Home Decor Ideas: Creative Ways to Use Home Ornaments

Home Decor Ideas: Creative Ways to Use Home Ornaments

Home ornaments are more than just pretty objects to be placed around your home. They add personality and give your house extra character. However, that doesn’t mean they can’t serve other purposes as well! 

Modern Cute Girl Resin Sculptures

Modern Cute Girl Resin Sculptures

Here are creative ways to use home ornaments that you may not have thought of before.

  1. Jars, Vases, and Bottles

There are many unique ideas on how you can use your jars, vases, and bottles to decorate your home. Fill them with pretty flowers, use them as candle holders, or turn them into a chandelier; simply store seasonal decorations in them throughout the year. 

The best part about home ornaments is that you can make something beautiful out of something ugly.

  1. Fun Papercrafts

Paper crafting is a term used for creating arts and crafts using plain paper (not cardstock). There are many different types of papercraft. 

Paper can be used alone or with other materials such as glue, acrylic paint, ribbon, and markers. Some papercrafts can be made using recyclable products. Craft materials like beads and ribbons can also be used in making creative home decor items. 

If you are looking for creative ways how to use your home decorations, you can start with fun papercrafts.

  1. String lights

String lights are inexpensive, easy to put up, and fun. String them from your ceiling or hang them from a tree in your backyard for a low-cost, outdoor lighting option. 

If you have an extra lamp with an unattractive shade, swap it out for a lantern-style light bulb and hang it in your favorite spot. 

There are tons of other things you can do with string lights including draping them over frames or taping them up on any vertical surface. 

  1. Lampshades

Lampshades are a simple way to freshen up your living space with very little effort. All you need is a lampshade and an old shirt (old t-shirts make great materials for all kinds of projects). 

Paint your favorite landscape on one side, then cut out a hole in the back of it so that light can shine through. You’ll have an instant art piece that adds color and fun—all while making sure you don’t strain your eyes any more than necessary. 

Think about other ways you could alter lampshades as well, such as painting them with polka dots or even using fabric markers to draw over them (this will fade after some time, but will give some variation during that period).

  1. Pallets

A good resource for home decor ornaments is recycled wood pallets. Pallets are used by companies to ship goods from one place to another and are typically made of strong materials such as oak. 

When pallets go out of use, they can be repurposed for many things, including furniture and home decor accessories. 

A great idea is to take an old pallet that’s likely in rough shape and sand it down a bit before using it as a new display piece for your art or other adornments in your home. For safety purposes, make sure that you don’t purchase any pallets that have been treated with harmful chemicals like arsenic, copper, or lead.

  1. Garden Decor Ideas

The nice thing about garden decor is that it’s pretty easy to come up with a million ways to use it. The hard part is deciding on one or two of those ideas and executing them in a way that doesn’t feel like you wasted money. 

It might help if you ask yourself what kind of mood you want your outdoor space to evoke because once you have an idea, all sorts of possibilities will present themselves. 

Do you want your outdoor space to be natural and down-to-earth? If so, then decorate with simple stones and sticks. Want something more sophisticated? Perhaps decorative porcelain teacups will serve as a perfect focal point.

  1. Wallpaper

Walls are often overlooked when decorating a home, but a single accent wall can turn an entire room around. In bedrooms and living rooms, consider wallpaper—it’s relatively inexpensive, allows you to easily change your mind down the road, and is easy to apply yourself. 

Paint is another great option; just make sure you plan ahead by masking off any items that you don’t want painted. For other rooms in your home, like hallways or kitchens, give tiles a try. 

They’re inexpensive and they come in so many colors that it should be easy for you to find one that matches your existing decor. Once installed, just wipe down surfaces with a damp cloth as needed!

  1. Upcycled Furniture Pieces

Upcycle your old furniture by repainting it. You can also add some flair with stencils and fabric or paper; just be sure you don’t use anything toxic. 

If you’re trying to create a rustic, shabby chic look, visit your local craft store for inspiration. With just a few dollars, you can add a new look and texture to an old favorite piece of furniture.

  1. Outdoor Decor Ideas

While it may seem unlikely, outdoor home decorations can completely change your space. 

And since most of these pieces are meant for outside, you’ll save money by choosing or making decor that is specifically designed for outdoor use. 

Here are some tips for using outdoor home decorations to transform your space. 

  • Sheds and gazebos. This is a great option if you want an inexpensive way to separate an area from your garden or patio; there are many options available including mini-sheds, bistro sheds, and pagoda-style gazebos. 
  • Flowers. By adding flowers around your porch and patio you can give your home decor a stylish boost without breaking the bank on pricier pieces of furniture or artwork. For inexpensive and zero-maintenance floral decorations, you can always use artificial flowers. 


In conclusion, home ornaments can be used in many creative ways. They don’t have to be just decorations, they can be an outlet for your imagination. 

From using a vase as an impromptu terrarium to using a lampshade as a hat, let your mind flow with ideas and you may come up with something truly unique and fantastic. 

So, get out there and start being creative!

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