Top 10 Interior Decoration Ideas Using Trash
1. Grater from your kitchen
So, ladies, what is the first thought that crept your mind? Grate the dry skin off your feet? Well, that can be harsh on your skin, but some do try it. However, like décor, a grate can play a major role in your ‘getting ready in a sec’ moment. How? Well, a grater has tons of holes, of appropriate sizes. Instead of throwing out the old grater, only because it lost its edge, clean it up, brush the sharp edges to avoid any inconvenience. You can spray or brush paint the grater as per your choice and dry it to your convenience. Once done, spray some glitter and decorate it as per your wish. Place the decorated grater on your dressing table and voila, you now have a brand-new earring holder! Cool or nah?
2. Go Denim
Never throw your worn-out denim jeans again! Firstly, the material is expensive and strong. Secondly, you can chop it off to pieces and make multiple uses, one being table décor. If you own multiple pairs of denim jeans that are of no use, then place them on your desk and measure your plates. Then take a diameter of the plates and make square cuts of the same measurement (an inch more) from your denim jeans. You can add layers as per your wish, and you have denim napkins and denim table coasters.
3. Lotion Bottle Charging Points (Holder)
Before you squint your eyes, the bottle does not charge or generate electricity. But, if you can hold on to the big empty lotion bottles, we will give you a trick that will change the way you look at them. Well, first take your lotion bottle and make sure it is spot-dry-clean with not an ounce of lotion. Use hard detergent to wash it off and dry the bottles. Then, cut the bottle from the middle, make a 3/4th cut out of the top and dispose of it. The remaining 1/4th of the top can be cut out strategically so you can fit plug pins through it. Then paint the bottles as per your wish and once it dries up, hang it on the socket holder along with the plug point. Then put your phone inside the lotion bottle and use it as your phone holder when charging your phones.
4. Paint like Picasso
Well, not literally for he is a legend and was a master at his skills. Although you could take some hints from his work and make use of those excess furniture/ wall paint left at home. Let’s be serious, even you know those containers are going to lay in dust and age like whiskey in the storeroom and nobody is ever going to find any use of it. First thing you can do is, look for a wall that needs a little spark, draw out the wall on a page and input the colours as per the ones you have as trash and draw out an idea. Get the colours from the sore, brush the wall to clean off any residual dirt and paint like Picasso. Give your wall a new life with your ideas, make sure you put your heart to it.
5. Beer Bottles
Did you know Beer bottle can be one of the quirkiest home décors? See, we all understand how irritating the chore of getting rid of the long line of bottles that take up space in the garage. First, ask yourself, do you like lights? If so, then head to your garage, pick up the same type or different types of bottles (varying in shape) and clean them. If you soak them in warm water the dirt and the wrappings/ stickers come off the bottle easily. Next, let it dry while you can head to your storeroom and dig up the fairy lights that see the light only during Christmas or other big holidays. Once the bottles have dried, decorate it as you like it and carefully put the fairy lights inside it, keeping the plug outside. Now place these bottles on your TV stand, desk, top of the bookshelf, etc (wherever you please) and use it as a new décor to light up your room and your mood. Most importantly, place it near the electrical circuits, otherwise, it will be trash all over again.
6. Bottle your garden
There is another good use you can make with the many, remaining beer bottles. Instead of discarding them, maybe you can throw them decoratively in the garden. Let us explain, get some strong glue and plastic board, cut into the shape of a circle. Now, strategically place the bottles on top of each other in a circle and use the glue to stick while the circular plastic board cut-outs support the bottles from underneath. A foot-tall circular structure made of beer bottles will look perfect. Once dry, place the structure in your garden and pour mud in the centre. Next, grab flower shrubs and sow it. You have a brand-new garden décor.
7. Tin Cans
We always have empty tin cans accumulating in our garage else in the storeroom. Instead of throwing it out, clean those tin cans and pain it with the brightest colours you can lay your hands on. Then tie the centre with a ribbon and hang the cans on the branches of your tree or on your window panes. Also, stick long twigs with hard glue at the horizontal bottom of the cans. Do you think it is just to decorate your tree? Well, put bird food inside those cans and watch little birdies visit you every day, sit and eat while chirping their hearts out.
8. Plate your Wall
Every now and then you break a plate, so what do you do about it? Almost everyone throws them out with a broken heart. However, maybe this time around you can pick up the broken piece of both your plate and your heart and join them with glue. Then take a contrasting colour and apply it exactly on the cracks. Then attach a stick-on hook at the back of the plate so you can hand your piece of art on the wall.
When you pop a soda, you throw the caps away. There are some, by that I mean me, who used to collect those soda bottle caps. Since it was a fetish, I had no clue what else to do with it. But now I do, for I changed the identity of throw-in-the-trash bottle caps to tealights. It is simple, for all you need is crayons and wick. Melt the colourful crayons while you place the wick carefully inside the caps. Pour the melted crayons and let it cool. Once dry, you have a collection of tealights.
10. Tin Can Holder
You can make use of your tin can once again. Clean and dry them. Once done, paint the tin cans according to the colour of your room and wait till it dries. After that, attach nail holder/ nail points at any side of the tin can so it can be fitted on the wall on a nail. After you attach the tin cans, hang the same on your wall and put your hair brushes inside it. It is not only an efficient idea, but it also adds a little spark to your wall.
To conclude, these were the fantastic ideas that came out just from trash. So, instead of drowning the garbage can with waste, why not recycle them. For, at the end of the day, by recycling waste products we are saving the Earth and not making it a dumping ground. Well, at least now you have a good reason to ditch shopping, it’s called Recycling.