25 Inspiring and Colorful Bathroom Vanities

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25 Inspiring and Colorful Bathroom Vanities
Make a statement in a neutral bathroom by painting your vanity in a fun color to add a jolt of personality. Check out these 25 gorgeous and colorful bathroom vanities to get inspired to paint yours in an eye-catching color!

If you love teal in home decor, you’ll definitely appreciate a bathroom vanity painted in a shade of the popular color. This bathroom got a complete makeover with a new bathroom vanity that was painted in a peacock teal color. It looks perfect with a wood countertop and the light green walls.

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Here’s another teal bathroom vanity, this one with a white marbled countertop. The matting in the framed art is painted in the same color, making the teal more intentional in this space.

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Go to any paint store and you’ll find many different shades of teal, some leaning towards blue and others more green. This teal-green bathroom vanity looks at home with the black and white graphic wallpaper. The splash of orange in the shelf cabinet works very well with the teal vanity.

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Prefer navy blue to teal? Navy blue is a wonderful color to use on a bathroom vanity, especially in a bright, white bathroom like this one.

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If you don’t want am all-white bathroom, you could accessorize your bathroom with lighting and wallpaper that is in the same shade of your bathroom vanity. This glam bathroom has the same navy blue color on the bathroom vanity, the sconces, and the wallpaper.

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Actually, any shade of blue would look great on a bathroom vanity. This cottage bathroom shines with the beautiful blue color of the bathroom vanity, which is also repeated as a stripe on the hand towels.

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Green is another great color to use on a bathroom vanity. This fun yet elegant kids’ bathroom vanity stands out in an otherwise all-white bathroom and looks very modern when paired with chrome silver hardware.

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For a softer look, mint green is a gorgeous color choice for a bathroom vanity. Check out this mint green bathroom vanity, perfectly paired with a shimmering silver mirror and a marble countertop.

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This bathroom vanity makeover is a great example of how you can buy a vanity from a big box store and make it yours by giving it a custom paint treatment. This vanity was painted with a green milk paint and then covered with antiquing wax to give it a vintage, aged look.

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You could do a similar antiquing wax treatment to a vanity that’s painted a bright teal to get a result that looks like this. Stunning, especially with the gold accessories!

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If you’re having a hard time deciding on a paint color for your bathroom vanity, try finding a pretty shower curtain that you want to use in your bathroom and matching a color on it. This soft green bathroom vanity perfectly compliments the shower curtain.

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The yellow vanity in this bathroom goes well with the yellow and white ruffle curtain and all the other yellow accessories in the room.

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Yellow bathroom vanities are unexpected and fun! This modern bathroom (in a house boat!) is warmed up with a lemon yellow bathroom vanity topped with a beautiful wood countertop.

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Check out the fabulous yellow bathroom vanity in this all-white bathroom! It is perfectly paired with a geometric yellow and white rug.

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A brightly colored bathroom vanity also looks great in dark bathrooms. For example, the coral bathroom vanity is the star of the show in this gray bathroom.

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Here’s another beautiful example of coral bathroom vanity in a dark bathroom! A coral pink color looks fabulous with black walls. A fun, glam combo for a girls’ bathroom.

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What’s more bold than coral? Red, of course. This beautiful red bathroom vanity, with crystal knobs, looks right at home in an all-white bathroom, especially with the amazing red and white wallpaper on the ceiling.

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If you like the farmhouse modern look, you’ll appreciate this cute boys’ bathroom with its two red bathroom vanities with open shelving.

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How about a hot pink bathroom vanity? It’s unexpectedly gorgeous, especially with white pulls and a marble countertop.

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If you want to have a truly unique bathroom, a lavender bathroom vanity might be a great choice. This bathroom is stunningly gorgeous and the lavender vanity is so elegant when paired with gold.

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Nobody will call you boring if you have a bathroom like this, with a orange bathroom vanity! The orange paint on the vanity is the exact shade of the orange flower outlines in the wallpaper, pulling the whole room together.

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A small and open vanity is perfect for a bold color, like this orange bathroom vanity.

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Another way to do a bold color on your bathroom vanity is to paint the cabinet fronts only, like this bathroom vanity.

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And here’s a similar bathroom vanity, in red!

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Still nervous about using a bright color on your bathroom vanity? Try a soft color that has gray in it, like this gray-blue bathroom vanity. So pretty!

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What color is your bathroom vanity? If you could change it, what color would you choose? Or do you prefer the bold color to be on your bathroom walls instead of your vanity?

For more bathroom inspiration, check out 6 Characteristics of Stylish Simple Bathrooms and 8 Ideas for Decorating a Kids Bathroom.

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“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

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19 Examples of Stylish Kitchen Storage

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A good storage space is one of the most essential and yet often most neglected areas of the home. Rather than trying to hide your pantry from view, make it an interior hot-spot with inspiration from these 19 examples of stylish kitchen storage.

 

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An open, small space pantry deserves a special touch. Coordinate your pantry with the rest of your kitchen by using the same colors and getting creative with your storage.

 

 

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We all know that lighting can make or break a space, and the pantry is no exception. A chandelier takes this pantry from neat to va-va-voom!

 

 

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Balance and symmetry can play an important role when it comes to designing a storage space that is right for your kitchen. The pull-out drawers and balanced shelving in this pantry provide lots of room for organized food, storing and cooking.

 

 

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An assortment of baskets can really add to the character of a storage space. Align the style of your storage pieces with the overall feel of your home to make the transition from kitchen to pantry more cohesive.

 

 

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If your home is lacking in kitchen storage, building some simple shelving of your own could be the perfect solution. This wood unit is ramped up with some metal accents from which mugs and other dishes can hang, and check out the baskets used for kitchen linens!

 

 

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Varied shelf heights can add a lot to a simple pantry. Use adjustable shelving to create smaller spaces for spice jars and larger ones for canisters and baskets.

 

 

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This butler style pantry is chic with its pretty lighting, farmhouse stepstool, and coordinating storage jars, but it’s also very practical. Canned foods are stacked together, boxed foods line another shelf, and cookbooks are arranged according to size. Anyone can pull this off!

 

 

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Make it easier to reach all of the items you need and keep your kitchen organized with labeled pull-out drawers.

 

 

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Not everyone has the room and budget for a pantry like this one, but elements of this large-scale storage can be used in a smaller kitchen too. Add pops of color with pretty dishes and wallpaper and find clever solutions for all your odds and ends.

 

 

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Simple spaces can be made extraordinary with the use of some great containers. This pantry area uses a pretty assortment of vintage glass jars and some statement pieces like a geometric bowl.

 

 

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Sometimes converting another space is the best solution to add to your kitchen storage. Check out the huge amount of space this laundry room conversion added.

 

 

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There’s a lot to love in this kitchen’s basic corner pantry! It got a great facelift with some colorful stenciling and modern farmhouse accessories. Not every jar and basket in your space has to match, either – use smaller collections of containers on each shelf for subtle variations that create visual interest.

 

 

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Along with a great collection of glassware, this pantry boasts a stone backsplash that adds a lot of character to a relatively simple space.

 

 

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Even the smallest pantries can have sweet details. Go for simple, neutral storage to maximize space and if you’re feeling ambitious, use a little chalkboard paint to make a place to write grocery lists and recipes.

 

 

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Plain-Jane kitchen storage gets a makeover worth a million in this kitchen. Choose your favorite piece—chalkboard, backsplash, containers, crazy-cool lighting? This one’s a win.

 

 

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Sometimes simple is the best way to go. The basic shelving and easy-to-clean tile in this pantry provide plenty of space without much fuss, giving pantry goods room to breathe.

 

 

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Get creative with empty wall space by adding pegs for hanging storage. Accessorize walls with pretty utensils and linens in hanging baskets and tins.

 

 

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The open storage in this kitchen gets a decorative touch with a chalkboard, fun kitchen art, and a collection of farmhouse style baskets and containers.

 

 

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This kitchen island was totally hacked – from IKEA bookcases! Add tons of open-shelf storage with this clever creation.

