Design Fixation


7 Colorful DIY Projects For Your Home

Make this lovely wall-mounted organizer using this tutorial.

Add some color to your bed with this tassel tutorial.

Hang some plants on the wall with these cute DIY plant pockets.

Color your own free printable calendar... get it here (scroll down).

Find out how to make this colorful side table here.

Wall hangings are hot lately... find out how to make this one here.

Find out how to make your own painted transfer art here.

Above are seven of my favorite colorful DIYs of late... a few things to brighten up your home during this dreary winter weather. Isn't that layered side table fun? Happy crafting everyone!


Hot Trend /// 10 Beautiful Examples of Patterned Tiles

I wanted to expound upon another trend that I've noticed lately, in addition to the ones I mentioned the other day... patterned tile. The interesting thing about this trend is that it is being used all over the house - on floors, walls, backsplashes, fireplaces and even staircases. Click through to check out nine more of my favorite examples of patterned tile.

And do stop by next week for a whole slew of colorful DIY projects that will brighten up this dreary winter!


Before & After /// Home Office Tour Makeover Reveal

Pink and gold home office workspace  /// By Design Fixation

If you've been following along with Design Fixation, you probably know that I've been knee-deep in decorating after buying a house in July. Well, I've finally finished a room! My home office. Click through to see the whole space, shopping sources, and to check out the horrid "before" photo.


Free Printables /// Winter Wall Art

Now that the holidays have come and gone, I needed to take down my free Christmas printables and replace them with something else. So I decided to make a set of winter themed quotes... and I'm sharing them with you (of course!). Click on the images below and then right click to save or print the files. Enjoy!


10 Home Decor Trend Predictions For 2016

Photo: Amber Interiors

Watching common ideas blossom into trends has always been a fascinating phenomenon to me, so this year I thought I'd make some predictions for 2016. I've highlighted ten things that have become popular of late - ideas which I foresee becoming even more prominent as time goes on. Click through to see what should be on your radar in upcoming months.


10 Ways To Start The New Year Off Right

Happy 2016 friends! I love that January 1st feeling... it's a chance to begin again with a clean slate. I have a few things that I'm focusing on this year, and I'm sure that I share many of the same goals with you. Here are some easy ideas and resources that will help you have a rockin' 2016. The first one is really easy.....

1. Hang a new calendar on the wall. It will help you keep track of time and make your wall prettier. I love the one above by This Little Street, and I'm also partial to this one by The Cottage Market. They're both free printables! 

Click "Read more" to see nine other tips for starting 2016 off on the right foot.


10 Gorgeous Winter Decorating Ideas

If you're like me, now that the holidays are over your home has a bit of a void where the holiday-themed decorations once stood. It happens to me every year. But this year, now that we're living in a house (as opposed to a tiny condo), I'm going to do something about it. 

Above is a DIY project that I shared over at Curbly - a metallic tree forest made with scrapbook paper. Which is what got me thinking about this topic in the first place - because these can totally stay up throughout the whole winter season. Check out the tutorial here. Keep reading to see nine more lovely winter decorating ideas.


Free Holiday Printables

Feel like adding a few extra festive details to your home for the holidays? I'm sharing these colorful, contemporary printables with you... download them for free by clicking on the images below. Then right-click to save or print. They are size 8.5 x 11 and look great printed on bright white matte paper.

Happy holidays all, enjoy your time off celebrating with family and friends!


10 Droolworthy Alternative Christmas Trees

With the flurry of Christmas decorating and crafting that's been happening around here, I've been tossing around some ideas for unique and alternative Christmas trees. Then I searched those terms on Pinterest, and boy did I find some fantastic things. Keep reading to check out nine more of my favorites. 


Gift Guide For The Creative Type

1. I have a Type Deck and it is fantastic! $10
2. Get one of these t-shirt screen printing kits for the crafty fashionista in your life. $130
3. The Complete Book of Chalk Lettering is perfect for the typography-loving person on your list. $14
4. Get one of these knitting kits from Wool and The Gang for the handwork-lover. $54
5. Sage Living would be a great gift for anybody who loves home decorating. $17
6. Your bestie will love this stitch-your-own calendar. $25
7. Color Me Drunk is a clever coloring book for all your boozy buddies. $12
8. A Fujifilm Instax Mini instant camera would be a fun little gadget for almost anybody. $70

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