14 Ways to Break the Decorating Rules

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We all have a dream about the way our home should look. Some of us might just want to add something small onto our existing home and others might want to renovate the entire space (me!).  No matter what your dream home looks like, here are ways to break the rules while decorating your home.

  1. Vertical Herb Garden in Your Kitchen

You can add a vertical herb garden to your kitchen. You will always have just the herbs you need!


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  1. Backyard Cinema

You can make an outdoor movie theater by using this simple DIY in your backyard. You mainly need a projector, comfy cushions, speakers and a backdrop to project against. You can even host a movie night in the backyard for your neighbors.

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  1. Fusion Dining And Pool Table

This dining table is the perfect way to have a pool table with sacrificing space in your home for a huge pool table.


  1. Beach Sand Under Your Work Desk

Do you want to feel the sand between your toes while you work? You can make your sandbox for under your desk.

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  1. Treehouse Room For Kids

You can convert a bunk bed into a treehouse bedroom with the help of this amazing DIY project. I am dying to try this!


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  1. Make a Table from a Tree Stump

Are you cutting any trees in your yard? Why not make your old trees into tables in your living room or guest rooms.


  1. Add A Swing Chair

Swinging inside your home is a great way to break the rules and have fun decorating.


  1. Create Your Own Art

Why not skip the expensive art and make your own instead? Here are some fun DIYs that make it easy to make your own art even without being an artist.


  1. Paint Your Own Wallpaper

Make your own wallpaper by painting poems or favorite book passages on the walls.

  1. Hammock Bed

Who needs a real bed? Why not make your bedroom feel like an oasis?


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  1. Ombre your Walls

Solid walls are so boring! You can make your wall ombre with small cans of paint colors from the palette that you can get from the store. You can paint an entire room in ombre or make an accent wall.  


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  1. Carpets that Make a Statement

You can easily break the rules with STAINMASTER® Signature Squares™! Normally, when you are decorating a room, you are bound by the traditional rug shapes and sizes. For example, Living Rooms usually require an 8′ x 10′ rug. The play room had two 8′ x 10′ rugs and an 8′ x 8′ rug, and it just was not working for us! You can see more picture of how we used the STAINMASTER® Signature Squares™ to break the rules.

_MG_8212 (2) _MG_8228The STAINMASTER® Signature Squares™allow you to zig­zag, create L shapes, or customize to any shape that you might need. I would call the one that I made a keyhole shape. You can arrange or rearrange the carpets however you like. There are no rules! STAINMASTER® Signature Squares™ are Rugs Without Rules.

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  1. Make Noise Reducing Art

If you home a ton of echo, you make noise reducing art. You can use STAINMASTER® Signature SquaresTM  to make art or use fabric like in this simple DIY.

  1. Use Empty Pictures Frames to Fill up Wall Space

Who said that picture frames were meant for pictures? Break the rules by adding picture frames to fill up wall space without any photos. Paint the same color for a cohesive look.


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Now that I have shared the ways to Break the Rule when Decorating your House, do you have any way you have broken them in your home?

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