You’ve got to love a designer whose number one rule about color is: It should make you happy. Making a joyous home—filled with brightness and color—is what Rachel Mae Smith (The Crafted Life blog) is all about. In her new book, she shares simple DIY projects like wall art, coasters, and dip-dyed napkins, that are easy ways to add pops of color to your place. If you’re ready (even timidly) to step away from neutrals, this fun book is a good place to start.
Get bold and bright with these 25 easy and fun home decor projects that will liven up your life and make your home space vibrant.
Whether she’s writing for her blog, snapping pictures for Instagram, or just living her life, Rachel Mae Smith is all about the simple joys of handmaking and bringing brightness to everything. And now beginning crafters, aspirational DIYers, and dorm dwellers can, too! Rachel shares her colorful signature style in each simple and fun step-by-step project like Dip-Dyed Napkins, Pom-Pom Votive Candle Holders, and Geometric Patterned Pillows. Helpful sidebars on decorating, like Staging a Beautiful Bookcase and building Bar Carts for Beginners, give you ideas for perking up pre-fab accessories so that any space can look colorful. Plus how-tos on working with specific materials, ideas for entertaining, and—of course—a guide to shooting pictures. And as a special bonus, tear-out posters in the back make it easy for you to decorate your walls in a snap!
About the Author
Rachel Mae Smith is a lifestyle writer, photographer, and author of the popular blog The Crafted Life. Her work centers on making fun and colorful projects using accessible items and techniques to help readers create items that convey personal style without stress. She has been featured in Martha Stewart Living, Better Homes & Gardens, and Real Simple, among others. When she’s not brushing glitter out of her hair, you can find her exploring and color hunting around the world. Visit her online at www.thecraftedlife.com and on Instagram at @thecraftedlife.
“Scared of color, but hate all-neutral looks? Rachel Mae Smith's Hello Color has a ton of nifty, cost-effective methods for spicing up your living space with bright DIY projects.”— Bustle