17 EASY AND DOABLE DECORATING IDEAS

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Decorating does not have to be a time consuming, daunting task. There are lots of easy decorating ideas you can do to create beauty in your home! And many only take a few minutes! I have tons of ideas for easy decorating but here are a few I know you will like!

My friend Fran decorates and clean during the commercials of her favorite shows. I think this is so cute! And she has a super clean and pretty home.

So, Fran, I’m taking a page out of your life and sharing lots of easy decorating ideas, many you can do during a commercial break of your favorite show.

Some tips take just a couple minutes and some a couple hours but they are all easy and will make your home look better!

PERUSE YOUR FAVORITE BLOG, PINTEREST AND OTHER DECORATING SOURCES FOR GREAT IDEAS

How easy is this idea! You can even do this while you are watching your favorite tv show!

I look for inspiration all the time while Bobby and I are watching the news or a movie. And even though this is the digital age I just LOVE looking through magazine and decorating books.

There is just so so much inspiration available. We just have to take advantage of it! Our minds will be full of ideas and motivation!

STYLE A MANTEL OR OTHER LONG SURFACE

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This can seriously take minutes! I have a default setting for my mantel I don’t veer too far from. I might replace the candles with new candleholders or a lantern and change out the organic feature but that’s about it unless it’s Christmastime.

A mantel is a focal point so make sure to keep it pretty. And change it up from season to season!

You might like to read HOW TO STYLE A MANTEL and HOW TO CREATE A BEAUTIFUL FOCAL POINT.

CHANGE OUT YOUR PILLOWS

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Don’t wait for a new season to swap out your pillows! Do it now! This will make a room in your home look so so fresh!

HOW TO BUILD A BETTER PILLOW COLLECTION might help you.

TAKE OUT ONE PIECE OF FURNISHING

Most of us put too much furniture in our rooms. Take out one thing, even something small, and see how much better your room looks.

You might like to read THE OVERDECORATING DILEMMA. This post is filled with savvy tips and advice for most of us who tend to overdecorate.

CLIP GREENS AND BLOOMS FROM AROUND YOUR HOUSE AND PUT THEM IN LITTLE GLASS JARS

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How sweet is this idea! It’s super easy and free! Grab a pair of snips and collect blooms, grasses or even little branches to bring inside.

I have a set of pretty glasses that I love to fill a couple times a week with what is blooming outside my front door.

See how I get pretty FREE FLOWERS FOR ARRANGEMENTS from around my yard.

CREATE A “BAR”

Use part of a kitchen countertop of make a coffee bar or a “pop up” drink bar. Keep it super simple. Our coffee bar is neat and minimal. I add a couple blooms in season along with the containers for coffee and sugar.

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A simple bar looks so pretty and tidy and is a great idea if you are a coffee drinker.

TIDY UP

I know it’s not decorating but when we spend just a few minutes tidying up our homes look so much prettier. Use my friend Fran’s commercial idea!

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See CLEAN YOUR HOME IN 30 MINUTES A DAY. I clean this way and it works! And make sure you check out THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO CLEANING AND ORGANIZING YOUR HOME. This has all my best tips, advice and inspiration! Plus a free printable cleaning worksheet!

ADD OR STYLE A THROW

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There are so many ways to style a throw! Add a throw to a sofa, chair or bed and experiment with how to style it.

You can see 6 WAYS TO STYLE A THROW HERE.

USE FLOWERS

BEDROOM USING EASY DECORATING IDEAS

Add a vase of real or faux flowers to a room. Oh I love to do this! It make the whole room and me brighter! Choose your favorite flowers and put them in a pretty vase or container!

I have lots of tips that really work so cut flowers will stay fresh longer. See CARING FOR CUT FLOWERS.

CREATE A FEW PRETTY VIGNETTES

VIGNETTE IN GREAT ROOM

Vignettes are to flat surfaces in your home as pillows are to your sofa and chairs.

Almost every room should have a simple vignette that tells a little visual story.

It can say “it is fall” with pumpkins or “I love flowers” with a huge bouquet of blooms. The best vignettes say something in a very subliminal way!

Vignettes are a must in your home!

You might like to read 10 ELEMENTS OF A VIGNETTE and HOW TO DECORATE A COFFEE TABLE LIKE A PRO.

REARRANGE SHELVES

Most of us put way to many things on our shelves! Shelves serve us by storing things for us and they up the decor value in a room. If we have too many things on them they just don’t as look nice as they could.

Take a few minutes and take everything (yes, everything) off of a shelf or out of a bookcase and arrange them in a less is best way!

You can see an old post that is very helpful for STEP-BY-STEP SHELF STYLING.

And you might also like LESS IS BEST DECORATING. This post is one I live by!

CLEAN OFF KITCHEN COUNTERS ONE AT A TIME

KITCHEN

If you have a few minutes, clean off one kitchen counter. Many kitchens are a collecting surface for all kinds of kitchen-y and not kitchen-y stuff! And lots of small kitchen appliances too.

Try clearing everything off of a kitchen counter and then only adding back what you need. And be ruthless!

You can see lots of tips and IDEAS FOR DECORATING KITCHEN COUNTERTOPS.

CREATE A WELCOMING ENTRYWAY OR FOYER

FOYER WITH BENCH

No matter how palatial or humble the area right inside your front door is it should be welcoming, neat and inviting!

Take a good look at the entryway of your home and see it meets all those criteria. Does it offer a big welcome to those who enter your home? Is it spotless and neat? And does your foyer entice people to want to come in?

