New York, and many other bustling metropolitan cities are an ideal place to live. The access to culture, entertainment, and public transportation cannot easily be rivaled. But there is a setback to living in a beautiful, boisterous city: lack of space. More and more urbanites are living with less, and making the most of the small spaces they have. One great way to save space, while also adding dimension to a studio, is renting a lofted apartment. These tiny abodes, show just how much you can do with limited square footage!
Rooms can be simple, clean and modern; with white helping to widen the room.
Make your footwear a focal point with a pair on each step!
Lofts don’t have to be modern and minimalist. They can be feminine and shabby chic too!
The best tip to keep your studio looking spacious? Keep it tidy and clutter-free!
Wood floors and and exposed brick can add warmth to any small space, making it a cozy alcove.
Stairways are a popular image in stories because they can act as a passage to infinite possibility. They can lead to amazing wonders just beyond their steps, and be the door to dangerous secrets as well. These “bridges” can be as magical in real life as they are in fables. Creating beautiful stairs is an unexpected way to revamp your decor because they are often overlooked in homes. If you want to make your stairways more magical, here are a few of our favorite storybook staircases!
This terrifying, enclosed staircase looks like it will take you into another realm as soon as you step inside!
There is nothing more romantic than a beautiful winding staircase.
This stairway looks like an extension of the tree that appears to be growing out of the ground!
Sometimes all you need to really make a difference is a little bit of pattern!
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.
For the past few days we’ve been talking about how to integrate florals into your spring wardrobe, but what about you home decor? Flowers are the ultimate bachelorette pad pattern. They’re feminine, romantic and so beautiful. It’s easy to add florals to your home, especially when the elements to make DIY floral decor are 15% off! Check out these inspirational photos, and then head onto our Floral Shop and get your DIY supplies!
This flower wall is a real attention-grabber. The rest of the decor is minimal because the wall packs such a punch.
Make a statement with beautiful wallpaper. This green wallpaper is in a color that’s calming and has a really luxurious feel.
If you’re allergic to huge prints and bold patterns, add flowers in small doses; a rose on your pillow, a sunflower on your mug.
You can DIY these botanical soap dispensers are a great way to make your kitchen or bathroom bloom!
We love the look of beautiful bright florals in the bedroom, it’s like sleeping on a bed of flowers! Without the bugs and dirt.
We don’t think we’re alone here when we say tassels are just the best. They can be used for anything from home decor to fashion accessories, and everything in between! We’ve been playing with a lot of tassel as of late because it’s such a fun material fun, and adding it to clothes can instantly make them more funky! Here are some of our favorites. We’ll go as far as to say they’re fan-tassle-stic!
Two loves marry in this photo of dip dyed tassel. We love the pop of neon on an otherwise neutral tassel.
The cool purple palette of this tassel garland keeps it from being too bold, with the silver accents adding just the right amount of festive fun!
A ceiling of tassels would be such a cool installation in a craft room! We would be endlessly inspired by just looking up.
These paper tassels are a huge trend for weddings and party decor. They add whimsy and color to any event, without going over the top and looking childish.
We obviously couldn’t make an inspiration post about tassel without displaying our giant wall of tassel fringe! In a rainbow of colors and an assortment of shapes, the tassels we have are incredible and varied.
We don’t know about you, but to us libraries and books have an elegant charm that Kindles just can’t touch. (No offense.) Curling up in a corner with a good book is the ultimate stay-at-home activity for a chilly winter night, and having a beautiful library to hide away in is even better! Check out our library inspiration that will make you feel smarter and more stylish just by looking at it.
We love the eclectic mix of modern and vintage in this library/work space. And those arched shelves are amazing!
Sometimes chaos can be totally called for. A stack of books can easily become a tiny table for a cup of tea or coffee!
Does anyone remember Reading Rainbow? Well check out this literal iteration! Books organized by color look so cool, and we don’t want this trend dying out any time soon. Your plethora of books can easily become a work of art!
There’s nothing like a bold pop of color to really brighten a room. This fuchsia bookshelf would get anyone excited to read!
Which of these libraries would you love you read in, and what books do you think would feel most at home in these varied spaces? Let us know in the comments below, and send us a pic of YOUR library to @mjtrimming!
After decking our halls for the holidays, we’ve been extremely inspired to continue our home decorating trend. We’ve decided to start with the coziest place in our homes…the bedroom! Inspired by the lace, plaid, and jacquard patterns in these pictures, we can’t wait to begin DIYing some pieces for our bedrooms!
It’s nearly holiday season, so we wanted to round up the best DIY wreaths to help us get in the decorating mood. With everything from flowers to lace to pom-poms, these wreaths are so lovely, you’ll never want to take them off of your door! Take a look below.
DIY Autumn Floral Wreath by A Beautiful Mess
DIY Grapevine Wreath with Doily Flowers by Hostess With The Mostess
DIY Felted Ball Wreath by Pickles
DIY Coffee Cardboard Recycled Wreath by Cutout and Keep
DIY Fall Wreath by Crafty Sisters
There’s no better way to add a personal touch to your home than by framing a favorite photo. In our opinion, it’s always best to DIY, so we searched for the best DIY picture frames around the web. With everything from chevron to clothespins, we’re really loving all of these frames, so check out our picks and let us know what you like best!
DIY Chevron Frame by Lolly Jane
DIY Chalkboard Frame by Glitter N Glue
DIY Button Frame by Sew Many Ways
DIY Clothespin Photo Frame by Talia Christine
DIY Rosette Frame by Shanty 2 Chic
In our opinion, trays are perfect for just about anything, whether it’s breakfast in bed, displaying flowers, or simply organizing your knick-knacks. If you’ve been looking to add some pizzazz to your home decor, we’ve rounded up our favorite DIY trays from around the blogosphere. Whip one up yourself to create the perfect serving tray or magazine holder. Which one is your favorite?
DIY Striped Tray by Glitter Guide
DIY Magazine Tray by Shanty 2 Chic
DIY Scarf Tray by Sketch 42
DIY Polka Dot Try by Design Love Fest
DIY Chalkboard Serving Tray by The Pretty Blog