12 special floral couches to inspire your living room design
I was thrilled to find a small vintage floral couch on Craigslist that the family was basically giving away. It probably shouted “my moms couch from the 80s” to some, but to me she screamed “design your living room around me!” In honor of that couch, here are a few “inspirational seating options” that I found on Chairish (my favorite place to find vintage home decor) that could easily inspire your next living room design…
Elevate your #shelfie game with these rad shelves & shelf decor
I love perusing the #shelfie tag on Instagram. It’s always full of color-coordinated books and interesting trinkets and lighting. So if you’re like me and want to up your #shelfie game, these shelves and the decor to go with them are for you. From weird and wild vases to rockin’ candles to nerdy bookends, let’s go shopping for some new decor to store all your stuff…
Woodgrain housewares to give your place that Midcentury feel
Offbeat home decor may have new trends coming and going, but woodgrain details always come back strong. I scrounged up some new faves for woodgrain on both expected AND unexpected items in your house. Think wallets, glasses, fans, gaming controllers, and some contact paper to cover anything left over in your house.
Let’s get to shopping for mid-century-inspired woody goodness…
Ikea’s new fall collection has DIY Ikea Hackers in mind
If you’re an Ikea fan, you’ve probably seen the world of Ikea Hacking, or taking Ikea pieces and making them your own with mild or extensive customization. Ikea seems to be running with this idea in their new limited edition collection, SJÄLVSTÄNDIG. They are launching the collection in U.S. stores in October with customization in mind.
These inspiring studio spaces will make you pine to finally get your arts and crafts shit together
If you make art, crafts, furniture, or other kinds of creative endeavors, you probably spend some time pining over amazing and inspiring studio spaces of fellow artists who actually have their shit together.
Here are some of my favorite inspirational studio spaces of artists, designers, and crafters (plus a few solid pieces to get you started if you keep scrolling!)…
Your walls and floors will never be the same once they meet these funky & fun wall stencils
Wallpaper is making a comeback big time, wall decals are hot, but my favorite way to make a surface my own is with stencils. You can use any paint color combinations you want, layer stencils on top of other stencils, and have total control over the placement of the imagery. Win! Have you investigated the sheer amount of wall stencils you can nab online? Use ’em on the walls, on the floor (for a faux tile look or in place of a carpet!), or on a big piece of wood or canvas as artwork.
Here are a few of my fave funky and chic wall stencils to try out on your big blank walls and floors…
8 DIY dollar store design hacks on the cheap
This honeycomb painted wall was DIYed with paint stirrers and diluted paint to create that gradient effect. It’s just one of the zillion ways you can grab something from your local dollar store to craft up a cheap and cheerful design or organization project.
Here are eight of my favorite ways to turn a cheapo dollar store item into something way more useful and stylish…
This new glam goth IKEA collection could be the eccentricity your place needs
Lady Gaga, stylist Bea Åkerlund (aka Beyonce’s stylist!), and IKEA (of all places) are collaborating on a new glam goth IKEA collection that is set to hit stores and online in March.
They’re pulling in dark colors, eccentric themes, and hints of circus to bring a little fun weirdness to the big box giant known for mostly affordable and Scandinavian basics.