5 Ways of Decorating with the Things You Love

Credit: robohara Decorate Your Wall With Your Guitar Collection

It always bothers me when I hear about “real” decorators telling people what should and shouldn’t be used to decorate and what is and isn’t right for a room. Shouldn’t you feel comfortable and happy when you walk into your room? And what better way to do that than by surrounding yourself with the things you love. Here are 5 do-it-yourself projects that combine passions with decorating.

1Wall of Guitars
Decorate Your Wall With Your Guitar Collection

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If you’re a music lover and just happen to play the guitar why not use your collection in some do-it-yourself design by mounting them on the wall for display.

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2Vintage Traveler
Use Vintage Suitcases For Storage

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If you love to travel then why not remind yourself of all the adventures left to have by using a stack vintage suitcases to store some of your more uncommon items.

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3Storage for the Bookworms
Shelf Made from Old Books

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When you’re such a bookworm that just having a shelves full of books isn’t enough why not make the shelves themselves out of recycled books.

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4What to Do When the Wine’s All Gone
Mike Modular Storage Shelves From Wine Crates

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Go to your local wine store and ask for some of the left over wooden crates. Sometimes they’ll give them to you or charge a small amount. And then you have ready made modular storage with some character. And let’s face it, they’re quite a few steps up from milk crates.

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5One More for the Travelers
Use Steamer Trunk as Kitchen BuffetWhen the suitcase aren’t enough nothing echoes old time travel like a vintage steamer trunk or two. Great for storage but also do well as an end table or kitchen buffet and they always add a lot of character to the room.

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