I like to keep a few mirrors around the house. One by the front door, so in a pinch I can fix any stray hairs or unblended make-up on the way out the door. A spare in the bathroom that I can use to see the back of my head for particularly complicated hair-dos. Mirrors are also great as mere decorating accents to your home. They are pretty, clean, and serve more than one purpose! Here are seven mirror DIYs that will transform your space.
Picture frames offer a sophisticated and professional way in which to showcase photographs of your loved ones, loved places, or loved pets. If you’re bored by the typical picture frames easily found in department stores and online, then doing-them-yourself is a totally affordable and easy option. Whether it’s revamping an old frame, or making them from scratch, it’s never been easier to create one-of-a-kind frames.
Beds are sanctuaries. You hate to leave in the morning and relax in it at night. Be it in your master bedroom or a guest room, the bedding you use can make all the difference. Neutrals make for a calming palette around which you can decorate the rest of the room. Or, make your bedding a statement piece, by choosing bold patterns and fun colors. Here are some bedding ideas that I just love.
There’s no denying that candlelight creates a certain atmosphere. It’s nice every once in a while to turn off the television, computer, lights– any technology– light a few candles and cuddle up with a book or someone you love. Candles can also help create a homey, intimate environment for a dinner party. The possibilities are endless. Here are seven fantastic candles or candle sets you are sure to enjoy.
As an avid reader, I love buying books–used and new alike. Their musty smell, the broken binding signifying wear and love, the promise in opening the first page and beginning a journey. Sadly, in this age of the Kindle, electronic books are rendering the regular ones obsolete. Kindle is great for saving trees, but I love holding a book in my hand and manually turning the pages. As books increasingly become relics of the past, I often feel one of a dying breed when I peruse the stacks at my library or browse Barnes and Noble.
If you’re a book lover or collector like me, then you probably have tons of them lying around. And beyond reading, they are fantastic for decorating. Use bookshelves creatively to build a unique and vibrant space. Have them stacked on your coffee table as a conversation starter. Organize them by color and create an eye-pleasing palette.
Here are seven ways to use books and bookshelves as decor.
Whether or not you drink wine, it’s always great to have a nice set of glasses around. Friends and family will inevitably use them, and they are useful if you want to make your sparkling cider a little more classy. Wine glasses don’t have to be boring. They can make a dinner party more fun or add a decorative touch to your kitchen or bar area. Here are seven wine glass sets I love.
Stand alone lamps not only light up any room, but can add a colorful, personalized touch to an otherwise drab environment. One easy and inexpensive way to find the lamp of your dreams? Make it yourself! Okay, or just paint it yourself. You can pick up old lamps at thrift stores, or inexpensive ones at Bed, Bath, and Beyond (or wherever), and paint it to your liking. Here are seven great paint ideas for your lamps.
Whether you have just one bathroom in your house, or several, you can use that space to create a welcoming and homey environment. To add special flair to your space, small touches like towels with designs can make all the difference. They could be zany, personalized, beautiful, classic, whatever you like. It’s an easy way to put your personality on display. Here are some towels I adore.