How to decorate your home from scratch (easier than you think)

1. Determine your decorating style

If you can define the design style you want for your home interior, you’re halfway there! A simple rule of thumb is to use the same style for the interior as for the exterior of the house.

2. Break your new interior design plan by room

The fastest way to feel overwhelmed by a new empty house is to try decorating the whole house at once. Prioritize the rooms that matter most to you and create a decorating plan, one room at a time!

3. Start with the largest piece in the room.

Now that you’ve broken down your decorating plan for one room at a time, take the same concept and focus on finding the most important element in the room.

4. Take advantage of the experts

Many stores offer a free (or low-cost) design service to their customers. Most employ design professionals to help you make the right choice, the first time. Their advice can save you a lot of time and money.

5. Painting is your new best friend

One of the easiest and cheapest ways to transform a blank canvas is to paint it! Repaint each room with a color of your choice. This is no time to be careful: choose a vibrant, bold or rich color.

6. Overlap each piece over time

Decorating your new home is a marathon, not a sprint. As you spend more time in your new home, you will get to know it better. You may have some new ideas on how a part looks and works in a few months, so don’t rush to do it all at once!

Cute DIY Garden Crafts You Can Make for Your Outdoor Space

One of the easiest ways to decorate your outdoor space on a budget is to create DIY garden crafts. Homemade garden craft ideas are so much more fun than anything you can buy at the store because they are unique and personal to your taste.

1.      Patriotic DIY Pallet Garden Flag

Show off the love for your country with this beautiful garden flag made from several wooden pallet planks. This fun DIY project can be done in just a couple of hours and will make a huge impact on your garden. It is strikingly beautiful and will not rip as traditional flags do over time.

 

2. Backyard Pond Made From a Stock Tank

This unique pond is not only easy to make but also gives your backyard an interesting water feature. Using a stock tank, a fully functional ecosystem is put into place with this DIY pond. Plants and animals both contribute to the delicate balance and beauty that this pond brings. It is simple to make and can be enjoyed with little maintenance.

 

3. Inexpensive DIY Window Flower Boxes

Window boxes add charm to any window. They are vibrant and give off a welcoming vibe. These DIY window boxes are super affordable and very easy to make. They can be painted in any color to match your style. Add some flowers and you will have the best-looking windows on the block.

4. Flower Planter with Built-in Bird Bath

Having potted flowers outside always helps to make your space look nice, but adding a birdbath makes it look interesting too. This fun DIY project combines them both. The bottom tier allows space for beautiful cascading flowers while the top provides a coordinating birdbath. The possible color and style combinations are nearly endless.

 

5. Tin Accent Wall Made of Roofing Material

This accent wall will turn heads at your next barbeque. It has made of simple roofing material that you can likely purchase locally. Framed out in wood, it can replace one section of a fence or used as a stand-alone piece to separate two areas of your yard or patio.

 

6. DIY Garden Orbs Made of Cement

Paper mache gets an upgrade when this DIY project uses a concrete mixture instead of water and flour. It truly is easier than it sounds, and it will make a striking focal point in our garden or flower bed. Finally these orbs can have made in all shapes and sizes and can even be painted if you prefer some color.