 

 

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Go big or go home! Fill spacious shelving in a kitchen with extra-large display jars for function and design.

 

 

Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added three kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at Utterly Inexperienced, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

 

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25 Beautiful Examples of Colored Trim

Who said trim has to be white? Painted trim in a bold color can be a great way to achieve an unique look. Check out these 25 rooms with colored trim! 25 Beautiful Examples of Colored Trim via @tipsaholic #colorful #trim #baseboards #home


25 Beautiful Examples of Colored Trim,
Who said trim had to be white?

Colored trim can be a great way to achieve an unique look for a special room or even your whole house. This look is perfect for rooms with white walls and amazing molding, so if you have these two features in your home, you should definitely consider painting your trim a color other than white.

 

For example, this bathroom is already beautiful with its marble tile, free-standing tub, and gorgeous plumbing, but the blue color on all the molding and panels brings this room to a whole other level.

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The soft blue grabs your attention and you can’t help but check out all the beautiful trimwork in the room. That bathroom just wouldn’t be the same with white trim and moldings.

 

Here’s another space, this time a sitting room, that is made more alluring with the help of a soft blue color on the trim and moldings.

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Did you notice how the soft blue color on the trim in the sitting room is identical to the blue color on the walls in the living room next to it? What a great way to unify the two spaces. The crown molding in this room is spectacular and that is a detail that would be easily overlooked if it was painted white.

 

This entryway is tall, dark, and handsome thanks to the black trim, ceiling, paneling, built-ins, and doors. But it doesn’t feel dark and gloomy at all, thanks to the white walls.

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Here’s another good example how great trimwork can look when painted in a dark color. The trim, paneling, and ceiling coffers of this dining room are painted a dark gray, drawing your eye to all the excellent trimwork.

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The room is styled very simply, which allows the trimwork to truly shine.

 

When your built-ins are painted a fun color, it’s a great idea to also paint your trim the same color for continuity and greater impact. This desk area in a kitchen is so beautifully unique thanks to the green color of the cabinets, desk, shelves, floor trim, and window trim.

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You don’t have to paint all the trimwork in a room, though. If you only want to highlight a special feature in your home, paint only that area a contrasting color. For example, this entryway is made special with the black paint on the arch and columns, while the rest of the trimwork in the space is left white (except for the window on the right). The painted archway frames the other room, inviting you to walk in there.

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The dark gray trim highlights the unique shape of the front door in this entryway. Also, note that the rest of the trim in the room isn’t painted, which puts all the focus on the door. However, the crown molding and trim in the next room have been painted the same dark gray, which nicely frames the entryway when you’re standing in the other room.

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It’s amazing to see how much of an impact colored trim can have on a room. You could go big and paint all the cabinets, doors, and trim in your kitchen a bold turquoise color

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Or paint all the trim in your dining room a cool black color.

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All the dark gray trimwork in this room highlight the beautiful trim, crown molding, mantel, built-ins, and the gorgeous french doors. The light-colored furniture, artwork, and textiles compliment the dark trim perfectly.

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If you love color, you’ll love this amazing living room with the raspberry trimwork! Now, this is a room that your guests won’t soon forget. The two pink chairs and the pink pillows work well with the colored trim, but everybody knows who is the true star of this room.

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Check out another happy room, complete with orange window trim and crown molding! The orange trim looks great with the light blue walls and the colored trim sets the mood for the room, which is fun and happy with the addition of the disco ball light fixture, the graphic rug, and the colorful art. Click through to see the rest of the room with all of its beautiful painted trimwork.

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Colored trim works very well in bedrooms, too. Designer Andrew Howard painted the trim in this bedroom a vivid blue that perfectly matches the wallpaper.

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The same treatment is given to this bedroom, with the green trim perfectly matching the graphic trellis wallpaper.

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Here’s another bedroom by Andrew Howard, this time a girly bedroom with pink trim in the exact same shade as the pink lamp. Note the pink door and door casing in the reflection in the mirror!

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Pink trim is unexpectedly elegant and perfect for girls’ bedrooms! Check out this girls’ room decked out with pink trim, designed by Natalie Clayman. The pink rug works so well with the colored trim.

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Colored trim works so well in kids bedrooms; here’s another example of a fun kids’ room with the trimwork painted a vibrant yellow. Since kids’ tastes change so fast, it might be a little easier to paint only the trim when they decide they love a different color than repainting all the walls or buying all new furniture.

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And here’s another example of a room with yellow trim, this time a dining room.

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In the same house, a simply decorated bedroom is made more beautiful with a soft blue color on the trim and crown molding.
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You could paint your trimwork and doors the same color as your bed and rug for a soothing effect.
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A soft gray color on the trim pairs beautifully with the cream walls in this serene bedroom.
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Smaller spaces, like bathrooms, can look more interesting with colored trim. This bathroom is just stunning with the trim and door painted black. The sleek black mirror fits in perfectly with the black trim.

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You can play with how you want to paint the trim and the walls in your home. Paint in a way that highlights what is unique and beautiful in your spaces. For example, the crown molding and the walls in this hallway are painted a soft gray, while the paneling, door trim, and floor trim are painted white. This paint job shows off all the different trimwork in the space.

Who said trim has to be white? Painted trim in a bold color can be a great way to achieve an unique look. Check out these 25 rooms with colored trim! 25 Beautiful Examples of Colored Trim via @tipsaholic #colorful #trim #baseboards #home
Who said trim has to be white? Painted trim in a bold color can be a great way to achieve an unique look. Check out these 25 rooms with colored trim! 25 Beautiful Examples of Colored Trim via @tipsaholic #colorful #trim #baseboards #home
Here’s another gorgeous example of a room that’s all painted in one deep color: this living room by Thom Filicia with its walls, crown molding, wall molding, and built-ins painted an intense shade of blue.
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Will you be painting the trimwork in a room of your home anytime soon? If you have lots of light, beautiful and chunky trimwork and crown moldings, windows with thick trim and mullions, and high ceilings, colored trim would look great in your home!

 

For more painting ideas, check out 5 Ways to Decorate Your Walls With Paint Pens and Grey and White Painted Kitchens.

 

Featured and title image via Better Homes and Gardens.

 

“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

 

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10 Gorgeous Living Rooms That Will Convince You to Get a Colorful Sofa

Looking for a new sofa for your home? Consider getting a colorful sofa! Here are 10 beautiful examples of how a sofa in a color can truly make a room. 10 Gorgeous Living Rooms That Will Convince You to Get a Colorful Sofa via @tipsaholic #livingroom #sofa #couch #colorful #colorfulsofa #home


10 Gorgeous Living Rooms That Will Convince You to Get a Colorful Sofa
Looking for a new sofa for your living room? Consider getting a colorful sofa instead of a safe, neutral one! A bold sofa in your favorite color injects a lot of personality and charm in a room and makes it easier to decorate the rest of the room, since you already have the wow factor. Here are 10 beautiful examples of how a sofa in a vivid color can truly make a room.

1. This relaxed living room by Lauren Liess wouldn’t be the same without the striking mustard yellow sofa.

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The room is already special, with its built-in shelves, sconces, and window seat, but the bright sofa makes it a truly beautiful space. The yellow sofa is repeated in the pillows on the window seat, tying the two areas together.

2. The eggplant purple sectional gives this living room, designed by Hillary Thomas, a cool bohemian feel.

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Imagine the room with a white sectional. It would be pretty, but very girly and kinda one-dimensonial. The dark eggplant sofa grounds the room while playing well with the other colors: pink, cream, and white.

3. Katherine Vos’ living room is elegant and stunning, thanks to the bold blue sofa.

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The blue color is repeated in the art, but the rest of the room is decked out simply in white, black, and gold. This allows the blue sofa to shine without being overwhelming.

4. This living room by Ilaria Chiaratti wouldn’t be as alluring without the pastel blue sofa.

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Imagine the room with a gray sofa. There would be nothing exciting or special about the room. The soft blue color of the sofa looks great with the neutral pieces in the room and brings out the little pops of color around the room, like in the ottomans, the accessories on the shelving, and the pillow on the chair.

