DIY Decor Ideas With Little to No Investment But Great Visual Rewards!

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Home Stager with 2 Hounds Design + Home Staging
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With the economy as it is today many of us are not spending on the more frivolous purchases such as decor items. The desire to reuse as much as possible and wanting to make our homes uniquely reflect our personalities rather than looking like everything was purchased at one store has inspired many to come up with some wonderfully inventive decor items we can all do in our own homes.

I went hunting around and found some simple ideas I felt would inspire you. I hope you find the ideas as refreshing and exciting as I do!

colour block organizing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This organized corner is a simple way to spruce up a laundry room/mud room inexpensively while staying stylish. Of course, I'd use some felt or other cushioning fabric to protect your boots from getting marked up from the office clamps but they make for a very inexpensive way to help keep their shape!

Image source: Sasa Antic

bed with slipcovered head and footboards

A simple update for an old bed. Slipcovers!

Image Source: Martha Stewart

Wallpaper headboard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A contemporary take on the wallpaper headboard! I love the idea of breaking up the wallpaper horizontally.

Image Source: Better Homes and Gardens

bookshelf with storage boxes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another great storage idea using cereal boxes! Imagine the fun you could have with the kids designing their own storage boxes for their bedrooms.

Image Source: Apartment Therapy

About the author:

Dane Caldwell is the Lead Design Consultant for Toronto and GTA's 2 Hounds Design and Home Staging.

www.2-hounds.com

"I won't be the person who sells your house, but I will be the reason it sells".- Dane Caldwell, Toronto, GTA & Durham Region Interior Design/Decorating + Home Staging Specialist

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Rainmaker
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Cathy Lee
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Love these idea!  The storage boxes are great! Thanks for sharing.

May 13, 2009 02:53 AM #1
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Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Your post is why I can never pass up the 100 decorating ideas magazines at the check out corner.  Love the boots solution!

May 13, 2009 05:32 AM #2
Rainer
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Cathy, aren't they great?! I was standing in an aisle today thinking about the perfect storage boxes and 'why can't I find them'...then I remembered my own post! Duh!

Ginger, they are addictive aren't they?

Did you notice the bedroom had a beautiful blue wall?

May 13, 2009 03:38 PM #3
Rainmaker
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Ginger Foust
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Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Dane that blue/aqua wall is my current "blue".  Well, actually for about the last 20 years.   I even had a car that color and I just saw a new model with that color....want it. 

May 13, 2009 06:11 PM #4
Rainer
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It's a beautiful blue too!

Lexus used to make the MDX in a great aqua. People bought them and had to wait a year before they were even delivered! I would say that blue seems to have the most die-hard fans!

May 14, 2009 06:27 AM #5
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Lisa McIntee
The Staging Professionals - Saint Catharines, ON
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Love the wallpaper headboard - it's fabulous! That blue is similar to one I am debating on for my current house! 

May 23, 2009 01:24 PM #6
Rainer
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You inspire people and where you find all these great tips, only the one above knows ;)

Thanks for sharing Dane ;) 

Jun 19, 2009 03:31 AM #7
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