I will soon be in the process of moving to a new apartment, which means a chance to redecorate. I’m always look for cheap and easy ways to add a little something extra, which is why I love this polka dot wall art idea from Styrofoam. With this project, creating wall art is as easy as attaching patterned cloth napkins to Styrofoam sheets. This idea could be transformed by cutting the Styrofoam into different shapes or using several different fabric designs. If you’re looking for more cheap and easy home decor ideas, check out our 46 ways to decorate on a budget!
After the long winter we’ve had with all the ice and snow I am so ready for Spring time. I love when the grass starts to turn green and the leaves grow back on the trees. All the pretty flowers begin to bloom again. The sky is bright blue with the sun shining down on my face making me smile. All the brightly colored things make me feel warm and happy inside. These colors don’t necessarily have to be outside though. I found this craft that can bring bright colors inside your home and still bring that smile to your face. Gerbera Daisies are one of my favorite flowers and now it can sit in my home or your home.
It doesn’t take long to make this craft and once it’s done you’ll just feel good about yourself. The best part about having these flowers in your home is you don’t have to water them or worry about them getting too much sun. The flowers are silk and come on ladies, who doesn’t like silk? So get crackin’ and make your home shine with color.
The second I saw this project I fell in love with it. It’s cute, it’s easy maintenance and it’s a great craft for kids. Mowing your lawn is never a fun thing to do, but if you grow this Mohawk Lamb you won’t have to mow. The only taking care of that it needs is a trim every once in a while.
My sister has something similar to this in her house and I just love it. She says every time she cuts it, it has that new freshly mowed grass smell. It’s a great springtime decoration to have in your windowsill or on your kitchen sink. Get growin’!
I stumbled upon Poetic Home this morning (thanks to a link via DudeCraft) and was blown away. Grace, the author of the site, is a photo stylist who has a love of vintage and antique collectives. The site is filled with great links and magnificent photos. Two of my favorites are the gorgeous homes transformed from shipping containers and the ideas for decorating with a vintage typewriter. Check it out.
The inside of a repurposed shipping container home, as designed by Adam Kalkin.
A wall of vintage typewriters, as seen on HGTV.
I’m resigning my lease on my apartment (so excited, I love my apartment and moving is the worst!) so I’m thinking come springtime, my bedroom could use a little sprucing up to bring back some of the life to it. For my bed and chairs, I’m loving Alexandra Ferguson’s Etsy store – her handcrafted decorative pillows are beautiful and made from 100% recycled felt!
We’re going green! We have a new attitude about green. It’s not just a color, but a lifestyle choice. We’re into recycling, reusing, reducing, refusing, and sprinkling the hue of green all around us. You’ll see all shades of green being used as a blender or coordinating accent color.
Soft and bold pastels will be showing up as spring and summer arrive. Pastels seem to be a standard for spring, but this year we will see the pastels linger into our summer. Clothing, jewelry, outdoor decor, and accessories will be solids and combinations of pastel yellow, blue, orange, and green.
Blue will be emerging as the color of choice for cars, home decor, and fashion. Look for medium to dark blues to mingle with black and white. Neutrals will take a back sit during 2009. People want color surrounding them. Look for the use of metallics to pop colors. The color gray will also be used to bring out the brightness of the bolder hues.
For the bride this year we’ll be seeing an upscale feel to traditional colors. Gold and silver will be used as accents to white and pastels. The trend of black will continue with a refreshed white and red. Another noted trend is simplicity in design for bride’s dresses and the rest of the wedding party.
Another color taking center stage will be yellow. Yellow is the traditional blending or accent color that brings all other colors together. This year’s yellow is rather mellow with fun choices of lemon yellow, light marigold, and bold sunshine.
What colors are shining in your world? My own home decor is a blend of yellows and greens with a touch of pale ocean blue. In my closet you’ll find black, white, earthy green, rustry red, and sunset blues. Jewelry and accents are leaning towards bold and antique silvers, topaz, and aquamarine.
Keep in mind regional color trends as you plan your projects and designs. Regional trends do have a direct effect colors. For example it’s very rare to see dark colors in home decor and outdoor decor in the deep South, yet if you traveled north you’d find these colors dominate.
No matter what the trends predict make sure you color your world with hues that you enjoy and inspire you.
Abby Welker of A Featured Nest has put together a beautiful guest project for this Framed Monogram. This is a simple sewing project using fabric and felt. The bird embellishment is fantastic. I can imagine making one for every member of the family and hanging them together on a wall.
Check out the full project with step-by-step photos here!