5. The blue sectional sofa in the basement designed by Jamie Meares looks beautiful against the backdrop of dark gray walls.

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A room painted in a dark color can look cozy and welcoming, but it can also get dark and depressing. This basement is definitely not depressing in any way, thanks to the gorgeous blue sectional that commands the space.

6. The emerald sofa, custom-made by designer Nicole Cohen, is the star of this room that’s mostly black and white (and gold).

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If you love a room that’s mostly filled with neutral furniture and accessories, with a little gold and lucite sprinkled here and there, you absolutely need to have a sofa in a saturated color. The result is always a beautiful room.

7. A small room, like this tiny living room, can handle a bold sofa.

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As long as your tiny room is mostly neutral, a brightly colored sofa looks great in a small space. Since it’s so bold, it takes up space visually so you can get away with only a few furniture pieces, which is a good thing for small spaces.

8. The hot pink sofa in Harriet Anstruther’s home makes a statement about the person living there.

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If you have a signature color, go ahead and get a sofa in that color to give your room a big dose of personality! Even if your signature color is pink. Just look at the room, it totally works.

9. The teal accents in this room compliment the orange sofa perfectly.

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It just goes to prove that a sofa in any color can be beautiful, as long as the room is decorated correctly. Neutral pieces always work, as you’ve seen in previous examples here, but a complimentary color that is repeated around the room is another smart way to let a colorful sofa take center stage.

10. A sofa in a fun color is the perfect addition to a room that is filled with youthful exuberance, like this room by Will Taylor.

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Some rooms are just all about the fun, like playrooms, family rooms, and game rooms. Fill these rooms with lots of color and pattern, starting with a colorful sofa!

Are you convinced yet? What color sofa would you love to put in your home?

For more decorating ideas, check out Decorating with Marvelous Marsala and 10 Front Porch Decorating Ideas for Fall.

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25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kids

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If your kids share a room, you know the headache it can be to make the most of your space.  What’s the best layout?  How do you fit all the furniture?  How can you create separate but cohesive areas for each child?  How do you bring each personality into the space while making it flow?  And what do you do with all the clothes and clutter??  There are a lot of challenges that can arise with shared bedroom spaces, but there are great benefits as well – not the least of which is a stronger sibling bond.  Whether your kids share a room out of necessity or because you prefer it, the questions of furniture, layout, storage and design are still relevant.  Boys, girls, both, twins, triplets, old and young, there’s a way to make one space work for everyone.  Here are 25 stellar shared bedrooms that will provide all the inspiration you need!

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsLumberjack Room  – This is a cute room shared by two young boys.  The design and decor is kept simple and comfortable which will allow it to grow with the boys.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsIndustrial Baseball Room  – This is a great idea for making the most of an awkward space!  By hanging the curtains centered on the wall and therefore off-center from the window a bit, you trick the eye in seeing the window as centered between the two beds.  Genius!

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsSmall Simple Space for 4  – You’ll never believe how this family fit 3 boys and a baby comfortably in one small bedroom!  It’s amazing!  You’ll have to click over for the details, but the simple, comfortable decor tie the room together beautifully for boys ages 7-newborn.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsBunk Beds and Baby  – Not only does this room house three small children, but they’re different genders, as well!  Have you figured out how to make that work?  This post shares a ton of information from furniture, decor and layout, to tips and tricks for making it work for real life.  If you want ideas for how to handle bedtime routines, midnight wake up calls, mornings and nap times while your kids are sharing a space, read on!

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsSmall Apartment Bedroom for 3  – It’s amazing what you find works even when you’re sure it won’t.  This young family lives in NYC, and has sacrificed space for the experience.  It’s a situation that works well for them, and if you want to see how they make this small bedroom work, just click over.  There’s ideas for keeping things tidy and the sleeping arrangements.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsModern with Vintage Touches  –  This is an adorable space for two young girls. There’s a ton of personality crammed into a small area here – but the white background with the walls, sheer curtains and beds endure that the colors and styles don’t overwhelm the space.  Each girl has their own spots with favorite books within reach and monograms to designate who is where.  The gallery walls add a personal touch to the space so they can really call it their own.  See their solution for closet doors that took up too much space.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsBedroom Playroom Mixed  – Not only does this room sleep two kids comfortably, it also houses all their toys and books as well!  It’s a shared space between a little girl and baby boy AND a bedroom and playroom – it’s pulling double duty in more ways than one!  It works well because decor and furniture is kept simple, light and bright.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsDIY Inexpensive Vintage Room for 2  –  This entire room is done DIY style on the cheap.  The beds themselves are an amazing touch – completely designed and made by hand and the top lifts for some much needed storage under the mattresses, while there’s still enough space underneath for some DIY “drawer crates” that organize toys.  You have to see what they did with the closet!  This tiny room now has enough space for sleeping AND playing for two active little girls!

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsExplore! Bedroom/Playroom  – There was no space left untouched during the transformation of this room – which was intended as a bedroom and playroom for a little boy and girl.  The solution for bulky bunk beds that would take up too much space?  Turn the closet into a “bed nook” with separate sleeping spots decorated for each kid.  Other awesome details: a reading loft, a completely wall mounted craft nook, tons of toy drawers that double as benches and a wall of customized wardrobe-style closet space.  It’s a room any kid would love.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsTrio of Hanging Beds  –  Get the largest, bulkiest items up off of the floor to create more space underneath – by hanging bunk style beds from the ceiling/walls!  This tiny room is home to three young boys.  Getting the beds up and out of the way created eye catching style and gave them plenty of room to sleep and play.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsSimple and Trendy Small Space for Sibs  –  This family needed a double duty room (for play and sleep) that would be comfortable and inviting for a brother/sister combo.  To make it even more challenging, there’s quite a gap in their ages, so it had to appeal to young and old.  They accomplished this by keeping the design very simple and monochromatic, and adding hidden storage where possible.  The result is a peaceful area both kids could appreciate.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsMaking Room for Baby  –  Here’s a super quick room makeover that involves changes to the furniture layout and a few extra decor items to define separate areas for the siblings.   If you’ve got a toddler and a newborn, this is a good idea that features two cribs in one space.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsSocial Studies Room  –  The decor in this room adorably mirrors the interests of the pre-teen boys who share it – history and geography.  The beds were created with frugality, using old pallets.  The key to success for this shared space is plenty of shelving and dresser storage.  The boys appreciate defined sleeping and storage areas, while the decor and bedding keeps the room cohesive.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsGender Neutral Room To Grow  – This room is long and narrow, and the family made the most of the space by placing the short crib against the shorter wall and the vintage bed at a 90 degree angle.  The decor and colors are kept light and neutral, perfect for kids of different genders.  In the future, this room will turn into a room for three with a trundle bed on wheels pulled from beneath the current twin bed.  With some creative thinking, a good layout and plenty of storage you can make even a small, narrow room work for multiples!

