Mix and Match Your Decorations

September 26, 2011 by Ruby Hawk  
Published in Beauty

Every woman enjoys decorating her home. Favorite colors change from year to year and decorations go out of style. While we don’t want to break the bank dressing up our homes, we do want to keep it looking up to date. You can do it on the cheap if you’re watching pennies, which most of us are doing these days. Thrift stores are the first places to start. You can always find some beautiful deals there. Yard sales can also have good bargains. Your old furniture can be brought up to date with varnish or paint. Using a little paint, fabric and lots of elbow grease we can beautify our homes on a budget.

The dining room is the most important place in the house. It’s where family comes together evenings and where friends guests gather to create special memories. A round dining table works well, as large or small as your room allows. It’s less formal and guests and family meet on a common footing. No one feels left out of the conversation. A sisal rug goes well with the informality of the room. The dining room can be expensive to decorate but you can still have a stunning room on a budget.

Cover of Favorite Colors

To create a beautiful warm dining room, there are many colors to choose from but these are some favorites you might like. A muted green is popular for walls, with golden curtains for the windows. White ceilings will set the green and yellow off. Warm brown for slip covers will be beautiful with a sisal rug for the floor. If you have moldings, a muted neutral paint will look perfect.

Instead of buying new chairs, give your existing ones a face lift with slip covers you can make yourself. Better yet, look in thrift stores for ready made ones. If you don’t find ready made at the thrift store, look for fabric to do them yourself. This will be the best deal in fabric you can find. If you happen to have a pretty bedspread to spare, you can make your dining room slip covers from that. While you’re at the thrift store, look for your curtains.

Buy a large screen or picture for the dining room wall that will be a show stopper. A large picture sets the tone for the space. You will be most likely to find a large screen or framed art at the thrift store. A nice quilt or mirror would also work well. Whatever you choose, be sure it picks up the colors of the room.

Consider bringing in a multipurpose piece such as a dresser or chest to hold napkins, tablecloths and also to serve as a buffet. If it’s a little banged up, strip and sand the piece and either paint or varnish it to look like new. If you decide to paint, you wont necessarily need to strip. Just use a rich paint to paint over the dings.

Other popular colors are creamy beige for walls with muted orange for window curtains and a deep olive green for dinning chair slip covers. A good way to choose colors is by looking at paint strips in the paint section and comparing colors. You can place them side by side and see what colors go well together. You can also go to fabric stores and stack colors together to see how the colors blend in.

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32 Responses to “Mix and Match Your Decorations”
  1. Jamie Myles Says:

    Great tips! Thanks for the idea’s.

  2. thelyricwriter Says:

    Very useful tips Ruby. Appreicate the advice and ideas as well.

  3. Shirley Shuler Says:

    Mixing and matching is a great idea Ruby, I have been doing it for sometime now.

  4. lapasan Says:

    Helpful info to decorate my home.

  5. LCM Linda Says:

    Great ideas. You make me want to re-decorate my room.

  6. SharifaMcFarlane Says:

    I make my own slip covers. I save money and get exactly what I want.

  7. Eunice Tan Says:

    Mix & match decorations always be nice idea.

  8. FX777222999 Says:

    Very good article for decors at home. Cheers!

  9. LoveDoctor Says:

    I love these types of articles you write. Awesome tips here for home decor. I really like the Persian rugs and how they look underneath the table. The muted green I like as well as warm colors.

  10. DHEERUMT Says:

    good ideas for decoration

  11. jennifer eiffel01 Says:

    When we had the basemnt painted, my mom got paint strips and it took her months to pick a xolor. She has paint strips for her bedroom and has been choosing colirs since before daddy died a year ago and she was looking a year before that.
    Great ideas

  12. mayka Says:

    Very good ideas

  13. webseowriters Says:

    cool ideas

  14. papaleng Says:

    creativity is a nice trait to have here. Got to check your other articles if you have one that tackle bedroom color. I am remodeling our bedroom.

  15. Hettie Says:

    Thank you for the great ideas Ruby :)

  16. Christine Ramsay Says:

    Some lovely ideas there, Ruby. I shall have to remember them.

  17. ittech Says:

    a very good ideas

  18. Atanacio Says:

    again a very useful article :)

  19. megamatt09 Says:

    Some good tips and advice.

  20. rgreenfield Says:

    I love how you put it together! Thanks for sharing.

  21. Moses Ingram Says:

    Your usual good post.

  22. wonder Says:

    I love that green and gold.Lovely tips about the large painting.
    My drawing cum dining has a blue,grey,white, so colour choice becomes limited.

  23. Socorro Lawas Says:

    My daughter has a 10-room house and finds it a joy matching and mixing her effects after which she sleeps soundly.

  24. PR Mace Says:

    I love to mix and match. Great ideas.

  25. mphsglo Says:

    Very good advice and help tips.

  26. Atanacio Says:

    thanks again for your useful articles

  27. LoveDoctor Says:

    These are very useful tips. I like the creamy beige walls with orange curtains.

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  29. yes me Says:

    Another good one Ruby cheers

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  31. wedding wishes Says:

    Really inspiring.. Thank you so much.. :)

  32. Health Blog Says:

    Very good article for decors at home

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