Make It Your Own: Easy Tips For Adding Character To Your Home

By: Faith-towers Oct 23, 2014

Make It Your Own: Easy Tips For Adding Character To Your Home

Sure, it's easy to buy the latest furniture from the West Elm or Pottery Barn catalogs and call it day. But sometimes the hardest part of decorating your space is adding that personal touch that really makes it your own. So today I'm going to share some tips on how to add a dose of character to… Continue Reading

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Tips For Decorating With Autumn Colors In Your Home

By: Lexy.b.ward Oct 08, 2014

decorate for fallI'm one of those people that just can't wait to break out the Halloween decorations. It's one of my favorite holidays, so orange and black come out the minute the leaves change! Now, if you're not into that kind of autumn decor, that's just fine! There are plenty of ways to bring fall colors into your home in unique and fun ways!      

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Roundup: 11 Do-It-Yourself Pillows For Every Skill Level

By: Lexy.b.ward May 28, 2014

Pillows. Pillows. PILLOWS! I love 'em. And I love the millions of ways to customize them and make them your own. Here are 11 ways to do just that. From sewing to gluing to tie-dyeing and more, there's a project in here for you!  … Continue Reading

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How To: Mix Patterns and Textures in Your Home!

By: Capreek Jul 24, 2012
created at: 07/24/2012
Our living room has a pretty established color scheme which could quickly and easily get out of hand. To reign it in and keep things interesting, I try to mix in different textures and patterns! It's not always obvious what will or won't work, but I promise this approach will keep your decor looking and feeling fresh. Here's how!  … Continue Reading
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Roundup: 10 Affordable DIY Modern Wall Art Projects!

By: Capreek Apr 02, 2012

created at: 04/01/2012

Bare walls are the pits.  Liven those bad boys up with some affordable modern art -- that you made yourself!  Here are ten of our favorite DIY wall art projects to make this… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 5 Ways to Decorate with Washi Tape!

By: Capreek Mar 30, 2012

created at: 03/30/2012

Ahh, washi tape.  The craft-o-sphere's wunderkind!  This seemingly all-purpose material can be found gracing the surfaces of everything from Easter eggs to vases and now... walls!  Check out a few of our favorite unexpected decorative uses for this craft supply… Continue Reading

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Capree's Kitchen Makeover, Part II: The Inspiration & Game Plan!

By: Capreek Mar 07, 2012

created at: 03/07/2012

Oh, hey!  Remember this?  Before it can turn into a sparkly, made-over wonder, we need to have a game plan, y'all!  A game plan and some IDEAS... inspiration, if you will.  And if there's anything I'm good at, it's planning things (it's a compulsion, really).  So!  Let's see where this kitchen is headed, shall we?    … Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 12 Perfectly Cozy and Contemporary Bedrooms!

By: Capreek Feb 21, 2012

created at: 02/21/2012

Cozy and contemporary, warm and modern: these twelve gorgeous bedrooms are the perfect dose of eye… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Festive DIY Confetti Tablecloth!

By: Capreek Feb 16, 2012

created at: 02/16/2012

Whether it's because I've got a birthday coming up or I just live life like it's a party, I'm totally feeling this colorful DIY project.  I mean, it's a confetti tablecloth, y'all.  What's not to like??   

I love this project as a quick way to spruce things up for a birthday party or just as a way to add a touch of playful color to your table.  It's a simple technique that you could apply to more than a tablecloth, though.… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Inspiring Budget-Friendly Bedroom Makeovers!

By: Capreek Feb 13, 2012

created at: 02/13/2012

Sure, you can toss thousands of dollars at a bedroom makeover and it'll probably look pretty great.  But today we're celebrating the unique creativity of DIYers who make their spaces look like a million bucks on a budget.  Check out our ten favorite budget-friendly bedroom makeovers from the Curbly archives--they're full of thrifty inspiration and clever DIY… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Felt Holiday Trees!

By: Capreek Nov 21, 2011

created at: 11/21/2011

These felt trees are crafty, kitschy, quirky, and fun.  Also?  They're easy as pie--you'll have your own mini forest in no… Continue Reading

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Make It: 3 Easy Holiday Candle Crafts!

By: Capreek Nov 15, 2011

created at: 11/15/2011

Oh snap.  Did somebody say "glitter stripes"?!  You won't believe how easy this is!  Pretty soon you're going to be glitter-striping everything you own... that's a… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Dryer Vent Pumpkins

By: Capreek Oct 12, 2011

created at: 10/12/2011

What's that you say?  Pumpkins made from dryer vents??  Yes, indeedy.  Turns out, this unexpected material makes for some pretty fantastic… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own Upholstered Cornices for Cheap!

By: Capreek Sep 28, 2011

created at: 09/28/2011

It's no secret: custom window treatments are EXPENSIVE.  Excessively so, it seems.  That's why I flipped my lid when I spotted this tutorial for making your own DIY cornices (those fancy box-like things at the top) for about $15 a piece.  Yes, fifteen dollarsContinue Reading

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Before & After: A Purple Bedroom Makeover!

By: Capreek Sep 12, 2011

created at: 09/11/2011

Hey, it's no secret that we harbor a love for the color purple here at Curbly.  From painted furniture, amazing living rooms, and "purple people eaters", we've made our infatuation with the royal hue known.  But, as with any color, there are good ways and bad ways to use it.… Continue Reading

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Make It: A Scandinavian-Inspired DIY Wall Hanging!

By: Capreek Aug 18, 2011

created at: 08/18/2011

My love for all things Scandinavian knows no bounds.  It's such a clean, warm, and modern aesthetic... with a touch of rustic charm thrown in for good measure.  How could you not like it, right?  If you've found yourself enamored with this style as well, here's a super simple DIY project that's sure to be right up your… Continue Reading

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How To: Turn Logs into Affordable Wall Art!

By: Capreek Jul 18, 2011

created at: 07/18/2011

Last week, we shared a budget-friendly wall art idea that used doilies and cupcake liners.  This week, we're back in log land (What can we say?  We love logs!) with this super simple, super affordable art… Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: High-Impact, Low-Cost Wall Art!

By: Capreek Jul 13, 2011

created at: 07/12/2011

When I first spotted this image on Flickr, I fell in love with the idea immediately.  What a beautiful installation this would make in a guest room, living room, or even the master bedroom!  It's soft and whimsical, crafty and nostalgic all at the same time.  Can you guess what it's made… Continue Reading

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Festive Fourth of July Decorations on a Budget!

By: Capreek Jun 29, 2011

created at: 06/29/2011

I'll be the first to admit that the moment I enter a party store, I kind of lose my mind.  SO MUCH STIMULI!  Nearly irresistible stimuli, too.  In a matter of minutes, my cart might be filled to the brim with seemingly "necessary" decorations, my original game plan (and budget) tossed right out the window.  But there's a way around this and it starts with a… Continue Reading

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Redefine Home: Curbly's Top Picks for a Well-Curated Home!

By: Capreek Jun 20, 2011

created at: 06/19/2011

Using Linsi's philosophy that a home should be curated rather than decorated, we've rounded up a few of our favorite pieces from Redefine Home, pieces that we're sure you're going to fall in love with!  Ready for our top picks?  Read… Continue Reading

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