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsTucked Away Bunks  – A seemingly awkward nook or alcove can be the perfect solution for maximizing space in a shared bedroom.  This bunk bed was designed and handmade to fit into an out of the way corner, making sure that bulky furniture didn’t take up valuable floor space.  The rest of the room features lots of open shelving and a lot of dresser storage to keep treasures safely in their spots.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsCorner Beds  –  The long, rectangular shape of this room along with the placement of french doors and large windows made furniture layout a little less straightforward when planning for two kids.  By placing identical beds in an “L” in one corner, wall space is fully utilized while the middle of the floor is kept free of clutter and bulk.  The functionality of one under-bed drawer is lost, but there are other storage solutions added to the room to make up for it.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsCrib Nook  – Two boys shared this room originally, and it was cozy then.  When a baby girl came along, they converted the closet to a nook for her crib, complete with shelving and decor to feminize her space and make it uniquely her own.  Clothes were put in a dresser between the twin beds.  While it’s a small room, it definitely works for three kids and there’s no lack of space.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsColor Blocked Space  – Define separate areas in a shared bedroom by decorating in two different but complimentary colors.  Place a bookshelf or dresser for storage and division.  Start with base colors for each side (in this case, yellow and turquoise) and add pops of the other colors throughout the whole space to make the look cohesive.  It’s simple and unique with lots of individual personality.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsExtra Long Bed  – This room features an extra long platform that spans the length of the room.  It’s long enough to fit two twin mattresses on it with some room between.  This is a great solution for sleeping arrangements in a shared space, especially if it’s a narrow room and could benefit by having all the furniture against one wall.  Notice the storage drawers below the bed and the storage shelves above – in coordinated colors that bring a cohesive, put-together feeling to the space.  Though the bed butts up to the closet along the perpendicular wall, the doors slide apart, making it completely usable still.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsIndustrial Space for 3  –   The space beneath the loft bed in this room was just large enough for a king sized mattress, placed perpendicular to the twin above so it juts into the room.  With three young boys in this space, it’s the perfect solution as it eliminates headboards, footboards, and bed frames that take up valuable real estate.  The steel frame of the loft was the perfect inspiration for the industrial decor and storage – a chest with bins for toys and two metal racks, one with metal toolboxes for small treasures and collections and one with galvanized buckets for stuffed animals.  The kids have enough storage and space to sleep and play – even with three in one room!

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsAbove Bed Shelving  –  At first glance, this room seems as if it’s not big enough for one child and their accompanying “stuff,” let alone two.  When one of them is a girl and one a boy, making this tiny space work for both seems an insurmountable challenge.  By placing the beds next to each other, but separated by a chest of drawers, there’s a clear division of space.  But what makes this room really work well is the above bed storage – a wall of shelves above each bed for storing special treasures and toys.  Making use of the architecture already present in the space, the beds and shelves look like expensive built-ins.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsBuilt-Ins On Both Ends  –  A narrow room like this is best utilized by placing the furniture together against one long wall.  This can be challenging when trying to add everything necessary – like dressers and shelves along with two beds.  This room does it with built-ins – on both sides of the room.  One side is built-in bunk beds with closed storage/cabinets on both ends, and open shelving filling in the remaining space along the wall.  The other wall is a combination of open and closed shelving, so there’s no need for dressers or bookshelves.  Everything has a spot.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsPrivacy Partition  –  Perhaps your kids would appreciate a bit more privacy to their separate areas.  You can accomplish this in nearly any sized bedroom by utilizing some kind of room divider.  The best room divider for a kids’ bedroom will incorporate plenty of storage, as does this large shelf with cubbies.  Putting pegboard on one side of the shelf allows for hanging storage and even more separation.

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kids5 Kids, 1 Room  – You’ll never believe it, but there are 5 boys in this room.  5 of them!  And it works.  The furniture is kept to a minimum – two small bookshelves, two sets of bunk beds and one toddler bed.  No dressers.  No desks.  With the bunk beds pushed into the corner in an “L”, it gives the look (and space-saving) of built-in bunks.  There are shelves and bins in the closets and under beds for clothing, so no dressers are needed.  A clever solution to keep from feeling too stuffed, even with a herd of boys!

 

No matter the age or gender, having kids share a bedroom can be challenging. Here are 25 awesome ideas to create the perfect shared bedroom! 25 Stellar Shared Bedrooms for Kids - Tipsaholic, #DIY, #bedroom, #design, #sharedroom, #kidsBuilt-In Bunks  –  This is an amazing space for 5 girls.  One wall was changed into built-in bunk beds – with a set of stairs in between.  Each bed is outfitted with a curtain to pull for privacy, a shelf for books and a lamp.  It’s basically like sleeping in a fort, every night.  Below the bunks are oversized drawers for toy storage.  There’s a nook for a dresser built-in across from the beds (which is actually three Ikea dressers put together, but you’d never know it) and on one short wall, they created a closet by hanging curtains along a track in the ceiling.  It’s comfy, it’s bright and cheery and, surprisingly, not at all cramped.

 

Also, check out this sunny, gender neutral shared room with lots of details and tips.

 

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

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28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You’ll Love

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIY

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Rustic decor is simple, natural and best of all, inexpensive!  There are tons of decor DIY’s out there for all skill levels, but the best part about rustic decor is the ease with which it can be created.  Common materials are wood of all types (especially reclaimed or pre-used), branches, twigs, stumps, twine, rope, and mason jars – all of which are easily acquired at little to no cost.  If you’re itching to add to your home decor, rustic elements may be just what you need – for your budget and your aesthetic!  Here are 28 easy rustic decor ideas anyone can DIY.

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYFaux Vintage Door Upgrade – If you’ve got an interior door that’s so blah you can’t stand it, you can turn it into an eye-catching “vintage” wooden door with a bit of time and effort.  The results are gorgeously rustic – with no trace of builder grade door left in sight!

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYDIY Rustic Shutters – Looking for a stylish alternative to curtains or drapes?  Dress up your windows with some hand crafted shutters.  It sounds difficult, but in actuality is a quick project requiring basic skills.  These interior shutters add country-chic to your home in an unexpected way.

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYFarmhouse Coffee Table Revamp – You can turn a bland table into one with lots of rustic charm.  Some cheap wood cut to size and your favorite stain along with construction adhesive and you’ve got a piece with lots of style.  Can’t find a table the right height?  Chop off the legs of an old dining table!

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYRustic Headboard – Not sure where to find reclaimed wood?  No problem!  You can still incorporate rustic style by using fresh, store bought wood and aging it yourself.  This headboard is the perfect example of what you can do when new wood is your only option.

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYEasy Floating Shelves –  Instead of buying pre-made, straight from the factory, cookie cutter floating shelves, make your own with these free plans!  They’re an easy build, and you can use any wood then stain it, rough it up or glaze it to get the rustic look you want.  Your shelves will be a one-of-a-kind show piece , especially with the added clavos on the front!

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYReclaimed Wood Coat Rack –  This distressed wood coat rack offers the perfect marriage of functionality and design.  The elements – distressed painted wood, dark stained shelf, oversized metal hooks – work together to create an eye catching piece with a place for everything!

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYBranch Coat Rack –  Here’s a coat rack that’s so easy and cheap (nearly free!) to make, anyone can do it!  Cut branches to various sizes and screw them to a scrap board backing.  You can personalize this anyway you want to with paint and stain, so it can match your entryway!

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYRustic Stool With Hairpin Legs –  No one will believe you’ve DIY’d this amazing stool.  While it looks like it started as a stump in the forest which was then turned into an artsy stool for a fashionable, high-end boutique, it’s not.  With some simple to find materials, you can make this step stool – even the hairpin style legs – and wow your friends.

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYReclaimed Wood Knife Rack –  Magnetic knife racks are so functional – not only are they space-savers in the kitchen, but they also keep knives within ready reach.  Create a simple version from reclaimed wood for a look that’s more rustic than modern.

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYWood Slice Mirror –  Take a cheap, boring mirror from drab to fab with some plywood and wood slices!  This mirror makes a huge impact in any room – hang it near your dining table, over a fireplace or even in a rustic style bathroom above the vanity.  It looks like it came out of the pages of a Pottery Barn catalogue!

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYElectrical Spool Clock  – Upcycle an old, oversized wooden electrical spool as a faux clock!  The weathered look inherent in pallet wood is perfect for this project.  Plus, you can find these for free by calling around to local hardware stores or electricians!

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYRustic Wood Stars  –  You can spend a small fortune on a pair of wooden stars from Pottery Barn, or you can make them yourself for a tiny fraction of the cost!  Stars are so common in rustic decor, and these are a polished, chic version to hang on a wall or place on your pallet shelves.

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYShabby Chic 3-D Stars  –  These 3-D stars mimic the look of more expensive, metal decor, when in actuality they’re made from cereal boxes!  Paint them your desired colors and even distress them a bit with glazing medium.

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYTwig Letters  –  Make your own monogram decor with FREE twigs you pick up from the ground!  This project is so easy, your kids can join in the fun.  Use it as a door hanging, or next to some vintage books on a shelf.

