A Wallpaper DIY for $0: The Handwritten Wall

I am all for wallcoverings of any kind – paint, wallpaper, fabric. You name it and I love it. I feel that adding accent + color style to your interiors is such a great way to infuse a little personal style and some serious design too. What if you could add a wall moment for no money at all? Check out this fantastic and very personal design idea by Elsie of A Beautiful Mess.

 

She created a true handwritten wall! Using the phrase “I love you more than ever”, she literally painted the statement to cover the entire wall that her bed is on. She deployed a  cool trick to help with her hand – she taped lines 2 – 3 ft apart in order for the words to feel balances and in line. My fave part of her design, she shared that this wall is “perfect” for her and that is what it’s about. Creating something – anything – in your own home to make you feel fantastic! Well done, Elsie!

(Image via A Beautiful Mess)

A Painted Dresser

Admittedly, I’m not the best at DIY projects. I get impatient and stop measuring and then all the sudden there’s a pile of shredded fabric and dripping paint all over the room. Yet this smart dresser transformation from Elisabeth Dunker seems like it might be doable – even for me, yes?

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Why Don’t You…?

… give your wall an ombre and hexagon treatment?

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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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