Nightstand Necessities Inspiration

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One of the most intimate spots in the home is sometimes the most overlooked: the nightstand. But your nightstand can say a lot about your personality because it holds the last things you use right before you drift off to sleep. From books to magazines to a soothing scented candle, your nightstand is a very personal spot, and like the rest of our homes, we want it to look stylish! Check out these end tables that you’ll be happy to end your day with.bf57c508ad96fcef2ba1aaa2eb8a9bf2

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DIY: Watercolor Throw Pillow

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Welcome spring with a decor accent that highlights the colors of the season! We’ve made a pillow cover that’s perfectly pastel, and just the thing to brighten up your space after a chilly winter. We used Rit Dye to create a watercolor effect on the fabric by painting the dye on instead of dipping the fabric in.

DSC_0777 What You’ll Need:

Plain canvas pillow case

Rit Dye powder (Fuchsia and Royal Blue)

Paint brush

DSC_0780 1. Take three cups and fill with water at different depths. Add in dye so you have light, medium and dark shades of each color you are using.

DSC_07912. Lay out your pillow and dip your paint brush into the dye. Create strokes going up and down making a cross-hatched pattern.

DSC_07953. Wash and let dry.DSC_0875

Our Favorite DIYs of February 2015

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Although it was a short month, February was full of clever and creative DIYs!  Here are a few of our favorite DIYs from the month. Fall-For-DIY-Semi-Precious-Stone-Soap-1These jewels are definitely precious, they’ll wash away in water!  Make these jeweled soaps that are almost too pretty to use.

6a00d8358081ff69e201b8d0dba194970c-800wi (1)Pompoms are making their way off of our hats and into our home decor. Make this pompom wall hanging to add whimsy to your room!

MS4A1941This mini marble clock makes the prettiest side table accessory.

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Add a touch of spring to your home with this ombre floral wall hanging.

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Or personalize your primavera home decor with this typographic floral wall art!

DIY: PomPom Blanket

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Keep your loved ones warm with a cozy and creative gift this year! We updated a basic blanket with a smattering of luxurious fur pompoms to give an ordinary blanket a quirky edge. For added fun, attach the pompoms to the corners of a matching throw pillow for a comfy and cute set!DSC_0880What You’ll Need:

Blanket
Large fur pompoms
Small fur pompoms
Needle and thread
Scissors

DSC_0889 1. Lay out your blanket. Place the large pompoms out first toward the edge of the blanket. Cut the elastic cord on the fur pompom.

DSC_08912. Sew pompoms into the areas you chose. DSC_0901 3. Fill in the other spaces with the smaller pompoms. Cut the elastic cord. Sew in place.

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Trend Alert: High Contrast Decor

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If you have a bold personality and want your decor to reflect that eccentric quality, give high contrast a try. This style is identified by bringing in elements that are essentially opposites of each other. While one might assume this translates into a busy and overwhelming room, the end results of high contrast rooms are often really impactful and dramatic. High Contrast Black and White BedroomA classic pairing is black and white. We love the additional botanical elements to infuse the room with a natural element as well as a dash of color.

High Contrast Dining with Mustard Accents

High Contrast Kitchen with Red ChairsKitchens are usually a central hub of activity, and your space can reflect that with accents of bright colors!

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High Contrast White Accessories Against Black WallIf creating an entire room with a high-contrast color scheme seems scary, start with a small spot in your house first to test out this trend!

Autumnal Entryway Inspiration

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With the first day of autumn falling shortly upon us, we thought it was appropriate to welcome fall into out homes by embracing the season as the first thing guests see upon entering the home. Fall brings in a warmer, richer set of colors, and the first chills of the season make the home a welcome respite for those looking to warm up. What better way to represent the season than by making your entryway as autumnal as possible? Check out these beautiful decor setups that are perfect for the start of the season! 7b492b4bebcce5933c08d2d468c6b8eb (1)

 

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DIY: Dyed Polka Dot Pillow

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Polka Dots are a classic style that’s super playful, and can give your pieces a lot of personality! But why relegate dots to your closet alone? Bring them out of the wardrobe and into your room with a quick and easy DIY that allows you to add polka dot accents to make your space instantly friendlier!

DSC_0259What You’ll Need:

Pillow

Rit Dye (powder or liquid)

Circle round sponge

Q-tips

DSC_02611. Dip your circle sponge into the dye. If using powder dye, use enough water to make a thick liquid for a more concentrated dye.

DSC_02642. Press down on the pillow with the sponge creating a circle dot. Repeat this all over the pillow.

DSC_02743. Take a q-tip and dip in dye. Add a swirl around the circle print you just created. Let dry. DSC_0282

No-Sew Pillow DIYs

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Pillows are one of the absolute easiest ways to add new energy to a room. They’re also one of our favorite methods of introducing color trends into a room! Making a pillow to spruce up your home is easy enough for those of us with sewing machines, but if you don’t have one handy, not to worry! All of the DIYs below can be created without a sewing machine!

gold-hello-pillowSend a message with a metallic screen-printed pillow!

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Calligraphy is a trend that’s taking the design world by storm! Keep your space current with these fabulous calligraphy cases!

DIY-No-Sew-Pillow-CoversWith this tutorial any fabric can become your favorite pillow case without any needles or thread involved.

431This DIY features a 3d flower that will make a statement on any sofa!

NoSew-10This ruffled pillow DIY will instantly add femininity to your space.

Trend Alert: Cool Cobalt Blue Decor

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With autumn on our tail, you’d think we would be starting to think about warm, earthy colors, but in 2014 we’re moving away from the home decor status quo. This fall we’re going to see a spike in cool saturated colors making its way into homes, specifically the striking cobalt blue. This gorgeous shade works perfectly in almost any room. It’s relaxing in your bedroom, enticing in a living room and clean in your kitchen. It’s a beautiful color to use on your walls, or, if you’re just trying it out, as an accent color. Pair it with yellows for a high contrast look, or with different shades of blues and grays for a more muted approach.

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Favorite DIYs of July

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Summer is always a fun time to DIY because the projects can get bigger, more messy, and brighter! From accessories to art, bloggers have been crafting their hearts out making the coolest projects! Below you’ll find a snapshot of some of our July favorites that really expanded our creativity!
Gold Bulb ChandelierBrit + Co made the coolest chandelier using painted gold bulbs with larger circular ones. We love the clustered effect of this modern chandelier, and wouldn’t mind having it in every room of the house!

 

6a00d8358081ff69e201a511e22506970c-800wiThis month the beautiful sisters from A Beautiful Mess taught us how to make a simple beaded necklace. When working with natural gemstones, sometimes all you need is something simple to showcase their inherent beauty.

Bridal-Shower-Invitations-MintedThese bridal shower invites from Creme de la Craft are beyond adorable, and just go to show you that it’s the details that make all the difference.

watercolor-napkins-8We love the watercolor trend, especially on these beautiful napkins from Paper and Stitch! They’re the perfect addition to your dinner party place settings.

Sticker Mandala

From far away this looks like a piece of traditional Hindu art, but this mandala is definitely modern! Upon closer inspection you’ll find an array of different stickers that are sure to put a smile on your face. We love the stickers they picked out at HonestlyWTF.