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYBirchwood Candleholders  –  Branch and log candleholders are a common element to rustic design, and now you can make them yourself!  The birch branches used here are subtle and woodsy – the perfect mix of rustic and stylish.

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYBirch Vase  –  If you’re a fan of the birchwood look, you’ll love this vase as well!  It’s created in much the same way as the candleholders above.  Insert twigs, grasses, wheat, or long flowers.  You can even add a skinny, glass vase inside if you’d like it to keep fresh flowers.

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYTwig Vase –  For another project that’s nearly free, turn a plain, clear glass vase into a woodsy twig vase!  Find branches around the yard and create a unique look by gluing them around your existing vase.

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYPaint Stick Flower Box  –  Create an adorable planter box from free paint sticks!  You just need some stain and no one will know they’re not vintage crates!  Use them to display plants or flowers.

 

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYDistressed Chalkboard Paint Jars  –  Mason jars are so handy to have around because they’re incredibly versatile.  You can make some rustic jars with chalkboard paint and some sandpaper in no time at all.  Use them as vases or catch-alls for the random bits and pieces from pockets.

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYDIY Photo Clipboards  –  This is an easy project with a big impact.  All you need are some boards cut to size and metal clips.  Hang your own photographs, artwork or pictures of family members.  These oversized clipboards are perfect for a simple, rustic-style gallery wall.

 

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Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYTwine and Scrap Wood Note Board  – Whip up this note holder in a matter of minutes.  All you need is a piece of wood the desired size, twine and a stapler or hot glue gun.  Keep all your notes and inspiration in one organized spot.  Easy and cute!

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYTwine Lanterns  – Light up your summer nights with some unique mood lighting with Christmas lights, twine, balloons and adhesive!  It takes some time but isn’t difficult to do and they’re perfect for creating ambience on a patio or deck.

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYBirch Bark Lamps  – You can create these hanging lamps with pendant lamp kits in no time at all!  Make a set to hang over a rustic kitchen island.  Or create several smaller ones to line your pergola or patio.

 

photo3Driftwood Table Lamp  – If you’d prefer a table lamp instead, this tutorial is beyond easy.  You start with a plain lamp you’d like to revamp.  Then, simply hot glue driftwood or branch pieces around it.  Finish it off with some twine and you’ve got a unique lighting solution!

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYRope Jar Lanterns  –  You can create these pretty lanterns from any jar you have on hand.  They’re an easy DIY with the photo tutorial, and turn a plain jar into a statement.

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYJar Sconces  –  Create a sconce with jars and rope by hanging them from hooks mounted on scraps of reclaimed wood.  It takes hardly any time and very few materials and looks great in a stairway or entry.

 

Rustic decor is cheap, readily available and easy to create. Check out these DIY easy rustic decor ideas! 28 Easy Rustic Decor Ideas You'll Love - Tipsaholic, #rusticdecor, #rustic, #homedecor, #DIYBottle Sconce Vase  –  Here’s a different take on a wall sconce – use a clear bottle with a long neck and some hardware to mount it to the wood.  Use it as a vase for flowers, twigs or other natural elements!  Such a pretty and easy way to frame a window or fireplace.
Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

 

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How To Use Industrial Interior Design In Your Home

Industrial interior design is on trend for all types of homes. Here are some tips for getting this style right in your space. How To Use Industrial Interior Design At Home - Tipsaholic.com, #design, #industrialdesign, #industrial, #DIY, #decor, #homedecor


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The industrial interior design trend took homes by storm in 2014, and it’s still going strong today.  With a strong interest in celebrating the building materials that are often concealed – like ductworks, pipelines and interior brick – this style is characterized by a raw, unfinished look.  It’s a look that’s increasingly popular among the DIY crowd especially, due to the easily accessible and economical materials involved. Long used in loft spaces and warehouse style dwellings, where the construction naturally lends itself to an industrial look, it’s a trend that can be easily translated to nearly any space in a classy, stylish way.  Here are some tips and inspiration for incorporating industrial interior design into your home.

 

1. Fake it.  Okay.  So you don’t have any exposed ducts or brick in your suburban home.  While adding unnecessary HVAC may not be advisable, exposed brick?  That you can do.  Brick panels can be purchased inexpensively online or at your favorite home improvement store, and it’s fairly easy to paint them to look aged and worn.  Try it out on a small piece of plywood before applying it to your walls to practice the process and stick to one small accent wall or an area under cabinets or above a ledge so as not to overwhelm the room.

 

2. Make it.  Don’t feel confined to what you see in high-end stores or on department store shelves.  There are a lot of industrial-styled pieces you can DIY for a fraction of the cost.  Not only that, but you can customize them to your personal needs as well.  You could make a coffee table with metal strips, wooden fence pickets and castors or a desk from reclaimed wood and pipes.  Or create always needed storage with a unique shelving unit.  Even lighting can be handmade or up cycled, like this faux metal sconce.  Not confident in your abilities?  Start small with a hanging pipe mini planter or floating shelf.

 

3. Go old school.  Industrial design lends itself perfectly to vintage elements.  Find utilitarian objects and accessories to round out your design.  Unique items that have a functional purpose – such as these scale weights – can be displayed for added interest.  You may not naturally gravitate toward antique castors, rusty fans, lockers with a high patina or wire baskets as high style, but for industrial design they’re a perfect fit.  Scour flea markets, thrift stores, antique markets and online venues to find furniture pieces – even vintage stools or light fixtures – and more to add the finishing touches.

 

4. Mix and match it.  Use a variety of all materials in a fun, eclectic way that suits your needs and style.  Woods of all types – grains, stains and raw – along with metals that look vintage or weathered (like brass, steel, and brushed nickel) are main components of industrial design.  Leather and plastics are also commonly used.  Mix and match pairings of complementary items, such as a classic wood dining table with steel chairs, or a soft leather couch with plastic and metal side chairs.  Or combine elements into one piece – with a wood and metal table for instance.  Don’t stick to just one type of metal or one wood stain throughout – a mixed approach will give your space the industrial vibe you want.

 

5. Stay neutral.  This style of design is characterized by neutrals – and you can mix them all within one space as well.  Stick with all hues and shades of browns, grays, whites and black.  For interest, add one or two brighter colors in small pops around the room – with simple throw pillows or accessories.  Artwork can also bring in some color.  Stick with clean lines and distinctive but simple items.  Industrial design thrives on function that doubles as form – a no fuss, clean approach decorating.

 

6. Don’t overdo it.  Even in the most mod and chic loft in Brooklyn you’ll find comfortable furnishings – like cushy couches, soft armchairs or even a classic, contemporary side table or two.  Transforming your living room into a warehouse with metal pipes on everything, stark wooden surfaces everywhere, and faded brick all over the walls could be too much for your space.  It’s easy to take any design overboard, so try adding in industrial touches a bit at a time until you achieve the desired look.

 

7. Soften up a bit.  It’s true that industrial design is about simplicity, function and a utilitarian feel, but this is also your home.  Soften the look a bit with a trendy rug or a soft and luxurious throw.  Add lightweight, neutral curtains that won’t cover the windows.  Keeping the space light and airy is key to avoiding a dingy, “abandoned building” feeling, so don’t block any natural light and don’t distract from the rest of the room with crazy patterns.  Using textiles in a controlled, neutral manner will add texture, interest and softness to what could be an otherwise stark space.

 

For more inspiration, check out these projects you can make out of pipes!

 

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterestBloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

 

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6 Characteristics of Stylish Simple Bathrooms

Keep maintenance low and satisfaction high by applying these principles and creating your own stylish but simple bathroom. 6 Characteristics of Stylish Simple Bathrooms ~ Tipsaholic.com #simple #bathroom

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Bathrooms are some of the most used rooms in the home, whether by family or by guests, and it can be tough to keep them clean and orderly. Simplicity is the way to go, but how do you achieve it while still maintaining a style that fits your home? Get your bathroom together and ready for anything by creating a space that focuses on these 6 characteristics of great, simple bathrooms.

