Turn tree cuttings into art with shadowboxes. First, cut the branches down to sizes proportionally scaled to fit inside each shadowbox frame. Next, flatten the branches and place them up against the glass insert. Lastly, sandwich the flattened branches between the glass inserts and the back panels, then hang the shadowboxes up on the walls.
Let your kids become part of your great room's art collection by engaging in family crafts. For a playful touch, spell out a child's name along with a family-friendly message using wooden game letters, then display them inside a shadowbox.
The loft features several built-in shelves, the perfect spots to display the homeowner's favorite art pieces and coffee table books. A vase of leaves is a fresh way to bring nature and life into the space, while the bright orange vase brings a pop of color.
The queen sized bed with classic black iron frame was selected by Erin and Mallorie to match the simplicity and period of a Craftsman home. Antique record boxes from the 1930s used to create custom shadowbox-style shelves.
Instead of a fancy piece of art, enlarge a photo you've taken outside or in a favorite spot and frame it, says Leigh Spicher, Ashton Woods' national director of design studios. You can add color to the mantle, like in this Dallas home, without using accessories. Also, arrange shells or other natural elements that you saved because of their beauty (and free price tag) in a frame or shadowbox, as another layer of art for your mantel.
Create your own special shadowbox with cool-looking maps or maps of favorite places, or any other motifs that give you a warm fuzzy feeling. Give stacked books that you already own a cohesive look by simply having the spines face the back of the bookshelf, as Jen Woodhouse of The House of Wood did in decorating her recycled wood and crate bookshelf.