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Exhibiting everyday objects
Or to give them a second life, like creating a wall of playmobils by sticking them to the paste to fix. Guaranteed effect.
Either to mix the useful with the pretty, like decorating your walls with your jewelry, necklaces, earrings, it is a way of exhibiting the objects that are dear to us. The result will be more personal than a simple frame and cost nothing. In addition, it’s a good excuse to buy jewelry (but hush!)
In the kitchen, you can display your spices, it frees the drawers, you can accumulate travel spices…
Exhibit his beautiful magazines, his books. Our readings introduce us, it is also a way to share our tastes through its decoration, which marks us.
All this so as not to confine an object to a single utility.
Using flaws to make them unique qualities
My dark kitchen was deliberately painted in navy to create a strong and very intimate atmosphere. Rather than a white kitchen that would have always seemed sad and intoxicated. I accentuated his character.
A badly positioned radiator, a pipe which crosses a wall … I put them forward by painting them in a shade contrasting with the rest.
A fridge visible in the living room or more glamorous in the kitchen can be covered with an adhesive that will make it a real asset.
Avoid the catalog effect
You must avoid buying everything new and in the same place so as not to have a catalog page effect. »I find that interiors are always more charming when it is a clever mix of new and old.
Do not hesitate to do flea markets, to hunt at Emmaüs or to create alerts on the right corner to track down some vintage elements that are scattered here and there, in the midst of other more recent furniture. It helps to create a soul instead!
Do not hesitate to give a second life to furniture that we no longer like by repainting it and changing a few details (feet, handles…) Our kitchen table was taupe in color and did not cut very well with the gray waxed concrete floor dark. Rather than replacing it, we simply painted it in matt white which makes it stand out very well in the loft and which gives it a completely different style.
Bet on plants!
Whether on shelves in the kitchen or in the living room or even at the foot of our glass roof, they serve as decor alone and create a very green and slow life atmosphere that we love!
Cracking for wicker
I am completely in love with wicker suspensions and baskets of all kinds. Accumulating the basket on a pretty hook makes it possible to create a small bohemian corner which has an effect at a lower cost!
Put the pictures on the furniture
I hate drilling holes in the walls, it panics me. So, I decided to put the pictures on the furniture and the mirrors on the floor. Another advantage: nothing is final and everything can move at will.
Multiply the small seats
Rather than having a cluttered room, I have a single sofa, and different small armchairs, benches, stools and chairs. This allows me to redistribute the seats in the living space quite easily according to the times of the day and the needs. In this way, my children also have access to furniture that is their size. The coffee table in the living room associated with a mini chair in raw wood or a bench, and presto, here is a small desk for drawing or playing Lego!
My cover-up suitcases
I have in the lounge area metal suitcases which seem at first sight only decorative but which are in reality my “stash” with balls, and works in progress. It is also a good way to quickly store all the small toys of children lying around in the living room. Failing to put them away, they know where to find them! They are sometimes happy totes but at least it is closed and my eye is not attacked by the ambient disorder 😉
Opt for the mix and match
My first piece of advice would be to avoid wanting to stick to a trend at all costs. Nothing worse than the total look copied / pasted from a decoration catalog or an Instagram account – in addition to being a little creepy -. Do not hesitate to mix the influences, this is what will give the dog to your interior!
Make the right choices
Unless you are a pro or have an expandable budget, invest in timeless models – at least for large rooms – and personalize according to your desires of the moment with accessories. For example, opt for a plain fabric sofa and indulge yourself with plaids and cushions or bet on white kitchen furniture and personalize the decor around (pretty cutting boards and retro household appliances on the work surface, a zellige credenza, a nice carpet, posters…)
A decoration adapted to your lifestyle
Choose a decoration adapted to your lifestyle. For example, I love urban jungle interiors but I am a gardener and I move a lot on weekends so I gave up investing in green plants. Ditto, forget the crumpled white linen sofa with young children! Personally, since I am a maniac but I cannot prevent my children from fiddling with everything in the house – right? – I have given up investing in beautiful brand new pieces and I prefer to hunt for objects that are already weathered!
Do not overload
Furnish with just what is needed. And do not hesitate the repetition of objects and furniture.
Colors not small touchs
Daring colors, yes, but in small doses so as not to overload.
Multiplying plants is a cheap trick to furnish the space without spending too much. But above all, plants bring life and personality to an interior.
Play on accessories
As for furniture, we prefer neutral tones. To spice up your interior, you play on accessories. It allows later, by changing just a few frames or cushions, to get a whole different atmosphere!
Beware of the total look!
And classic advice, but we avoid the total look… We mix old and new, while remaining consistent. And if we don’t have an idea, we don’t hesitate to get inspiration from others, or on Pinterest 😉
Decorating a house is a way of expressing oneself, of being creative, of creating a place that looks like us, that soothes us. But for that you have to try different things: experiment, move your furniture, and re-move it again… Try different colors: you can very easily repaint a wardrobe, the frame of a mirror, a chair…. No need to make expensive changes. Try different wallpapers on a wall (no need to make a whole room) until you find a balance in the decoration you like. And when we get tired, we can always start again!
Take the time
It is very important, when you live somewhere, to feel the energy in a house or in a space, before doing all your decoration. You have to take your time, think, buy furniture and decorative pieces as you go. A beautiful decoration, with a soul, is something that comes with time.
A decoration to live
A house is above all a place to live…. there is nothing worse than being afraid for the carpet or the sofa because of the children or when friends come. Look for pretty but not too fragile solutions and above all, in line with your budget. It is a place to live, not a museum…!