≡ Menu

Fun Styling Ideas From The Netherlands

Happy Wednesday friends! Today I have some creative styling ideas to share from Dutch magazine vtwonen that I think you will really enjoy. I love seeing what’s going on in other parts of the world in decorating and styling, don’t you? There is so much inspiration to be found and I love that even though I cannot find vtwonen on my newstand  (boo!) I can browse their lovely website to my heart’s content :)

Everyone loves Japanese masking tape, am I right? Then you will LOVE this fresh use for it in a DIY washi tape calendar: simply use colored pens and strips of Japanese masking tape (try happytape for a great selection) on white paper to create your calendar and place in an ornate frame. Fun! Plus, this seems like the perfect opportunity to use one of those old frames you often see at flea markets and yard sales, just add a few coats of white paint.

So lovely: a cozy little window seat with cushions, a polka dot throw, stack of books, and small tray with your cup of tea. No need to get all matchy-matchy, I like things casual like this. What about you?

Glass cloches or apothecary jars are here to stay – try using one to protect a delicate plant or put the spotlight on a small sculpture.

Sometimes it’s a matter of looking at the objects around you with a fresh perspective: what about using that wooden swing to hold a row of vases near a sunny window?

I have seen linen used to cover bulletin boards a lot, but never felt – why not? I love the soft tactile texture of felt, and I think it would add a wonderful background to an inspiration board or elevate even the most mundane kitchen to-do lists and school notices.

I saved one of my favorites for last: I adore this chalkboard stand with the little shelves attached to it, plus it seems this wouldn’t be a terribly difficuly DIY project for a crafty weekend. And what a good idea to use it as a weekly calendar! Psst – there’s more of that matte gray paint I mentioned, love love love.

I hope you enjoyed these styling and craft ideas, I’d love to hear which was your favorite! Visit vtwonen magazine for more projects and inspiration…and if you are lucky enough to live somewhere you can purchase it, by all means go pick up a copy in print!! xo Laura

(all images: vtwonen magazine)

Related Posts with Thumbnails

{ 4 comments… add one }

  • tiina { sparkling ink } June 22, 2011, 12:32 pm

    Lots of pretty details and out-side-of-the-box thinking. Love it!
    tiina { sparkling ink }´s last [type] .. stirring things up

    • Lolalina June 22, 2011, 1:11 pm

      So glad you liked it Tiina! Hope you’re having a lovely day :) xo Laura

  • Arkky August 14, 2012, 2:27 am

    that chair on felt bulletin board picture is awesome!
    Arkky´s last [type] ..festive ball recipe

  • Angel Li September 29, 2012, 1:31 am

    Just discovered your site! It’s lovely! and I love the site design :) Wonderful.

Leave a Comment

CommentLuv badge