15 posts tagged decorating
Right now, my ‘craft room’ is my couch. So I have been thinking about converting my third bedroom into a craft space, but because I only have one wall to use, I’m going to have to be clever with it! So this round up by Apartment Therapy has been particularly inspirational, especially the candy colours of the first pic. Time to get working…
If you watch as many home design tv shows as I do, you would recognise Emily Henderson from DesignStar and her show Secrets From A Stylist. I just love her blog, it inspires me in my own home. I love this post she did on styling fowers on the cheap. Fresh flowers make me happy, brighten a room and just give a sense of home to a room. If I won the lottery I would just get flowers delivered every week! But because I haven’t (yet) going for ‘cheap’ flowers styled nicely is going to do just nice! I particualrly love the cabbage roses, which aren’t super cheap but as you can see only a few with some large leaves are just as beautiful.
Loco By Studio Boot | Let’s Go Shopping!
I spied this amazing card system via Poppytalk and had to share! Basically you buy a pack of these cards and then you can create any amount of different patterns. The cards have holes at each corner so you can actually hang your sheet as a wall divider too. The sets are a bit pricey but if you had the patience you could hand paint the design!
Urban Outfitters Inspired Night Stands | Craft Habit
I’ve recently decided that now I’ve decorated the rest of my house that it was time to decorate my bedroom. I got myself some gorgeous vintage style lemon coloured lamps and some matching zig zig pillows but I’ve still got my old bedside tables back from when I was 10! A makeover is just what they need. I love this makeover - especially the rattan in the door. If you don’t have cupboards already you can usually pick up ones like this at second hand stores. Try hardware stores or ebay rattan.
Gold Thumbtack Wreath | Madigan Made
Oooh, shiny! Who says wreaths are only for holidays? This is perfect to decorate your front door or even above a bed. And I love that this is made from thumbtacks - a little time consuming, yes, but the end result is amazing!
Dorm Decor Ideas | Babble
I know I have a few college students following me (hello! Hope it’s all going well!) plus I’m sure there are those of you who share a house who would love to get some tips on how to decorate your room to maximise the whole area. I adore this room - especially that painting above the bed! There are lots of tips and inspiring images for you to check out here, hopefully some that will help you too!
Garland For All Occasions | Twinkle & Twine
If you’re the kind of person (like me) who always has the best of intentions when it comes to decorating for special occasions but never follows through (like me) then this is a great little kit to have on hand. Make all the letters you need for special occasions (like ‘Happy Birthday’, ‘Merry Christmas’ or ‘TGIF’) and store them in the box for when you need them.
DIY Toile | ModCloth Blog
Toile is one of my favourite things in the world (after chevron!) and I love the idea of creating your own version. I would probably do mine with vintage pics of my mum and dad (they were pretty cool in their hey-day!) and add some little flowers in between.
Pom Pom Windows | Make Grow Gather
Non-crafty people will think this sounds strange but: pom poms are my favourite trim. Yes, I do enjoy a good lace and fringe has it’s place, but nothing is quite as sweet as pom poms! Hopefully someone will understand this and not think I’m nuts. I’m liking this idea of draping them in the windows. Then I can enjoy them all the time!
Vinyl Tape Floorboards | Apartment Therapy
When I first saw this picture I was so taken with it. Where was this from? Someone’s house? A store? After clicking through a million links my question was answered - it’s from Kate Spade’s store! That would probably be why I was so in love with it! This is so simple to achieve (though I would suggest getting someone to help you so you know it’s going to be straight). It’s achieved using the tape that they use to mark out the lines on a basketball court. It looks amazing. A super easy way to bring colour to your house without having to paint!
How To: Arrange Your Artwork
I found this lovely message in my inbox and want to share with you all!
Okay, so I need help for a crafty project I’m trying to do! I have a bunch of old Vogue magazines and the like, and I want to cut out some of the beautiful spreads and make use of them in some way (collage, etc.) instead of just throwing them out! I would ideally like to create something to hang on my wall, but I’m not sure how to decorate with them without it looking cheap and/or stupid, haha. Please give me some tips if you can! Also, I love your blog. :)
Right, let’s get started!
