Happy Friday! I have spent the whole week recovering from a flu, so I decided to start the weekend by adding a bit of joy to my home in the form of a bouquet of flowers. They are the perfect autumn touch, don’t you think? Note to self: remember to buy more flowers because it really does make your house a home..
So, it’s been a while since my last DIY post and I thought it was about time to share another one. This time I will try to do it more regularly, so fingers crossed you like it.
Ever since we moved into our new flat I have been searching for a wall lamp for the bedroom. It was so hard to find something I liked, so eventually I decided to create my own lamp so that I could get something unique that would fit into my home. Here is what you need;
The first thing you have to do is to use a drill and make a hole in the top front of the shelf braket, this has to be big enough so that your cord can go though as this will be where the lightbulb hangs from. When this is done, decide where on the wall you would like to hang the lamp and do so. There was a outlet on our wall so I had to use this, but if you don’t have this then make sure you place it near a power socket. If the socket is just below the lamp on the floor then let it hang down and make sure it is long enough to reach before you proceed.
When you have hung up the shelf braket in the position you prefer take the cord and tread it through the hole and around the top of the bracket itself a couple of times. Then attach it to the socket or in my case the outlet on the wall (and if you are doing this make sure you turn off the power..) Lastly place your chosen lightbulb into the socket and voila!
This is quite a easy DIY, you can of course customise even more by using a different kind of bracket, a wooden structure or even branches.
Lina Johansson’s beautiful plastic rugs caught my eye with their geometric shapes, graphic patterns and beautiful colours. The style is clean and modern with a bit of a retro vibe, and they are a great way to add some colour or pattern to your home. As they are woven plastic rugs it means that they are easy to wash, long-lasting and nice to walk on. Ideal for any rooms, even for outdoor areas!
As I am slowly getting everything the way I like it in my own flat I have recently had the urge to add a lot of green plants, so when I saw this cute little Swedish home on Alvhem I instantly loved their use of plants. It does add that little extra personal touch, and having the plants hanging on the wall, the String shelves and the window in the kitchen is such a great idea. Now I feel like going out to purchase more plants…anyone else?
As I am currently in the process of planning the walls in my home I am always looking for creative solutions other than just framed photos. As soon as I saw this beautiful and simplistic Swedish home on Stadshem I was very drawn to it. I love the choice to only have a few framed images and the lovely mirror in the living room along with the idea of hanging books and magazines up, how creative! In the kitchen the owner has hung up a few items such as the colander, an apron and the lovely planter which gives a very personal vibe.