Why Don’t You…?

…transform your fireplace into a colorful focal point?

I love when fireplaces act as the main event in a room – whether they’re innately tiled patterns or freestanding Scandinavian designs. But by far, my favorite technique for spotlighting a fireplace is a healthy jolt of color like the above example from Mr. & Mr. Of course, painting the fireplace alone makes for a fun statement, but by extending the color to the space above the fireplace (all the way to the ceiling!), the look is that much more commanding and powerful.

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Why Don’t You…?

… layer your rugs?

Pattern-mixing is a surefire way to bring personality and character to any space, but most of us stop with the obvious elements: mixing patterned throw pillows, upholstered textures and artwork. Why not take it a step further and layer two patterned rugs for a unique, eclectic look?

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Why Don’t You…?

…paint your window trim black?

Black walls and accents are trending high this season, but I’m too hesitant to take the plunge. What if the room feels too small? Too dark? Too dreary?

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Try This: A Map Window Treatment

We’ve talked about decorating with maps before, but what about dressing your windows with them? The unique scrolling design of many vintage, schoolhouse maps are perfectly suited for the task, and I love how it adds so much depth, character and history to the space.

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DIY Photo Wallpaper

I’ve long loved the idea of grid-like photo wallpaper, filled to the brim with portraits and adventures and mementos. But the process seemed daunting, so I never quite gave it a second thought. Until I spotted Elsie’s amazing photo wallpaper she created herself – in just a few days!

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