For a little extra inspiration, the Domino editors' favorite Instagrammers takeover our feed each weekend. It's safe to say tips and covetable images are aplenty. Here's what you need to know about the most recent feature!
When Megan Schlanchtenhaufen and her husband bought a fixer-upper to transform into their charming, family-friendly home, they embarked on a quest to create a space that was full of character and personality, all while on a budget. A self-classified “design addict” and DIY-er, Megan has pieced together her home into a boho-haven complete with lots of at-home projects and creative layering.
Along the way, the duo saved money by budgeting for bigger projects and finding ways to do the smaller ones themselves. Seeing the potential in every room and piece of furniture, Megan took to our Instagram this weekend to teach us a thing or two about adding that touch of unique character we all want in our homes.
Megan’s Wisconsin abode is proof that even on a budget, you can achieve a super chic, super comfy, and unconventional design aesthetic that works for you.
Make vintage pieces the focal point.
Got an older or more vintage piece but don’t know how to use it? Instead of working to restore it or painting over it, considering leaving it as is. We love the way Megan embraces the imperfections of this bench (a Craigslist find!) by accentuating it with some fun pillows and a vintage rug.
"Hi there! 👋🏻 Megan from @undecorated_home here to share some tips for adding character and personality to your home. Our foyer is a tiny space, but it packs a punch thanks to the layers. Our Craigslist bench sits on top of layered rugs, one newer and one vintage. There's nothing like a vintage rug to bring character to a space! Baskets add texture and storage, pillows are an easy way to change the vibe, plants give a room life and books are always a great filler for those empty spots." Photo by @undecorated_home #SOdomino
Add texture, and then some more texture.
Megan’s living room serves up a lesson in decorating with an abundant array of textures. Adding a mix of them, intentionally, creates an especially cozy spot in this home. Never underestimate the power of a few leafy green houseplants, stylish ceramic accent pieces, and eye-catching coffee table books, especially when it comes to giving your home that lived-in feel.
"Our living room is full of character thanks to small shops, makers, and artists. Small batch artwork, ceramics, and vintage shop finds are all my favorite ways to bring unique style to a room. Layer it all up on stacks of books and throw in a plant! I like to keep the eye moving around our spaces, minimal at a glance but when you sink in for a while you'll find treasure after treasure." Photo by @undecorated_home #SOdomino
Find inspiration in art.
How cool is the thrift-store art piece looming above this space-savvy dining area? Investing in a work of vintage art is a fabulous way to add a focal point to a room, and this one, in particular, comes loaded with character. Here, the color scheme of the painting is complemented by the chairs and upholstery of the pillows on the bench.
Regardless of your taste, budget, or style, learning to layer in materials and textures is a surefire way to make a space look refined.
"Our dining room is cramped, so I've kept it pretty minimal. A mysterious antique painting I thrifted sets the mood and the giant plant breathes life into the room. The bench behind the table allows for extra seating but specializes in showing off a constant rotation of pillows made from global textiles I've found through small shops here on IG. Swapping them from room to room is such an easy way to make a space feel fresh. Thanks so much for following along on my takeover today! I hope you'll come over and hang with us! ✌🏼❤" Photo by @undecorated_home #SOdomino
See more inspiring Instagram takeovers:
How One Designer Adds Character to Her Newly-Built Home
The Handmade Goods We Can't Stop Obsessing Over
3 Art Hacks Your Bare Walls Need
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