We know kids have a hard time putting things away and staying organized — for some reason coats always seem to wind up on the floor rather than on a coatrack. Help make things just a bit easier by hanging a few fun hooks in your tot's room. Even single hooks will remind your child that's the spot where backpacks belong, while cubby wall hooks encourage your little one to keep even more things off the floor. Along with being functional, these wall hooks for kids are really cool, making them fun to look at and use. Click through to find the perfect wall hook for your child's room.
Go safari chic! We've recently spotted so many animal heads in kids' rooms that we think it's safe to call it a trend. Several retailers — like Anthropologie — offer their customers cruelty-free animal head collections as wall decor. Most recently, DwellStudio launched their papier-mache animal head collection — including pastel colored zebras, a gazelle, and a giraffe — as an addition to their wall decor selection for baby! What do you think of the faux taxidermy trend, ga ga or gag?
Used in a boudoir or a romantic bedroom, silk slips or poufy frocks can take on a decorative life of their own. Designer Selina Lake is a virtual expert at hanging a pretty dress in the perfect way. However, it's not always a successful strategy. When used to excess, or poorly arranged, they can look too casual or even sloppy.
Have you used dresses, slips, or other sartorial items to dress up your walls? Or is this a no-no in your home decorating handbook?
If your walls could talk, they'd tell you to click over to Horchow and order some mirrors, artwork, or wall décor. Through Tuesday at 6 a.m. CT, the luxe home retailer is hosting its semiannual Wall Event, and all wall décor is 20 percent off, plus your order will ship for free! Just enter the code REFLECT at checkout to snag the deal. From paintings to tapestries to mirrors, there's plenty to choose from and lots to lust after. I'm particularly loving this set of Four Fretwork Mirrors ($236, reduced from $295). They've got a diva chinoiserie-style and would bring a little shimmer and pattern to an empty wall. Check out some more of my picks from the sale below!
This season on Gossip Girl, Blair graciously has a room decorated in her home for her BFF Serena, who's been somewhat shooed out of her family's apartment. While Serena's new bedroom at Blair's is quite neutral with grass cloth walls and soft apple green upholstery, the focal point is a statement-making arrangement of black butterflies on the wall behind her bed. It looks familiar to me so maybe it's available for sale, but I have a feeling it's an artist's sculpture piece. In any case, do you love it? Would you like to have it in your own home?
Découpage artist sisters Michaelle and Margie of Dorset Decoupage were recently approached by a family friend who wanted help decorating her first post-grad apartment. With backgrounds in interior design, the duo had no trouble hunting down chic, affordable furniture, mixing Ikea furnishings with estate sale and flea market finds for a fresh, youthful style.
But when it came time to put art on the walls, they wanted something one-of-a-kind and statement-making that would give the space a polished, grown-up aesthetic. So, they looked no further than their own découpage studio, creating a wall arrangement with handmade plates and dishes featuring antique floral, botanical, sea, and wildlife prints. With a mix of round, oval, square, and rectangular shapes, they composed a symmetrical layout that garners attention from all of their friend's guests. I adore the eclectic mix of imagery; from a heart and arrow to a flamingo and butterfly, it beats store-bought artwork any day.
In my experience, whenever I move I have a difficult time hanging art and photos on the walls. I'm usually afraid I'll change my mind about what I want where and be stuck with off-center wall art or ugly holes. This results in numerous pieces leaning against the walls for the first few months until I finally take the plunge and nail 'em up.
One solution I've learned is to put up some shallow picture ledges. This way, there's no worry about switching up the art, and I even add small vases and other narrow decor items so that it can change with the seasons, with my mood, or when I've added a new piece of furniture. A long ledge above the couch is a personal favorite of mine, since it typically stays put. If you're as noncommittal with art as me, do you have any tricks?
Get the hang of it. Through Monday morning at Horchow, all wall décor, art, and mirrors will be 20 percent off. The selection includes nature-inspired and abstract artwork, tapestries, wall décor, figures and objects, and mirrors of all styles, sizes, and prices. Better yet, all of these items ship for free! Just enter the code ART4WALL to snag the deal.
I'm loving this new Starlet Mirror ($396). Made of wood, it seems like a more timeless version of those trendy sunburst/starburst mirrors everyone can't get enough of. Here are a few of my other picks from the sale:
Even if you don't live in Versailles, you can still have a wall of mirrors that is glamorous and statement-making — and it needn't cost a small, royal fortune. Come take a peek at 10 ways some savvy decorators have created wall mirrors at home and a few public spaces!