March is the perfect time to add some pep to your home with a few easy and satisfying DIY projects. Some of these projects use color to enhance everyday objects, while others look to thrifted objects that can be glammed up with fabric or paint. Keep clicking for projects for every room of your home, from kitchen pegboards to soft knitted lampshades.
Spring is almost officially upon us! To celebrate, I've rounded up colorful, fresh, and fun Spring projects that will add some freshness to your home. Whether you want to DIY some Spring green napkins for Passover or Easter, or you're intent on adding a twist to your floral arrangements, I've got you covered. Find these projects and many more in this week's DIY roundup.
There are few things that are as satisfying as pulling off a successful DIY project, especially when a guest asks where you purchased it. We've rounded up over 100 of our favorite tutorials that show you how to organize, entertain, and decorate with style, without spending a fortune. So, roll up your sleeves and get cracking! You can do it.
Entertaining in a smaller home doesn't have to feel impossible. With these creative storage solutions, you can stock up on all the barware necessities without having to sacrifice your space. Between the wine glasses, the beer mugs, the pitchers, and the bottles themselves, it can be difficult to find a spot for your must-have hostess items. Struggling to make room for your entertaining goods? Follow these four smart tips for simple, convenient storage.
- Buy clever bottle racks: For a stylish solution, try the Pottery Barn SIngle Modular Wine Rack ($12 for one), which can be secured to the wall for easy, out-of-the-way bottle storage. Not only is it a great way to keep your wine options organized, but it's also the perfect excuse to put your favorite bottles on display.
- Stow glassware under a cabinet: Rather than having your nicest glasses collect dust in the cabinet, try storing them beneath one with an under-the-cabinet rack like this Oenophilia Stemware Rack ($15). Your favorite glasses will be easy to reach while also staying clean and protected.
- Turn your bookcase into a bar: Although bookshelves may not be your first thought when it comes to storing glasses, a chic grouping of nice bottles and glassware can work as a convenient, stylish arrangement. Place a few picks in varying sizes between your favorite reads for a cool, eclectic bookcase minibar.
- Curate a few cubes: Buy a few cubes with inner, X-shaped shelves so that you can stack and store your bar bottles. The CB2 Cellar Wine Rack ($40) holds 12 bottles in each cube, so a small stack would be able to hold plenty of your favorite sips.
Do you have any barware storage ideas? Share them in the comments below!
A Summer to Fall transition is the perfect time to experiment with alternatives to outdoor entertaining, like an elegant indoor picnic. Matthew David Hopkins, Creative Director of 360 Design Events, insists it's the best way to meld the laid-back feel of outdoor entertaining with the glamour of indoor dining. Impressed by his stunning Indian-inspired picnic spread, we grilled him on the details for getting the look.
CS: Is it possible for most home entertainers to pull together an indoor picnic from their own closets and cabinets?
MH: Start with the place settings. Likely, you can find most of the elements in your own kitchen cabinets. Wine glasses, silverware, napkins, trays, and votive candles (for romance) all add to the look. Choose a mix of special and everyday items.
Add metallic flair with these Antiqued Tapered Votive Holders ($18 for a set of 6).
CS: What's one unexpected item someone should use for an indoor picnic?
MH: In picking out the blanket, you might think — it's going on the floor (or ground) so it shouldn't be too nice. Switch up that thinking and go for the opposite. I have this great tapestry I found in India years ago. My Mom always said, "Why have things if you don't use them?" And that stuck with me. The blanket is the biggest opportunity to make an impression here — so go for it!
Keep reading for more of Matthew's tips on pulling off the perfect indoor picnic!
This is one of those rooms that seemed to take forever to finally finish — that is, if I ever really thought any of my rooms were actually finished!
We moved into our new home a few years ago, and I knew one of the first projects I wanted to tackle was my laundry room. Other than a utility sink that was falling apart, the room was empty.
Here's a little corner of the room. Notice the two-toned paint treatment that didn't match the walls.
Here's the corner now . . .
Keep reading for another reveal from this renovation project
Jennifer Jones of Niche Interiors recently shared two bathroom remodels her firm completed in a San Francisco Victorian, and the results are truly impressive. Jennifer told us, "Both spaces were cramped, outdated, and awkward to use. The clients hoped for functional, stylish spaces that reflected a contemporary aesthetic that still fit with the period of the house."
Check out before and after pictures, as well as Jennifer's tips for adding a similar look to your powder room or bathroom when you keep reading.
If you're planning on hosting a party for Fourth of July festivities, you'll want to make sure that your backyard is up for the challenge. Choosing decorative elements that are multifunctional is key, but it takes a bit of preparation. To ensure that your Fourth of July bash is a beautiful success, get organized with this list of backyard entertaining essentials.
- Shop for extra seating that can be easily stashed once the party is over. Folding wooden chairs, benches, and garden stools can be stored or repurposed in other parts of the house after the party is over.
- Add a pretty and protective surface to outdoor tabletops with tablecloths. Oilcloths are offered in a variety of patterns and colors and are ideal for easy cleanup.
- Set down the bug spray and keep mosquitoes at bay with beautifully packaged citronella candles. We especially love the classic, subdued elegance of glass votive citronella candles.
We're happy to present a post from HGTV Design on a Dime host Casey Noble!
Summer is officially here! But before heading out to the pool or the beach or chasing down the ice-cream truck, make sure your house is also in full Summer swing. Consider these quick tips so you can enjoy this season from your beach chair and your sofa.