There are some nifty tricks you can do yourself at home to create some beautiful and intriguing design ideas. They don’t cost much at all and can be done by someone even with the most basic level of artistic talent and DIY knowledge, check them out in the rest of this article.
String art is a prime example of something that is easy to do, very cheap to make and looks great. The way to go about it is get a board and hammer nails in to it in the shape you would like, if for example you go for a heart shape then do the nails in the outline of a heart and starting at one of the nails run a piece of string from that nail to all of the others then move on to the next nail and do the same thing. It will build up a really nice geometric pattern that stands off the wall. See the video tutorial below…
The invisible bookshelf is a really cool trick and looks great on your wall, all you need to do is get a bracket that is normally used as a bookend on a shelving unit and screw it in to the wall the other way round so that there is a small flat section stuck out from the wall. You can then go ahead and stack four or five books on the bracket and it will appear as if the books are simply floating in mid air, the best way is to do this 4 or 5 times and dot them around the wall, it creates a really good affect.
Homemade ‘Fireflies’ Lantern
This is a really great alternative to having candles everywhere and is nice in a child’s bedroom. It is really easy to do, you just need to get a glass jar or vase, buy a back of glow sticks, crack them open and poor the liquid in to said jar/vase. Add some glitter to it and stir it in and it will give the effect of fireflies glowing in the dark in a lovely warm blue glow.
Homemade Candle Holders
A neat trick to create a really modern, contemporary candle holder is to use a few regular household items. All you will need to do is get some plain white ramekins, fill them up with coffee beans and then put your tea light in the centre of the coffee beans, it looks really nice especially in a kitchen and gives you the added smell of coffee when the beans get warm. Remember to use beans and not ground coffee though!
These are just a few of the many ideas that you yourself can do at home, you can also get professional interior designers to implement them in a more permanent, high end fashion should you really like the look of anything. High end interior design is all about giving the client what they want but at the same time making it feel homely rather than a magazine brochure.
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