I’ve been out scouting fresh ideas for out-of-the-box thinking when it comes to wainscoting. Take note, there were a couple of wall treatments that extended floor-to-ceiling that technically aren’t wainscoting, but they are just too good not to share–and I’m sure they would look fantastic going partway up a wall, too. Look at these 5 Ways to Get Creative with Wainscoting.
For a few decades, pantries became a thing of the past as homeowners embraced a modern age that included processed foods. Fortunately, in recent years, we’ve started demanding extra storage space in the kitchen, and the pantry is back. Most builders include a pantry of some kind in their plans, now. Just because it’s there, though, doesn’t mean it’s pretty! Wire shelving, ineffective lighting, and cramped spaces are all fairly typical of builder-grade pantries. Get ideas for upgrading yours with these 5 Ways to Make a Pretty Pantry.
I did a little looking and found some fantastic home decor ideas you can make yourself using techniques similar to the one I used to make my marbled picture mats. Colorful marble textures are definitely the next big trend, so I recommend trying out one of these quick and easy projects. Enjoy!
Focal or accent walls can be a really effective decorating technique. Limiting a bold color, interesting pattern, or decorative woodwork to just one wall has some definite advantages. It’s a great way to test a statement design without the commitment required if you put it on all four wall s of a room. An accent wall may be a cost-effective way to bring a high-end product you love, like wallpaper, into your room. And a focal wall can add drama and visual interest to an otherwise bland room.