I love creating and adding those little details to my home, that really show off my personality in à la maison. I love shabby chic style home decorating ideas and some would describe my home as having an eclectic home décor style.
I started a few months ago adding little details here and there from homemade photo frames to Signs on the walls and interior doors, I haven’t stopped since. My Teenage son said it has become an addiction! I truly wish I had a bigger house as there are not enough walls to hang my prints, photos and signs on anyone, but you have to work with what you have got right.
I will take you on a tour of my home and show you what home decorating ideas we have put together and in some cases made to give our home a truly eclectic feel and personality.
Home Decorating Ideas for the Living Room
My Living room has a real mad mix of interesting objects, cushions and lighting. I wallpapered my Chimney breast with a fantastic stone effect wallpaper that I found, which looks like an old imperfect wall. Instead of a fire as the centre piece I have filled the hole with logs, which I think complements the chimney breast perfectly. The great thing about coming up with your own home decorating ideas is simple touches like adding flickering lights to the log pile makes them glow and appear to be on fire, making it quite a romantic addition to he living room.
I have plenty of lighting in my room from French chandelier style lamps, icicles style lights, a chrome crown, and a personal favourite a teacup and saucer lamp! Honestly, there are so many great ideas when it comes to lighting options. It really depends on the feel you want for the room. What’s important is that your lighting gives the room the right amount of brightness and ambiance to work or relax in.
I recently purchased some rather nice bookends which were in the sale for only £2.49. I found some of my old classics books and a few new books to display between the bookends. With my home decorating ideas flowing I also found a very eclectic pure white skull, which is actually a money box but I bought for decoration purposes and paid only £1.99 for it.
My doorstop always provides great amusement when people come over, My very fake, very light one Ton Doorstop holds open my room door perfectly whilst looking very interesting.
Out on display is my favourite item in the room my home-made Scrabble Picture, this was my actual scrabble game from when I was 8 years old and my husband has spelt out all our names on the board and mounted it in a lovely plain frame from Ikea. It is these simple great ideas that make decorating in your own style really add your personality. I also had made my favourite photo frame out of an old computer Keyboard.
My personality really comes out in all my many cushions covering my sofas, From a scrabble picture cushion, a handmade skull cushion, to one that simply says “Be nice or leave”. I would rather shop for cushions than shoes any day of the week, because I always seem to be thinking about home decorating ideas where ever I go and I get so much satisfaction from seeing my home every day.
Eclectic home decor Hallway & Landing
My Hall and landing all simply all one colour White, a period style White decorated with white photo frames with pictures of the family in. I have a very large oversized mirror in the Hall that was once Gold and belonged to my parents, I still remember putting my make-up on in this Mirror before a night out with the girls when I was 18 years old!
I have hung some really cute Shabby Chic style lighting over the front door, opposite I have placed some candles, a School style bell and a sign simply saying ‘Remember as Far as anyone Knows, we are a normal family’.
My own home decorating ideas mean signs play a big part on my landing area, here are the others I have out on display. My Mirror was a bargain at only £5.00 from a car boot sale! It reminds me of sleeping beauty due to it’s oval shape and ecliptic detailing.
I have recently decorated my bedroom, by adding a massive statement sign above my bed take a look how to make one yourself. I also found some stunning cushions from British home stores to really compliment the plain black bedding.
Thank you for reading this post! I hope you enjoyed a trip around my home. I would love to hear your thoughts both good and bad. If you have any ideas that you feel make work in my home or even your’s please do share them with us! I am sure my family would most definitely love to add some more unique style’s to our home.