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Whether you love watching old John Wayne movies on rainy days, or you’re all about the boho-chic vibes of the Southwest, chances are you’ll be drawn to the Wild West home decor that’s making a comeback. The rustic, old-country look of yesteryear is now surprisingly chic, so kick off your boots, take a seat, and get inspired.

Small Touches

Succulents, Southwest prints, and weathered wood – it’s the little odds and ends that make this style stand out. Plus, if you want to try out this look in your home, there’s no better way to experiment than adding in a few little treasures at a time. This is also a great way to integrate Western style without making it seem forced or overdone

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Via Thoughts from Alice

Texture

I believe great textures are important to any home design, but they’re especially essential to the Western look. Brickwork, wood ceilings, cowhide, fur, those windows with an incredible view – these elements are all essential to the success of this look. Modern architecture and the large photo print keep this room tasteful and current.

Via Luxury Retreats

Look Outside

Western style is reflective of the natural world. Bring the outdoors inside with the colors, plants, and style surrounding your home. Make sure your home fits in as part of the environment and an extension of the outdoors with your decor.

Via Gal Meets Glam

Western Your Way

Still not convinced about Western style for your home? Get inspired by blended Western styles. Whatever your style is, there is a way to incorporate a bit of the Wild West.

Cozy Modern

A cozy cowhide rug in front of a whitewashed fireplace makes this look sophisticated with a Western flair.

Via Overstock

Western Glam

Who knew a steer skull and cheetah print could work so well together? Paired with neutrals, graphic prints, and a fluffy throw, this bedroom brings a bit of Western style in addition to its glamorous vibes.

 

Via Cuckoo4Design

Artsy & Colorful

If you think Wild West style only includes neutrals, think again! A bold buffalo print and colorful, eclectic pillows make a Western statement with an artsy touch.

Via A Cup of Joe

There are so many ways to integrate old West vibes into modern homes! Time to get back in the saddle and ride with this trendy yet timeless style.


Perhaps your landlord says you can’t paint over those boring beige walls, or you don’t want the hassle of having to repaint your room again when you change your mind about that “perfect” color. Thankfully, there are solutions to add interest to your walls without picking up a paint brush.

1. Textiles

If you’re craving a boho-chic vibe, add texture through textiles like tapestries and other woven wonders. A rope wall hanging added above the bed gives the perfect touch to this elegant and worldly room.

Via One Kings Lane

2.  Wallpaper

The fact that wallpaper is back in vogue makes me extremely happy. Just look at how this large-scale floral wallpaper completely transforms the room! The juxtaposition of industrial design and femininity is strikingly beautiful.

Via Murals Wallpaper

3. Washi Tape

Washi tape is amazing because it can be removed SO easily without damaging your walls. Plus, these days you can find washi tape in just about any color or pattern you could ever want.

I love this look of scattered washi tape pieces in bright colors. It reminds me of confetti, and the look doesn’t require strict measurements or complicated calculations.

Via IDA Interior Lifestyle

Anything with black and white stripes immediately catches my eye: so simple, sleek, and mod! This striped wall adds the perfect amount of pattern to a small bathroom. Can you believe these chic stripes are simply made with black washi tape?

Via Unusually Lovely

4. Gallery Walls

There’s no better way to add infinite interest to your walls than to fill them with gorgeous art. Stick to one color palette, but vary shapes and textures when choosing artworks.

Via Emily Henderson

5. Mirrors

Mirrors have the power to reflect the interest of one wall onto another. That means twice the decorating power with half the work, which is pretty amazing.

Although the tile on this wall is gorgeous as is, I love the way the mirror adds a dark accent from across the room.

Via Sarah Sherman Samuel

With a little creativity, you can transform the look of your room without a drop of paint. Make your home look unique with solutions that add interest to your walls in unexpected ways.


Let’s face it: decisions are difficult. When it comes to decorating, it can make the best of us come to a standstill. Knowing you have to (literally) live with the choices you make can be intimidating. Thankfully, there are chic solutions that you can easily switch upon a whim, making decor one less decision to wrangle with.

Floating Shelves

I have to admit, I’m kind of obsessed with floating shelves. They’re so versatile in what purpose and things they can hold. That kind of ambiguity is gold for us indecisive folk. Plus, unlike a traditional bookshelf, they are open and visually light (which also makes them great for small spaces).

