Do you want to add to or change the look of your apartment or home? Are you
decorating on a budget? Do you have pictures sitting in boxes and want to
creatively display them? Do you love the appearance of wood and want to
implement wood working in your home decor? Have you shopped retail
stores but cannot afford retail prices?
Below are decorating tips that can be used with wood products that will add
character and style to your living space.
1. Picture frames: Wood frames can be enhanced by placing a ribbon from
both sides of the top and then hanging it on a brass knob. You can easily
change the ribbon to different colors to match various color schemes.
Floating picture frames are a unique way to display pictures. They are hung
with ribbon in an uneven format, from an expandable iron rod.
2. Block letters: These can be used in decorating for different holidays or
remain stationary year round using colors that match the room’s color
scheme. A range of colors and sizes make the lettering more interesting
and fun. Custom lock letters are great in decorating kids rooms in particular.
Displaying a child’s name in wood letters reinforces the child’s feelings of
importance and self worth.
3. Wood signs: Vinyl lettering is popular. Quotes, special phrases or names
can be transferred onto wood crafts . Wood signs can be prominently
displayed for living room decorating, bedroom decorating or bathroom
4. Shelves: There is no limit to what you can do with a wood shelf. They
are a basic feature in many homes. Shelves are an easy way to alter the
look of a room–just replacing the items displayed on the shelf periodically.
You can creatively and inexpensively decorate for each holiday with your
5. Shadow boxes: Like wood shelves, shadow boxes are an easy and
inexpensive way to change the look of a wall. They are a hollow and deep
wood frame that is cut in various shapes and sizes. Dried flowers in pots,
greenery, small figurines, picture frames, boxed letters and much more look
exquisite in shadow boxes.
6. Wood carvings: Turn of the century wood designs were famous for their
beautiful and detailed wood working. The wood designer spent countless
hours carving intricate designs in their wood pieces. They took pride in
their craftsmanship. Today, we can achieve the desired look of detailed
designs by purchasing pieces of elaborate wood. When refinishing cabinets
or shelves, you can glue the wood designs on your item and then paint or
stain over it. This gives your wood a more expensive, fresh new look.
7. Knobs: Replacing old knobs with stylish new rod iron knobs, will update
your wood furniture or cabinetry. Often adding a rod iron knob onto a plain
surface will add character to your wood piece. Adding a iron knob to a wood
plaque, for example, will quickly turn a simple object into a sensible tool
for hanging items on.
8. Wood Mirrors: Strategically placing mirrors in a smaller room, can
create an illusion that the space is larger than it actually is. It adds
depth and dimension to the room.