Saturday, August 3, 2013

10 Simple Ways to Embellish Your Space {Be It Bedroom, Dorm, Apt...}

I wanted to add tepee, bungalow, & tree house to the title, but I thought it would be a bit much.

1. Display art with trouser hangers.

2. Create an encouraging/cheery lipstick message on a mirror.

3. Line the back of a bookshelf with colorful wrapping paper or fabric.

4. Use wooden block letters to create personalized bookends {tutorial here}.

5. Jazz up pillows by adding vintage pins & brooches.

6. Add removable decorative tape {like washi} to your light switch cover, door, etc.

7. Repurpose a bamboo steamer into an instant mini knickknack shelf.  {Multiple steamers in various sizes look great bunched together on the wall, too.}

8. Make & hang a festive bunting - everyday can be a little like a celebration {tutorial here}.  

9. Use wide ribbon & letter stickers to create a sign reminding you to shop your closet first.

10. Take tissue paper & a little glue to a paper lantern pendant light to make it extra pretty {tutorial here}.  

       While there's certainly nothing wrong in our efforts to make our places of dwelling cozy, comfy, & cute it's important to remember that as Christians are true home is in heaven, & as the Steven Curtis Chapman song goes, "Keep on looking ahead.  Let your heart not forget, we are not home yet."  

 "For this world is not our permanent home; we 
are looking forward to a home yet to come."
-Hebrews 13:14 NLT

Love {& Happy Embellishing},


  1. LOVE those ideas! I'm going to e-mail this post to my future roommate. :)

    That verse is awesome! Such a great reminder! I had a dream about heaven last night. One of the guys I work with (who is in a wheelchair) was walking. It was so amazing. I cried when I woke up!

  2. What great ideas! I'll be sure to use some!:)


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