Via dear lillie

Photo Ledges

The little sister of floating shelves, these slim panels hold a plethora of photos that can be switched out or added to easily. It’s easy to take down a picture you’re tired of, or keep family photos up to date. Other upsides? Less holes in the wall, and no more crooked picture frames (as long as you make sure your ledge is level).

Via Chris Loves Julia

Corkboards

Corkboards speak to those who are indecisive about everything (guilty). In addition to pinning artwork, inspirational messages, sweet notes, or nearly anything else, corkboards are places to plan without fear. That’s why I love this look in a home office, because as pretty as it looks displayed, it’s a highly functional piece of decor that changes according to need or style.

Via  Pink Peonies by Rach Parcell

Chalkboards

The chalkboard trend is going strong, and I am definitely still a fan. I know what you’re thinking… Painting a chalkboard wall? That takes decision-making. I’m out of here. Hear me out, though. Once it’s done, you can change up what’s drawn on there however much you want to. Alternatively, just hang up a chalkboard (I know, since the chalkboard paint craze, I kind of forgot they existed, too). Then, let the artists in your family have a hay day (even the little ones).

Via Studio McGee

Via Bower Power

Clipboards

Once you hang up a clipboard, it is SO easy to switch what’s clipped on. In addition to being able to display fun things you find or buy, clipboards are ideally sized for printer paper. This means you can print out and hang up your favorite designs quickly, easily, and cheaply (three things I LOVE to hear when it comes to decorating).

Your kids’ art or your own sketches will also look great on clipboards. Plus, there are so many clipboard designs to fit everyone’s style. Personally, I’m really digging these all-gold clipboards, which switch up the schoolhouse vibe and make the look a little more chic.

Via Classy Clutter

Picture Leaning

I saved the best solution for last. Absolutely no commit necessary here. Literally just lean your piece against the wall. This makes installation the easiest thing ever. It’s also a nice way to ease into eventually hanging something on the wall. Lean it up until you’re sure that’s where the piece should go. However, I also love the leaning look just as it is – so no pressure to eventually hang it up.

Make sure your artwork is large if it’s displayed as a stand-alone piece. This will ensure sure your leaning looks intentional (and not like you’re just being lazy). If you want to use smaller works, make sure they are displayed in a pair or grouping.

Via Katty Schiebeck

Via Wit & Delight

Now you can decorate without fear, my friends! Have fun decorating, and feel confident knowing that you can easily change your decor if you don’t absolutely love your original plan, or if you are simply ready for another change. Don’t let indecision hold your home back from being  as stylish as possible.


Coat Rack Makeover for $15! Coat Rack Makeover for $15!

Coat Rack Makeover for $15!

I’ve been on a mission to makeover our front entry. I’ve already added a cute shoe cupboard and added some artwork, but I still have more work to do. On my front entryway makeover to do list: paint the door, paint the walls, tear out the ugly tile, and add a coat rack. The tile and painting will have to wait for a while, so I jumped on the coat rack project. We don’t have much room in the entry and I needed a coat rack that can fit on the wall right behind the door. During my search I found a TON of cute wall racks, but they were way outside of my budget. I wanted something colorful, but not too expensive. That’s when I decided to makeover a plain white wall rack. I already have a lot of spray paint, so this was the perfect idea.

I’m happy with how this turned out! I chose to paint four gold hooks and two yellow. It’s my version of color blocking with hooks. The two yellow hooks are the spots where my 6-year-old can hang her coat and umbrella. So glad I won’t hear, “I don’t know where my coat goes.” from my kiddo anymore. Well, maybe I’ll still hear it, but less often? Ha!

Supplies needed:

  • inexpensive wall coat rack (I found this one on Amazon and love it)
  • primer spray paint
  • spray paint colors (I went with yellow and gold)
  • clear acrylic spray

Directions:

Step 1: Use a screwdriver to remove the coat hooks from the board.

Coat Rack Makeover for $15!

Step 2: In a well ventilated space, preferably outdoors, prop up your hooks to prepare for painting. First, you’ll apply a couple coats of the primer (since the hooks are metal the primer will help keep the paint from chipping off). Next, add a few coats of your colorful paints. When the colorful paint is dry to the touch, add two coats of the clear acrylic sealer. I like to add the clear acrylic spray to the end of spray painting projects to add a strong barrier over my paint. It definitely helps. Note: Don’t forget to wear a face mask and eye protection when using spray paint. Stay safe!

Step 3: Let the hooks cure for at least 24 hours. Longer is better. The paint can dent and smudge right after painting.

