It Doesn't Have To Be Complicated
The thing with design is that quite often, people over think it.
I believe that the design that makes your house a home should be easy. It should reflect your personality, should be easy to do and should feel easy, like a comfortable chair. Even if you have a more classical and less about cozy comfort, it doesn't mean things have to hard to execute.
I mean, why complicate things?
Today I'm sharing some things that I've pinned on Pinterest because I love their simplicity. I love the touch that they can give a home without being complex, hoity toity or completely out of reach. This stuff is easy, inexpensive and do-able. It doesn't matter what your design style is. There are ways to make things less complicated and incorporate them into your home.
1. Talk about clever. How about a cd rack turned bathroom organizer? I think this idea could be used in just about any room of the house including the bedroom for jewelry or perfumes, the pantry for spices, or the office for pens, pencils and what not.
2. I've talked about doing this with my sofa for ages. In fact, I think I've even shared this pin before. But hey, I'm not shy when I find a good idea. I don't have to keep it all to myself. Painters drop cloth as sofa cover? Hell yeah. Who the heck would care if the dog got on the drop cloth covered sofa??
3. How about using things you can find at any hardware store to change up some of your decor? Like rope for instance. Get the hot glue gun out and you could transform any old plain jane mirror.
(ps. check out the price of the one country living featured....I bet you could make this for under $20 bucks. just sayin')
4. Ah, the wonders for decoupage. You can transform just about anything. If you don't dig the sheet music, choose something else.....stationery, wrapping paper, old newspapers, old book pages, scrapbooking paper.
The possibilities are endless.
5. This is as simple as a bouquet gets. Baby's breath and a glass with a little lace around it. So lovely.
6. Do you have old jewelry that you don't know what to do with? Been looking for a new memo board? Here's the answer. Glue magnets to the back of old bits of jewelry you have no use for anymore. You can also find plenty of inexpensive old jewelry at flea markets, thrift stores and antique shops. Use an old metal tray as your board and your new magnets to hold everything to it. Pretty darn easy.
Have you pinned any easy, do-able design elements? If you have, share a link to your pin or board in the comments.
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Rainy day here. It had to happen sometime. Make it a great one whether it's wet or dry.
See you on the flip side,