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Quirky decorating ideas to try today!

Are you sick of beige walls and rooms that all look like clones? Inject some colour, originality and vitality into your home with a little effort and some imagination. Whether you want to transform your home on a budget or unleash your creative side, you can make your home unique with these quirky decorating ideas!

Top quirky decorating ideas

Get arty

Create your own colourful ornaments and decorations with some good quality paint. From painted egg shells to decorated flower pots and pebbles, your choice of canvas can be as unique and quirky as you like. This is a great project to get the kids involved in, too.

Frame it

It's easy to create cheap, beautiful wall hangings with a few different sized frames. Frame anything from home made art to wall paper samples and experiment with staggering them on a wall or staircase. And how about customising the frames themselves? A lick of paint can give any old frame a new lease of life.

Customise it

And while we're customising, why not turn your attention to larger items of furniture? New handles on a cabinet or a couple of coats of glossy, colourful paint can transform the look and feel of a room. Rummage out that old sewing machine from the attic and have a go at making some cushion covers or curtain tie backs - it's fast, easy and cheap.

Bring the outdoors in

Add some quirk to any room by bringing some of the outdoors in! A pile of logs in the fireplace; a twisted log; a pile of pebbles - there are thousands of possibilities.

Tips for quirky decorating

  • Short on inspiration? Tear out pictures from magazines and start an "inspiration scrapbook".
  • If you're unsure about a new look, make a quick sketch of your room with the makeover. Even simple drawings can help you visualise the changes and decide whether they are right for you.

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