Coat Rack Makeover for $15!

Step 4: When the hooks are ready, grab your screwdriver and install them back onto the coat rack board. Install the board onto your wall and you are ready to organize with this colorful and inexpensive coat rack!

Final cost: $15 for the coat rack. I already owned all the other supplies to create this project.

Coat Rack Makeover for $15!

We want to see what you’re crafting! You can share a link to what you’ve made in the comments below, or tag me on Instagram with a photo (my user name is @thepapermama).

– Chelsey, The Paper Mama


A bedroom is never truly complete until the headboard is in place. Often the focal point of the room, retailers ask big bucks for this single piece of furniture. But don’t bother turning your pockets inside out for this statement piece just yet. Here at BHG we like to save a dollar where we can, too. Check out this awesome list of DIY headboards and headboard alternatives that will give your bedroom the finished look you’ve been searching for — without the big dollar signs!

1. Wordy Wall

This DIY book headboard is perfect for all the literary fans out there. Design Every Day creator Kassandra made this wordy focal piece with plywood, nails, tape, and old thrift store books. She completes the look with a vintage hanging lamp.

 

Photo via: Design Every Day

2. Fab Refurb

Serena Appiah understands how to pay a little and get a lot. She painted and reupholstered this vintage DIY headboard over on her site, Thrift Diving. This beautiful headboard, Serena suggests, could also be used as a dining room bench backrest.

Photo via: Thrift Diving

3. Double Drapery

This bed canopy is soft, romantic, flowy, and — added bonus — it involves no sewing. Teryn Yancey, of Vintage Romance Style, created this dramatic DIY bed canopy out of curtain rods, chandelier swags, ribbon, and two tablecloths. Held together with hot glue, this faux headboard is sure to draw attention.

Photo via: Vintage Romance Style

4. Headboard or Footboard?

Moroccan-theme headboards can fall into the hundreds (sometimes thousands) of dollars. Don’t shell out the dough until you’ve searched for Moroccan…doormats? That’s what Kara Paslay did! She spent under $100 and made her very own, very trendy DIY West Elm Morocco headboard look-alike.

Photo via: Kara Paslay Designs

5. Upholstered Upcycle

Speaking of unique repurposing, who knew that an old door could make a perfect headboard? Rachael Ranney shows us how to make this upcycled upholstered headboard from a door in her video-and-photo tutorial on Buildipedia’s blog. Story here? Salvage old furniture and your room could look this good, too.

Photo via: Buildipedia

6. Nightlight, Better Built

DIY this fun marquee-inspired headboard with help from Emma Chapman’s step-by-step guide on A Beautiful Mess. She and her sister created the headboard for a guestroom, but a piece like this could also look great in a kids’ room and double as a nightlight.

Photo via: A Beautiful Mess

7. Hunted Happiness

The Hunted Interior’s Kristin Jackson created this DIY headboard from scratch with her husband. Together they formed and built the backboard, filled with foamed and batted the front, upholstered (and problem solved) the unique shape, and perfected the project with nailhead trim. See how they made this top-notch piece in Kristin’s step-by-step tutorial.

Photo via: Hunted Interior

8. Foam Faux Tile = Fauxm Headboard

Feel like there’s not enough time to make these neat projects? Courtney can show you how to create a stylish DIY headboard in just 20 minutes. Check out this fun project over at her blog, Sweet C’s, and see what you can make with just a little paint and a few foam tiles.

Photo via: Sweet C’s Designs

9. Maybe a Mountainscape?

Who needs any kind of headboard when this beautiful landscape is behind their pillows? Artist Pam Lostracco shows us on her blog how she painted her bedroom wall into a beautiful mountain mural rather than adding a headboard. The effect is stunning.

Photo via: Pam Lostracco

These DIY’s are not only lovely, they’ll save you a pretty penny too! If you’re looking to update the look of your bedroom soon, I hope you’ve found some inspiration here from these brilliant blogger ideas. In the meantime, keep DIYing, and let me know how your projects go!

Until then,

~Bri


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Trend: 20 Creative Lighting DIYs

Bad lighting can really make a nice home feel dull and boring. Don’t let that happen to your house. There are a TON of great ideas out there to make your own Creative Lighting DIYs, so I explored the internets and found some of my favorites that I think you will all love. There’s something for everyone and each skill level. Ready?

1) This DIY Neon Letter Light is amazing! Found on I Spy DIY.