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1. Flooring and walls that make a statement

Bathroom floors and walls can really take a beating – all the moisture and traffic bathrooms get make it necessary to have something sturdy. But that doesn’t mean it has to be ugly or bland! Use color! Use patterns! Board and batten, beadboard, paint, or tile can be great additions to walls, or even a simple piece of art. Floors with bold patterns can inspire the entire room. Find something you love and run with it.

 

2. The perfect lighting

Lighting is everything when it comes to making a simple bathroom functional and giving it a classy touch. Besides adding light for when you’re primping, whatever you choose will say a lot about the style of your bathroom. Look at shapes, colors, and placement when making decisions about lighting. Even the types and colors of light bulb you use are going to have an effect.

 

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3. A great mirror

A single mirror panel on a wall does its job, but a great mirror with a frame or fun design will really add a spark to even the smallest bathroom space! Consider a variety of shapes – oval, octagon, square, rectangular – and see what will work within the style you want to convey. Is it modern and minimalist? Traditional? Whimsical? There really is a mirror to fit every bathroom!

 

4. Everything is organized

Take control of your bathroom, don’t let it take control of you! Start getting rid of the little things that don’t add to the room or serve much of a purpose. Simplify is the name of the game! If you have multiple bathrooms, specify which towel sets and items will be in which room. Start sorting through the drawers and cupboards and clear them out so you can start fresh. Remove cotton balls, swabs, and other items from bulky packaging and be ready to condense!

 

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5. Stylish storage

Make a one-time investment in bins or baskets that are stylish and fit your needs or gather some from around the house. Start assigning your bathroom necessities their permanent homes. Mason jars of various sizes make great containers for cotton balls, swabs, bobby pins, and hair ties. Add fun labels or tags to give things a unique touch and make them easy to find.

 

 6. Guest-friendly

If you’ve ever been stuck in a friend’s bathroom without a new roll of toilet paper, you might know exactly what we’re talking about here. Make your bathroom a place where your guests can be comfortable when nature calls. Place personal items like tooth and hairbrushes out of sight. Keep extras of essential items like toilet paper and towels within reach. Consider leaving a freshening spray close to the toilet. And keep a plunger nearby – it can help to keep embarrassment to a minimum!

 

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Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added three kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at Utterly Inexperienced, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

 

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20+ Useful Trim and Molding Tutorials and Tips

Finish off your rooms with beautiful baseboards, crown molding, and trim around windows and doors. 20+ Useful Trim and Molding Tutorials and Tips via @tipsaholic #trim #molding #diy #home #repair


20+ Useful Trim and Molding Tutorials and Tips
Do you stare at the rooms in your home and wonder what’s missing? Sometimes the finishing touches are what brings a room from unfinished to completely decorated. These finishing touches include tall baseboards, beautiful crown molding, and chunkier trim around windows and doors.  Installing new trim in your home is easier than you might think and there is so many tutorials and tips out there to help you beautify your home. Here are some really great trim and molding tutorials and tips!

Baseboard Tutorials and Tips

How to Remove Baseboard
Before you can upgrade your baseboard trim, you need to remove your old ones. If you do it wrong, you could damage your walls and the trim. This tutorial recommends five essential tools to get the job done right.

How to Cope Baseboard
Coping baseboard trim so your corners look perfect takes some technique, but the results are worth it, especially for homes with walls that aren’t perfectly straight. This tutorial shows you how.

How to Install New Trim Over Old Trim
If you want a fast baseboard upgrade, there’s a product called RapidFit that you can use right over your old trim without having to remove anything. If this sounds like something you’d like, learn more about it here and here.

How to Install Baseboard
From removing old baseboard to mitering the corners, this tutorial covers everything in one post. Although some of the methods used here are different from those used in the tutorials above, it’s good to see how people do some things differently before trying the project yourself.

Faux Baseboard Tutorial
Make your baseboards look thicker with this simple trick: install thin molding above your baseboards and paint the space between the molding and baseboard white. It’ll all look like one thick baseboard piece! Read this tutorial for more details.

How to Clean Baseboard
You love your new baseboard, but they’ll get dirty with time and they can be a nuisance to clean. This tutorial breaks it down to 5 simple steps. Also good to know: if you paint your trim after you caulk, including the caulk itself, your baseboards will attract less dust and dirt.

Crown Molding Tutorials and Tips

How to Install Crown Molding on Kitchen Cabinets
Have some space between the tops of your kitchen cabinets and the ceiling? You can fill that gap up with crown molding and filler wood. This will make your ceilings look higher and your kitchen look more custom and finished! Check out this tutorial and this one.

How to Make Your Crown Molding Look Taller
Maybe you already have crown molding, but you want it to be a little taller and chunkier. Here’s how to do it — a pretty easy and inexpensive project!

Cheater Crown Molding
If you’re intimidated by the corners in crown molding, this tutorial presents a solution that you might like.

Faux Crown Molding Tutorial
If installing crown molding is too much or too expensive of a DIY project for you, consider this easy faux crown molding to add some drama to your walls and ceilings. All you need are 1-inch trim pieces, along with finishing nails, white paint, and some tape. Great for a kids’ room!

Lowered Ceiling Tutorial
This is another faux crown molding, or faux picture rail, tutorial that will extend your ceiling color to the very top of your walls for some added architectural detail. It won’t make your ceiling feel lowered, but this is a great idea for rooms with a fun color on the ceiling.

How to Install Crown Molding
For a straightforward tutorial on installing crown molding just like how the pros do it, check out this great tutorial that comes with clear step-by-step pictures and instructions.

Door Trim Tutorials and Tips

Craftsman Door Trim Tutorial
Want to beef up the trim around your doors to give them a bigger presence? Check out this great craftsman door trim tutorial.

Traditional Door Trim Tutorial
If you’re looking for a more traditional look for your door trim, here’s a good tutorial for that.

Corners and Entryway Trim Ideas and Tutorials

Column Trim Idea
Do you want to paint different wall colors in the rooms in your open-plan home, but are struggling to figure out how to transition the different colors? Try this great column trim idea that can define the corners of a room to help you visually separate your rooms!

DIY Door Casings Tutorial
If you have wide entryways to the rooms in your home, you can add door casings for a more polished look. Here’s how.

Window Trim Tutorials

Here’s a nice, long list of the various window trim tutorials all over the internet, put all into one place for you! You’ll find a lot of good stuff here.

Caulking Tips

How to Caulk Moldings and Trim
Caulking is a vital part of installing crown moldings and trim. Here is a basic tutorial that tells you everything you need to know to start caulking. It also includes one great tip: always paint after caulking!

How to Caulk and Paint Trim at the Same Time
This little tutorial shows you how to paint and caulk your trim at the same time. So clever and it will save you a lot of time! And here’s another tutorial that shows you a similar trick, but done with crown molding.

Now that you’re armed with these trim and molding tutorials and tips, you’re ready to tackle the fun job of beautifying your home with trim and molding. For even more help, check out this great website that includes a pattern book to help you create your own trim patterns. Happy trimming!

 

“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

 

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Do you love the look of pallet projects? There are endless possibilities for what you can create with a pallet. The other great thing is that pallets can be found for FREE. Not sure where to find pallets? Or what to do once you find them? Here are lots of great ideas and resources for using pallets. Thanks to Irish Timber Projects for this amazing infographic. Learn about all the ways you can use pallets throughout your whole home.

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More and more people are moving to urban areas these days. Which means more people are living in smaller spaces. It could be hard, but it doesn’t have to be. Check out these amazing 15 Small Space Hacks from Able Skills. Hopefully these ideas will help maximize your small spaces.

