The Interior Decorating Trend That Will Be Your Newest Obsession
We are all about quick and easyDIY home projects, and no update is faster than grabbing a can of paint and changing up a piece of furniture or a room’s walls. The right finish can easily remake old furniture into brand new masterpieces. This year, we’re loving the high-gloss, lacquered look for every room, from our kitchens to our entryways. It’s a small way to make a big statement. And here are 11 ways this trend can easily be done in your own home.
1. Entryway Statement: If you want your guests to be wowed by your impeccable design style before they even set foot into your home, use a lacquered finish on your front door. It’s guaranteed to make a great first impression. (via Design Chic)
2. Bright Backsplash: A glossy yellow kitchen backsplash is the perfect way to add a bright spot to a modern, neutral kitchen. Make it stand out even more by using a matte finish on your cabinets for an eye-catching contrast. (via Design Milk)
4. Bold Built-in: When you have a hulking built-in storage system taking up a lot of space, it can easily make the room feel crammed and heavy. Using a bright, glossy paint can turn any clunky storage system into a fun statement piece. (via Martha Stewart)
5. Colorful Cabinets: Decorating with bright colors in the kitchen almost seems like an unwritten design rule. In keeping with tradition, we are all for using a fun color like tangerine on simple cabinets for a quirky twist. (via Design Milk)
6. Shiny Seats: Painting your dining room or kitchen chairs in complementary colors with a glossy finish will ensure that your eating area is anything but boring. It’s a re-imagined take on classic wooden chairs. (via Remodelista)
7. Minimalist Design: A minimalist room can be expected to feature three things — hard lines, neutral colors and simplicity. Why not do the unexpected and add a high-gloss shine to your kitchen cabinets and island to reflect the sunlight and magnify the space? (via Home Bunch)
9. Metallic Planters: Whether they’ll be holding cacti, carnations or calla lilies, no one will be able to take their eyes off of these metallic plant pots long enough to even notice the plants inside them. (via Gardenista)
10. Painted Floors: If you’re over the traditional hardwood floor look, try painting your floors in a geometric design and finishing it off with a lacquer glaze. It will instantly update any room for a sleek, modern look. (via Spruce Austin)
11. Sleek Stairway: The staircase may be more function than form, but that doesn’t mean it should be neglected in our redecorating plans. A can of glossy black paint is all you need to make this part of your home just as beautiful as the rest. (via Remodelista)
Is the high gloss trend something you’d be willing to try in your own home? Let us know in the comments below!
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!