If you follow me on Instagram, you know that we finally received the keys to our new home! YAY! We are spinning with remodeling projects and decorating ideas and things are currently in a state of (hopefully controlled) demolition. Goodbye wood paneling! It can be so exciting to walk into an empty space and have endless options for renovating and decorating, but it can also be completely overwhelming. Likewise, it can also be challenging to redecorate or bring new life to a space in your home that has already been decorated. Today, I want to talk about some of the top home decorating trends that you can easily implement right now! These trends include: chalkboards, metallics, mason jars, throw pillows, and greenery!
Chalkboards are definitely hot! Whether you’re making your own chalkboards, using chalkboard vinyl or fabric, or accenting with chalkboard labels, you can’t go wrong! Here are some chalkboard projects to get you started:
- DIY Playroom Chalkboard
- Halloween Chalkboard Art
- Daily Schedule Chalkboard
- Chalkboard Crate Rolling Cart
- Kids Chalkboard Art Wall
If you love metallic – any metallic – you’re in luck! Metallics bring so much life to a space. They look clean and shiny – they catch your eye and brighten the room. If you can’t decide between gold or pewter, have no fear because right now you can mix your favorite metallics together for a fun, eclectic look! You can even find metallic mixed with another hot trend – mason jars! The uses for mason jars are endless and these rose-gold decorative jars, for example, look spectacular to hold writing instruments or corral utensils. Here are some additional projects where metallics and mason jars really make a splash!
- Metallic Spray Painted Typewriter Table
- DIY Mercury Glass Lanterns
- Edible Metallic Spray Paint on a Confetti Cake
- Vintage Inspired Painted Mason Jars
- Glitter Dipped Gold Mason Jars
PILLOWS! I think throw pillows are one of my absolute favorite decorating items. There are thousands and thousands of options to buy, not to mention DIY! Decorative pillows are a fast and inexpensive way to add color or seasonal flair to a room. Whether you buy them or make them, the transformation in nearly instantaneous. I also like making throw pillows as a way to try new sewing or embellishment techniques on a small scale. If you’re ready to make some pillows of your own, here are some awesome tutorials:
- Simple Envelope-Style Throw Pillow (15-minute project!)
- No-Sew Knot Pillow
- Sequin Sofa Pillows
- Ruched Throw Pillows
- Stuffed Kitty Pillow
Bringing some greenery with either live plants or silk foliage adds instant warmth and an at-home feeling to a space. Houseplants or flower arrangements look wonderful in baskets, metal tins, pitchers, mason jars, even wrapped in burlap! Here are several easy ideas for arranging plants and decorating planters that you can implement today!
- Drip Flower Pots with Candles
- Floral Monogram Wreath
- Tiered Terra Cotta Painted Planters
- Mixing Fresh and Silk Foliage to last all Season!
- DIY Wood Base Succulent Terrariums
Remember that it doesn’t have to be complicated to bring new life to your space! There are countless options for adding your own unique touch to a project. Whether you are making your own decorations or grouping some fabulous ready-made pieces, you are going to love having some of these on trend items brightening your home! I found all of the materials pictured here at my local Jo-Ann store. Alrighty! Back to tearing down wallpaper! (And don’t worry, I’ll share all the pictures!)