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Low-Maintenance Home Decorating Tips


Home decorating, while a rewarding and gratifying activity, can sometimes be time-consuming or overwhelming. By trimming the amount of time spent shopping for, renovating, cleaning, and maintaining a home’s interior design, these low-maintenance decorating tips make a home design project less work and more fun.

An uncomplicated means to decorate a room is to use large accent pieces, such as area rugs or wall-size paintings. These pieces make a room look complete, with a minimum of time spent selecting individual smaller pieces. Decorative lighting is another straightforward way to change the look of a room with the least amount of hassle. Standing lamps, chandeliers, and tinted light bulbs add style to a room, without having to undertake a large renovation project.

In the kitchen, buying utensil or pot and pan holders allow for the use of already owned kitchen supplies as the key elements of the room’s design. These holders can be placed on counters or hung beneath cabinets so that the kitchen tools are openly displayed. In addition, displaying spices on a spice rack allows them to serve a dual purpose as both functional and decorative. Placing fine china or silverware on display in a kitchen allows these items, which might otherwise see little use, to be integrated into daily kitchen use.

In the bedroom, decorative bedding and mattress covers are often the quickest way to change the look and feel of a design. Most home goods stores carry linens, bedspreads, pillow shams, and duvets in a variety of styles. Choosing a bright, highly patterned bedspread can make an otherwise classic style look up-to-date and modern. Likewise, a classic, elegant bed set can make a bedroom look put-together and sleek. Wall stickers, removable stickers meant to look like wall paint when applied to a home wall, are one of the most low-maintenance options on the market for those interested in home decorating. These stickers can be applied in any room, by simply pealing them off a sheet of paper and applying where desires. Some brands of wall stickers are even movable, allowing the ability to change up a rooms style at will.

Even though home decorating often seems like an activity that is only available to those with a lot of free time, money, and patience, implementing some of these low-maintenance tips into your next design project can save you from a lot of hassle and expense.

An Interior Design Consultant/Stylist for Super A-Mart– Australia’s leading Furniture Retailer, Sam writes about interior design and loves to help people transform their homes, rooms and spaces into their ideal living spaces. You can read more of Sam’s writing at the Super A-Mart Blog.