As you all know, I am currently in the process of re-doing my flat. My flat in Germany has actually gone through a lot of interior design phases over the past 4 and half years. It’s first incarnation was that of an extremely feminine sickly sweet pastel shabby chic flat with some “kawaii” Japanese influence. It definitely would have made 14-year-old “azn pryde” me proud, and I did love it for a year. But it wasn’t the most sustainable style, and one day while sitting in my living room watching “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, I looked around at all the cute, felt sick to my stomach, and that was that.
Next came the modern industrial black and white minimal phase which really didn’t work all that well, seeing as this kind interior style is really dependent on the actual inner structure of the residence itself. Seeing as I already had a hell of a lot of white furniture (perfect for basically all the interior styles my flat has had the pleasure of experiencing), I toyed with the idea of taking my flat in that geometric pastel Scandinavian direction (which is kind of like shabby chic’s older, wiser, and cooler Danish cousin), but then somehow re-found my original interior design roots and ended up back at thrifted pieces and a boho vibe – my college dorm rooms were always decorated with kitschy artwork from the 60s. (Sidenote: It’s kind of funny how we go through all these phases and somehow arrive back where we originally started but in an evolved state which features a few of the souvenirs we’ve picked up from the stops along the way as well. I have personally had the same experience in terms of my personal style as well.)
And so, this time around, I am going for “lazy-California-bohemian-beach-home-meets-texas-hunter’s-ranch-house” (except without harming any ACTUAL animals in the process). Urban Outfitters’ homeware has been a huge inspiration as has been the whole plant house trend which I have jumped onto fully. And on that note, comes today’s DIY brought to you by the lovely ladies over at “The Sorry Girls.”
I have been totally digging this whole return to the 60s hearthy home hippie vibe, and with it all of the terrariums that have been popping up everywhere. Unfortunately, most cost about an arm and a leg, but this DIY will show you how to make your own for a fraction of the price. (And while you are at it, DIY-ing up the place, you might as well check out this amazing dream catcher DIY as well.) JENerationDIY also has her own version which is also definitely worth taking a look at.
Now, I generally look at a lot of DIYs online and always think about how fucking awesome it would be to make them but never actually get around to doing them, but this one is definitely something I might just have to try – and don’t worry I will be sure to post some results here on LFB if I do!
What kind of interior design are you into? What kind of interior DIYS have you made?