22 Home Decor Ideas through Recycling and Reusing

new homeowners trying to find cost-effective ways to decorate their new home that suits their personal style. Home repairs can be expensive, but with recycling and reusing items from previous homes or items that are given to you by friends and family, you can save money and create one-of-kind home decor.

Maybe you decorate on a budget. Perhaps you tried to, "reduce, reuse, and recycle." Or maybe you just love the look of antique and hand made decorations. Whatever your motivation to recycle interior design elements, the strong force and the possibilities are endless!

Throw Pillows
The throw pillows can add style to the living room sofa, office chair or bed. Use old curtains, blankets, clothing and tablecloths you already have in your home. Choose fabrics of various textures, patterns, and colors to coordinate with your home decor. Cut a 16-inch or 18-inch squares of fabric. Use a square to the front of the cushion and the other to return. Stuff the box with down or polyester fleece filling. Use a sewing machine to connect the box and seal in the filling.


jewel Magnet
Instead of old jewelry or keep it hidden in your jewelry box, you can use it to create a decorative magnet for your refrigerator or your central home communications. Magnets are useful to hold mail, important notes, to-do lists, business cards, and children's artwork. "Country Living" magazine suggests using needle-nose pliers to remove the back piece of jewelry such as brooches and earrings. Apply magnet - which can be purchased from craft stores or delete from your current fridge magnet - to the backs of pieces of jewelry using super-strength glue. Let the pieces dry for at least 24 hours.