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Smart and easy DIY projects for an inviting home

30 Sep

If there’s something I dislike more than a gloomy day, it’s a gloomy interior. From time to time, I feel an acute need to bring in new design elements and make my home vibrate with positive energy. If you’re anything like me, you’ll love these DIY ideas as they are easily achievable and can instantly revive your quarters.

#Jewelry holder. Any girl who cares about her image would appreciate a little visual help when it comes to matching jewelry with the day’s outfit.

I must confess I’m not a morning person, nor do I enjoy my coffee on-the-go, so I’m always looking for ways to make my mornings easier. Turns out this jewelry holder was just what I needed to start off the day right. And it’s an easy DIY. Order a cork plank online, Staples should have them in stock, and use it as backing material. Then, you can either use an old milk box (primed and repainted) like I did, or buy a frame and have it cut as per desired size. I finally dressed the cork board into a textile fabric and glued it to the wooden frame. And voila, my jewelry holder in place.

DIY Jewelry holder

Having all your jewelry pieces at hand can help save precious time when trying to mix and match. In addition, it’s a great way to color up the walls of a bedroom or add functional appeal to a plain bathroom.

#Greenery. I’ve always been a fan of greenery and its tremendous effects on the living environment. Beside playing a major part in refining home aesthetics, houseplants do a great job in cleaning the air of toxins and carbon dioxide while releasing oxygen.

Slipper orchid

Vertical gardening can be the best choice if you’re rather tight on space as most of us urban apartment dwellers are. Williams-Sonoma offers a wide selection of freestanding planters that can be placed indoors. Just fill the cells with your favorite herbs or other houseplants, and water as needed through the top irrigator; the hidden collector tray catches excess runoff.

Free standing vertical garden via williams sonoma

Make a statement by mixing freshly cut flowers with a few branches. That should add a plus of vitality to your home. You can also bunch together a group of freshly cut single stems, for a touch of simple beauty.

Contemporar flower arrangement via Flower Factor on Flickr

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Posted by on September 30, 2013 in Apartment living, Design ideas, Urban living

 

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2 responses to “Smart and easy DIY projects for an inviting home

  1. essenziale-hd

    September 30, 2013 at 11:54 am

    I absolutely love vertical gardens! They are able to bring so much freshness to the space. Jewellery holder looks very cute too. Thank you for sharing wonderful ideas!

     
    • Ama

      October 1, 2013 at 6:28 am

      Happy to hear you like it, Anna.

       

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