July DIY - Easy Updates For Under $110!

Are you feeling the mid-summer blues?  You know, you realize summer is already half over (OMG - what?!) and it feels like it's barely begun?  Yep, I've been feeling those a bit too.  When I get those, I get antsy to change things.  So to combat your mid-summer woes and not super extend your wallet, I've put together 4 super easy updates for your home with budgets ranging from $75 - $310.  And they're all sexy!

Style Update - Easy Does It

So you're not ready to jump headlong into bright colours just yet.  I feel ya.  Not to worry, you can still update your space with these simple additions, gain a little colour and still keep your cool!  Refresh your space with a couple colourful toss cushions and update your table lamps with a new lamp shade (or two, if they're matching lamps).

 Price based on 1 lamp shade 

Price based on 1 lamp shade 

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Calling My Glamour Girls

For those of you who like peace and serenity, topped off with a touch of glam, this look is for you.  Pull the look together by gathering the boxwood twinkle lights in this low rise bowl from Ikea, and if you want an earthy element, pick up a few grey stones (from your garden or local craft/garden centre) and scatter a few throughout (keep it to 7 or less, about the size of a baby's fist).  Swap out the pendants over your island or have this one changed to a plug in option and suspend it above your end tables!  Or, pick up a few (odd numbers!), gather them together and drop them over your coffee table.  Super chic!

Boxwood Basics Design Scheme | Calgary Interior Design, Edesign & Virtual Interior Design | Dutch Touch Interiors

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Create A Moment of Bliss - Style Update for UNDER $75!!

Yep, you read that right!  Packing a huge punch visually while saving the most dough in your wallet, this cheerful update will not only liven up your space, it will make you smile every time you see it because it cost you so little!  Glam on girl!

Blissful Moments Design Scheme | Calgary Interior Design, Edesign & Virtual Interior Design | Dutch Touch Interiors

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Powerful Brass & Red

Looking for a larger change and have a bit more dough in your jeans?  Check out this powerhouse design!  Start by glamming up your entryway, stairwell or dining room with this gorgeous mixed-metals chandelier, put your favourite collectibles on display in the sweet acrylic wall-mounted display box, and bring in the green by planting some fantastic succulents in this Amy-approved turquoise pot!  Round out the look with fresh new pendants over your island or side tables - the colourful cord adds a snappy punch of colour!

The Money Shot Design Scheme | Calgary Interior Design, Edesign & Virtual Interior Design | Dutch Touch Interiors

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To inspire your own open air 'terrarium', here's a glimpse of my own turquoise pot creation:

Ikea Plant Pot with Succulents | Calgary Interior Design, Edesign & Virtual Interior Design | Dutch Touch Interiors

Updating your space(s) doesn't have to mean big budget renovations!  Small but powerfully impactful changes can freshen up a room immediately.  So grab a friend and your favourite latte, hit your local department or decor stores, and give yourselves a creative challenge by setting a reasonable budget (how much can we get for $150?  Or $75?  Or $20!!).  Just be sure to have fun!

 - Dutch Touch Interiors

- Dutch Touch Interiors

 
Gratitude Heart | Calgary Interior Design, Edesign & Virtual Interior Design | Dutch Touch Interiors