First of all, before I could afford picture frames I would decorate my walls with magazine pictures and blu tac! There is a real art to it - if you stick them haphazardly on the wall it will end up looking like a 12 year old’s wall covered with posters of pop stars. Fail. Seeing we want to have something sophisticated instead, here are a few ideas on how to decorate with magazine pics!
Firstly: it’s a good idea to make a folder with all your pics. One thing that will help with keeping it looking neat is trying to use pictures that are in the same colour range or subject. If you have a ton to choose from this makes it easier. It also means that you can change it up when you get bored quickly and it saves your favourite pics from getting crumpled or damaged if the magazine does.
And now onto the displaying part!
Picture 1: A set of clip boards can easily be hung either on nails or with 3M hooks. Hang them in uniform (i.e. six in a row or six on top and six below). You can then easily change what you want to display. If you can score some vintage ones, even better! (image source: littlegreendesigns)
Picture 2: A ‘clothes line’ for your pics is super easy and you can hang a lot of pictures at once! I actually have this in my house in the hall way. Try using miniature pegs for extra cuteness! As in the picture you can have two lines one above the other or you could just have the one. (image source: pufflingscoop)
Picture 3: This one is from Martha (of course!) These are job jackets and are super easy to use! You can get them in different sizes which means you can put in different sized pics. You could go for a uniform display such as all the same size with three above, three below, or you could stick them up like in the picture shown. Just slip your picture in and when you’re bored with it, pull it out and add a new one. (source: marthastewart)
Picture 4: OK, if none of the above are appealing to you, you can go for the stick it straight on the wall approach! This pic is a great example of how to pin your items up to keep it looking good. You could even try adding in bits and bobs (like wooden letters or other trinkets). (image source: designholeonline)
Front Entry Makeover | In Between Laundry
Sorry to my renting followers, this is a painting post! Unless of course you have a really good landlord who will let you paint your house. Hallways are so hard to decorate. You could just leave them plain but that’s boring. I was thinking of painting the hallway but I wanted a bit more than just paint. This is perfect - focal points that can be easily changed up. Plus, I love that stencil! Of course it is made with a Silhouette. Seriously, please universe, please send me a Silhouette. Please.
Free download: Star Soap sign | Pretty Handy Girl
The bathroom is the one room I think people miss when they’re decorating. I guess that people are worried about adding any art because of the moisture - you don’t want to invest in something only to have it buckle and shrink because you like your hot showers! But this cute download is perfect - print it onto some photo paper and frame it in an old frame from an op shop - you can have a beautifully decorated space that’s stress free. Or you could do as they have here and add a hook, making it a pretty place to hang your towel!
Renter’s Decorating Ideas: Wall Tape | Shelter Pop
I’m terrible when it comes to making things straight and even when it comes to hanging/painting anything. I try my hardest, but it always ends up wonky, or slightly uneven. I once tried to hang a bunch of pictures and then discovered that only one of them was suddenly too close to another one and now has a slight droop. I think I can bring this all down to the fact that I like to do things by sight. I need to learn to use a tape measure! It also doesn’t help that my house is on stilts and has shifted so much that not all the walls are even with the ceiling. Which brings me to this DIY! (you knew I was getting there right?!) This is a great idea of using the tape that you usually use to mark the lines to do stripes as the stripes themselves! Benefit: If I put it up wonky or not straight, I can just pull it off and do it again! The only thing I would worry about is the paint pulling off with the tape, but as it says in the article, if you use the right tape it won’t damage your walls. All you renters pop this in your ‘to do’ file!
The Stepped Up Stoop | Martha Stewart
It always seems like the front of the house is the last part of the house that gets decorated, especially as you only really ever see it once in a while! I think I’m going to have to try and convince my landlord that I really need a yellow front door! Such a simple way to update your house!