Color Lovers Rejoice! 4 Easy DIY Projects to Transform an All-White Room

Color Lovers Rejoice! 4 Easy DIY Projects to Transform an All-White Room

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Katie Holdefehr
Aug 25, 2016
(Image credit: Alexis Buryk)

Inspired by tropical trends and natural woven decor that screams summertime, we've created some simple DIY projects that work room-altering magic. Start with a $10 IKEA lamp, a $4 pillow cover, an $8 mirror, and those wire baskets you have lying around—add some basic crafting supplies—and presto, each of these items looks more chic. Whether you do one project or dive in on all four, your home is going to get a serious dose of style.

Behold: The power of palm-patterned pillows.
(Image credit: Alexis Buryk)

This room features four super-easy upgrades. Click on each project to see the step-by-step instructions.

1. Raffia-Trimmed Pendant Lamp

An IKEA pendant lamp gets a summery vibe thanks to a can of spray paint and some double-braid raffia.

2. Rope-Wrapped Mirror

This pretty mirror costs less than $15 to make—rope, embroidery floss, and hot glue included.

3. Palm-Print Pillows

This solar-powered DIY idea uses leaves and sun-activated dye to transform $4 white IKEA pillow covers into eye-catching accessories.

4. Rope-and-Wire Baskets

This DIY is one part pretty, one part practical: Coiling natural and colorful cord around a wire basket helps conceal the clutter stored inside.

Shop the Room:

Wood Kitchen Bench, by International Concepts, from $75 at Wayfair. (The best thing about this bench: It's unfinished wood, so you can stain or paint it any color you like.)

If you make one of the beauties above—we want to see! Share your finished project on Instagram and tag it #ATinspired. Craving even more DIY room makeovers? Don't miss this room full of IKEA hacks. Your home will thank you.

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