Unless you are someone like Joanna Gaines who was just born talented with a good eye and insanely amazing taste, designing your home can take a bit of effort. After reading blog after blog, watching episode after episode on HGTV, and flipping through every magazine on the shelf, your head is left spinning. Where in the world are design ideas that are actually easy to accomplish? Especially for the average Joe?
Lucky for you, you’ve landed in just the place. Read on for some easy design ideas that will have you feeling like the next Fixer Upper!
- Transform Inexpensive Furniture. With a little consignment store searching, you are sure to find pieces of furniture that with a little paint, can be completely transformed. Look for pieces that are sturdy and solid. No matter what they look like on the outside, if you have a good base to work with you are golden. Select your favorite color of Annie Sloan’s chalk paint, and go to town on that bad boy! In no time you will have a gorgeous, new looking piece of furniture to add to your mix.
- Mix & Match. Colors and patterns do not need to all be the same. In fact, nowadays, that simply is not in style. Sorry Grandma, but your overwhelming love of floral makes most people nauseous. Try mixing and matching bold colors and patterns on your bedding, for example. The end result will be unique and fun!
- Faux Stone Paneling. If you have always dreamt of gorgeous stone walls, whether they be around the fireplace, in the bathroom, or even just a simple accent wall, faux stone paneling is the easiest way to accomplish this. You can select from a wide variety under our ‘Products’ section, and make your dream a reality in a single afternoon. They are affordable, easy to apply, and the end result will look like you spent a fortune.
- Fresh Paint. A fresh coat of paint to a wall does wonders. Opt for light, neutral, airy tones to make your room feel bigger and brighter. You can even go with the new trend of only painting half the wall. This gives off a unique and stylish feel, and only takes half the time to accomplish!
- Open Shelving. Open shelving in a kitchen makes a design statement all in itself. Add to it with funky, mis-matched dishes. You don’t have to spend tons on plates and bowls from Anthropologie. Now, you can actually find the same fun and unique patterns at stores like TJMaxx and Home Goods!