Time to give your room a jolt, no java required! Here are our 20 best tips, tricks and ideas for a Pin-worthy makeover you can do in a snap. Photographs by Sean Scheidt.
5 Ways to Wow-worthy Walls ‘n’ Windows:
Scour the flea market for wooden crates. A quick coat of
spray paint makes them like new. Let dry, then hang on your wall (ask a parent
for help.) Fill with books, travel trinkets and snapshots.
DIY a positive
message banner by coating wooden pennant flags (find ‘em at Michaels) with
chalkboard paint. Write your fave motivational words for insta-inspo.
Stock up on a few rolls of grosgrain at the fabric store,
then loop 3-yard lengths over your curtain rod for a girly boho update on
Try this: Grosgrain Ribbon, from $3.36/roll, papermart.com
Hang clipboards in a grid of six on your wall, then pin up
quotes, magazine cutouts and images you find inspiring. Change often!
Easier than wallpaper, cuter than that 1D collage you made
last year. Shop from sites like dormify.com for sweeping birds, funky lanterns or
posh chandeliers for a “totally you” expression.
Try this: Clean Room Decal Stacked, $49, dormify.com
4 Design Hacks You Can Do in an Hour:
Turn an ornate frame into a frilly tray by removing the glass
and backing and replacing them with hot pin cardstock. Set it on your dresser
to corral jewelry and perfumes.
An embroidery hoop and a slew of leftover ribbons are all
you need for a whimsical installation above your bed.
A quick strip of adhesive (and removable) metallic wallpaper
on the back panel of your bookshelf gives any tired hand-me-down piece a
suddenly so-luxe look.
Unscrew the standard drawer pulls from your dresser or
nightstand, then decoupage a printed fabric over top. Tie fabric over the knob
and secure with a rubber band before decoupaging. Let dry overnight, then trim
excess fabric and screw back in place.
4 Study Space Tips That’ll Earn You an A+:
Forget the cord
tangle-you’ll always be able to pick yours from the pack with a quic wrap of
patterned Washi tape.
Layer Washi tape (score some at Target) on your standard
letter holder for a way-cute way to get organized.
You’ll actually want to see the bottoms of your desk drawers
when you’ve decoupaged a cool collage of magazine cutouts and fave snapshots on
That old wooden desk chair you’ve had forever? Freshen it up
with a quick coat of paint. Add a sheepskin throw on top for plushness.
4 Cute Closet Tricks:
It’s like your style playbook: magazine cutouts stuck onto
mini magnets on a message board let you mix and match your heart out.
Collect those hair ties, bobby pins and small accessories in
glass candy jars for easy access-and easy viewing. A chalkboard label on the
front helps, too.
Wrap shower curtain rings in Washi tape and snap them on the
bottom bar of a wooden hanger. Loop your scarf collection through the rings for
fewer wrinkles and snags. Sweet!
It Jewelry Organizer
A photo-frame-turned-jewelry-hanger is yours with a few
strips of crochet trim (get it at Michaels) strung across and a handful of S-hooks
for stashing necklaces and earrings.
3 Beyond-Chic Bed Updates:
Whip up a coverlet by sewing together six vintage silk
scarves. Hello, pretty!
DIY this statement maker. Push quilter’s T-bar pins (buy at
a craft store) into foam board around a cardboard letter template you can DIY,
then use a length of yarn to string the pins together for a color-blocked
Bouncy pompoms sewn onto the edges of a basic throw pillow
add an instantly lush layer to your bed.
BY JESSICA D’ARGENIO WALLER ON 7/11/2014 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN diy, room decor, redo your room, DIY room decor, lifestyle, room redo, In the mag