17 Grown-Up Ways to Decorate With Sequins
Being a grown-up can be pretty great. You can drive and have boozy brunches with your friends every Saturday and Sunday. And some Fridays. You can change your hair color if you want to, wear whatever you’d like (sorry but not sorry, Mom) and even work at a job you love. Yeah, there are quite a few perks that come along with being an adult. But remember when you were little and all you wanted on everything was sequins? Sequins might not seem all that age-appropriate anymore, but we’ve found the perfect place for them: your home!
1. Use it in a chevron pattern: The blankets on these twin beds might not be identical, but they do match and complement each other. The use of sequins for the chevron patterns is both modern and subtle and really add something extra to the room. (via Decor8)
2. Do different sizes: The mix of extra large gold circles on the wallpaper and the tiny ones on the throw pillows really ties the look together in this room. Plus, the blush and champagne gold palette is super pretty. (via The Glitter Guide)
3. Find it in the details: The sequins in this mid-century modern living room are on the back of the teal blue seat in the shape of a skull. The use of sequins here is almost like a wink at the viewer; blink and you might miss it. (via My Domaine)
4. Go full-on glam: The sequins take center stage here. Everything in this room is bold and bolder (we see you, velvet purple couches and massive Buddha head), but the decked out fireplace is such a centerpiece, it doesn’t get drowned out. (via Czas Na Wnętrze)
5. Mix + Match Patterns: Here, sequins are integrated into the Moroccan wedding blanket draped across the bed. What is so great about this look is how perfectly the mix of textures and bold patterns go together. (via Parker Palm Springs)
6. Get regal: This look features another Moroccan wedding blanket, but the feeling is really different with the gallery wall of portraits and the chandelier. There’s something about this room that looks almost royal — and it’s no wonder, because it belongs to Malene Birger, who is basically Danish designer royalty. (via OOTD Magazine)
8. Use vintage gold accents: The lampshade in the back corner, the picture frame on the wall, the side table and the sequin throw pillow all come together beautifully in this tiny space. Use gold sequins along with other gold accents to give your room a boost of old Hollywood glamour. (via Lonny)
9. Make it an unexpected detail: This backsplash for the stove is enough to make you want to cook. Every. Single. Day. While traditional sequins aren’t used here because they’re not heavy duty enough, the metal tile achieves plenty of shine. (via Urban Kitchen and Bath)
10. Put it in the dining space: A dining room is not the usual haunt for a sequin throw pillow. But the use of them here really makes this room stand out. Plus, your lower back would probably thank you. (via Decor Dots)
11. Use it as beautiful wall art: Ah, sparkly. Using sequins in your wall art is one simple and sophisticated way to incorporate shine into your life. Plus, it could make for a simple and fun DIY project. (via Jen Fong)
12. Leave it quirky and imperfect: The sequins in this office look like they are are tumbling off the wall. It’s such a creative idea for decorating your workspace, and since we know your environment definitely has an effect on your creativity, this might actually be a way to get your wheels turning. (via Emma Magazine)
13. Keep it chic with black sequins: If gold or silver isn’t really your thing, you could try decorating with black sequins. The contrast of the neutrals and the black glimmer of the sequins here is ultra chic. No surprise this living room space belongs to the designers of Loeffler Randall. (via Domino Magazine)
14. Use a surprising light fixture: From the flowers to the neon details on the dining table and benches, everything in this room is unconventionally cool. But without a doubt, that silvery sequin light fixture steals the spotlight. (via The Design Files)
15. Bronze your hallway: There’s a lot about this urban loft space that draws the eye, like that fiddle leaf indoor plant or those geometric European pillows. But it’s that massive bronze sequin wall in the hallway that ups the ante in this space. (via Caitlin and Caitlin)
16. Keep it neutral: The whole feel of this bedroom is soft and calm — a perfect space to just relax. The pretty sparkles on the pillow add a little bit of a punch, but not too much. We also love the juxtaposition of the shag pillow with sequins. (via Home Bunch)
17. Surround it with natural elements: If your whole decorating aesthetic is natural mid-century modern, use sequins as a way to complement your look. There’s just something about the power of sequins that pulls a rustic vintage look together. (via An-Magritt)
What do you think about incorporating sequins into your home decor? Share with us in the comments below!
(Featured photo via Domino Magazine)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)