Tag: pattern

Small boho bedroom

Room Makeovers: Update a Small Bedroom

Turn a tiny room into a beckoning boudoir with color, pattern and a larger-than-life boho personality. Used by the previous owners as a young girl’s bedroom, this space…

Mudcloth living room sofa

Easy DIY Ideas: Mudcloth-inspired living room

Give your living room some visual oomph with easy and creative projects that employ the graphic geometric motifs found in West African mudcloth. Don’t shy away from mixing…

Colorful bedroom

3-Step Color: A Pattern-Happy Bedroom

Play with patterns, texture and hues to create a bedroom that delights and dazzles. See how you like the changes you’ve implemented (see our last post), and as you…

Bedroom with pattern

3-Step Color: A Bedroom with Personality

There’s no doubt that the most intriguing rooms are a pleasing play of color, pattern and texture: a multilayered mix that gratifies both the eye and the soul. Power up…

Boho Bedroom in the beginning

Easy DIY Ideas: 3 Steps to a Better Bedroom

Use fab fabrics, kaleidoscopic patterns, and rainbow hues to fashion a boho-bold bedroom that issues a cheerful wake-up call in three easy phases.   Hand-made African grass baskets,…

den makeover all made up with coffeetable, sofa, chair, side table and tripod lamp

Before & After: A Dynamic Den Do-Over, part 2

Colorful patterns, a fireplace update, and a new energy-efficient patio door turned a dismal den into a comfy spot for entertaining family and friends.   There were some…

Ribbon pillow and accent pillows

Easy DIY Ideas: Make a Ribbon Pillow

Put leftover fabric scraps to good use by making a colorful and pattern-rich ribbon pillow that encapsulates a room’s palette.   A vibrant quilt decorates the end of…

Blue floral bedroom elements

Easy DIY Ideas: Make a Clay Jewelry Dish

Who doesn’t need a bedside spot to stash your baubles? Create a quick storage accent for your bedroom with this easy clay jewelry dish project. Adapt our design…

Duct Tape Dresser in a zigzag pattern

Easy IKEA Dresser Hack: Make a Nightstand

Turn a plain, but storage-rich dresser into a parquetry-style nightstand with, of all things, duct tape. There are so many colors of this almost indestructible material available that…

Country style dining room detail

Designer Secrets: Mix Pattern Like a Pro

Pattern is the easiest way to add character to a room. The important thing is to ensure a visual rhythm.   It’s always easiest to start with one…