Do It Yourself: Chic Collections
When you want to change the look in your home, you can do it with easy do it yourself collections. It is easy to change the look of your walls, fireplace mantel, and book shelves with simple collections that you can find at a flea market or arts and crafts store.
Antique stores and flea markets are filled with vintage glass at low prices. Pick your favorite color and collect between five and ten pieces in the same colors, but different shapes and heights. To change the look of your mantle, place the colored glass in a create arrangement. You can find vintage glassware in pinks, bright blues, violet, and even black and red. You can instantly add a chic, glamorous look with this inexpensive idea.
Nine Simple Prints
Another way to add interest to a wall is to find nine related prints with the same color background. These could be pictures of individual flowers or other types of nature. You could even use black and white photos with the similar features. Then, frame them in exactly the same frames and create a box of photos evenly spaced in three rows of three. Use a level to get them perfectly placed. If you do not want to use nails, you can hang them with sticky hangers by 3M.
Plates on the Wall
Another interesting way to decorate a room is with plates. A collection of colorful plates in the same shades or in a variety of shapes can add immediate interest. State plates also look great on the wall and they create an immediate story, especially if you choose plates from places you’ve been. Colorful Fiestaware can add dimension and pop to a plain colored wall.