Bold Brushstrokes: The Super Easy DIY Pattern Trend to Try

Bold Brushstrokes: The Super Easy DIY Pattern Trend to Try

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Adrienne Breaux
Mar 25, 2015
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We're seeing brush strokes show up everywhere lately. From textiles, to art, to accessories, this DIY pattern has the added bonus of being incredibly versatile. You can customize the idea in terms of both scale and color. But the very best thing about this DIY pattern trend is just how easy it is to do — and make look great — perfect for novices and the craft-confident alike.

Strong brushstrokes in confident colors make plain white napkins go from blah to whoa. (Shown above) From Make & Tell.

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A simple and affordable planter gets an '80s inspired makeover with some brushstrokes in fun colors. This cute DIY project found on The Crafted Life.

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If your dinner table or your coffee table (or perhaps even your bar cart) needs some brushstroke boldness, you'll love this easy but stylish project we spotted on Sugar & Cloth.

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Those this simple and sweet project we spotted on Simply Peachy is intended for a wedding day, we don't see why the ideas — and pleasant pastel color palette — couldn't be adapted to the everyday home.

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Since you usually associate brushstrokes with art, it makes sense that this DIY pattern idea would look great framed on the wall or splashed on a canvas. We like the easy but good-looking idea we found on Cuckoo 4 Design.

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Home isn't the only place that can benefit from this new DIY trend; your closet could be sporting this easy DIY look, too, thanks to the fun project we spotted on Homey Oh My!.

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Throw pillows are always a great way to experiment with a new trendy look, and we like the angle Lana Red Studio takes on this trend.

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If you really love this look, don't feel like you have to keep it to a small accessory! As proven by this project spotted on Beautiful Matters, it looks pretty grand used as a paint-on wall treatment, too! See more: Before & After: Newly Painted Hallway is a Stroke of Genius.

How have you used brushstrokes in your DIY projects? Share your ideas!

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