15 Creative Ways To Decorate with Things You Already Have

15 Creative Ways To Decorate with Things You Already Have Introduction: Decorating is hard. It’s not like you can go to the store and grab something pretty to display on your wall. But if you’re …

15 Creative Ways To Decorate with Things You Already Have

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Decorating is hard. It’s not like you can go to the store and grab something pretty to display on your wall. But if you’re creative, you don’t need much to create a beautiful space. All you really need are some of your favorite things—and maybe a little help from the internet!

Use a Folding Screen to Hide Clutter

  • Use a folding screen to hide clutter.
  • Use a screen to hide a messy room.
  • Use a screen to hide a messy closet.
  • Use a screen to hide an overflowing kitchen or garage, too!

Make Your Own Wall Art

  • Use a frame.
  • Use a canvas.
  • Use a mirror.
  • Use the wall of your house or apartment to make art! This can be done by either painting on it with chalk paint or stenciling with fabric paint and then covering up the marks with more paint or paper, as seen above in this tutorial by designer Stephanie Kvetko (she has some great ideas). You could also try using photos taken of your favorite places around town; they’re bound to look great hanging up at home too!

Throw Your Junk into a Blanket Trunk

You can use a blanket trunk to store blankets, extra pillows, and anything else you don’t want to be seen on the floor. This is a great way to hide clutter and make an otherwise empty space look more organized.

If you have kids who like toys or other items that need storage but don’t fit in their toy chest (which I highly recommend), consider using your blanket trunk as an alternative for storing those items instead of putting them away somewhere else where they’re easily accessible.

You could even turn it into a coffee table by adding some cushions!

Get Creative with Window Treatments

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If you have a window in the kitchen, the curtains can be used to create a focal point and hide clutter.

  • Hang them on the wall above your stovetop or sink cabinet so they cover up any unsightly appliances and appliances that are hard to clean (like pots and pans).
  • Use decorative rings as hooks for scarves, hats, or other items you like to hang up but don’t want visible on display all of the time—and yes, it’s okay if some things get dirty!
  • Add color by hanging curtains at one end of your dining table for extra privacy during meals or parties; this will also block out sunlight when needed during winter months when heating costs go up due to lack of insulation from windows facing southward into southern hemisphere countries such as Australia where there are no trees blocking out direct sunlight coming directly into homes – instead only heated air comes through vents instead so cold temperatures persist throughout winter months without feeling them much remotely at all when compared against those living somewhere else where trees provide shade from direct sunlight making people feel warmer than usual without having any real change whatsoever except perhaps slightly higher temperatures due simply being closer towards equator region near Tropic zone lines present within northern hemisphere continents…

Paint an Old, Ugly Lampshade

If you have an old, ugly lampshade (and who doesn’t?) and want to give it a fresh coat of paint, this is the project for you!

  • Paint your lampshade with any color of your choice. We used Dulux Paint in Linen Effect, but if you don’t have access to the same brand or shade that we did, use whatever looks good on Etsy—you won’t be disappointed!
  • Allow the paint time to dry completely before removing it from its original light source; otherwise, it will chip or crack when removed from its housing unit (lamp).
  • Once completely dry and ready for display in your home/office/basement/playroom/etc., cut off both ends of each side so they’re symmetrical; then remove all screws holding together sections of plastic covering the front panel with screws hidden under strips running down middle section only going up into top half at the bottom edge where they meet back piece with two holes there too (one larger than other). Don’t worry too much about what happens next though because really all that matters right now anyway is getting rid of those pesky screws 🙂

Create a Couch Table Out of Picture Frames and Scrap Wood

It’s easy to create a table using scrap wood. Just get some picture frames, drill holes in the bottoms of each frame and use them as legs. Then paint or stain the frames with whatever color you like.

If you want to decorate your couch table with images of your family members or friends, that’s great! Just make sure not to put anything too personal on there—you don’t want someone seeing those pictures and thinking “I’d love one of those!”

Turn an Unused Door Into a Coffee Table

  • Use a door that’s wider than it is tall.
  • Use a glass insert.
  • Make sure your door isn’t wobbly or flimsy, and that it’s sturdy enough to support what you’re going to hang from it.
  • Decide on the finish of your table: wood, metal (like stainless steel), plastic laminate—there are lots of options out there! And remember: if you’re using any sort of material other than wood for its look or durability, make sure it’s stainable so that in case anything spills onto yours (like coffee) it will be easy to clean up later on!

