They say the best things come in small packages. Well we couldn’t agree more. We think the coziest homes are also some of the smallest, and that a tiny space can pack as much personality as a house three times its size, maybe even more. Although they can be challenging to decorate, studio apartments have some of the most well thought out designs because space is limited and every item counts.
Industrial and rustic details like exposed brick and hardwood floors instantly add personality to your small studio.
Sheer, gauzy curtains are perfect for separating your space, while also keeping the room light and spacious-looking.
Keeping your decor light is the key to keeping your space from feeling stuffy.
Quotes are a powerful thing. They can inspire, make us laugh, make us thankful and bring on an entire spectrum of emotion with one key phrase. Quotes in design are comforting, and help you really speak your mind without ever uttering a word because, let’s face it, no one puts up a quote without being absolutely in love with it. There are plenty of ways to incorporate your favorite phrase into your every day with these fun DIYs!
This cute tote from A Beautiful Mess is the perfect thing to bring with you on a shopping trip.
Washi tape never fails to impress. This neat DIY uses patterned washi tape for a bright look!
This pillow DIY is the perfect typographic addition to any living room sofa!
We love this DIY from The Wood Grain Cottage because of the rustic wood grain peeking out from the white canvas.
How cool is this kitchen quote from Mollee Made? It makes us hungry just looking at it!
What quotes have you used in your DIYs?
If you want to jazz up your office supply stash, look no further than M&J Trimming! We have a stash of gorgeous ribbons, trims and notions that are perfect for personalized your office space. So whether you’re a recent grad looking to beautify their first cube, an intern dipping a toe into the working world in style, or a seasoned pro who wants a little more personality in their space; you can DIY office upgrades with ease! Check out these adorable paper clips that can be used as bookmarks, or hold together your thesis paper.
5mm Gingham Ribbon
9mm Rose Satin Jacquard
Paper Clip 1 1. Place your 9mm Jacquard through the top of the paper clip.
2. Fold over the bottom piece and cut. Glue pieces together.
3. Once dried, cut the top piece on a slant or different shape.
Paper Clip 2
1. Place your 5mm Gingham Ribbon through the paper clip, and tie it in a knot.
2. Glue one side of your ribbon to the back of the knot going on a slant.
3. Place the other side of your ribbon across the opposite side to create a bow. Glue down.
Are you booking a flight to an exotic locale for spring or summer vacation? Don’t forget to stock up on vibrant textiles and unique souvenirs on your adventure! Prints and accessories from all over the world are currently en vogue, and are especially hot for the warmer months!
Keep your space modern, but bright by accenting your current decor with some bold bedding.
Vibrant patterned pillows provide visual interest AND extra seating.
This room has serious teal appeal. If you’re going to add a lot of bright, warm colors to your room, make the walls a cool or neutral color to give your eyes a place to rest.
When it comes to this type of styling, sometimes more is more. Don’t be afraid to mix and match. In fact, these prints look even better when clustered together!
Of course with this type of craftsmanship, the real beauty is in the details. Check out this tassel made with feathers and fringe!
Ribbons are a party staple: they come in almost every color imaginable, are easy to manipulate, and are available in tons of enticing textures. We’re entering garden party and wedding season, which means that you’ll be seeing ribbons everywhere! Here are a few of our favorite ways to style them this spring and summer.
Add some personality to your tablescape with lace trim or satin ribbon. These trims are perfect for adding a special touch to each place setting or flower arrangement.
Ribbons are great to use as a backdrop, or to frame a table like in the example below.
These ribbon wands are great for weddings! Imagine a wave of ribbons floating through the spring breeze on your wedding day.
Use a few types of ribbons as an unconventional table runner. This is especially beautiful if the table underneath them has a stunning grain like the one above.
Peacock blue is quite an entrancing shade, it’s a little bit blue and a little bit green. Mysterious and alluring, this shade is popular everywhere from bridal parties to home decor. If you’re drawn to this mysterious shade, here are some ways to add it to YOUR life!
The peacock is a beautiful bird, whose iridescent feathers have always had a place in the heart of daring DIYers.
These peacock blue living rooms looks great with contrasting yellow accents that pick up the green in this dynamic shade.
These reptilian heels have adopted the scaly skin of a snake while harnessing the color of a peacock feather.
Peacock blue is a common color in weddings since it looks so beautiful against the stark white dress. It also easily fulfills the “something blue” category.
Peacock blue is one of our favorite hues to experiment with because it’s such a unique mix of colors, and brings a jeweled elegance to any piece
The chevron stripe has taken the design world by storm, and it’s really no wonder why. This wacky take on the classic stripe adds just enough excitement to any room. Its fun wave pattern imbues movement and modernity. If you’re trying to incorporate chevron into your own home, there’s no wrong way to go about it, but there are definitely some standout ways to showcase this pattern too.
Paint an accent wall with thick chevron stripes to instantly liven up your space.
Add it to your room in small doses with accent pillows. This pillow is easy to DIY with one of our flower pins
Rugs are a popular way to include this trend in a big way without having to repaint your room.
Adding art with the chevron stripe adds a modern touch to your home, and can easily be moved if you’re tired of the trend.
This beautiful tiled floor is for the truly daring. The floor is quite an undertaking, but the payoff is stunning.
Are you into the chevron trend as much as we are? Let us know which pattern is your favorite!
Mother’s Day is this Sunday, and if your mom loves to DIY as much as you do, we have some suggestions that will make her jump with joy.
The Seamstress – If your mom loves to sew, give her some enhanced essentials! Make a kit with fashion tape, a rainbow of thread, and a unique array of buttons.
The Home Decor Diva – Does your mom change her decor according to styles and not just seasons? Give her some trim that she’s bound to love! How about an elegant tassel fringe, or a fun pom pom fringe?
The Social Butterfly – If your mom is a VIP who is always attending parties and galas, make sure she shines with rhinestone or beaded trim! It’s the perfect trim for adorning an evening dress or clutch.
The Accessory Queen – If your mom loves making her own stylish accessories, check out our Project DIY kits! They have everything you need to make stylish, runway-inspired accessories.
Lately we’re really loving the look of jeweled elements hidden throughout the home. While we see a lot of luxurious and lavish decor around the holidays, we think these little jeweled accents are perfect for spring and summer decor because when the light hits them just right, they sparkle like the sun! If you want to dazzle to your decor, get inspired with these delicate decor details.
Add some bling to your bed by adding rhinestone buttons
to your headboard. They are an unexpected and special surprise that adds a dash of elegance to an already luxurious decor accessory.
This rainbow “jeweled” chandelier is a fun and colorful addition to any room, and the way that the light reflects off of the chain on the chandelier is pure magic.
This beaded chandelier would look beautiful in a greenhouse, or outside as a re-imagined wind chime.
This beaded mirror is not only beautiful, but it’s also DIY-able! Make it yourself with scrapbook paper, stones, a ceiling medallion, and a mirror!
These designer lamps look like mirrored crystals, and add a stunning, futuristic accent to your home.