home: made [ liquid art ]

home: made [ liquid art ]

If you wanting art unique and one of a kind for your wall, and have a excitement to get creative yourself, these mixed media art panels from HobbyCraft are an effective and fun way to create your own artwork.

They say;

This art panel provides a raised frame surface that will be perfect for mixed media, pouring and resins. Experiment with fluid art to create artworks that will stand out. The frame will help to ensure that the peak can be easily poured onto the surface, without leaking or dripping over the edge.

This framed art panel is 12 x 12 inches, with a 3.8cm thickness. The primed pine and birch panel offers an excellent surface for oils, acrylics, markers and liquid paints, providing the perfect canvas for creating unique effects.

home: made [ concrete moulds ]

home: made [ concrete moulds ]

If you are interested in getting creative with concrete and making your own concrete homewares – there’s lots of mould kits across the high street and online to help produce all different shapes and styles.

Amazon is full of various mould sets with prices as low as £8.99 upwards.

Etsy is also bursting with sets with all sorts of shape designs to use.

And of course, the huge market place eBay, is also packed with sets to use. We love the circular low dish design we found.

Then head to MyFabrics or other online craft providers for small batches of concrete mix to start using your moulds and creating your pieces.

Your own pieces would make great gifts for others and also lovely to have personally designed pieces around your home. Homewares can be left the natural concrete colour or painted or sprayed once dry.

home: made [ painted walls ]

home: made [ painted walls ]

We love the look of colourblocking and using painted coloured walls to zone areas within the home.

It’s a great way to define the use of an area or create separation in a large room when many functions are housed within the same interior.

It can create design and interest, bring colour to a room with out over-pushing a single colour, as well as be an easy update to a room that can be changed and modernised without much trouble. Advantageous for rented properties or temporary abodes.

Ideas of working with paint in colour blocks can include creating a band of colour around the room or painting colour in shapes like squares, triangles, semi circles or arches. It can bring a colour pop behind a piece of furniture, it can bring warmth with a new tone – Especially with the current popular colours; rust, orange, mustard and warm beige tones.

We found some inspirational ideas on Decoist.com

home: found this [ house shelf ]

home: found this [ house shelf ]

Found this great little house shelving unit in Hobbycraft. Such a fun feature for a room to keep all your collected trinkets in or tiny toys and figures in a kids room.

It would be great left in simple plain wood but there would be lots of decorative ideas and projects that could work.

Staining the wood to and alternative colour could make it sit well against other woods in the room. It would work well painted – a dark tone to make items pop, the colour of a wall to blend it in or pick a highlight colour from other accessories already in the room or pull a colour from the wall paper or patterned textiles.

In a kids room in could become a mini dolls home with different colours all over, maybe patterns papers on each back wall and decorating it could even be a great project for the whole family.

Hobbycraft would be full of all the things you’d need to start but also tester pots from DIY stores would give a perfect range of colours to choose from.

home: made [ diy painted wall design ]

home: made [ diy painted wall design ]

Even if you think your creative skills wont stretch far enough, there are plenty of tutorials online that can assure you and guide you to create unique patterns and designs on your walls in any room.

We love The Budget Decorator with their simple to follow but with impressive design results tutorials.

Follow the link for 10 easy design plans that can work in the kids room but also other rooms in the home – featuring styles including geometric, floral and typography.

home: made [ mud cloth throw ]

home: made [ mud cloth throw ]

If you are looking to bring some pattern and colour to your bedroom or living room, why not try this little DIY project.

Taking inspiration from mud cloth designs, The Lovely Drawer has created a tutorial to help you achieve the same look.

Try it out on a bedspread or perhaps a throw for the sofa.

Head to thelovelydrawer.com to find out how to do it.

home: made [ painted basket ]

home: made [ painted basket ]

It might seem pretty straight forward, but painting pieces of furniture and accessories yourself does take a bit of prep and time.

We found this great tutorial for spray painting an old wicker basket. Updating it with a new colour and handle will give it a new lease of life.

Head to hunker.com for all the details

home: trend [ neo mint ]

home: trend [ neo mint ]

Jumping on the colourful back of ‘it’ colour millennial pink, we have a new shade in town for 2020 – neo mint.

Not a shade many will put as first choice for a room colour or furniture fabric, but bear with us. This bright, mint colour is described as ‘an oxygenating, fresh tone that harmonises science and technology with nature’.

It’s a calming colour that will work well with our hectic lives and give us positive vibes.

We are starting to see it online in accessories and wallpapers, as well as chairs and some larger pieces like sofas. Of course we wouldn’t imagine anyone would go mint throughout a whole room, but we suggest adding accents alongside paler shades.

Neo Mint may not be for all, but keep an eye out as you may become to love it!

Guide:

Clockwise from top left:

Sofa – wayfair.co.uk [ £730 ] / mural – muralswallpaper.co.uk [ from £36 ] / bin – made.com [ £35 ] / pen holder – trouva.com [ £10 ] / kids chest of drawers – laredoute.co.uk [ £275 ] / tiles – claybrookstudio.co.uk [ from £7.38 ] / chair – uk.myfaktory.com [ £39.90 ]

home: trend [ blue ]

home: trend [ blue ]

This year we have already seen an array of gorgeous colour entering our homes including, pinks, peaches and greens. One that hasn’t had its moment… until now, is blue.

Often seen as a cold colour or one that is associated with seaside styled rooms, blue works really well as a background or accent colour to other shades, creating a modern welcoming space.

We are seeing blue homeware all over, including lighting, sofas & armchairs and furniture.

For a dark moody room go dark blue on the walls with furniture in woods and add metalic accents for a glam feel [ why not include some punchy pink to add interest ]. If your thing is lighter and brighter, electric & royal blue look great against a white background.

Whatever your preferred shade, get on board with blue and give it a go!

Guide:

Top row: armchair / westelm.co.uk [ £479 ], striped cushion / ikea.com [ £10 ], wall clock / grahamandgreen.co.uk [ £58 ]

Middle row: sideboard / maisonsdumonde.com [ £324 ], sofa / made.com [ £899 ]

Bottom row: duvet cover / laredoute.co.uk [ from £100 ], side table / audenza.com [ £155 ], dining chair / insidestoreldn.com [ £210 ], paint / grahamandbrown.co.uk [ £38 ]