This DIY Neon Letter Light is amazing! Found on I Spy DIY.

2) This Brass Chandelier DIY looks like a lot of work, but the end result is worth it. Found on One Kings Lane.

This Brass Chandelier DIY looks like a lot of work, but the end result is worth it. Found on One Kings Lane.

3) Do you know what those pendants are made from? Old camper stands! I love how they turned out. Found on The White Buffalo Styling Co.

Do you know what those pendants are made from? Old camper stands! I love how they turned out. Found on The White Buffalo Styling Co.

4) These hanging lanterns are so cool. Made with rice paper lanterns from Ikea, then adding fabric triangles or spray painted paper strips. So cool. Found on Decor 8 blog and from the Danish BoligLiv magazine.

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5) If you’d prefer an easier paper lantern DIY, this ombré hanging lantern is perfect! Found on Remodelista.

If you'd prefer an easier paper lantern DIY, this ombré hanging lantern is perfect! Found on Remodelista.

6) I could totally see this DIY Mod Twig light hanging over my dining table. Make it for under $10! Found on Curbly.

I could totally see this DIY Mod Twig light hanging over my dining table. Make it for under $10! Found on Curbly.

7) I’ve shared this lighted headboard in the past, but I love it so much I wanted to share it again. Found on A Beautiful Mess.

I've shared this lighted headboard in the past, but I love it so much I wanted to share it again. Found on A Beautiful Mess.

8) Yup, these pendant lights are made from recycled cardboard. Found on Sugar and Cloth.

Yup, these pendant lights are made from recycled cardboard. Found on Sugar and Cloth.

9) This cool lamp is made with lightweight flexible wood and wire mesh. Found on Infarrantly Creative.

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10) Sputnik chandeliers are out of my price range, but this Sputnik inspired IKEA light hack might just work for me. Found on Little Green Notebook.

Sputnik chandeliers are out of my price range, but this Sputnik inspired IKEA light hack might just work for me. Found on Little Green Notebook.

11) How appropriate is this? A clothespin lamp I’m a laundry room. Found on Young House Love.

How appropriate is this? A clothespin lamp I'm a laundry room. Found on Young House Love.

12) There are a lot of bubble lamp DIYs out there, but this one is my favorite. Why? This DIY is very user friendly and the lamp turned out great. Found on Small Notebook.

There are a lot of bubble lamp DIYs out there, but this one is my favorite. Why? This DIY is very user friendly and the lamp turned out great. Found on Small Notebook.

13) These hat lights are so much fun. Found on Paper n Stitch.

These hat lights are so much fun. Found on Paper n Stitch.

14) Transform Ikea’s Leran basket lamp into these pretty two toned creations. Found on Chatelaine.

Transform Ikea's Leran basket lamp into these pretty two toned creations. Found on Chatelaine.

15) Are you up for a fun paper folding project? Check out how to fold some paper into these cool lamps! Found on Curbly.

Are you up for a fun paper folding project? Check out how to fold some paper into these cool lamps! Found on Curbly.

16) Yes, this is a vase turned into a light. I love it, especially the bright pink string wrapped around the wire. Found on My Pattern of Life.

Yes, this is a vase turned into a light. I love it, especially the bright pink string wrapped around the wire. Found on My Pattern of Life.

17) This light would be so easy to make, made from a decorative metal sheet. Found on Cleverly Inspired.

This light would be so easy to make, made from a decorative metal sheet. Found on Cleverly Inspired.

18) I have to tell you guys, I’m still into ombré projects and these glass ombré pendants are lovely. Found on Design Love Fest.

I have to tell you guys, I'm still into ombré projects and these glass ombré pendants are lovely. Found on Design Love Fest.

19) This pendant light was made from two baskets! Found on Design Sponge.

This pendant light was made from two baskets! Found on Design Sponge.

20) If you’re not up for a big lighting project you can always purchase a DIY light. This light box is always a DIY. Change out the words daily if you’d like. Comes in different sizes. Found on Design Life Kids.

If you're not up for a big lighting project you can always purchase a DIY light. This light box is always a DIY. Change out the words daily if you'd like. Comes in different sizes. Found on Design Life Kids.

We want to see what you’re crafting! You can share a link to what you’ve made in the comments below, or tag me on Instagram with a photo (my user name is @thepapermama).

- Chelsey, The Paper Mama

The images in the first photo are from Remodelista, Paper n Stitch, I Spy DIY, and A Beautiful Mess.


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