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Posts by Kayla Parker

When creating art, I love adding dimension and repurposing items I already have. When it comes to the laundry room, you can find a million odds and ends that will look way better on the wall than they currently do scattered on top of the washer.

Button Up

Do you have a jar of buttons that you intended to use for some sewing project or salvaged from an old shirt? Use them to create an adorable grid of color-coordinated buttons. This easy piece of art is a smart way to incorporate a color scheme and will emphasize your laundry room’s purpose.

Via Sarah Richardson Design

Pants and Pictures

Have a few extra pant hangers you no longer use? Turn them into the easiest DIY picture hangers ever. Add a cute washboard to the arrangement and you have a personalized wall of art for your laundry room.

Via Thrifty Artsy Girl

Clothespins for the Win

Although not all of us still hang clothes up on the line to dry, we all still seem to have clothespins around the house. These handy, multi-purpose tools have another unsung ability: becoming works of art! There are some seriously amazing DIYs out there using these little guys.

Via Sweet Something Designs

Ironing Board Inspiration

Old ironing boards are just blank canvases waiting for a cute quote! This fun DIY showcases a lucky theme (St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, folks). However, feel free to try out your own favorite saying or add a single word, like a “Laundry” label or cheeky “Irony.”

Via My Creative Days

Basket Case

Sometimes you just need a way to make laundry less of a chore. With one of these graphic DIY laundry baskets, I would actually get excited about all that washing and folding (well… more excited). And though this isn’t art you’d hang on the wall, it’s functional art, which is all the more fun.

Via Studio DIY!

With just a few DIY ideas, you can make your laundry room look fresh again. Take a look around and use what you already have to create clever and cost-efficient art.


When I think of double staircases, I picture mansions. I imagine a famous actress descending the steps in stilettos, the train of a red carpet gown trailing behind her. Cue a handsome co-star in admiration of her opulence.

Okay, back to reality. Although double staircases can still be a statement of prosperity, they don’t have to be only for the rich and famous! Lately I’ve been inspired by how these staircases can be integrated into everyday homes.

Rustic Touch

How gorgeous is this simple double staircase? I love the clean lines, neutral colors, and the rustic statement created by positioning an old door between the two sets of stairs.

Via Cote Maison

Back Stair Perks

Originally constructed in older homes for housekeeping, a second set of stairs can also provide modern function. Imagine you walk downstairs in the morning with pajamas and messy hair, and the only way to get back to your bedroom is through the foyer, where an unexpected guest has just arrived. You’d save yourself an awkward encounter if there was a little staircase like this connected to the kitchen; you could quickly run upstairs to make yourself presentable.

Via MRIS homes

Meet Me in the Middle

What better way to have the grandeur of a double staircase and the space-saving attributes of a traditional staircase at the same time? At the junction of these two staircases is an ascending staircase, and a descending staircase is positioned below. For a multi-floor home, this solution is so chic and smart!

Via Morgante Wilson Architects

Never Too Tiny for Two

If you’re thinking to yourself, there’s no way a double staircase could ever fit in my home, think again. If this tiny home can incorporate a cute little double-sided staircase, your home can accommodate one, too!

Via Tiny Heirloom

Take a Look Outside

Double staircases don’t have to stay indoors—and they don’t have to be twins, either! Simple concrete steps complement rather than compete with the beauty of the iron spiral staircase leading to the second story.

Via The Iron Shop

So go ahead, add a double staircase and have your movie star moment!


Something about a new year and a new planner makes me want to tackle everything on my to-do list ASAP. However, without a proper space to get things done, it can be challenging to accomplish anything (and all too easy to throw in the towel).

If you’re looking for an area of your home to create an art studio, a space to write, catch up on work from the office, or do some crafting, here’s how to construct a creative work corner. You don’t need a spare bedroom or lots of square footage; you just need a little creativity and inspiration to make a workspace work for any space.

For Master Crafters

Sometimes a single wall can accomplish all you need for the perfect workspace! Create a crafting haven with a small tabletop and a fun pegboard to stylishly store and display tools and inspiration.

Via A Beautiful Mess

Daring Doers (Who Do it All)

Laundry? Check. Craft supplies? Check. Sewing space? Storage? Computer desk? Check, check, and check. If you have a lot on your plate, consider finding a place to settle in and get everything done.

Via With Heart

The Cozy and Accomplished

Fluffy pillows, furry accents, and sleek modern style make this home office amazing. If your key to getting things done is making sure you’re comfortably situated, this is the way to go. Give yourself space to relax and brainstorm as well as an area to get down to business (while still staying cute and comfy, of course).

Via Miss Kyree Loves

Tucked Away Task-Tackler

A tiny bit of space can go a long way. For example, this little corner is now an amazing mini office. For those who need a little more peace and quiet, try tucking a workspace into an area that’s sitting empty.

Via Chris Loves Julia

The Studio Space

I love this little studio because it looks so homey and authentic. It’s a space where I would love to sit down and be able to just create, fling some paint, and find my happy place.

Via My Blank Paper

Office Overseer

Sometimes it takes multitasking to get things done. That’s why a little nook to work in near the hub of your house can be so useful! Edit photos while keeping an eye on the little ones, plan out your week while you’re preparing dinner, and more.

Via Monika Hibbs

Customize your space to meet your working needs, and keep going strong on your New Year’s resolutions! Your to-do list will be checked off in no time once you have the perfect workspace.


Why settle for an overcrowded fridge when you can stylishly show off your kids’ artwork with these cool new ideas? Decorate your walls in modern style, top your coffee table with a curated collection of your little ones’ works, or try one of these other innovative ideas.