When choosing handles for your new coffee table, think about whether they should match the corner accent pieces like handles do here—or not. That way they’ll blend better with each other when viewed from any direction but especially frontal shots where the focus tends toward symmetry rather than asymmetry.”

Turn Your Bed Into a Sofa

The first step to decorating your bed into a sofa is to make sure you have a sturdy frame. A good way to do this is by using the bed itself as the base for the sofa. You can do this by attaching strong brackets at each corner of your bed, then screwing it all together with screws or bolts that are long enough so that they don’t come through from underneath or from behind (i.e., they don’t poke through). This will give stability while also making it easier for you to move around in case someone wants some company on their couch!

Next, think about what kind of mattress would work best with this new design. If possible try finding one without springs so that when people sit down on top of them there won’t be any bouncing around which could potentially cause pain due to exertion during physical activity such as walking across town quickly back and forth between buildings while carrying groceries inside nearby supermarkets looking over their wares before purchasing anything else necessary like fresh produce items such as carrots etcetera…

Make Your Own Rug with Fabric Scraps

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You can make your own rug with fabric scraps. All you need is some fabric, scissors, and a bit of imagination!

Cut the pieces into strips that are about 2 inches wide and as long as you want them to be. Tie those strips into knots at regular intervals along the length of each strip. If you want it to look more like an actual carpet or rug, then put some padding under it so that it doesn’t slip when people walk on it (I recommend using old carpet scraps).

Hang Scarves as Wall Art

If you have a lot of scarves, it’s time to put them to good use! Hang them on the wall and make them look like art.

You can hang a scarf by using a nail or hook and hanging it vertically from the ceiling. This will allow you to see all angles, which is important if you want people coming over (or even just walking past) your home space.

Make sure that when hanging up your scarf, there isn’t any damage done to either side paneling or baseboards—this will ruin the look of this piece altogether! Use something bright white so that it doesn’t blend into anything else in your room but also make sure not too much light shines through either area because otherwise then won’t be able to see anything either way.”

Display Photos in Floating Shelf Frames

You can display photos in floating shelf frames. This is a great way to display your photos in a small space, as they don’t take up much room and won’t be in the way of other items on the shelf. All you need to do is make some shelves (or buy them) and then mount them onto the wall.

You can also use an existing shelf or buy one at any hardware store—they come in all shapes and sizes, so there’s sure to be one that works for your needs!

Decorate With Old Maps and Globes

Old maps and globes are great for decorating. You can find them at thrift stores, or you can buy them from an online seller. If you have an older map that doesn’t work anymore, cut it up into pieces and use them as wall art or tablecloths!

You can also use globes for more than just decorating your room; they make excellent gifts!

Use Postcards as Wall Art

Postcards are a great way to decorate your home and make it look like you have more money than you actually do. You can use them for wall art, or even just as decoration for certain rooms in your house.

There are many different kinds of postcards out there—some are colorful, some are black-and-white, and some have just one image on them (like this one). They come in all shapes and sizes too; they might be small enough that they fit perfectly into an envelope but big enough to cover up another piece of furniture or wall space! If you really want to get creative with postcards then try using them as part of a collage on Pinterest instead of hanging them up on the wall by themselves!

Organize a Small Collection on an Open Shelf

  • Use a shelf with a glass front.
  • Use the same size as your items.
  • Add back and sides.
  • Put it where you can see it!

Who knew you were so creative?

You may not realize it, but the things you have lying around your house can be transformed into something beautiful. Maybe your child’s toy box is the perfect size and shapes for a coffee table. Or perhaps your grandpa’s old dining room set has been sitting in storage for years, but it would look adorable as a lamp. Whatever the case may be, there are many ways that you can use what others consider to be junk to create unique pieces of art—and even more ways that this idea could improve their lives!

You don’t need any special skills or talent; all it takes is some creativity and patience (which everyone should always have). If this sounds like fun then I encourage everyone reading this article to take action today!


We hope you have enjoyed this short list of ways to decorate with the things you already have. As we know, there are many more creative ideas out there, so feel free to share your own in the comments below!

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