When you get the notion to make changes at home, whether it is because you have been there for a while and are ready for something different or have just moved and need to tackle some much-needed projects, that impulse and desire tend to stay until you do something about it.
Get creative and make a list of things you want to redo or upgrade around your home, and then check them off as you are able to. Keep reading for imaginative ways to decorate the home you love.
Use pipes to fashion new features
Galvanized pipe is a great resource to use in home decor and upgrades. This type of pipe has been coated with zinc to protect from corrosion yet offers a unique and distinctive look. The industrial design can work well with many design eras, including modern, contemporary, and industrial, to name a few. Consider the following ideas as inspiration for your next update.
- Replace interior stair railings with galvanized pipes or galvanized pipes and tension wire to completely change the way your stairs look. Bring the idea outside by updating any exterior stair railings with the same materials.
- Keep the aesthetic flowing throughout your home by adding grab bars, toilet paper holders, and towel holders made of galvanized steel in the bathrooms.
- Make industrial galvanized pipe shelves. These can be placed in any room in your home, and you can make them in a variety of sizes to suit your needs. Use different wood or wood stains to add to the specific character of each room.
- Head back outside and install fencing made with galvanized steel around your property or only around specific areas you want to be cordoned off, such as garden beds, to add a unique touch to the outdoors.
Paint the window frames
Nothing gives a pop of appeal or changes the entire mood of a room than paint. One area that is often overlooked is that of the humble window frame. So often, builders paint them a standard white, which is quite nice, actually. But, if you are looking for an impactful change, consider painting them a different color.
You can opt for flat, matte, or glossy, as all of these finishes will offer something different in how they look in your home. Black is a distinctive color of choice; however, you can use any hue you will enjoy for the long term. Think gray-ish walls with navy or even teal trim. This is an easy way to make your home as original as you are with eye-popping or subtle hints of color.
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Feel free to break any perceived decorating guidelines as you go about creating the home of your dreams. Use unique and unexpected materials or paint in non-traditional ways. After all, it is your house, and only you can make it into a place of respite and comfort that you get to call home every day.