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Plastic has ditched its reputation for being cheap, and is now known as a fun and exciting way to decorate a home, especially if you have a less traditional style.

Decorating with plastic is a great idea if you have small children, since they’ll be less likely to hurt themselves or break anything important, and you’ll be surprised at all the different ways you can add style to your home, while staying within your budget.

It’s interesting to see just how far plastic has come, and like any material there are many different grades- of course there are the cheap types of plastic that you’ll find in dollar stores, but there are also some top-notch varieties that are smooth, shiny, and constantly surprise people when they’re told exactly what it is that they’re holding.

Here are some fun ways to decorate with plastic:

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Show off some photos

Photos are a great way to add personality to your home, especially if you have a big family or a lot of friends. Choose fun, colourful photos from holidays, special occasions or just hanging around together, and select some plastic frames. These can be mounted on your wall so there’s no danger of them falling on little heads, and you can choose to make a feature with a bunch of different photos or put them up around the house. If you have kids or like to paint, they’re also a great way to show off some of the family’s artwork.

Get Colourful

Often in bathrooms and kitchens we have a tendency to stick to boring, white colours, but this is a mistake. Instead, choose fun, bright colours to make the spaces more interesting, hide little sticky finger marks, and show your personality.

Bright splash backs are a great option, as these can be used in both the kitchen and bathroom and come in a wide variety of styles and colours.

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Get Green

Plastic is a perfect for outdoors, especially if you live somewhere where the weather can be bad. Choosing plastic products for outdoors can brighten up the space, separate gardens and grass, or keep your vegetables snug and warm with greenhouse glazing.

Redecorate

Kids are constantly changing their minds about how they want their bedrooms to look, and often go through stages where they love or hate a particular colour. Plastic is excellent for kids rooms since it’s so durable and cheap, and you can use it for wall hangings, storage, and just about anything.

Accessories

There are so many little things in your home that can be revamped simply by choosing a nice bright, hard plastic. Everything from toothpaste holders, bathmats, jewellery containers, silverware organisers, dog bowls, and containers for the kids toys can all be made of plastic. Choose colours which go together, or get crazy and choose whatever works for your family- after all, plastic is so affordable that you can easily replace these items if you feel it’s time for a change.

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