Designing a small space? No, you don't have to get rid of all of your earthly possessions - but you do need to go in with a plan and get creative. Head over to Lonny Magazine to check out of my tips on making the most of your small space and some of my favorite multi functional pieces!
There's nothing that really makes a bedroom quite like sconces flanking a bed - but they can also be used in pretty much any room - they're super functional, you can stick them up anywhere, and they totally make a statement. Luckily for us renters, there are tons of plug-in sconces out there that don't require an electrician (or approval from your landlord). Check out my picks below!
Under $50 (from left to right) Aged Zinc Ethan Wall Sconce $29.99 via World Market // Transitional 1-Light Bronze Swing Arm Sconce $44.09 via Overstock // Geneva Glass Wall Sconce $49.99 via Target // Brass Nook Pivoting Wall Sconce $44.99 via World Market // Evie Sconce $49 via Urban Outfitters // Black Metal Accordion Wall Sconce $44.99 via World Market
$50 - $100: Myers Sconce $98 via Urban Outfitters // Ditte Wall Sconce $89 via Urban Outfitters // Cartwright Sconce $99 via Lamps Plus // AJ Wall Lamp $99 via France and Son // Simon Adjustable Sconce $89 via Urban Outfitters50
$100 - $150 : Mantis Wall Sconce $149 via CB2 // Chelsea Double Sconce $149 via Urban Outfitters // Cylinder Task Wall Light $119 via Rejuvenation // Antony Wall Sconce $125 via France and Son // Elise Adjustable Sconce $126 via Pottery Barn
$150+ : The Emily and Meritt Leather Sconce $198 via Pottery Barn // Pelle Sconce Long Gooseneck $179 via West Elm // Conical Wall Lamp $165 via France and Son // Simone Double Plug-In Sconce $399 via Schoolhouse Electric // Donna Plug-In Sconce $499 via Schoolhouse Electric // Ava Wall Sconce $670 via Lostine
Its no secret that I am a sucker for wallpaper - I've been using it in tons of projects lately. Its such a rad way to make a statement in a room, and the best part? There are tons of easy to remove choices that are great for renters and commitment phobes alike.
When you're shopping for removable wallpaper there are two kinds to look for :
- Pre-pasted wallpaper can easily be removed without water or chemicals (will usually say strippable or peelable) and it my opinion is actually easier to apply than adhesive - simply spray the back of the wallpaper with water to activate the paste and apply.
- Self-adhesive wallpaper can be applied and reapplied easily and is usually vinyl or a polyester blend - but word to the wise often strips paint when removing if it's been on the wall for a long time!
Also word to the wise - most companies will allow you to order a sample - I highly recommend this so you can see what it will look like in your space!
Check out my favorite removable patterned wallpaper picks below!
If there is one thing that screams eclectic and cool its mismatched dining chairs- but this look can quickly go from "je ne sais quoi" to "faux pas" (see what I did there) if not done correctly. Check out my tips on how to pull off this trend like a pro!
Same Chair Different Color
If you're feeling timid about this trend, this is a great place to start - choosing one chair and varying up the color is an easy way to make your home feel eclectic and playful.
Same Chair Different Upholstery
Similar to the technique above - however I'd be sure that the fabrics are united by either being in a similar color family or made from a similar type of fabric (ie.,, as done below with South American textiles)
Zolna Chair via Anthropologie
Different Chair Same Color
Pairing different chairs in the same color allow you to mix up height and style while still feeling balanced and consistent.
Mix Modern with Vintage
Don't be afraid of mixing styles! Mixing traditional and modern pieces helps make a room feel eclectic and collected rather than one dimensional. I say the more stark the contrast the better this technique works!
Mix Up Material and Weight
Love the dramatic contrast between the heavier wingback style chairs at the heads of the table and the polycarbonate chair (and its playful nod to the Louis XV chair!).