Check out these amazing 15 Small Space Hacks from Able Skills. Hopefully these ideas will help maximize your small spaces. 15 Small Space Hacks Infographic via @tipsaholic #smallspaces #hacks #lifehacks #rental #apartments

 
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9 Tips for Creating the Perfect Gallery Wall

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1. Create impact.   By definition, a gallery wall adds impact and punch to a space.  An effective grouping uses visual interest for impact.  There are a few different ways you can do this.  You can use frames of different textures, sizes, and colors, along with different mat sizes.  You could also intersperse mirrors, art, monograms, or other items between photos to break up repetition.  Try using unique items paired with items of completely different styles design-wise to create a more eclectic look.  For instance, clean, simple lines on a few frames, a vintage mirror and some industrial address numbers could round out a gallery wall.

 

2. Strike a balance.  Your elements don’t have to be all the same size – quite the opposite, actually.  What you DO need to focus on is balancing your wall.  Placing large items all on one side with small framed pictures next to them can make the wall seem lopsided.  If all of the elements you use are dark and large, the whole wall can feel heavy and oppressive.  You don’t have to use symmetry to achieve balance, rather make sure you break up your larger pieces with smaller elements and space things appropriately.

 

3. Establish unity.  Every element you use in your gallery should be united in the same manner.  Unity is achieved in many different ways, or even a combination.  For instance, seemingly incongruent photos could show your child’s growth over time.  Use items from your vacations to create a travel wall.  Tell a story from your family history with photos and heirlooms.  Unity can also come through the physical appearance, as well.  Use like-colored mats or frames.  If the photos and artwork are from different times, places, eras, and subject matters, print them all in black and white.  Any combination of these will create a cohesiveness that makes your gallery wall look polished.

 

4.  Be uniform.  While the sizes of the individual elements do not need to be uniform, and the spaces between them likely won’t be either, the shape around the entire collage should be.  There should be a clearly defined shape around the outer edge of the gallery wall with no pieces jutting out oddly beyond the rest.

 

5. Fake it first.  Lay your pieces on top of paper and trace around them.  Cut them out and use painters’ tape to hang them on the wall.  This way you can easily move all of your elements around without making any marks on the wall.  You’ll be much better able to visualize the end result with fake stand in items that are impermanent.  Plus, you can place nails and screws right through the paper – it makes it easier to tell if you’re placing them at the right spots, level and far enough apart – and just pull the paper out when you’re done.

 

6. Height matters.  Be sure to hang things at the right height.  Concentrate on the distance things are from the floor.  As a general rule, your focal pieces should be hung with their midpoints at eye level.

 

7. Use teamwork.  When it comes to hanging your piece, teamwork is best!  That way you won’t need to climb up and down the ladder excessively.  You’ll also have someone on hand to tell you if things are straight, fetch items, and bounce ideas off of.  Sure, you can go it alone, but it’s more fun with a partner anyway!

 

8. Play around.  Have fun with it!  Don’t take yourself too seriously.  When it comes to your home and your design, there’s no wrong way.  Make sure to move things around more than once to get a better idea of what will look best.  In the end, go with your gut.  Your eyes won’t lie, what looks right probably is!

 

9. Gather ideas.  There are a lot of templates and layout ideas out there on the internet.  Here are a few to help you get started on your own gallery wall:

Pasinga

Pottery Barn

Anne Beck Photography

 

Click here to see how to make a gallery wall out of kid’s artwork!  And don’t miss this creative use of salvaged old picture frames.

Here are some tips and tricks for hanging photos.

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

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13 Transformative Fireplace Makeover Ideas

If you have a fireplace in your home, consider yourself lucky! They are highly desirable and can increase the value of a home. However, an outdated, unattractive fireplace will not do much for you, both aesthetically and financially. How about trying one of these 13 fireplace makeover ideas to improve the look of your home? via @tipsaholic #fireplace #diy #home #fire #mantle 13 Transformative Fireplace Makeover Ideas

If you have a fireplace in your home, consider yourself lucky! They are highly desirable and can increase the value of a home. However, an outdated, unattractive fireplace will not do much for you, both aesthetically and financially. How about trying one of these 13 fireplace makeover ideas to improve the look of your home?

1. Paint a brick fireplace black or a bold color.

You’ve probably seen many brick fireplaces that have been painted white and that can look great, but that’s not your only option. You could paint your fireplace black for a more modern look. Pair it with a stained wood mantle for a chic result!

If you have a fireplace in your home, consider yourself lucky! They are highly desirable and can increase the value of a home. However, an outdated, unattractive fireplace will not do much for you, both aesthetically and financially. How about trying one of these 13 fireplace makeover ideas to improve the look of your home? via @tipsaholic #fireplace #diy #home #fire #mantle

Another idea is to paint it in a bold color, like teal. This can feel like a risky choice but it can come out looking just fabulous if the color goes well with your decor! And you can always paint it again another color if you want to redecorate down the road.

If you have a fireplace in your home, consider yourself lucky! They are highly desirable and can increase the value of a home. However, an outdated, unattractive fireplace will not do much for you, both aesthetically and financially. How about trying one of these 13 fireplace makeover ideas to improve the look of your home? via @tipsaholic #fireplace #diy #home #fire #mantle

2. Add built-in shelves on both sides of the fireplace.

A fireplace all by its lonesome on a wall can look, well, lonely. Consider building shelves on both sides to add more storage to your home and to fill out the wall. Your room will also look bigger and taller as a result!

If you have a fireplace in your home, consider yourself lucky! They are highly desirable and can increase the value of a home. However, an outdated, unattractive fireplace will not do much for you, both aesthetically and financially. How about trying one of these 13 fireplace makeover ideas to improve the look of your home? via @tipsaholic #fireplace #diy #home #fire #mantle

3. Tile the fireplace surround.

This simple change will give your fireplace an instant update. It’s not a hard project and the results will amaze you. You could tile over your existing tile or go all the way and pull out the existing tile. Ceramic tile would work, but so would glass mosaic tile and marble herringbone tile. Visit a tile shop or a home improvement store and choose from the many options for your fireplace makeover!

If you have a fireplace in your home, consider yourself lucky! They are highly desirable and can increase the value of a home. However, an outdated, unattractive fireplace will not do much for you, both aesthetically and financially. How about trying one of these 13 fireplace makeover ideas to improve the look of your home? via @tipsaholic #fireplace #diy #home #fire #mantle

4. Stain your brick fireplace.

Maybe you want to change the look of your brick fireplace, but you’re just not down with the idea of painting it. You can stain it instead! This fireplace used to be gray until it was stained a more traditional red and it looks much warmer than the before!

If you have a fireplace in your home, consider yourself lucky! They are highly desirable and can increase the value of a home. However, an outdated, unattractive fireplace will not do much for you, both aesthetically and financially. How about trying one of these 13 fireplace makeover ideas to improve the look of your home? via @tipsaholic #fireplace #diy #home #fire #mantle

5. Paint a painted fireplace to look like brick.

Or maybe you’ve bought a home where the previous homeowners painted over the brick and you don’t like the look. You could paint the brick to look like brick! The best part is that you can choose your brick colors, so this project would also work on a brick fireplace that doesn’t look exactly the way you want it to.

If you have a fireplace in your home, consider yourself lucky! They are highly desirable and can increase the value of a home. However, an outdated, unattractive fireplace will not do much for you, both aesthetically and financially. How about trying one of these 13 fireplace makeover ideas to improve the look of your home? via @tipsaholic #fireplace #diy #home #fire #mantle

6. Build a new mantel surround.

With some MDF and wood, you can build yourself a brand new mantel surround to add more visual weight to a small fireplace. I really love the modern look of this one!

If you have a fireplace in your home, consider yourself lucky! They are highly desirable and can increase the value of a home. However, an outdated, unattractive fireplace will not do much for you, both aesthetically and financially. How about trying one of these 13 fireplace makeover ideas to improve the look of your home? via @tipsaholic #fireplace #diy #home #fire #mantle

7. Add planked wood above the fireplace.

A nice way to make your fireplace look bigger and your ceiling higher is to install planked wood above it. It’s a dramatic look and you can paint the planks in any color to compliment your room. This fireplace looks beautiful with white planks above a white mantel surround and herringbone tile.

