HOME DECOR HACKS: NEW USES FOR THINGS YOU ALREADY OWN
Many of us have spent most of this year hunkered down at home. While we’ve all gotten more comfortable at home, we’ve also noticed the things we’d like to change about our living spaces. But if you don’t have room in the budget for new items, there are plenty of ways to spruce up your space by using pieces you already have in different, unexpected ways. You can give new life to old pieces by creatively using things you likely already own.
Bar Cart as a Mobile Music Station
Not just a chic way to display your bottle collection, a bar cart also provides easy-to-organize shelf space and wheels to roll into the living room when it’s time to crank up the tunes and have a dance party. Use record displays from Koeppel Design to showcase your favorite albums, and store the cart in your cupboard or a closet if you have the extra space. Boxes and dividers keep all your accessories organized and easy to grab.
Cutting Board Becomes a Centerpiece
A high-quality, well-placed cutting board can literally elevate a tablescape and draw the eye center. Repurpose a well-kept board or choose a new one from our favorites at Untitled.Co as an affordable, practical way to build a statement centerpiece or space up your dinner party game.
Dresser Becomes a Buffet
Snag a secondhand dresser or repaint one you have to make a statement piece in a small dining room. A fresh coat of paint and newly lined drawers can adapt a bedroom staple to the dining area.
Hang a Rug as a Headboard
Looking to spruce up your sleep space but can’t afford to spring for a new bed? A statement rug can transform into a statement wall and act as a headboard. Bonus points if it’s soft and textured like this luxurious piece from Seven Sundays Studios in our 188 Octavia 2-bedroom.
Bud Vase as Bathroom Accessory
A simple bud vase can be repurposed in just about any room, but it makes an elegant statement in the bathroom. Repurpose as a toothbrush holder, incense holder, or display on its own.