Art is a must in my home, and I often find myself switching it out when the mood strikes (which is quite often!). It’s a fun habit, but certainly not an affordable one. Enter the $5 art fix: washi tape.
Of course, we’ve all spotted washi tape used to hang art, but what about making it the art itself? I love the idea of spelling out a favorite phrase, or perhaps spotlighting your family with giant monograms in fun typographic fonts. The possibilities are endless, and so perfectly interchangeable!
Perfect for the commitment phobe or art-lovers on a budget. Happy taping!
Image Credit: Tina Fussell via Decor8
A sweet Victorian bedroom gained an instant facelift with this smart idea from Eline Pellinkhof (as spotted on Bloesem). Why simply hang a cross-stitch on a wall when you could paint an enlarged embroidery-inspired mural in lieu of a headboard?
I love how the modernized idea keeps a dated cross-stitch design from looking tired and overdone. After all, embroidery has been around for years, but never have I seen it displayed in quite the same manner! So smart, yes?
Images via Bloesem.
File this under “I Cannot Believe I Didn’t Think Of This,” then promptly get to work creating a seriously genius project…
Spotted at Brigg, I’m simply amazed at how a skinny belt (from H&M, no less!) can elevate even the most basic of Ikea clocks. By drilling (or hot glue-gunning, I’m hoping?) a leather belt to the frame of a less-than-gorgeous clock, you can achieve a unique timepiece dripping with style.
So easy, right? My jaw has officially dropped!
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Ok…I promise I’m almost done with stripes. I just love their versatility and playfulness and with so much beautiful inspiration to comb over, I had to keep sharing.
Last week I focused on horizontal stripes in kids spaces…this week, it’s all about the vertical stripe. Once relegated to hallways and powder rooms, the vertical stripe is becoming just as de rigueur as the currently-ubiquitous bold, horizontal stripe.
This shared space is so calming – the mild vertical stripes on the wall really help to made the space seem larger.
The stripe applied below the chair rail in this shared nursery ups the sweetness factor tremendously.
The variation in stripe widths and tones in this nursery corner are a welcome surprise.
I’m so in love with the bold, in-your-face pinstripes in this bedroom that is perfect for a teenage girl to call her own.
In yet another shared space, wide candy red stripes on the wall paired with coordinating bedding create a playful, modern space for siblings.
Of course, as always, one need not rely on wall paper treatments and painting tricks to achieve a room-heightening stripe trick. A paneled wall in bright white makes this shared space even cozier.
Even Land of Nod is jumping on the vertical stripe bandwagon. Just check out their latest crib bedding offering. The gray. The mustard. The cute little birds. The contrasting stripes and polka-dots. I die.
In any space, stripes bring an element of play so they apply so well to children’s spaces. Have you used stripes in your children’s decor?
… color block your walls?
Forget choosing the perfect shade or hue to brighten up your walls. Instead, opt for a few tones in the same color family to create a wall installation that’s as quirky as it is chic!
Bonus? Feel free to color outside the lines. Color blocking is meant to be fun, so no need to achieve the perfect angled squares or rectangles. Instead, grab a brush and start playing!
After all, a home is little more than a grown-up’s playground, yes? Happy coloring!
Image Credit: Cote Maison