We don’t have to have large budgets or make major purchases to make decorating decisions that make big impact.  Sometimes the best home decor comes in the smallest packages! Home decorating isn’t always about large pieces of furniture and expensive things. Here are some amazing decorating ideas for using small things in your decorating details to make a big difference in any room.

Use Flowers

Flowers add life and freshness to any and every room. Flowers don’t have to be expensive; you can pick up a bunch at the supermarket on grocery day. One pretty bouquet in a room adds color and life. Few things make such a huge impact as flowers.

You stretch your flower power dollar by breaking up your supermarket bouquet into smaller bunches. You can then add fresh flowers to several rooms, or in several places in one room to lead the eye.

Flowers as decor




Show Off Collectibles in Big Ways

If you have a collection of small items such as clocks,  teacups or pretty plates, don’t scatter them about the room. Display them all together in a grouped collection to make a statement in the room. This makes a more cohesive display. The eye sees the smaller grouped items as one large item, making a bigger decorating impact. This applies to wall groupings as well as tabletop collection displays.

Displaying collectibles


Dress It Up

Using small details to dress up items you already own can take a room from drab to fab! It’s easy and can be a quick afternoon project. (Don’t forget to check out the tutorial, below!) Add ribbon edging to curtain panels, glue pretty jewels to drawer handles or add a piece of lace to soften a shelf. Add costume jewelry pins or clip on earrings to throw pillows or tiebacks. Every space can benefit from adding details.​ Look how Mouse + Hinge added fabric and ribbon edging to the curtains and pillow, and it makes the room pop!



Midwest Living gives us a step by step tutorial for embellishing curtains with ribbon!



​Change Your Hardware

Changing out the hardware in a room can bring it into the present. Or the past, in the case of a retro look like this one! Replacing your cabinet pulls is an easy and inexpensive quick trick anyone can do. Try it in your kitchen and bath to add a custom look.

Update hardware


​Use Color in Small Doses

Use bold color in small amounts in a room to add vitality to a boring scheme. Keeping the color in small doses creates a comfortable space that doesn’t overwhelm the senses. Add small picture frames, candles or art in your accent color evenly around the room for good flow.

Imagine this living room without the pops of color from the pillows and throw…it would be boring, but it took just a few small details to make this room wow!

Pops of color

Image Credits: Kikis List/Ryann Colleen Photography, Songbird Blog, BHG, Sweet Pea Home, Mouse + Hinge, Midwest Living, Old House Online, BHG

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