Trend: Add interest to your living room with these tutorials.
The living room is the space that most people spend the majority of their awake time, so why not make it comfortable and lovely? You don’t need to buy expensive furniture and paint all the walls, you can really add color and pattern with the accessories. Sew your own curtains and throw, build some triangle shelves, or you could paint your own rug and pillows. All of the tutorials below are very budget friendly. Enjoy!
Triangle shelves would be so cute in any living room, from Whimsy Darling.
Make this wonderful copper tubing table, from The House That Lars Built.
Paint a dropcloth to make a new rug, from Nellie Bellie.
This beautiful coffee table is made from pallets, on The Merrythought.
This handmade Spring Throw is lovely and easy to sew, from Design Mom.
Paint some pre made pillows, from Burlap and Lace.
Make your own artwork with paint drips, on BHG.
Make this acrylic curtain rod, from A Storied Style.
Sew up some colorful curtains to dress up the window, from Bright Bazaar.
Add some plant life to your living space with these cute painted pickle jar planters, from Hibrid.
Do you have any living room update plans?
Hello again! I hope the week has treated you all well–I know I’m ready for a nice, long relaxing weekend. Whether you’re going to spend it inside curled up on the couch or out and about, enjoy it! This week I came across a few amazing home photos that I wanted to share. Get ready for some major home envy.
If you’re more interested in dark and mysterious, check out this boys’ room decor from The Hunted Interior. The window brings in enough natural light to brighten up the room, but the dark paint keeps it closed and cozy.
Take care, friends! See you next week.
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Hello all! I hope November has introduced itself kindly this year–I know here at least that winter chill turned on like a switch. I love the cold though, so I’m not going to complain–unless it doesn’t snow soon. Then I’ll complain. I’m feeling particularly earthy today, so I thought I’d share some recycled wood projects for the crafts-people out there. Good luck!
First of all, project aside, this puppy is absolutely adorable. Build this fun modern pet bed for your pooch with this tutorial from A Beautiful Mess. I love the bright colors and bold pattern, but you can make it blend with your decor just as easily!
Looking for a fresh spin in your living room? Try this recycled barn door coffee table from Cleverly Inspired. Bring a bit of rustic flair inside your home and get a fun hand-crafted piece all in one!
For a more subtle wooden touch, try these pallet wood wall pieces from Craftberry Bush. I like the subtle, washed-out look and the relaxing, brown tones showing through underneath–perfect for adding some calm to your room.
These wooden crate stairs from Funky Junk Interiors are so unique and fun! I absolutely love this idea. Hit a couple antique shops or thrift stores and see if you can find some fun crates to incorporate into your new stairwell!
And lastly, if you’re looking for that missing piece of flair in your bedroom, take a look at this modern headboard design from Fresh American Style. While the completely white look soothes, funky mix-matched colors would add some oomf to your space!
And there you have it. Until next time, Style Spotters! Happy crafting–the trees thank you!
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Welcome to October! I love, love, LOVE this time of year and all of the wonderful shenanigans that come with it–Halloween mischief, apple cider, crunching through leaves on the sidewalk–I can never get enough. It’s bliss. However, I will admit, when it gets too cold to enjoy being outside all day, sprucing up the inside of your home is a must. So today I want to share with you all some awesome ideas for indoor inspiration!
I am completely obsessed with this reading loft I found on Design Mom. I know it’s designed more for families with young children…but I sort of want one for myself. Can you just imagine spending a cozy fall afternoon reading in this bright and cheery space? So colorful and fun!
I’m a huge advocate for natural light, and I love the light and airy feel of this bedroom from Style & Pepper, and the subtle feminine touches incorporated with the design. This would be a perfect spot to drink a warm cup of coffee and enjoy looking at the chilly outdoors.
And there you have it. Some of my favorite rooms from around the internet this week–leaving me, at least, with a small spout of envy. My house is definitely not anywhere as cool as any of these–but someday! Until then, Style Spotters!
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Happy Friday all! This week, since it’s finally starting to feel like the fall we all know and love, I decided to share some decoration inspiration to help prepare your home for the season ahead!
Fall means football (whether that makes you groan or cheer is totally up to you). For your next tailgate, revamp an old aluminum chair with this easy DIY makeover from A Beautiful Mess to make a statement out of your seat! Team colors optional.
Always wondered how to dry flowers and never knew quite how? Take a look at this tutorial from Cedar Hill Farmhouse and learn not only how to dry them the right way, but how to use them for decoration as well.
Nature and fall go hand in hand. DIY Enthusiasts pulled together a list of nature-inspired fall decorations, and I spotted this awesome idea while I was browsing. Such a simple and cute way to add some visual appeal to any empty space in the house!
Enjoy the week!
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A few weeks ago my husband Simon and I took a little weekend getaway to Dallas. We were perusing all the lovely things at Crate & Barrel when my eye fell on the most gorgeous canary yellow sofa. My mind started spinning in all the ways I would decorate with a fantastic yellow couch. ”What are you doing?” Simon asked, wondering why I just continued to sit there. “Just leave me for awhile. I’m in love,” I told him. He laughed – he knows how I get on a design kick and can’t leave it alone. So I’m going to live vicariously today and talk about all the yellow sofas that I could love. And why you should love them too.
I absolutely adore the idea of unexpected colors on furniture. My assistant Nancy has the most fantastic vintage wingback chair upholstered in yellow velvet, and I’m halfway tempted to break into her house in the middle of the night to steal it. She is forbidden to get rid of it without discussing it with me. And every time I see that chair, it immediately reminds me of blog friend Will at Bright Bazaar, whose lovely yellow sofa graces the color of his new book.
source: Bright Bazaar
Yellow is a statement-making color but can work in almost any room – just plan on it being the focal point. And color is one of those things that can be used no matter what style of furniture you prefer. Want it modern? Traditional? Contemporary? Mid-century? The sky’s the limit – and sometimes an unexpected color on a traditional piece can create a completely new and modern spin on a room.
source: A Beautiful Mess
Whether you accent it with neutrals, primaries, or even fellow warm colors like orange or pink, yellow can run the gamut from soothing to exhilarating. Here are my top yellow sofa picks!