I genuinely dig this whole triangle trend. They’re graphic, fun, and yeah, I guess trendy. No shame in jumping on a decorating trend if it really speaks to you and fits within your design aesthetic. I still don’t plan on doing a mason jar craft in the foreseeable future…We have this little window area in our master bedroom and I knew I just had to do something fun with it. These tiny little quirky spaces are my absolute favorite to decorate. Plus, it was the only window in the house that didn’t already come with any dressing so I had to clothe my little nekkid friend.I wanted to do something on the cheap and something streamlined so I went over to Home Depot and asked what was the deal on those roller shades. I got one custom cut to the size of my window (free and takes two minutes!), a mounting device and a clear grip (which I didn’t end up using). All in all, the project was about ten bucks.I added my black vinyl decals from Cozy Wall Art in a somewhat organic pattern. I drilled my metal wall mounts into the wall (this is considered an inside mount) and popped my vinyl roller in.I also added a little shelf I got from Ikea (where else?) that I’ve been holding on for a while now. I originally bought it to create a little art shelf in my son’s room but we moved before I had a chance to set it up. The wood and brackets came out to less than $5, pretty amazing!This little corner of our room is in our love and relationships bagua (I keep feng shui in mind when decorating) so I added in a little trinket that holds meaning to us. This little piece of coral we picked up when we visited White Island off the coast of Camiguin in the Philippines.
When we see that, we think this:The trip was a sort of babymoon for us since we never got around to a honeymoon. White Island is only accessible at certain times of day since the waters swallow it up on a daily basis.
I also added a potted cactus as this window is usually opened and gets a lot of sun. I haven’t tried taking care of a cactus before so this will be an interesting experiment for me. The pressure is on! Killing something in your love and relationships corner can’t be good for your marriage : PI only had to cut an inch or so off the shelf to get it to fit perfectly. Having just a handful of power tools on hand and easily accessibly helps goes so far in achieving a customized look. I bought a light filtering vinyl roller but if I were to do it again I would have splurged (the extra two bucks, I know, I’m astonished by my own cheapness…) to get block-out vinyl shades.And I’m still considering creating a simple cornice to hide the roller and give the window dresser a cleaner look overall. We shall see!
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