5 Ways to Use Wallpaper (Besides Putting it On Your Walls)
Wallpaper always felt like one of those things best left to crafty design bloggers and nesting homeowners—i.e, not 20-somethings living in shoebox-sized apartments. But that’s about to change, thanks to Chasing Paper, a new line of stunning, high-quality removable wallpaper. Launched by Elizabeth Rees, the company is all about design and choice. And these gorgeous papers aren’t just for walls—Rees gave us beginner-friendly ways you can brighten up your living space. Read on.
Chasing Paper was created in the conversations with serial-movers, stylish mamas, renters who feel like anything but, those with a hate-hate relationship with white walls, and, of course, DIYers. It’s high design meets no-commitment, no-hassle, change-your-mind-as-many-times-as-you-want-to. We offer beautifully rich and textured paper that is sold in 2 foot by 4 foot panels. It finally allows people to tackle small projects that have a big impact at an affordable price. And while Chasing Paper is great for dressing up your white walls, that’s not all….
1. The Dresser: Maybe it’s survived a few moves and now you have to strategically place flowers and design books to cover nicks and scratches. Give it new life (and style) by covering the top or lining the drawers. You can change the paper whenever you like, or perhaps after your next move!
2. The Backsplash: You probably never noticed the little wall behind your sink or below your cabinets, but once you cover it with a fun print it’ll be a showstopper. Just wipe the paper down if things get a bit messy.
3. The Great Frame Up: So you can’t afford fancy art—no worries! Just pick a panel of Chasing Paper and frame it or just put it right on your wall—you’ll have interesting, impactful, and affordable art.
4. The Ikea Table: It’s practical and small, and heck, it was only $10 at Ikea. Why not dress it up and make it original?
5. The Original Accent Wall: We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the old standby in the wallpapering world: the accent wall. Just choose a spot and a pattern!
Another way to give your home a spring refresh: our new Birchbox Home: From the Garden collection, filled with seasonal items.
We fell hard for Natalie Alcala last fall, when the LA-based writer and blogger spent a week guest blogging for us. In fact, we loved her posts so much that we asked her to be a contributing editor. In addition to blogging for us once a week, she’ll also be writing for the Birchbox Magazine and keeping us up to speed on all things fashion, beauty, and fun.
TGIF! Now that you’ve nailed nabbing some super unique gifts for your loved ones, it’s time to get crafty. Whether you’re throwing a holiday party this season or simply want to spruce up your digs, here are some great DIY projects to test drive this weekend.
Snapshots of JONATHAN ADLER’S posh downtown store—everywhere we looked beautiful displays dazzled us. (Photo: putucos.com)
Last night, we teamed up with one of our favorite interior designers, JONATHAN ADLER, to throw an awesome event for our New York subscribers. Birchboxers had the chance to checkout the design maven’s insanely chic Soho outpost and shop Adler’s signature candles, adorable accent pillows, and quirky home décor essentials.
We caught up with our always-lovely subscribers and indulged in spiked hot chocolate. Adding to the festive scene, Color Club®'s nail art experts were giving on-trend manis and Sweetery NYCs food truck (conveniently located right outside the store) served up delectable s’mores. Here are some of our favorite pics from the event.
It’s that time of year again: moving season! Everyone that we know seems to be packing up house and moseying over to swanky, if slightly bare, new digs. Which is why we asked home and design blogger Monique Valeris of Decor Musings to give us her best tips for sprucing up our homes. Here are her tricks for adding some personality and pop to your space.
Easy ways to add some great design to your decor. (Photo: marthastewart.com)
You know what it feels like to walk into a home that’s well decorated. Regardless of the design style the homeowner may have chosen to follow, one thing’s for sure—the space is filled with elements of his or her personality. To ensure that every inch of your home is infused with pieces of you, follow these tips: