Futuristic Decorating Ideas

I am on a tight budget, but I really want to give my home a makeover. I was watching a movie (The Glass House) and loved their house. I kind of wanted to redecorate my furniture, and repaint, etc to make it look more retro style or modern/contemporary look. So I went on the internet and I found the cool retro furniture I wanted, but I had no clue that it goes for so much.


Is there any way that I can make or redo the furniture i have now to look more retro (futuristic)? Example: I saw a really cool chair, they call it a bubble chair I think. It hangs from the ceiling or you can buy them to sit on the floor but it is literally a plastic bubble with a pillow to sit in. I also saw a fish tank coffee table. Just weird things like that. Something that people will look at and say "what in the heck is that?" Please help me.

Bree from Katy, TX

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By tamak (Guest Post)
July 16, 20070 found this helpful

This link is for instructions on DIY fish tank coffee table. Looks do-able!

http://www.inst  24U9775EP286M5Z/

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July 16, 20070 found this helpful

We once bought a used fish tank & it was installed into an old console television cabinet, fit in there perfectly when viewed from the front. Very unique, especially in a room w/ no television.


The top of the console was made into a hinged lid over the tank. The back was open for air circulation, extra access & wires. The cabinet was painted w/ that "stone look" rough finish spray paint.

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July 17, 20070 found this helpful

I too like odd and different things, I always wanted to make a coffee table out of a surf board .
Living in Pa I just can't find one thats priced low enough....but maybe that would be something you would like to try.

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July 17, 20070 found this helpful

you might try the learning channel website. I think it is , discovery channel site, or All of these channels have decorating shows on them. They have hints from the decorators for any budget.

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August 7, 20070 found this helpful

paint the walls a clear white or a nutarul color and take any accesorise u have in the house tht have dark colors away and replace them with white or nutural accosrise such as glass windchimes dreamcatchers lots off glass frames etc hope i helped amsh

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