While we love a good DIY over here at Apartment Therapy, we don't always have the time to commit to creating something from scratch. Clever hacks allow us to take something simple or inexpensive and use it as a starting point for a project. We've rounded up a few such projects, taking a basic rug as a base and creating something new.
Sometimes all you need to get into a spring state of mind is a pop of color in your space. Whether it's in the living room, bedroom or anywhere else you can throw a pillow, here's 25 fabulous and colorful cushions to freshen up and add cheer to your space.
I have a confession to make: I received a sewing machine as a wedding gift and have yet to touch it. It's not that I've never used one (though my expertise extends only to the most basic of pillow covers), I just don't feel that I have the time to tackle another big project right now. In that spirit, I've scoured the web for a few sewing projects that even the most novice seamstress (or seamster) can try, and maybe I'll even give one a shot myself this weekend.
Bring in some texture and try out the woven trend that is gaining popularity with wall hangings with a (low-commitment) throw pillow instead. Think of it as a baby step towards bohemian chic for the more trend averse among us. With versions coming out in every style and color, you'll be sure to find one to suit your decor.
Not everyone is in the position of tossing out the old to make way for the new (or DIYed). If you're stuck with a couch that doesn't exactly excite you (whether because it came with your partner or you don't have the funds to replace), consider a quick fix, instead: Disguise it with one of these ideas.
Wow, November already. Soon December will fly by and we'll be in 2015, a brand new year with a brand new opportunity to be our boldest, most daring, decorative selves in our home. But don't give up on being gutsy in decor just yet; we've got five design details that are easy enough you could still add them to your home to wow this year!
I am such a sucker for vintage scarves. I cannot resist them. They are little pieces of wearable art that can also look great around your home. For just a few bucks you can transform your throw pillows by adding unexpected pops of color and texture — and there is absolutely no sewing involved at all so you won't have to ruin your lovely scarf!