9. Throw A Carpet

Cute rugs to beautify your room floor
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Wall decor and furniture are essential. But, your living room or bedroom makeover is never complete without decorating the floor space. A simple decor idea to beautify your bedroom or living room is by adding a carpet or a rug in the right place. A perfectly printed and coloured rug changes the room from ordinary to extraordinary by glamourising the floor. Pick your rug colour keeping the theme of your room in mind.\

10. Add Posters

Adding posters on wall always glams it up
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Movie buff, music enthusiast, or a sports guy…if you’re passionate about anything, don’t be shy to show off a little! Movie posters or favourite rockstars, an enlarged framed picture always enhances the look of your wall. Pick a wall and add your frames to them. you will be amazed by the final outlook!

11. Pick & Paint

DIY painting to decorate your room
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Sure painting a whole house, or even a room can put a dent in your pocket. But you don’t need to spend that much to decorate your room! What you really need is to pick a tiny part of the room and the will to get your own hands dirty! Here is how to go through with it:

  • Pick a small part of furniture like a window frame, a small area of a walls or a wooden side table that you want to paint
  • Buy a primer, paint colour of your choice, and paintbrush
  • Cover your whole paint area with newspapers or plastic sheets
  • Apply primer to the object first and let it dry
  • Now start painting. Add coats as per your desired shade

Once you’re done with the painting, the massive change of look will make every second of your effort worthwhile! Get some online tutorials if needed on how to paint wooden furniture by yourself.

12. Paint The Pots

decorate your room with plant pot
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One simple yet highly effective way to decorate your room is to paint the plant pots. Reuse that leftover paint from your DIY furniture painting and use it well on your pots. Make interesting colour combinations, geometric patterns, or floral designs. Whatever you are good at, just go for it. Use your artistic side to your advantage and give your room a gorgeous new look!

We hope these ideas on how to decorate a room with simple things will prove to be helpful. Try them out and comment down to let us know your favourite decor idea!

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