Decor For The Car

Decorating tips and ideas for your car.

Decorating the interior of your beloved vehicle can be just as rewarding as decorating your home, especially if you spend a lot of time in your car.

Seat covers and floor mats do not just look great, they can also add years to the life and condition of your interior. There are nearly as many styles of seat covers as there are slipcovers, and many are quite luxurious. You can choose a color that closely blends with the original, or you can choose a contrasting color or add texture, to give your interior more interest.

You might even want to make your own seat cover. Purchase an attractive piece of fabric, preferably something sturdy, such as denim, corduroy, or upholstery fabric. You can sew a custom cover, or make a casual throw and simply tuck the edges into the seat or attach it with Velcro. A tapestry also makes a great seat cover. Consider applying a stain resistant spray or other fabric protector to keep your seats looking clean and neat.



Once you choose a great seat cover, select coordinating floor mats. Next, you can add things like cup holders, a cell phone holder, gearshift knob cover, a wastebasket, attractive air fresheners, and visor covers. These items not only add to the look, but they are also very handy because they help keep miscellaneous items organized. Many visor covers have built in slots to store CD's, important papers, or sunglasses.

It may seem unusual, but there is nothing wrong with adding a few cozy throw pillows to mix. In fact, this is a great way to give your interior a punch of color, and add warmth. Pillows are not just aesthetically pleasing; they also come in handy on long trips when passengers - especially children- begin to get sleepy.

Other great ideas include storage organizational items. You can find handy organizers that strap to the back of the driver and passenger seats. These items are loaded with pockets and compartments for storing everything from crayons and color books to toys and juice boxes. You might use a pocket to store gloves so children do not lose them during the ride. If you do not have children, you can use them to store pens and notebooks, coupons, or work items.

Lined wicker baskets and small plastic storage crates are not just for the home either. They work great for under the seat storage in your vehicle. Use one to store your flashlight, jumper cables, and other emergency items. Fill one with a selection of toys and books to keep your children busy, or fill one with diapers, wipes, and an extra set of clothes for baby. You can also keep a spare jacket for each family member in the car, tucked neatly inside a basket.

Choose a few decorative items to place on the ledge near your back window. Items that represent your favorite sports team or band can add personality, or you can use flowers or hats or apply fabric. Just make sure items in this area are not distracting and do not block your view.

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