It’s a New Year and that means it’s time for new décor! As a DIY junkie, you love following the latest design trends and finding unique ways to use these trends to create your own works of art.
If you’re searching for your next project, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of 2015’s hottest DIY design trends to watch.
1. Wallpapering Your Rooms
Remember wallpaper? It’s back in a big way!
Now, instead of drab, lonely, one color accent walls, DIY designers are using wallpaper to spice up their space. The hottest color to wallpaper rooms right now is any pattern with blue in it. But you can add any color and pattern that fits your taste and style.
2. Spray Painting With Gold Metallic Paint
Gold fixtures are making a big comeback this year. Just ask Caitlin McCarthy, winner of HGTV’s Fresh Faces of Design contest!
To incorporate this look into your home, try spray painting furniture, light fixtures, or lamp stands with gold. You can add small, delicate touches of cold by painting only small parts of your furniture, or go all out and paint it all gold.
But be careful. Overdoing the gold metallic look might overpower your space and cheapen the look. Use it for metal surfaces so that it still looks natural in your room.
3. Creating Rooms With Different Furniture
Who says furniture should match? Now, more on-trend DIY designers are making their way to thrift stores to stock up on non-matching furniture for their rooms.
To make this look work in your home, decide on a general color scheme. Then, hit antique stores, discount stores, and yard sales to find unique one-of-a-kind pieces with the colors you want in your room. Bringing unusual pieces together will add depth to your space and a personal touch to your rooms.
4. Bring Some Studs Into Your Home
Want to liven up your boring end tables? Add some studs! Nail studs that is.
To give some extra personality to your end tables, simply purchase a nail head ribbon or trim at your craft store. Use a clear glue to attach it to the frame of your end table and you’ll instantly bring in rustic glam to your living room or bedroom.
5. Use Bookshelves for Something Other Than Books
We’re not suggesting you stop reading, but with more people using e-readers, books aren’t quite as readily available to fill the shelves.
If your bookshelves are looking a little bare, try using them for something different. For example, turn your bookshelf into a bar area. Add the glasses to the bottom shelves and put your ice bucket and mixers on top. It’ll look like you paid big bucks for a bar, but instead, you will just use what’s already in your house.
What are your favorite DIY design trends emerging this year? Let us know in the comments below.