Turn Old Souvenirs into Interesting Table Toppers
If you’re looking to save some money while decorating, this one really makes the mark. Cheap to do but not looking a bit like it, turning your old tables into something new again with those souvenirs of collected sea shells and beach house knick knacks won’t be wasted here! Glue seashells that the kids collected from walks on the beach around a photo frame, or display them in a good looking jar next to some coffee table books. Make your table into a fun display the kids can help decorate, and then show off to guests.
Invest in Plenty of Built-In Shelves
Built-in shelves work wonders when kids invade your house in three ways. They save you money from hiring someone else to do them instead; they save space and best of all, keep your valuables out of the way of the children! Beautiful and affordable shelves can be found anywhere, and whether you purchase them at Ikea or Home Depot, you can dress them up with your favorite colors, tack on decals of family photos and load them up with all those books, office notebooks, music boxes and framed photographs you haven’t found a place for yet – until now.
Reserve the Coffee Table for the Kiddos
When it comes to stylish décor and decorating creatively with the kids in mind, try to look at your living room differently. What pieces of furniture appeals best to your children? Purchase a sturdy coffee table that your children can draw on, read from and play board games on, and one that can withstand the test of time around rough playing, instead of stressing over any little kick in your expensive Pottery Barn version. Slip covers are an excellent purchase to make as well, and can save you the headache of ruined couches throughout their childhood. Easy to wash, they provide a great way to take care of your things, and allow your children the flexibility to play as they will (despite your pleads to ‘take it down a notch’.)
If you have young children in the house, don’t wait until they’ve turned 18 and moved out to make your home a lovely place to be. Instead, decorate now by unleashing the creative genius within you! Go crazy with color (especially in the kids’ bedroom and bathroom), eliminate cluttered space with hooks, wall hangings and bookshelves and best of all, let the kids help with easy home decorating tasks. Your home can be beautiful – and will be – with these easy and affordable tricks.
Author Bio: Heather J. writes on behalf of Design55, your source for modern living room furniture and stylish décor!