As many of you know, my family and I recently moved to Dallas, TX. We are LOVING it here and adore our new house. It is a brand new spec home that is beautiful, but needs some customization. I’ve had a lot of people ask if they could follow along on our decorating/customizing journey, so I thought I would begin with the basics: decorating a blank wall!
Before I hung anything on our walls, I decided on a color scheme for my house. Those who have been in my past houses know I can be ALL OVER THE PLACE. I change colors, paint walls, love pattern and can get super funky. For this house, I really wanted to try something different and out of my comfort zone. I went with a neutral color scheme and modern(ish) decor. Like what?! So new for me!
The colors I went with are black, white and gold with lots of woods, irons, fresh greens (think palms and coastal plants) and geometric shapes. And there are LOTS and LOTS of tassels. So many tassels. I’m kind of obsessed.
So when I started looking around for decor to hang on my blank walls, I was SUPER surprised to find EXACTLY what I was looking for at Michaels! What?! If you’re like me, you typically think of Michaels as the craft store of all craft store. And it is! But did you know they have a great selection of home decor?
They have three amazing home decor collections right now that are FABULOUS: Coastal Prep, Vintage Prep and Global Chic. I actually pulled my wall decor pieces from all three collections!
There are a few things I learned while I was decorating a blank wall and I thought I would share them with you. It’s important to remember that I’m not an interior designer and these are tips are totally Lindi’s opinion!
USE UNIQUE SIZES AND MEDIUMS
On this particular wall I hung a long wooden herringbone picture hang, a golden hello (both from Michaels), a typography print and a picture frame with a photo of my husband and me.
Here I use a mixture of wood, canvas, metal, greenery and fabric to bring dimension and interest to my wall.
ALWAYS ADD FLORALS OR GREENERY
Wether it be decorating a blank wall, sprucing up a mantel or designing a table scape, I ALWAYS use florals and greenery. It make the space feel alive, brings out a fresh texture and enhances colors. Here I used greenery and shrubs from the Michaels Coastal Prep collection. Can you say hooray for palm leaves!
Looking for more inspiration? Make sure you visit Michaels’ blog, The Glue String, to see the rest of the Michaels Makers’ Spring Refresh project ideas.
And check out what my fellow Michaels Makers did to decorate their spaces!
This post was compensated my Michaels, but all opinions are my own.