DIY tricks to make where you stay feel like home

HOME SWEET HOME
No matter how big or small, home is where the heart is. And StyleCracker has just the decor ideas for you to make your heart grow fonder. 

PAINT IT LIKE IT’S HOT
Gone are the days of plain-jane opalescent walls. Texture, wall paper, block-print, wooden paneling, cloth paneling, mirror paneling and hand painting even a small wall can brighten up the area and add dimension. In addition, you can even decorate it with multiple varying shapes and sizes of photo frames and quotes. 

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PUT A VEIL ON IT
Something as easy as changing the drapes can instantly revamp the tired look of your apartment. Ready-made curtains are very easy to find at all local department stores. Go for fabrics that are light and airy. White linen or mul curtains are classic and pair well with any decor. Another fun way to look at it would be to contrasting graphic print curtains. 

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ON THE FLOOR
Bean bags are so 1990s. Instead opt for giant-size floor cushions in bright colours and soft fabrics. Also have a couple of low height wooden stools that can double up as side tables within reach of the floor cushions. Nothing more annoying than to get up every few seconds to place your glass back on the main centre table. 

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ONE IN MANY
It doesn’t matter if your furniture is simple and homey. Like fashion, decor too has the same rule. So invest in one statement piece of furniture. Like a Victorian-inspired chair, a chaise lounge, an Art Deco wall hanging, a Tanjore Painting etc. These add character and will enhance the surroundings.

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LIGHT IT UP
Besides the house lighting, also look for innovative and inexpensive ways of adding light elements. Different shapes and sizes of candles on the mantel or a string of fairy lights in your balcony or wrapped around wall paintings or kept in a large bowl on the dining table will create a festive and romantic mood all year round.

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