If you have a fireplace in your home, consider yourself lucky! They are highly desirable and can increase the value of a home. However, an outdated, unattractive fireplace will not do much for you, both aesthetically and financially. How about trying one of these 13 fireplace makeover ideas to improve the look of your home? via @tipsaholic #fireplace #diy #home #fire #mantle

8. Put stone veneer over a brick fireplace.

Tired of your brick fireplace? Tile over it with a stone veneer or a stone wall tile and bring it all the way up to the ceiling. This fireplace makeover idea is even more dramatic if you have high ceilings!

If you have a fireplace in your home, consider yourself lucky! They are highly desirable and can increase the value of a home. However, an outdated, unattractive fireplace will not do much for you, both aesthetically and financially. How about trying one of these 13 fireplace makeover ideas to improve the look of your home? via @tipsaholic #fireplace #diy #home #fire #mantle

9. Add columns to a mantel.

This is a simple fireplace makeover idea that works if you already have an existing mantel. Beef up your fireplace by adding columns to turn your mantel into a mantel surround.

If you have a fireplace in your home, consider yourself lucky! They are highly desirable and can increase the value of a home. However, an outdated, unattractive fireplace will not do much for you, both aesthetically and financially. How about trying one of these 13 fireplace makeover ideas to improve the look of your home? via @tipsaholic #fireplace #diy #home #fire #mantle
10. Spray over brass accents.

Brass may be gaining in popularity these days, but brass on the fireplace might not be your taste. Spray the brass away and update the look of your fireplace in just a few minutes.

If you have a fireplace in your home, consider yourself lucky! They are highly desirable and can increase the value of a home. However, an outdated, unattractive fireplace will not do much for you, both aesthetically and financially. How about trying one of these 13 fireplace makeover ideas to improve the look of your home? via @tipsaholic #fireplace #diy #home #fire #mantle

11. White wash your brick fireplace.

White washing a brick fireplace is a good middle ground between painting and leaving the brick alone. You’ll still have the rustic character and color of the brick intact, but if you don’t really love the colors of the bricks, they’ll be softened for an entirely new look.

If you have a fireplace in your home, consider yourself lucky! They are highly desirable and can increase the value of a home. However, an outdated, unattractive fireplace will not do much for you, both aesthetically and financially. How about trying one of these 13 fireplace makeover ideas to improve the look of your home? via @tipsaholic #fireplace #diy #home #fire #mantle

12. Paint over the old tile surround.

If your fireplace has a tile surround you’re not in love with, you can paint over the tile for an easy temporary upgrade. Black is a chic choice, and a popular one at that. Another idea is to do a stencil over the tile surround so it looks like you tiled over it with a mosaic tile! This stencil could help you achieve the look of Moroccan tile.

If you have a fireplace in your home, consider yourself lucky! They are highly desirable and can increase the value of a home. However, an outdated, unattractive fireplace will not do much for you, both aesthetically and financially. How about trying one of these 13 fireplace makeover ideas to improve the look of your home? via @tipsaholic #fireplace #diy #home #fire #mantle

13. Turn your fireplace into a concrete fireplace.

This is a big project, but the results look great and very modern! If you like the look of concrete, you can turn your brick fireplace into a concrete one with the help of this tutorial. At less than $100, this is a great fireplace makeover idea that won’t cost you a lot of money.

If you have a fireplace in your home, consider yourself lucky! They are highly desirable and can increase the value of a home. However, an outdated, unattractive fireplace will not do much for you, both aesthetically and financially. How about trying one of these 13 fireplace makeover ideas to improve the look of your home? via @tipsaholic #fireplace #diy #home #fire #mantle

There’s no reason to live with an ugly fireplace when you have all these fireplace makeover ideas at your fingertips! What other fireplace makeover ideas have you tried or plan to try?

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6 Tips for Dynamic Indoor Fall Decor

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Autumn is a beautiful time of year that lends itself well to fun decorating ideas.  You may already have a stash of red, gold and orange with numerous gourds and pumpkins that you pull out each September.  But if you have a hard time knowing where to start when it comes to dressing your home for the fall season, your decor can miss the mark and end up feeling flat and drab.  Need some help?  Don’t despair!  The ideas and inspiration are everywhere this time of year, and we’ve got six useful tips for indoor fall decor that you can use for any room.

 

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1.  Draw inspiration from color.  

Fall is an incredibly colorful time of year, so bring the outdoor colors inside!  Reds, oranges and yellows in every warm-toned variation are obvious choices.  Also abundant this time of year: greens with gray or muted yellow undertones – hunter, olive, moss, fern, avocado.  Dark blues or blues with gray or green undertones – navy, blue sapphire, cadet, cambridge, silver lake, dark electric.  Fall neutrals include cream, warm grays, tans, beige, and taupe.  If you’re looking for ideas or exact matches to these color, try Find The Best/Colors.

2. Bring the outdoors in.  

Natural elements are extremely common in fall decor.  Branches, twigs, wood cross-sections and logs of all shapes, sizes and types are used for artwork, in place of flowers, for candlesticks or pedestals and much more.  Leaves are a great choice for vase filler or even sewn together in a natural garland.  There are colorful fall flowers in wonderful, deep jewel tones that are great for centerpieces.  Stones, pine-cones, grains, gourds, squash, hay, straw, and grapevine are all great choices for many different applications.  Almost all of these items are free or inexpensive and easy to find in your own backyard, the park or at farmers markets or nurseries.

3. Don’t overlook other natural elements.  

Other items that aren’t necessarily found in the great outdoors are still natural in construction or feel.  You can use these in a variety of ways.  For example, jute or cotton twine can wrap around glass vases, tie flowers together at the stems, wrap around a wreath form for a base, tie stacks of vintage books together or hang mason jars.  Raffia in natural, neutral colors like wheat, off-white or cream can be used in nearly all the same ways.  Burlap is another natural-type material that is common in fall decor.  Wrap strips around jars, like this arrangement, or create a whimsical wreath.  Other items you may want to consider: natural rope, raw wood pieces (candlesticks, platters, pedestals, plaques, monograms, etc.), moss, cinnamon sticks, wood chips or shavings and yarn.  Consider using faux or real antlers for bookends or mantel decor.

4. Bring in some metal.  

Whether your style is glamorous or more grunge than glitz, there’s a way to incorporate metal into your fall decor that will make it more interesting.  If you like glitter and glitz, try spray painting pumpkins gold, using gold leaf votive holders, or dip painting branches and twigs with gold paint.  You can also add gold or copper glitter to pine-cones, dress up pillar candles with gold glitter tape, or spray paint fake leaves and hang them!  If you prefer a more industrial look, use aged metal wire baskets to hold hay, straw or leaves, create pumpkins from mason jar lids, use vintage castors or wheels in interesting groupings and arrangements, incorporate DIY wooden orbs or metal spheres into your pumpkin vignette, even use golden thumbtacks to create gilded pumpkins!  However you decide to use metal in your fall decor, it will round out all of the natural elements.

5. Don’t forget layers and textures.  

This goes hand in hand with tip number four.  You want your decor to look dynamic and full.  It doesn’t matter if your style is subtle or bold, dynamic means energetic, interesting and much more pulled-together.  Make sure to use a variety of materials in your items – fabrics (in different textures), metals, natural elements, books, and glass are only a few material ideas.  Don’t forget to place things at different heights and depths, as with this fun fall vignette.  Stack books and place items on top, use candlesticks to hold things other than candles, place pedestals of different heights strategically, lay some things flat and hang some things up.

6. Try to take some risks.

Don’t just play it safe with your decor.  Use things in unexpected ways.  If you find an awesome vintage piece you love – say a kitchen scale or typewriter, incorporate them into your fall display by using them as a stand or draping other things over them.  Lay things horizontally that should be vertical and vice versa.  Use old or new fall-colored artwork as a tray instead of hanging as art.  Get creative and step outside the box.  It will guarantee a more aesthetically interesting experience.

 

Here’s a beautiful natural tablescape that will give you more ideas!  Or check out these fall decor ideas.  And if you’re a fan of metallics in your fall decor, don’t miss these gold home decor projects!

 

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterestBloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com