Creative Home Decorating and Furnishing Ideas

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You’ve found the right property. After finding more information about agents and doing an exhaustive search, your closing on a real estate purchase. It’s the right price, in the right location with some of the right features. Your real estate agent worked hard to meet your needs with the right listings, but not every property will have everything you’ll want.

When you move into a new home, you want it to be comfortable, pleasing and reflective of your personal style. And that means making changes in a way that matches your personality and style.

How do you design your new home?

Use mirrors

There are several benefits to placing mirrors in one or more of your rooms. They can reflect light, making the room seem brighter, and give the appearance of more space. No matter the size of your rooms, it’s nearly always a good thing to make them feel more spacious.

Finding the right mirror can also help you express your own personal taste and style.

Let your children help

If you’re a parent, you’ll want to make your new property feel like home for your children, too. By setting aside an area in one room, and installing a wallboard, you can encourage encourage your children to paint and do other imaginative designs to stick to the board, decorating the space (and keeping their artwork organized) effortlessly.

Use themes

Themes can also help to personalize your home. There are so many to choose from. These could be color themes in specific rooms or anything which expresses your taste in art, music, literature, or film.

For example, you could experiment with a nautical theme in a room (e.g., blue walls and seaside paintings) or a vintage theme — whatever you prefer.

Wall Art

Transform your living space into a haven of artistic expression with our curated collection of wall art designs from Dara O’Doherty. Elevate your home decor with a fusion of creativity and sophistication, with a range of pieces that cater to every taste and style.

Create space for your hobbies

You could also furnish and decorate some parts of your home based on your hobbies. If you love reading, having a comfy chair in the corner of your main room with a small bookcase gives you a quiet place to retreat into your favorite books after a long day. Alternatively, you may convert the attic into a creative space for you to paint or draw if you have an artistic streak.

Create a breakfast bar

Designing and having a breakfast bar installed gives you a place to prepare food, eat and catch up with your family in an informal setting. There are plenty of options to choose from with breakfast bars. Whatever the design of your kitchen, you can choose one which fits in with the decor.

Install lighting

If you want to transform the feel of your room from day to night, or for occasions where you’re entertaining guests, you can do this with the right lighting. Lamps and wall lights spread sporadically throughout your space can help to change the feel of a room. Rather than having one main light, you have several and can use all of them or just a few to get the lighting just right for the occasion.


If you’re decorating on a budget or simply enjoy getting creative, it’s a good idea to get stuck into some DIY tasks. For example, you could install your own floating shelves by following this helpful guide, or you could create your own flower pots and coasters using reclaimed materials and paint to decorate.

Paint a mural

Another idea for those who love arts and crafts is to paint a mural directly onto your wall. Sometimes selecting the right wallpaper or right shade of paint can be dull but you can always get creative and use each wall as a blank canvas. You could paint a simple mural that relies on geometric patterns or nature motifs, or you could even paint an intricate scene across an entire wall. Don’t be afraid to try something different!

Add Plants

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House plants bring nature and a sense of calmness into your home, adding new life and vibrancy to any space. You could start with some low-maintenance plants, like succulents and cactuses, and then you could buy some larger potted plants to decorate each room. If you have a spacious, open-plan living area, then bamboo plants can make an excellent screen to divide the room and add extra privacy.


Upcycling is a great trend if you want to save money while also saving the planet. Upcycling means re-using something in a way that increases its value. For example, you could repaint and redecorate old furniture to make these items look as good as new or use old tin cans as plant pots to grow flowers and herbs. Before you throw anything away, ask yourself if you can redecorate and repurpose this object to make it more valuable.

Tailoring an otherwise perfect property to your style doesn’t have to be an enormous challenge. Often, it’s the small touches that help to personalize your home and make it feel like yours. Find the property that allows you to do this.

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