Inspired Art Gallery

Kids’ art is usually pretty colorful, so if you’re wanting to create a gallery wall of their creations, consider using a neutral wall color. Then incorporate a few pops of color throughout the room, making sure they coordinate with the pieces displayed.

Via Sawyer | Berson

Curate and Condense 

Photobooks are becoming super popular for family photo albums, but they can also be used as a fun way to curate a collection of your little one’s art. Bonus: photographing artwork means you won’t feel bad about not saving EVERY picture your kid draws (your cabinets can only hold so much)! Plus, you’ll have a cute way to look back at how your child and their art have grown over the years.

Via Paislee Press

Artistic Collaborations

Do you love to make art as much as your child does? Then consider a collaboration! I love the way this mother works with her daughter to create one-of-a-kind pieces that showcase both of their artistic styles.

Via The Mischievous Mommy

Soft Side

Doesn’t every child dream of making his or her artwork come to life? These plush creations based on children’s artwork may not actually be alive, of course, but how awesome would it be to have a beloved drawing become a favorite toy?

Via Child’s Own

Combining Portraiture and Art

If you have some basic Photoshop skills (or have a friend who does) this tutorial is an amazing way to create a beautiful picture of your child adding their artwork to the world in a magical way. I’m obsessed with how the creative spirit of this little girl is captured in such a unique way by combining her portrait with one of her works of art!

Via Ali Brown Studios

There are many innovative ways to display your kids’ artwork, and it is so lovely to add that personal touch to your home. For more fun ideas, look here, here, and here. I dare you to be as creative as the little artists in your life!


Create or curate expressive 3-D art that is guaranteed to never fall flat! Every gallery wall should include at least one piece that breaks the mold. Choose dramatic artwork that pops, or try making your own with these DIY 3-D art ideas.

Flower Power

If you love having a vase of flowers in your home all year long, this DIY is perfect for you. Combine a canvas and faux flowers to make a one-of-a-kind work of art. Whether you go with a simple painted look or a fun and trendy chalkboard style, this artwork will make your guests do a double take.

Via Lily & Val Living

Via Lily & Val Living

Subtlety in 3-D 

Are you a little nervous about adding another dimension to your walls? Dip your toes into the waters of this trend with a minimal and elegant approach. I love the way a wreath and monogram add style to this neutral wall, creating a cozy and stylish atmosphere.

Via Craftberry Bush

The Art of Overlap

When I’m arranging collages or digital scrapbook pages, it seems obvious to overlap different images. However, it never occurred to me to try this on the walls! When done right, the trend is super innovative and not at all cluttered. I love the way the lake house theme of this gallery wall uses sever types of layering. Not only does one painting overlap the edges of three others, a propeller peeks around the corners of other artworks.

Via The Lettered Cottage

Hoop to It

I’m so happy that embroidery has made such a comeback! Vintage and crafty, embroidery hoops are pure rustic-chic perfection.

Via BHG

Statement Piece

Sometimes all you need is one work of art to draw attention and interest to a wall. Incorporate the colors of your room into this cute geometric DIY made from wood circles for an artwork that’s sure to impress.

Via Curbly

Don’t Forget About the Kids

3-D art is such a fun trend, and it’s also perfect for decorating your kids’ rooms. Including repurposed toys and an innovative 3-D nursery tree, these sweet works are perfect for the little ones in your life.

Via Homemade Ginger

Via Project Nursery

 


One-bedroom apartments, studios, small homes, and houses with open floor plans all come with certain challenges. However, it’s easier than you think to create thoughtful flow within your home and have multipurpose rooms that make sense. With just a few tips and tricks, you too can create rooms with added function.

1. Choose the Right Combination

Just like you wouldn’t mix pickles and peanut butter (unless, like my great-grandma, you have a fondness for peanut butter and pickle sandwiches), there are certain room purposes that should and should not be combined.

A traditional combination, laundry rooms and mudrooms go together like peanut butter and jelly. Dirty clothes can go straight to the washer, and winter coats have a place to dry after returning home on snowy days.

Via Labra Design + Build

With no complicated rearranging, this daybed’s hidden trundle can transform a living room into a guest room in a snap. Throw on lots of comfy pillows to ensure cozy lounging in the day and sweet dreams at night!

Via Overstock

2. Divide and Conquer

For certain rooms, consider incorporating dividers. This works especially well when it comes to integrating a bedroom into a studio space or living room. You’ll want a bit of privacy to get the best rest, and bookshelves and curtains are innovative and inexpensive dividers (especially if you can DIY your own).

Via York Avenue

Via decor8

3. Roll Out the Red Carpet

Well, it doesn’t actually have to be red, or a carpet, but differences in flooring imply that you’re entering into a different area. A simple rug can work wonders in separating spaces!

Via Jennifer Brouwer Design

4. Rethink Your Room’s Purpose

Small spaces push you to come up with creative solutions. Lately, I’ve seen a couple small-space trends that pair well together. One: exposed clothing storage, and two: repurposed closets.

If you’re addicted to fashion, why not show off your perfectly curated collection of clothes?

Via Glitter Guide

Then, with your closet cleared out, add your own office!

Via The Cofran Home

5. Look Up

Little rooms call for using every spare inch of space. Consider creating a lofted area (don’t worry, it doesn’t have to look like a college dorm). Check out this chic bedroom loft if you need convincing.

Via Fantastic Frank

Unlock the potential in your home, and put those tiny rooms to use!


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