Ambience. That’s how I look at my thrift findings. What sort of ambiance can they generate and how well can they exude that coziness that I expect when I enter my home. Dream home ideas are no longer confined to just books and HGTV home design teams, we the regular people can find our own pieces and fix them up to suit our tastes! Cottage home designs are my go to when I need a nostalgic change to my home decor, something out the mismatchedness and well-worn atmosphere that can speak of a well lived in and loved home. I wanted to incorporate decorating home ideas on a low budget while maintaining a certain standard that I hold myself to. None of us need or require any professional home design software to help us make our living space more inviting. I mean if I wanted a Bali home design I am sure I can figure it out on Pinterest home decor right?
What I start with is a picture and look around to see if that picture could essentially happen in the space that I have. Next, it’s time to visit the thrift stores and peruse all the aisles for overlooked or underrated furniture. That’s where I found the woven basket stand and tray. It wasn’t instantaneous. I didn’t just walk in and it was right there in front of me (although that would have been nice). It took a lot of moving things around, looking under shelves and removing blankets and what not. All of my thrift pieces were hidden under something! it’s a realistic home design game called let’s see how dirty you get before you find what you think you want. Also please remember that almost everything has been used and discarded, but what’s another’s man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Keep a large reserve of patience if these dream home ideas are to ever become reality. We are about to exercise some reclaimed home decor moxie.
I had some time to really find what I wanted, and you should also invest that time for your own scavenger hunt and produce a worthy end product. Lurk like a stalker in those lanes, because I can’t emphasize enough that in order to have the best you could for home decor ideas, you must invest the time. There were a lot of side tables and tray options that could have worked for what I wanted, but I specifically wanted texture and color depth, that’s why for my tray and wine stand DIY project, I purposely used darker colors since I felt it gave more character to the pieces and created a contrast with the items that were placed on them, I mean you can’t just throw any old thing on there after all that effort. This is only MY preference, copper-colored home decor kind of calls to me for some reason. However, for your own vintage or modern home decor, you can undertake any color palette you want and make it your own. DIY to your heart’s content!
If this haute look home decor isn’t the most avant-garde project you accomplished, then I don’t know what is! The warm color of the stained tray with the candle just telling us, “hey, put your feet up and relax”. The outcome of thrift pieces re-imagined just makes me think anything is possible and I am ready to get to work!