Decorating your ghar is probably the most fun thing ever. If you’re one of those who think that, this one’s for you. Decorating can be an exciting activity, but usually burns a hole in your pocket. Finding and buying sundar decorative items could be time-taking and bhari on your purse.
What if what you need is right there with you? We Indians love jugads right? You can repurpose things that you have right at your home and get your dream decor. Here a quick guide on how to make a pen stand at home.
No one will understand your needs like you do, so why not create something that tailor fits your aspirations. Diwali saaf safai brings out so much stuff from our homes that just sits year round and doesn’t do anything but collect dust. Next time you hit your annual cleanout season save everything, old furniture, paint, clothes, cans, bottles…sab kuch!
To make things easier for you, we’ve gathered 10 amazing home decor jugads for your home. Read on to find one that fits your needs.
1. Paint It New!
There is no other easier path you can choose to renovate your old and rusty furniture, and decor at home and give it a new life with the swish of a brush. If you don’t have an old colour can lying around, you can find them saste me at your nearby stores. Choose a colour or a few that goes along with your current wall colour. You can do a contrast or go with the same colour but different shade. Paint your wooden stools, bedside drawers, the wall frames and give your home a hatke touch.
2. Tea Cups For Candles
Kisne socha tha? If you think it’s time to change your chai ke cups, don’t throw them away or cast them at the bottom to sit idle. If your tea cups have floral design or even if they’re plain you can use them as candles. Imagine how aesthetic it would look at your dinner table. You can use the saucer and the cup as a set or use the cup individually for your candle. Just melt the candle you have at home and pour it into the cup along with a wick. You can customise the smell too. Add orange peels, vanilla extract, Indian spices like cinnamon, or any agent you want. Ek teer do nishan, you get fantastic fragrances and a beautiful home decor piece.
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3. Reusing Your Cans
Your kitchen must be overflowing with unused cans. In sab ka kya karoge? Here are a few ways you can reuse them to add a tinge of uniqueness to your home. One way to use your old cans is to turn them into plant pots. You can paint them your favourite colour or keep them as they are. Just get some good soil and get your plant seeds. They are small and convenient to place anywhere, so you don’t have to worry about moving a heavy pot. Another way is to use them again in the kitchen as cutlery holders or even a pen stand. Think of several other innovative ways to use them at your house because the sky’s the limit to your imagination.
4. Bottle Lamps
Ketchup or liquor bottles? Have you been using them to hold extra spices or water all along? It’s time to spice it up. Just take out the lamp shade from your old lamps and replace the stand with clear bottles for a touch of quirkiness. You can also try creating fun patterns with paints, ropes, art accessories. Or, just leave it as is. It’s an amusing way to recycle your bottles in a non-conventional way.
5. Replace Door Knobs
Apke cupboard doors se drawers tak, if you’re still stuck on the old boring knobs that came with them, it’s time to change them up. You can give your home a bilkul naya look with different hardware accessories. Go for mosaics, marbles or antics – anything that catches your fancy and complements your existing decor. Making this small change could easily transform your house in minutes. You can find these antique shops or rummage around your old item cache and something that you already have can take you by surprise.
6. Crib To Table
Has your child grown out of their crib and you’re the parent who’s contemplating what to do with it? Chinta nahi, we’re here with the best solution you could ever find. Turn your child’s crib into a study table for him/her. Just remove one side of the crib and add a chair and, voila, a brand new functional table for your kid! You can accessorise it as per your child’s needs. One thing you could do is install a slate at one of the sides of the crib, so that it can be used as a giant slate as well. This will definitely add more character to your kids room. And your child is gonna love you for this idea.
7. Customising Your Mirror
Remember old clothes you found in your Diwali cleaning? Yes, it’s time to put them to use here. Cut out flower shapes and leaves out of your old clothes. Be creative and don’t hold back. Now taking a glue gun, start arranging your flowers around your mirror. This will add another dimension to your plain boring mirror and amp up your bathroom. You can also do the same to other mirrors around your home. Don’t want flowers? Switch up the pattern to something that you love.
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8. Embroidery Hoops As Art
Did you take up embroidery as a habit long ago but now those hoops are just lying somewhere because you’ve lost interest? Time to bring out those hoops and get creative. You can use these in multiple ways. Ek tarika hai to revamp your old embroidered designs and hang them in your bedroom or living room to liven up your house. Another creative way is to take two hoops and attach a circular bottom to it and place a small plant or use it as a coaster. Or, attach a rope at the ends and hang it in your living room to flaunt your DIY skills to your friends and family.
9. Homemade Rug
There are infinite ways you can make a homemade rug. And it’s pretty tough to mess up. You can use so many things to make it, old ropes, used clothes, anything that could be strung together to form a rectangle or circle! You can match the theme of all your home decor or go wild and mismatch everything but in a fun way. There are plenty of tutorials on YouTube you can use as reference. Get your scissors and glue and get working.
10. Tire Ottoman
Did your car get a makeover and you’re left with a rubber tire you have no idea what to do with? Here’s something you can try. Get some old thick ropes and a glue gun. Cover up your tire by binding the rope tightly around all sides, covering up all places, and keep glueing the rope as you go along. This rustic sitting place will amp up any room. This can also be a lovely addition to your front or backyard as well.
There’s so much treasure to be found in things you consider as “trash”. You can reuse almost anything you can find in your throw bin. #BeALittleMore frugal but creative and you’ll have yourself kamal ke home decor pieces you can use to bring colour and vibrance to your home. Have you tried creating home decor pieces from old things? Mention in the comment down below what worked and what didn’t, we’d love to hear back from you. Here’s a quick guide on how to clean rexine sofa at home.
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