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.

DIY: PomPom Placemats

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Summer is all about having fun, seeing friends and family, going on adventures and bright, bright colors! Embrace the summer spirit by introducing some fun onto your dinner table with these pompom placemats we’ve created. They add the perfect amount of pizzazz to your summer table, and are great for using when entertaining friends!

Materials for Pom Pom Fringe Placemat What You’ll Need:

Placemats

3/8” Pom Pom Fringe

E6000

ScissorsMeasuring Pompom Trim for Placemat1. Lay your pom pom fringe against one side of your placemat, and cut to fit.

Gluing Fringe onto Placemat2. Place a line of glue going down the edges of the placemat, and glue down your trim.

3. Repeat on all sides.

Finished Pompom Placemat

Trend Alert: Pale Gray Decor

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Word on the street is that the hottest colors in home decor might actually be the coolest. We’ve been seeing pale gray everywhere from bedrooms to kitchens and studies. But why the sudden obsession with this seemingly cold shade? minimalist-interior-in-pale-palette-makes-the-views pop-9It’s clean and modern, without looking as stark and dramatic as black or white.

Astounding-white-living-room-decor-idea-with-grey-sofa-and-cushion-931x538It’s the perfect canvas for subtle pops of color.

 

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industrial-hanging-pendant-lights-and-grey-interior-wall-decor-1030x602It’s a great neutral to mix with warm browns.

 

14438973120_1feeb773fb_oIt’s a great color for the minimalist, and a perfect choice for couples who don’t want something too masculine or feminine.

Nautical DIY Roundup

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Nautical style isn’t just for the open sea! Bring a little bit of sand and salty air back from the beach with these fun DIYs!
NauticalInspiredToteWe love this canvas tote DIY from Lil Blue Boo. It’s perfect for taking to the beach or pool this summer!

dresser2You need a steady hand and artistic eye to pull off this dresser upgrade, but the results are worth the effort.

3611-1These rope heels are not only easy to DIY, but they look like a million bucks!

IMG_6651Let this little lantern light up your summer nights! It’s the perfect decoration for a beach-themed party!

525561d1697ab06b1a0008a2._w.540_h.357_s.fit_A simple TV tray table gets a nautical upgrade, and makes the perfect end table to display vacation photos!