18 Amazing Creative Decoration Ideas to Spruce Up Your Home

Emma Haggerty Emma Haggerty
Lakkad Works Minimalist nursery/kids room
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It's a perfect day to rethink your interior design and spruce up your home! Whether you've been looking for an excuse or you in need of a major revamp, there are plenty of ways to change things up. Adding creative decorations to your home can transform your rooms and take them from boring and drab to aesthetic and fab!


In the bedroom, it's a great idea to add interesting lighting features, change up the way you display your clothes, or even add eye-catching wall art. In your living room, try adding extravagant art pieces to fill the space or get some plants to add a touch of green. It's easy to add too much — remember to keep things simple and only add one or two large or interesting pieces to each room or you may overwhelm the space.

1. Reinvent your bookcase

Extension to an Arts & Crafts house Teddy Edwards Country style kitchen
Teddy Edwards

Extension to an Arts & Crafts house

Teddy Edwards

Bookcases don't have to be boring! Put a bookcase in an unusual place like the kitchen and try placing books in open cabinets as decoration. Arrange books by colour or scatter them for a cool rainbow effect.

2. Put your closet in the middle of the room.

Clapham Common Flat 2 YAM Studios Scandinavian style bedroom
YAM Studios

Clapham Common Flat 2

YAM Studios

It's popular nowadays to display your clothes in your room on an open hanger. Display your favorite pieces, coats, or simply keep your next outfit at the ready on a minimalistic hanger!

3. Craft your own lantern.

If you really want to get creative, crafting your own lantern is relatively easy. You can look up tutorials on the internet and create the perfect lantern to match your space.

4. Go for height with your decorations!

Decorations don't just belong on eye-level furniture, there's also plenty of reason to put things higher! This bookcase on the top of the wall looks fantastic in the space, and storing things neatly above can make for a cosier space.

5. Paint your own mural.

Folk Pixers Country style bedroom Multicolored

Artistically inclined? Then you'll have no problem painting your own mural — what a fun way to decorate white walls! This mural adds richness and colour to the room.

6. Smaller pieces can transform a room.

The Pink Mother-of-Pearl Pixers Minimalist bedroom Pink
Pixers

The Pink Mother-of-Pearl

Pixers

Even smaller or seemingly extraneous pieces, like this small wooden latter, add lots of detail and dimension to a space.

7. Lighting can be anywhere

That's right — lighting can truly be installed anywhere! Here we have neon pink lights installed in the kitchen on the walls. This looks great with the rest of the very modern architecture and contemporary furnishing.

8. Fun seating is a fantastic idea.

Richmond Full House Refurbishment A1 Lofts and Extensions Minimalist living room
A1 Lofts and Extensions

Richmond Full House Refurbishment

A1 Lofts and Extensions

Any kind of seating is a comfy piece to add to any room, and both adults and children will enjoy them! Another great thing about adding more seating to a room? If you have a lot of guests, you'll never worry about not having enough seating! This bubble chair is especially playful.

9. Bring in unusual pieces

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Orkun Indere Interiors

Private residence in İstanbul

Orkun Indere Interiors

Bringing in unusual light fixtures or hanging wall art can be a fun way to add interest to a room. Don't be afraid to add more than one piece if you have a larger space to work with, but remember to balance the room out.

10. Rugs are an easy way to fill a room.

The Function Suite, London antonygibbondesigns Industrial style living room
antonygibbondesigns

The Function Suite, London

antonygibbondesigns

Never underestimate the power of a beautiful rug! Adding a rug to the room, whether in the center or off to the side, is an easy way to decorate the room. Try out different textures and colours, or even go for a faux fur rug.

11. Place a mirror in the center

14 Offley Road ATOM BUILD LTD Modern living room
ATOM BUILD LTD

14 Offley Road

ATOM BUILD LTD

Mirrors always help to widen a space and add dimension to the room. If you're working with a smaller area, place a mirror in the center of the room to give the appearance of a bigger room. Hanging lights also make this room seem a little less stiff and more playful.

12. Add interesting features

Fireplace. Shoootin Modern living room
Shoootin

Fireplace.

Shoootin

There's certainly a lot going on in this room, which features stunning hanging lights, a large fern, some decorative pieces like glass bottles and trinkets, and a teal rug and blue chair. What helps keep this room from being overwhelmed is the warmth and cosiness emanating from the lights.

13. Create a headboard

Creating your own headboard or doing something completely different like a wall cut-out is a really great way to decorate the bedroom. Try different textures or fabrics, and do keep in mind the colour scheme of the room and don't deviate too far from it.

14. Create a jungle gym

Yes, you can create a jungle gym or rock wall in your own home! This space utilises wooden features for children to play around in the room. Just make sure that the room is inspected for safety before you give your kids the green light to jump around.

15. Repaint your room

Painting the walls is a tried-and-true way to reinvent a space, but have you tried repainting your furniture? It's a great way to add newfound charm to your room and match newer pieces for a whole new look.

16. Cubby boxes work great as storage

Slot House, London W12 AU Architects Modern nursery/kids room
AU Architects

Slot House, London W12

AU Architects

Cubby boxes are not only a cute and casual look for your kid's room, they also will fit all their favorite trinkets and school things. Add shelving to display family photos and books.

17. Turn your kid's room into a play space

Redesdaale Street Chelsea Basement Development Playroom Shape Architecture Modern nursery/kids room
Shape Architecture

Redesdaale Street Chelsea Basement Development Playroom

Shape Architecture

Designating your children an area for their imagination to run wild is a great idea! Turning your kid's room into a play space is easy — try painting the room with chalkboard paint so they can draw on the walls, or add a corkboard for them to put up friend's notes or drawings. You could even put up a map for them to explore or leave cushions for children to read on.

18. Add a fishtank

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Aquarium Architecture

Footballer's Pad Aquarium

Aquarium Architecture

Do something really creative and unexpected, like using a fish tank as decor or even as a room divider. Fish require a lot of commitment but might be worth it if you're looking to make your space more calming.

What are your best creative decoration ideas and how would you transform your space? Let us know below!

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