Decorating your home can be a daunting task. There are endless decorating styles you can choose from that can coincide with your personal taste. While you can go the regular route and settle with an aesthetically subdued palette and design aesthetic, puzzle lovers will be surprised to hear that puzzles are not just meant as a fun and stimulating activity to do on your own and with your friends or family. You can use puzzles to decorate your home in a unique way.
Bring out your creative side by experimenting with high-quality custom puzzles that can be personalized to come in varying artistic prints, shapes, and sizes to meet your specific interior design needs. To help, we have listed below the best home decor ideas for these colorful puzzle pieces that you’ll love, from wall art to crafty room decor, and a whole lot more!
Glam up your mirror
If you have an old antique mirror in your attic, this may be the time to bring new life into it. It may seem easier to just buy a new mirror from your neighborhood home and lifestyle store, but with a bit of ingenuity and patience, you can get a hold of some paint, puzzle pieces, and a glue gun and refurbish an existing mirror frame.
Paint the puzzle pieces in your favorite color. Consider a palette that will complement or match your furnishings. Work with layers of puzzle pieces to produce a 3D effect. Let the kids help, this can serve as a great time to bond and come up with a uniquely crafted mirror frame to hang on your living room wall.
Snazzy up your wall decor
Does your home have vacant white walls that are in desperate need of a splash of color? Use your old jigsaw puzzle and have it framed to hang on your wall. This piece of puzzle art can serve as a fond reminder of how you toiled over the puzzle to complete it with your loved ones.
For those feeling more spontaneous, incorporate multi-color, mismatched puzzle pieces into your wall decor. Draw an outline on your wall of what you imagine the finished look will be. It could be an outline of a heart, a tree, or any fun shape. Use industrial strength glue to fill the outline. Glue to a foam board if you want to mount a big design. Experiment with various shapes and sizes, and just let your creative juices flow!
Bring life back into an old table
One of the most important pieces of living room furniture is the coffee table. Families spend the most time in their living room and need a functional yet attractive centerpiece table that can not only hold your beloved beverage but also bring flair to the room.
Decorate your table with puzzles. After completing a difficult 3,000 piece puzzle designed after a painting from your cherished artist, for example, leave the finished piece on your table. Purchase a high-quality glass which you can place on top of it. This will still allow you to use the table as normal but have a one-of-a-kind table at the same time.
Work with magnets
Imagine using puzzle pieces by adding magnets behind them. Magnetic puzzle pieces can bring more fun into your kitchen space. Put random magnetic puzzle pieces on your fridge or other metal surfaces. While you can stick to the more traditional puzzles of a breath-taking landscape, you can also commission custom-made magnets using your own photographs or images from your travels to bring back fond memories.
Look into purchasing a magnet plate and fashion it in the shape of your puzzle. This will allow you to place it wherever you want around your home. Personalized magnets do not only look great but allow you to express your own creativity.
It’s all about the coasters
We all start our day with a hot cup of coffee or tea and end our day with a refreshing beverage like a crisp glass of white wine. It’s essential to lay down a coaster to protect your prized furniture from watermarks, stains, and burns.
There are a variety of coasters with elegant designs available in home decor stores today. But if you’re looking for something extraordinary, a DIY puzzle piece coaster may be something up your alley. All you’ll need is a piece of cardboard or cork, maybe even an old coaster and some glue. You can enjoy the creative process and have something to appreciate the next time you have a drink at the same time.
Embellish your lampshade
This may be one of the easiest and yet satisfying ways to decorate a tired-looking lampshade. Place random pieces of puzzle shapes on your current lamp shade to elevate its look. You can naturally glue jigsaw puzzle pieces in a simple pattern or on random sides of the lampshade.
Your lampshade will not only look new, but you’ll be able to save and utilize any excess jigsaw puzzle pieces that you thought would be better off in the garbage bin.
Decorating your home can be a fun experience with a little bit of creativity and ingenuity. If you put your mind to it, jigsaw puzzle pieces can be used in a variety of ways to add new life to your home decor. Set out to find your old puzzle pieces and repurpose them.
Let your creative tendencies flow and experiment with patterns and designs that best fit your own personality and personal taste. It could be a mirror with puzzle pieces for a frame, a framed puzzle photo that took you years to complete or even a simple coaster made up from irregular puzzle pieces. The possibilities are endless!