Get bold and bright with these 25 easy and fun home decor projects that will liven up your life and make your home space vibrant.
Whether she’s writing for her blog, snapping pictures for Instagram, or just living her life, Rachel Mae Smith is all about the simple joys of handmaking and bringing brightness to everything. And now beginning crafters, aspirational DIYers, and dorm dwellers can, too! Rachel shares her colorful signature style in each simple and fun step-by-step project like Dip-Dyed Napkins, Pom-Pom Votive Candle Holders, and Geometric Patterned Pillows. Helpful sidebars on decorating, like Staging a Beautiful Bookcase and building Bar Carts for Beginners, give you ideas for perking up pre-fab accessories so that any space can look colorful. Plus how-tos on working with specific materials, ideas for entertaining, and—of course—a guide to shooting pictures. And as a special bonus, tear-out posters in the back make it easy for you to decorate your walls in a snap!
Lifestyle author Smith offers practical and adventurous projects to animate one's home with the extravagant use of color. The book's projects revolve around average objects that can be enlivened with a new coat of paint, such as terra-cotta pots, catch-all trays, wooden clothes hangers, and centerpieces. Beyond providing basic instructions for the projects, she explains color theory and shows how to determine workable color schemes while offering tips for mixing and matching colors. Then, room by room, she leads a walking tour of ways to spruce up living space with simple touches. The projects include marble-dipped utensil holders for the kitchen, a set of rainbow-painted chairs for the dining room, and a decorated mirror frame for the bedroom. There's a whole chapter filled with tear-out-and-frame wall art. The projects themselves are simple and require little to no expertise, making this guide perfectly suited for crafty teens or anyone looking for a low-cost way to add personality to their home or dorm room. Color photos.