Home Decor Ideas – Exchanging Furniture

Maybe these home decor ideas sound crazy, but yes, I think you could have new furniture by exchanging your old one with your friends.

I think most of us have favorite furniture that although it is broken and un-repairable, we just do not have the heart to throw it away or to sell it in flea market. We just leave it in the garage or warehouse. But, in fact we never see it again, or remember that it still there.

We just keep that furniture for sentimental reason. So, why you don’t take it as home decor ideas? Think how could you see your old furniture without having them? Well, as I mentioned above, the idea is by exchanging furniture with your friend.

For example, you have an old round table, you could exchange it with a rocking chair from your friend, what you need to do is cleaning them, and maybe re-paint the furniture. If needed you could add some personal touch to it such as put a seat cover.

Of course, you could just sell the old furniture to the flea market nearby, but again, you are too sentimental for doing so, that’s why you keep it in your garage. So by exchanging the old furniture, you could have a new one (refurbished one from your friend), and could clean your garage from the unused things. And most of all, you could see your old one when you miss them.

This home decor idea actually is not complicated at all, you just have to find a friend that have the same thought to make the exchange.

I always think home as a nest, like a bird that build their nest one by one, if you are willing to decorate your home by your self one step at a time, you will have a strong bonding with your home. This is what makes you always feel at home.

This crazy home decor idea simply could be explore wider, by making it as a game, you could gather with some friends, and each of you write on a piece of paper of what you would like to exchange, then put all the paper in a bowl and make a draw. By doing this game, it will be fun, have a better relationship with your friends, while you could explore your self in finding what you could do with the old furniture you win. Just be creative with what you have.

Halloween Home Decor Ideas

If you enjoy Halloween, you must be very excited about decorating your home for it. But aren’t you tired of the same old paper pumpkins in your window every year? Get more Halloween home decor ideas – luckily, there are plenty of choices here.


Halloween home decor is the only excuse for cobwebs in your home! Decorative cobwebs come prepackaged and are available at almost any convenience or party store during the Halloween season. As a fun way of expressing some Halloween home decor, place the cobwebs in the corners of rooms and windows, and outside any trees or bushes that you might have.


A flying ghost is a popular symbol of Halloween, so it is no surprise that Halloween home decor employs this image to the fullest. You can purchase a ghost decoration and, using clear thread, suspend it in the middle of a nearby window. Or, you can use everyday tissues to make little ghosts and tape them up around your house.

The Stuffed Scarecrow

For a fun and scary Halloween home decor decoration, take some of those autumn leaves that you have been raking up and stuff some old clothes with them. Then, take a paper bag, stuff that with leaves, and tie the base. Attach a scary mask to it and make it the head for the scarecrow. Then, take a porch chair and sit the scarecrow on it. Place the scarecrow either in the corner of a large room or on the front lawn (which would really care the trick-or-treaters).


Get strings of orange lights and place them around the perimeters of the main rooms in you home. Alternatively, you can decorate trees and bushes with them to make you home stand out to trick-or-treaters. Strings of lights are a spooky, yet elegant example of Halloween home decor.

Painted Windows

With washable paint easily available nowadays you can turn the main windows of your home into Halloween murals. Both parents and young children can have real fun doing it together. The biggest advantage of this Halloween home decor idea is that it allows children to express their creativity.

Decorating your home for Halloween remember to have fun first of all – this should be an enjoyable activity and no kind of competition against the neighbors.