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Decorating with Everyday Items

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In most homes, storage is often an issue, so the idea of having to display decor items, in addition to storing the items you use every day, can be challenging!  One way to maximize your space is to decorate with items that you use.  You might be surprised at the various ways that everyday items can be displayed to make them look as if they are a creative part of your home’s decor!

 

Creative Ways to Decorate with Everyday Items

 

I created a plate wall in my dining room to store my white serving dishes that had been previously stacked on top of my refrigerator.  For me, this was a great way to fill an otherwise empty corner in the dining room without spending any additional money!  You could also create a plate wall using your “good” dishes in order to get them out of storage and be able to appreciate them every day.

TIDBITS & TWINE Dining Room 15

 

Jewelry can also make unique and beautiful wall art…

{via Pinterest}
{via Pinterest}

…or can add a little bling to an existing item.

{via Making Lemonade}
{via Making Lemonade}

 

Rather than tuck books away in a cabinet or bookcase, they can be used to add height to lamps and vases, or act as filler in a vignette.  If you don’t like look eclectic look of the various covers, you can always re-cover them with fabric or paper.  Tutorial {here}.

{via The Glamourai}
{via The Glamourai}

 

Coffee mugs can look beautiful displayed in a kitchen or on a buffet.

Coffee Mug Display
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Setting up for a party?  No need to buy a utensil caddy when you can use mason jars, vases, or even a sugar bowl!  Practical and pretty!

{via French Country Cottage}
{via French Country Cottage}

 

Don’t store your champagne bucket when not in use!  Instead, use is as a vase, utensil holder, or even leave it empty as part of coffee table vignette.  The shape and color adds elegance and character to any space.

{via On Sutton Place}
{via On Sutton Place}

 

Even cookbooks can become a part of your kitchen decor when grouped together in a basket or tray.

Cookbook Storage
{via Miss Mustard Seed}

 

We buy large packs of bar soap and used to store them under the sink.  Recently, though, I decided to unwrap the individual bars and display them on a shelf in a closed cabinet in our bathroom.  As an added benefit, they now scent the towels that are also stored in the cabinet and everything smells fresh and clean!

TIDBITS-&-TWINE-Bathroom-Display

 

So before you go out and buy a new decor item, look in your cabinets, closets, and cupboards to see if you can show off what you already own!
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