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.
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!
Brit + 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!
This 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.
These 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.
We love the watercolor trend, especially on these beautiful napkins from Paper and Stitch! They’re the perfect addition to your dinner party place settings.
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.
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!
What You’ll Need:
3/8” Pom Pom Fringe
Scissors1. Lay your pom pom fringe against one side of your placemat, and cut to fit.
2. Place a line of glue going down the edges of the placemat, and glue down your trim.
3. Repeat on all sides.
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? It’s clean and modern, without looking as stark and dramatic as black or white.
It’s the perfect canvas for subtle pops of color.
It can be downright cozy in a bedroom when using the right textiles.
It’s a great neutral to mix with warm browns.
It’s a great color for the minimalist, and a perfect choice for couples who don’t want something too masculine or feminine.
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!
We love this canvas tote DIY from Lil Blue Boo. It’s perfect for taking to the beach or pool this summer!
You need a steady hand and artistic eye to pull off this dresser upgrade, but the results are worth the effort.
These rope heels are not only easy to DIY, but they look like a million bucks!
Let this little lantern light up your summer nights! It’s the perfect decoration for a beach-themed party!
A simple TV tray table gets a nautical upgrade, and makes the perfect end table to display vacation photos!
Over the past few years, the creative world has gone through a geometric craze! These angle-obsessed designs have made their way into fashion, art and home decor, and one specific shape has caught our eye: the hexagon. Hexagons look fantastic when clustered together, reminiscent of the cells in a beehive, or solo as a statement-making accessory. Not only are they modern, but this honeycomb pattern offers an inherent, natural touch you don’t usually associate with modern patterns.
The mix of colors and styles on this wall make this nook look an art installation.
This piece teeters on the side of modern, geometric.
This cool multi-colored wall adds a unique element to your room, and, can change the mood depending on which colors you use.
This cool installation is an interactive piece, which allows anyone in the home to change the layout of the wall, by moving individual tiles.
Our most popular rhinestones are the Crystal and Crystal AB variety which have a clear or iridescent shine. They’re classic and elegant, and perfect for making any accessory or outfit more special and statement-worthy. But if you like a little more sass with your sparkle, our Swarovski crystals come in a full spectrum of colors! Sometimes adding a little bit of color goes a long way, and these DIYs prove it!
This necklace from Swell Mayde is great for repurposing old, inexpensive necklaces that you wouldn’t otherwise wear. Just a few coats of paint and you have the perfect spring accessory!
If you’re in school or just love having beautiful office supplies, these fun magnets are a great weekend DIY! Created using inexpensive earrings, these are sure to set your locker apart from the rest.
These Miu Miu-inspired earrings are so sweet and elegant, and you know our thoughts on ombre anything. Must have.
This mirror from Designlovefest is a favorite because it is so unique. It’s an exciting addition to your home, and would make a fantastic house-warming present.
This clutch from Honestly WTF is fierce and fashionable. We love the drama of the beautiful crystal shards.
Today is New Year’s Eve which means that everyone is scrambling to think of goals for 2014. This year let your goals inspire you every day! We would like to show you a beautiful and simple way to display those resolutions with our Inspiration Pin Board! You can use this board to display inspiring photos, workout routines, schedules, recipes, and family mementos!
What You’ll Need:
18mm Foldover Elastic in Avocado, Gunmetal, & Light Grey
Number 0-9 Single Button
Square Cork Board
Fabric Pin Board
1. Choose a cork board, and cover it with fabric. Use spray glue to adhere the fabric to the board.
2. Create an X with your gunmetal elastic with each end going from corner to corner.
3. Pull the elastic taut, and pin each end to the corners of the board.
4. Place your avocado elastic across the bottom left corner. Repeat on the upper right corner area. Cut and pin them down as you did with the gunmetal.
5. Take your light grey elastic, and mirror the placement of the avocado elastic. Pin down.
1. Carefully cut the shank, the loop on the back of the button, off. Make sure you use strong scissors, or a tool that is capable of cutting this piece off.
2. Place a drop of E6000 on the head of the tack. Glue down to the back of the button, and let it dry for 24 hours.
Now that you have your pin board and number buttons made, what’s the first thing you’re going to pin?
Lace has this fantastic way of making anything it touches instantly lovely and feminine. Lace is often used in the DIY world because of its versatility and ease of use. Here are a few of our favorite ways to use this delicate trim in both fashion and home decor!
Save this DIY for summer because, while shorts season is a long time from now, we guarantee you’ll want to be wearing these DIY lace shorts from Sincerely, Kinsey.
Why leave lace to just the fashion world? Martha Stewart shows us some great ways to use lace in the home, from throw pillows to coffee cups!
Oh hey guys. No big deal, but we think we just found the most awesome thing on the internet. These princess crowns made of lace are perfect for your daughter’s next tea party, or just a night of watching Netflix. Make one for yourself, and be a princess whenever you want. We won’t judge you.
This tangerine dress was a mere shell of its current self before the addition of lace. Whip out your sewing machines because this is one DIY you DON’T want to skip. It’s relatively easy to replicate using any type of lace. We recommend a Venise!
Oxfords are usually a very neutral and plain affair, but we are never satisfied with plain at M&J Trimming! Check out our oxford DIY, and take your oxfords to new territory by adding two of our favorite things: lace and neon.
Do you love lace as much as we do? Do you prefer it in home decor, fashion, or relegate it to the “unmentionables” drawer? Let us know in the comments!
When you hear the word “goth”, what springs to mind? Is it a dark and dreary image full of cobwebs and bats? Well, you’re only getting an eighth of the picture. Goth can actually be used to describe anything spanning from architecture to literature! When we hear the word goth we think of rich heavy velvet, delicate black lace, and intricate and ornate design. See why below, and get inspired by this dark and decadent style!
The beautiful details on this cathedral are reason enough to go to church! There are so many things to look at that we’re sure you’d find something new each time you took a look.
Not everything that’s gothic has to be black, right? The mismatched bedding creates a sense of cluttered comfort in the room, and some of those throw pillows look like easy DIYs!
Check out how beautiful this leather chair is! The shine of the black makes the detailing even more dramatic.
The Modern Goth
This modern take on goth decor uses a more subtle approach to the style. The furniture is simple, while the lighting and bookshelves add some drama to the room.
The sculptor who creates these beautiful flowers makes them out of tiny bones! Definitely creepy, but also kind of cool, right?
Looking to goth-ify some of YOUR home decor? Check out our beautiful selection of lace and fringe to amplify the drama!