Create a foyer that is worthy of the rest of your home!

ADD RISERS TO YOUR DECOR

EASY DECORATING IDEAS- STACKING DISHES AS A RISER

Risers are anything that elevated decor, like a stack of books that elevates a potted plant or a stack of dishes that elevates cut flowers in a pitcher.

You won’t believe the difference when you put decor on a riser! Just give it a try!

Here are ideas and tips for USING RISERS IN YOUR DECOR.

UPDATE YOUR FRAMED PHOTOGRAPHS

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I just looked at the photos I have behind my desk and thought, “oh my, I should update my family photos”. I have four growing grandbabies and lots of new pictures. So I’m taking my own advice and printing more current pictured and putting them in the frames behind my desk.

We love our family and those precious images need to be updated and framed!

ADD SOMETHING PRETTY TO YOUR FRONT DOOR

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What’s hanging on your front door? A pretty wreath or basket of flowers creates such beauty and creates a big happy welcome to all who come to your front door.

You might like to read 7 SMALL PORCH DECORATING IDEAS.

PUT A RUNNER AND A PRETTY CENTERPIECE ON YOUR DINING ROOM TABLE

PRETTY DINING ROOM TABLE WITH RUNNER AND CENTERPIECE

Your dining room table is one of the biggest pieces of horizontal decorating real estate in your home. Keep it free from clutter and beautifully decorated. Change up decor seasonally.

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There you go, 17 easy decorating ideas! If you work on doing just one you will feel so good and your home will look nicer!

Please let me know what easy idea or ideas you will work on in your home!

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THE OVERDECORATING DILEMMA

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30 Comments

  1. Such great ideas, but would like to ask a question. How do you decorate around a TV(which I know most have), lol. I find it the most difficult piece to work into a most used room. I don’t think I have saw a TV in the new house, lol Thanks Joyce

    1. I have the tv on the wall of the sunroom. Hanging it on the wall really opens up one’s decorating possibilities. TV’s are the bane of most decorators.

  2. Thanks for sharing these great ideas. Love that you shared, not 10, 15 or 20 ideas but 17 ideas. Cute.

  3. I recently took an easel with a painting on it out of my bedroom. That corner looked empty so
    I put it back. The next day I removed it again and left it out so my eyes could adjust. I then hung a picture on that way with a basket underneath. The corner is now not crowded but neither is it void. I say this because you stated Take Out One Piece of Furniture. A good piece of advice. One’s eye might need to adjust to the blank space so give it some time.
    We learn so much from your decorating lessons, Yvonne. You are generous in sharing.

  4. May I ask where you got the wall hanging with Numbers 6:24-26…..May the Lord Bless You?? It really stood out to me, and speaks volumes. Loving all your blogs!!

  5. Great ideas that can be done so quickly. I’ll be using the commercial breaks much more wisely from now on. Decorating, housekeping and gardening are just a matter of little and often. Thanks for posting.

  6. I love your kitchen backsplash! Do you mind sharing the name of tiles and where you purchased them? Love your blog! Such beautiful decor!

  7. Boy, do I need you to visit!!!! I moved from a 4000 sq ft house to an 1100 sq apartment and while I downsized and had two three-day yard sales and donated, etc, I still brought with me all my many collections. While I am still donating, selling, there are many things I want to keep. I also don’t want to keep buying although the estate sales in this area are just incredible. My plan is to put away a lot of treasures while not purchasing more and to rotate items seasonally. I love change and am constantly moving items around. Reading your blog is so helpful!!! Now if you could just move in for a week!!!!

  8. Yvonne
    Thanks. This was all so inspirational and also practical and tactical ways to improve our home.
    I love reading you, as well as your recipes.
    God Bless

    Monique-Marie

  9. Wonderful ideas and many are easily implemented. You have literally changed my home interior life with your practical, as well as beautiful decor and design suggestions. A huge thank you and a virtual hug for encouraging us to always focus on the positive aspects of our homes. Most importantly, you emphasize gratitude for the homes we are blessed to enjoy. My favorite take away today is fresh cuts. I enjoy an early morning search with snippers in hand, ready to fill even a mini vase with cosmos or dianthus. Flowers and greens bring so much life to any area.

  10. Hi Yvonne, I needed the paint color info about two weeks ago 😩. We just moved to SC and bought a house that is 10 years old. It needed a little freshening up so I chose a color that would work with the trim and painted all common rooms that one color. What a mistake that was! It is a white that looks green in some rooms and does not blend with the trim in others. Your advice, had I gotten it sooner would have saved me lots of money!
    Keep on educating us, we need it!!
    Lots of Love,
    Kay

    1. Oh, my Kay! We all make paint mistakes. Here’s something to remember about white paint if you have lots of green trees right outside your windows. White walls will reflect the green of the trees!

  11. I reworked some shelves. Some small things I put behind closed doors in storage to see if I really adore the item or if it is just a knicknack. If I don’t miss it, I will donate or gift it. I put good sized plants on some shelves instead. I like it already. I think things can be too much clutter and it detracts from the pretty. I also replaced a baker’s rack style shelving piece with a simple white hutch that I really curated as you recommend to have eye-catching large dishes and decor on, and not a cluttered look. Simplified. I think I like it better, too. With the little stored items, I want to see now if I have things to gift or donate or to keep. I have things to ponder over. I have too many of certain little decor pieces. I want to get tiny knicknacks I don’t love out of the house. Limiting a collection to the best of the best is my desire. I also love my plants more than more knicknacks, and I do not have a jungle growing. Lol. I am keeping the plants! :).

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