Photograph by Domestically Delish

by Bonnie Joy Flamm, Interior Designer

Here are some interesting ideas for redecorating your home.

1. A Cake Stand as a potpourri holder. Tie a cute ribbon around it and it instantly transforms into something really important because its an elevated platform;

2. A Cheese Server as a soap dish for the guest bathroom. Just make sure it has a slight rim around it to contain any water spillage;

3. A Bar Cart as a book stand/side table. Try one with an antique finish for old books.

What do all these things have in common? They all do double duty, acting as something for which they are not originally intended. Put another way, they are “new” uses for things you may already have in your home.  So let your imagination wander, and you will soon be an expert at “double duty decorating.”

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