home: made [ pen holders ]

home: made [ pen holders ]

With her gorgeous home and constant inspirational DIY updates in her house as well as projects on her blog, we love the modern creativity of Grillo Designs.

Explore her blog and Instagram feed for all the back catalogue of super DIYs and collaborations.

Our pick today is a simple but very effective project to make pen holders, from the Grillo Designs blog.

In a climate where more and more of us are working from home, it’s become important to create efficient, beautiful and productive working zones in our houses. Little details, like pen pots, can make easy and affordable difference to lift the look of the work area.

home: made [ printing ]

home: made [ printing ]

We love these collated design ideas for printing with potatoes from fun-stuff-to-do-with-kids.com that show a variety of great ways to carve a potato to produce some really modern stylish print designs.

This certainly isn’t just for kids but a great DIY to do together with great results.

Simply use fabric paint to print on fabric and you can create unique patterned fabrics to turn into cushion covers, table clothes, bedding, napkins… the opportunities are endless.

home: made [ propagation planter ]

home: made [ propagation planter ]

This really cute DIY project will get you excited about propagating your own plants and watching them grow.

Using plywood and test tubes you can create these modern planters. Cut out your own design and make them individual to you.

For the full tutorial head to vintagerevivals.com

home: made [ plant stand ]

home: made [ plant stand ]

With everybody buying more indoor plants than ever before, often you can struggle to find fun and interesting ways of displaying them.

We found this lovely plant stand DIY from themerrythought.com. Allowing you to stand two plant pots on this compact wooden stand will make a great addition to any room.

Follow the tutorial at themerrythought.com

home: made [ DIY interiors book ]

home: made [ DIY interiors book ]

With a lot of time at home, many people are turning to extra DIY and home improvement projects.

Our pick of the books, you should get you hands on to help with styling new looks for your home, is Mad About The House, by Kate Watson – Smyth ;

A practical how-to guide from the author of Mad About the House, the bestselling book and UK s number 1 interiors blog. This easy-to-use dictionary of interior design answers all those questions you wanted to solve but were afraid to ask.

The book begins with the most important questions of all: Who? What? When? Where? Why? and How? The aim is to answer these before you start any decorating scheme and you will avoid the most common mistakes, save money and, most importantly, create a home that works for you and the people who live there. Mad About the House: 101 Interior Design Answers is the super-practical guide that allows you to dip in and out so you can solve all your decorating dilemmas.

Available from Amazon for £14.99

home: made [ towel rail ]

home: made [ towel rail ]

If you are looking for a budget towel rail for your bathroom then look no further. This sleek black example is pretty straight forward to make and look great.

The modern design would look perfect in minimal bathroom, but it could quite easily be adapted and painted to fit other styles.

Head to hunker.com for all the details

home: found this [ peel and stick wallpaper ]

home: found this [ peel and stick wallpaper ]

If you are looking for a temporary design fix or perhaps in rented property and don’t want any long term style changes, then wall paper that isn’t permanently stuck may be the perfect choice.

Simple peel and stick this versatile wall paper for an instant style update for a interior. You could use on walls, cupboard fronts, stairs or even inside shelving to add pattern and interest.

Available in a variety of patterns, NuWallpaper from Dunelm, at just £24 a roll, is an affordable effective option.

They say;

Created with a peel and stick backing that can be easily applied to any smooth surface, the peel and stick wallpaper is perfect for renters as it is easy to apply and can be re-positioned or removed at any time without leaving behind sticky residue or damage. The paper is also great for DIY or upcycling projects as it can be easily cut and applied to bits of furniture to cover up old marks or simply to give it a refresh.

home: made [ tile stickers ]

home: made [ tile stickers ]

For a little update for the kitchen, bathroom or to create a feature in any room, try tile stickers.

The last few years have seen a huge growth in the range of designs available, quality and styles.

They can create a quick and simple new look, and can also be easily removed or changed. A great way to change a look according to current trends.

Our favourite picks:

Tuscan, Very £19.99

Floral, Trouva £12.99

Dutch, Wayfair £14.99

Spanish, Spin Collective £24.00

Black & White, Amazon £9.99

Juni, Wayfair £29.99