Design is in the details. Some of the most beautiful rooms are the ones with excellent larger furnishing choices as well as incredible attention to those small, unique details that can make a space feel like no other. The sort of finishing touches that don't stand out right away; that enrich a room rather than steal the show. But they're worth it, and any (or all!) of these nine projects will be an easy pleasure to complete to add some clever, thoughtful detail to the rooms of your home.
Top photo: The cute towel rack spotted on Bambula could go in a kitchen or a bathroom for a pop of brass and a simple functional object. Won't take any more time or effort than buying some brass rod at a hardware store and bending it.
DIY Bead Curtain Pulls spotted on Henry Happened add an unexpected bit of color to a normally boring functional spot in your windows.
Tell the time and add design with the DIY Minimal Mountain Clock found on Say Yes.
Extra seating. Something soft. A pop of color or pattern. And barely any sewing needed? The "Fold, Stitch & Stuff" Floor Cushions are a constant classic DIY.
Hey it doesn't have to be birds. You could make a mobile out of any design or material you'd like. This Handmade Bird Mobile tutorial is a good place to start for inspiration. A mobile sure adds something special and unexpected hanging in a corner of your favorite room.
Don't let your design magazines stack up all year! Keep them in check and display your favorites with this Hanging Magazine Storage from Monsters Circus.
These tiny concrete blocks can be hung on a wall so you can hang just about anything you'd like, and they're modern and flexible enough you could put them in your entryway, in closets, in the kitchen, bathroom — basically any/every room. Spotted on Projektila.
Free, found geology, a little elbow grease and some spray paint and glue are all that's needed to transform a pile of rocks into bookend gold, as spotted on Design*Sponge.
There are a million DIY coaster projects out there, but this one is simple, quick and versatile — so cheap and easy to make you can make lots in all sorts of patterns and styles to spice up your table tops any time you get bored. Instructions on My Dubio.
What small but potent, unexpected design details have you DIYed for your space? Share your favorites!!
(Image credits: Bambula; Henry Happened; Say Yes; Shelly Leer; Emil Evans; Monsters Circus; Projektila; Halligan; My Dubio)