Some DIY projects are “obvious”. You can obviously change the colour of that table you like so much, for instance. However, there are other DIY projects that are a bit more original and unexpected. Here are 12 examples.
1. Wine bottles
Your used wine bottles can have a second life as part of an original chandelier.
2. British telephone box
This one – turning a traditional British telephone boxÂ into a sofa – is not exactly easy to do by yourself, but it is a great idea anyway.
StabilizingÂ them is obviously mandatory, but once you do that you can have safe and original bar stools made from unicycles.
When you\’re in the line of work I\’m in, it is easy to lose yourself in the vast hinterlands of the internet dedicated to interior design. In the past, word of mouth, showrooms, magazines and the unique quirks of your own imagination were your research materials, though with the advent of the web your opportunities for inspiration were multiplied by a factor of, well, one of those numbers whose numbers stretch right off towards the horizon!
Now, this wealth of choice is of course an opportunity. However, you should be aware that is is also a hindrance, much like trying to pick an individual snowflake out while in a blizzard. What is helpful is when someone goes out of their way to sift this riverbed for you,
Most people think that having a sofa in a small apartment just isn\’t possible, but nothing could be further from the truth. Shopping for a sofa or any piece of furniture for a small flat just takes a little extra planning and consideration, but it is possible to find the perfect piece.
As the quest for the perfect sofa continues, consider these suggestions.
What to consider when shopping
Buying furniture for a small room can be tricky, especially if the space doesn\’t easily allow for many pieces. When considering sofas, it is a good idea to avoid overstuffed options and those with extra-deep seating. The colour and print design also require some thought; anything too dark or too loud can overpower a small room.
There is one big rule you must follow when shopping furniture for a small space: everything should serve more than one purpose! And if you can hang furniture on the wall, all the better. Take a look at these 6 items we chose for your small living room.
The first essential piece is a shelf (or more, if you need). Like we said before, everything that you can hang on the wall is a benefit. Place your shelves behind the sofa or from top to bottom to decorate a nude wall.
Consider getting a coffee table with storage space.
After gathering all the necessary funds at Kickstarter, Desk Rail is now good to go! The smart and sleek desk organizer is a useful accessory, designed to keep everything in their place.
The device has almost 17 inches of width, is about three inches deep and two inches tall, so it can tuck nicely behind your keyboard. Its anodized finish is great looking, but the accessory is actually very resistant and it also has a cabling channel and removable side doors, for a better desk organization. The silicon feet keep your desk as new and allow the cords to pass under the Rail Desk.
Have you ever heard about a bed that is 100 percent free of bugs and germs all the time? We bet you already did, since the GoodKnight team has been promoting their new project in the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo.
Their ideaÂ materialized in a unique bug-free and allergy-free bed that can also make dust mites and germs stay away. Basically, GoodKnight is a comfortableÂ heat-purified bed that can quicklyÂ eliminate bed bug infestations and provide total protection 24/7. It’s also a stylish piece for your home!
The GoodKnight model has a built-in defense system that can kill any lurking pests trying to reach your bed. It’s super safe for your kids and pets, since it’sÂ totally pesticide free.
Are you a poor college student? Or maybe a young adult looking for your first job in a new city? Anyway, you need a place to live. Since you still don’t have a job (and money), but aspire to some independence, you need to furnish your new apartment and spend the least amount of money possible.
You also want furniture that can last for a while, so forget about the cheapest products of the big stores like IKEA. That being said, here are some great advices to help you furnish your new house properly.
1. Call your friends and family
The first step is to check with your relatives and closest friends if they have any old furniture they don’t need any more.