Vancouver-based Kristin Steinmetz is aware of her manner round a very good DIY. Her website, Ich Designer, is crammed with intelligent and complicated dwelling initiatives and IKEA hacks which have surprisingly humble origins and value tags. We lately featured her re-done mudroom, and her newest front room makeover could be even higher.

Right here’s a wider shot, so you will get extra of a way of the entire room. It was in fine condition however undoubtedly wanted an replace. The painted earth-toned partitions weren’t doing it any favors within the pleasure division, and carpet simply introduced extra beige into the combo. However, see what it seems like now!

To get a extra fashionable look, Kristen swapped out the previous molding for a sleeker hearth encompass, put in hardwood flooring, and added in some furnishings with clear strains. The black and white coloration palette is dramatic and minimalist, whereas the brass lighting fixtures add a bit of shine and glamour.

What seems like a wallpapered accent wall is definitely a intelligent DIY utilizing black tape:

The most effective factor about this DIY is that it’s tremendous simple to make, detachable (good if you happen to reside in a rental condo) and it solely value me 5 bucks. My inspiration was an excellent cool designer wallpaper that had this sample. Sadly, it was so costly that I made a decision to make my very first DIY “wallpaper.”

As an alternative of leaping proper in, Kristen examined out a repeating sample with painter’s tape first, experimenting with totally different line lengths. When she was prepared for the ultimate set up, she additionally reduce the tape ends at totally different angles so as to add a bit of further dimension and curiosity to the design. The ultimate graphic provides a ton of motion to the room.

In one other sensible transfer, Kristin faked the look of wainscoting by portray the underside a part of the wall black, and capping it with a size of chair rail.

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