Top 10 Feng Shui Tips
Irwin Weiner ASID - Leave it to an LA-based designer, Elizabeth Chamberlain, to come up with a play on "face lift." Her feng shui and interior design consultancy, Space Lift, offers full-service feng shui and design services, assisting clients to realize the optimum potential for their space and life. Listen, you don't have to be a feng shui or woo-woo zombie to follow the principles of feng shui - and that's precisely why I liked Elizabeth's video that we're featuring today. Her 10 tips are practical and useful. They're common sense, and you don't have to stretch your faith or your budget to completely buy in. Every home benefits from good flow, and that's what feng shui accomplishes. (Look for our monthly feng shui advice in our Feng Shui 101 column on Design2Share.)
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Featured Project: DIY Painted Headboard
Now is the perfect time to think about freshening up your interior space. With a splash of color here and a new piece of furniture there, it's easy to redecorate. Here's a quick, budget-conscious DIY design idea to help get you started.
Paint Your Own Headboard
Chances are if you if you purchased your bed frame as part of a bedroom set, the headboard is already included. If you don't want to put forth the extra cash, especially after paying for a pricey mattress, no problem! Painted headboards are a great way to add a pop of color to your bedroom.
Step 1: Measure the width of the head of your bed and mark it with blue painter's tape from floor to ceiling. Now, choose your color based on your desired color scheme. You obviously don't want it to be the same shade as your walls, but it should complement that color.
Step 2: Once you have your color, paint the wall, staying within the blue painters tape. Once the paint dries, if you choose to do so, you can detail with paint or with some removable wall decals from a company like Blik. For as little as $40, Blik makes easily removable wall decals in fun shapes like bookshelves, chandeliers, birds, etc. If this sounds like too much work, don't worry and leave your wall a solid color.
Step 3: Simply position your bed up against the painted wall, prop up some decorative Euro pillows in coordinating colors and patterns, and you have yourself a headboard. You might want to take this opportunity to invest in a new comforter or duvet in fun, light, spring colors. You'd be surprised at what a little bit of paint and some new bedding can do for your space!
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