Friday, December 6, 2013

5 Easy Decorating Tips

Have a tough time putting displays and decor together?  Need a quick formula that works for all styles and tastes? I use the same 5 tips over and over with different objects to create fresh decorating ideas.
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I shared these in the fall, but they bear repeating.  I am generalizing them a bit more to work with any look or style.
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1.) Height--You need height in your displays, something to elevate objects.  I use a small child's chair and a suitcase. You could use a metal stool for a sleeker look, a rustic crate, anything that gives height.
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2.) Reclaimed Wood--I believe even the most modern decor can use a little reclaimed wood for texture and warm.  For my Christmas shelf, I don't have much, but some that is whitewashed on this star and the frame around it. 
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3.) Books--are cheap and affordable, can add color and display "shelves" or areas.  Wrap them in white paper or silver metallic paper for a cleaner look.
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4.) Metal--my metal of choice tends to be rust like this rusty whatnot piece that reminds me of a candy cane or tarnished silver, but you can use copper, gold, bronze or silver.  
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5.) Natural Elements--This is the easiest for me, the thing I love to add.  Pinecones, antlers, greenery, and twigs all add a touch of the outdoors.  Again, if you have a more contemporary style, copper or silver leaf those antlers or sticks.
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I added a little sparkle to these twigs 
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with some modge podge
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and glitter.  
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Use these 5 simple tips today for no fuss decorating!
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2 comments:

  1. Great tips! I so agree about adding height to a display and it's always fun to try and come up with unusual ways to add that height....especially in my booth where I can go a little crazier than I would in my home.
    Love the hot chocolate station too!
    Jane

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  2. Thanks for sharing your tips Becky. We know I'm the world's worst when it comes to decor. :)
    gail

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