Decorating doesn't always mean buying expensive new pieces. In fact, it is often the unexpected and inexpensive finds (commonly called "found objects") that add the most character to our decor.
Additionally, using found objects fits with a green lifestyle. Reusing objects makes more of the resources already put into creating them, and avoids additional resources being used when you buy a new object.
When decorating with ornaments and found objects, consider your theme. A bento box, with its Asian theme, might be converted into an ornament treasure box. A tray styled to resemble a stepping stone may be the perfect setting for garden ornaments.
We commonly combine ornaments in arrangments using branches from outdoors or reused from bouquets. These can be painted for upscale style or left bare for a more simple design, such as the Woodpecker ornament arrangment on the right.
Consider using found objects as backdrops, frames, hangers and bowls for your favorite ornaments. Provide textures and finishes that contrast, such as the woven basked to the left. Or, combine glass with glass for a natural, water-esque arrangment.
Most importantly, choose items you love. If you enjoy what they add to your decor, you can't go wrong!