… make an impromptu stool with a stack of magazines and some belts?
I love how resourceful many stylists are, swooping in at the last minute to further beautify a less-than-perfect space. In this case, a bit of reading material goes a long way in bringing some personality (and surprise seating!) into the space. Such a fun idea, right?
… create your own wallpaper with pages from your favorite book?
Wallpaper can be so beautiful in a variety of spaces, but it’s all so very permanent. And if you have decor anxiety like me, forever second-guessing your furnishing decisions, permanence can sometimes be a bad thing. The good news? With a bit of ingenuity, your favorite illustrative book and some poster putty, you can create your own temporary wallpaper – collage style!
… get sentimental with your artwork?
Whether you’re still holding on to pen pal letters of years passed or are looking for something creative to do with a particularly telling grocery list, handwritten notes can double as custom artwork faster than you can nail another hole into the wall. Simply take the original to your local printer or office supply store and have them scan and blow up the image. Then, head to the craft store for an over-sized frame and – boom – instant graphic-based art for your happy walls.
Now that the temps are finally heating up, I’ve got the great outdoors on the brain. And if I can’t frolic in the fields or bask in the sunshine during the day (curses, deadlines!), I might as well fake it, right? Here are three lovely ways to bring that beautiful, inspired weather inside my own four walls – and yours!:
… color block your kitchen?