By pairing crisp white accessories like bed linens, a nightstand and a lamp, this transitional master bedroom is able to remain bright and airy despite olive-colored walls. The custom DIY headboard, pillows and bedspread are neutral, helping to tie the room together.
Add comfort. Pillows provide a soft buffer between you and a bookcase headboard. They can also introduce pattern and color. “With the addition of an extra long body pillow, it softened the surface nicely,” says Jo Torrijos, an Atlanta DIY blogger and stylist. “Plus, if you're anything like me, you'll have at least half a dozen pillows on your bed to create a cushioned oasis.”
Add warm, menswear-inspired appeal to your bed pillows this winter with quick and easy slipcovers made from old sweaters and button-up shirts. You need a needle and thread, pillow inserts, fabric and your imagination to complete this fun project.
The updated front porch at the Summit Avenue mansion, as seen on DIY Network's Rehab Addict. Nicole Curtis, uses a mix of old and new to stage the home. She updated the previous owners patio set with fresh throw pillows.
With rich colors of blue and red complimenting this tan bedspread, this DIY project becomes a stand out feature. Four basic pillows hung on a curtain rod make a custom headboard with matching color accents and give added dimension to this room.
Karen Cooper, a DIY blogger from Atlanta, used a stencil to create a simple, but elegant vertical design behind this basic headboard without spending a lot of money. The darker shade of the design pops against the light background on the wall without competing with the patterned pillows on the bed.
Scour the close-out bins at fabric stores to find designer textiles in patterns and colors that you love and that fit with your furniture. Then follow DIY instructions to make easy-sew pillows that add a pop of color to complete a room, says Atlanta interior designer Steve McKenzie.
The DIY coffee table is made from a broken clock face transformed into a live edge table with hair pin legs. A white ship lap accent wall creates a white on white texture display with the unbleached macrame fiber art. A large leather sectional is decorated with a mix of patterned pillows and throw blankets. Wicker baskets provide decorative storage.
Wall art comes in all shapes and sizes, especially if it's a DIY project. This black-and-white piece is inspired by the pattern of an Ikea pillow and uses plywood and paint, by Allison Fannin of Two Thirty-Five Designs. Another affordable idea for a holiday mantel is to place extra ornaments in a glass jar. She also repainted the chair (an estate sale find) in front of the fireplace gold and recovered the cushion.