Have you ever been jealous of the mom who seems to be good at just about everything–including sewing? I have. No matter how hard I try, I’m just not a natural seamstress. The farthest my sewing skills take me is putting a button back on.
However, I’ve recently found a new passion that I’ve begun to enjoy very much–weaving. I’m constantly amazed at the countless things you can make and the vast variety of materials you can choose to work with. If you’re like me and you aren’t loving the whole needle and thread thing (or even if you do), then take a peek at these 5 trendy woven projects. Who knows? You might just discover a hidden talent!
Isn’t this Woven Circle Mat by A Beautiful Mess stunning? I’ll take 20 please!
Dress up a plain lawn chair with Henhouse‘s Woven Chair Tutorial. The new transformation is sure to be the talk of the block.
Okay, yes there isn’t a lot of weaving involved here, but for those who want something simple (and inexpensive) to spruce up a blank wall then check out I Spy DIY‘s Wall Hanging. It’s colorful. It’s fun. It’s bright. And I can’t think of a reason NOT to love it!
If you’re looking for something a little more natural, then call off the search because you’ve stumbled upon Free People‘s secret to DIY Branch Weaving.
Say Yes’ DIY Woven Necklace makes a stunning homemade birthday gift.
Give weaving a whirl! You never know, it could become your latest obsession.
Happy Valentine’s Day (a day early)! If you’re like me, you’ve already spent way too much time thinking about what you want to wear for your special night–as well as the thought that red is really not your color. But I’m here to prove you wrong! I’ve rounded up a list of some outstanding outfits that all revolve around bold reds!
Every woman needs a good blazer. Dress up a casual outfit with a bright red blazer like this one on Wendy’s Lookbook for a look that grabs the attention of everyone nearby. Wear along with a cute pair of pumps and some dark skinny jeans and you’ll be looking stunning all night long.
I like the simplicity of this red top I spotted on Lunchpails and Lipstick. This statement shirt is the perfect piece for the women out there who need a little less complication in their lives. Plus side: you’ll look gorgeous.
I love this red skirt on Pink Peonies. Find a matching hue of red lipstick and you’re in business. The best part about this flawless ensemble? It’ll go with almost any top you already have in your closet!
Already have your Valentine’s Day outfit picked out but looking to add a cute twist? These heart elbow patches I found scrolling through A Southern Drawl take this sweater from great to glamorous! And that tulle skirt? Adorable.
And lastly, red and pink are BFFs in the color world. While two bright colors might seem intimidating, don’t be scared off! This cute outfit on Gal Meets Glam takes the best of both worlds and puts them into one fabulous outfit! You’ll look amazing, don’t worry.
Have a happy happy Valentine’s Day, Style Spotters! Whether you’re out with you sweetie or rocking it with your girlfriends for a fun night on the town, look amazing doing it!
TREND: Pink and blue move beyond the baby’s nursery.
When you hear of decorating with pink and blue, especially paired together, people tend to think of nurseries or kids’ rooms. The colors can easily look right at home in adult spaces too though! The trick is to keep either the pink or the blue bright and saturated, as opposed to using pastel “baby” colors. The living room above is a great example of this in action. The blue is soft and sweet, but that vivid pink (almost magenta) keeps things lively. You can get a similar look with the items below.
- Blue Lacquer Hexagon Tray, Jonathan Adler
- Pink Hydrangea Stems (Faux), Pottery Barn (or use fresh flowers, of course!)
- Paint: Tropical Breeze, Behr
- Louis XVI Hand-Carved Upholstered Chair, Restoration Hardware
- Campaign Coffee Table, Horchow
- Athena Bone Glazed Lamp, Lamps Plus
- Fruit Bowl and Plate with Biscuits, Cézanne print, Art.com
- Eton Sofa with Slipcover, Ballard Designs
- Eyelash Coral Pillow, Crate & Barrel
- Linden Lake Pillow, Linden Lake Pillow
– Nicole Balch, Making it Lovely
TREND: Mixing different shades of the same color, in this case, pink.
Pastels always make a comeback for decorating in spring, but many embrace the delicate colors year-round. In the bedroom above, we have a neutral base with plenty of pink layered in, in several shades. The vivid tone of the curtains brings a lively energy to the room, and keeps it from feeling too light and floaty. To get a similar look in your own home, try the items below!
- David Hicks’ La Fiorentina Fabric, Lee Jofa
- Crystal Swag Chandelier, Shades of Light
- Square Louis Side Chair with Brass Nailheads, Ballard Designs
- Pink Polka Dot Ikat Silk Bolster Pillow, Bombshell Bar Goods
- Vintage Portrait Painting, Etsy
- Mid-Century Task Table Lamp, West Elm
- Tall Upholstered Nailhead Bed, West Elm
- Vintage Pink Wool Blanket, Etsy
– Nicole Balch, Making it Lovely
TREND: Mixing Bold Colors
I confess that I have yet to start packing away my holiday decorations. Honestly, it feels like I just put them up and already it’s time to take them down. As much as I look forward to removing some of the clutter, there is a part of me that wishes I could keep my colorful holiday decor up for a few weeks longer. The bright colors and twinkling lights add a little magic, warmth, and happiness that is hard to replicate with everyday decor.
Thankfully though, bright and cheerful colors have become somewhat trendy in home decor. I especially love when rooms begin with a neutral background and are brought to life with colorful accessories. Take for example, the bedroom pictured here. Pops of dark blue, pink, and orange bring this otherwise neutral space to life. Since the colorful accessories are minimal they could be swapped out each season to give this room a fresh new look. Your bedroom will never be boring again!
One of the colors I’m loving the most from this room is the orange. As the cold winter months set in, pops of bright orange remind me of warmer and sunnier days ahead. Pulling inspiration from this happiness-inducing color, here are a few of my favorite orange accessories to brighten up your space.
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Now, I’m off to get undecorated from the holidays. What bold colors do you plan to experiment with in your home this year?
Michael Wurm, Jr. – Inspired by Charm