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15 Cool Decorating Tricks!

As we get ready for the season ahead, the entertaining, the decorating and organizing —it’s always fun to seek a few cool decorating tips to get the ideas flowing.  Whether it’s creating space for holiday guests or refreshing a tired wall, here’s 15 ideas to inspire. Click below for the slideshow.

  • Slice It! 1 of 15
    Slice It!
    Big slices of a tree trunk make for a rustic, yet modern coffee table.
  • Read It! (DIY) 2 of 15
    Read It! (DIY)
    Make a headboard from old books.
    Get the instructions at
  • Hang It! 3 of 15
    Hang It!
    Place wooden handles on a wall for an impromptu closet!
  • Tape It! 4 of 15
    Tape It!
    Use foil tape (Home Depot) to make a wall design.
  • Divide It! 5 of 15
    Divide It!
    Create an entry way with a french door. Photo: House & Home December 2009 issue, photography by Ted Yarwood
  • Make it Cosy! 6 of 15
    Make it Cosy!
    Build a sitting nook into a hall closet. Design by Thomas Kroger.
  • Store It! 7 of 15
    Store It!
    Crown molding for shoe storage in walk in closet/powder room. Martha Stewart July 2011 *Photograph by Seth Smoot.
    Via Martha Stewart.
  • Repurpose It! (DIY) 8 of 15
    Repurpose It! (DIY)
    Old gumball machine = new aquarium!
  • Clever Hanger 9 of 15
    Clever Hanger
    Wooden dowel + metal elbow = coat hanger by John Booth of Bookhou
  • Prop It! 10 of 15
    Prop It!
    Make these clever pantry dividers with tension rods.
  • Sidetable Drawer 11 of 15
    Sidetable Drawer
    An old drawer becomes a side table.
  • Crate Bench 12 of 15
    Crate Bench
    Fashion a bench out of crates.
  • Hanging Basket Storage 13 of 15
    Hanging Basket Storage
    Hang rustic baskets to store magazines/mail.
  • An Instant Bedroom 14 of 15
    An Instant Bedroom
    Make an instant bedroom for guests with this indoor tent idea.
  • Corner Shelf 15 of 15
    Corner Shelf
    Make a corner ledge out of a wooden magazine/file holder.

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Jan is the co-founder of Poppytalk, a blog about the beautiful, the decayed and the handmade and Poppytalk Handmade, an online curated marketplace. Follow her on Twitter , Facebook and Pinterest!


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