I’ve experimented a lot with decor throughout the years. Being a Libra, I blame it on the stars. Fickleness be thy name.
And since I’m a crafty chick, always looking to reincarnate or create my own decor, I’ve spent a good amount of money on all these
experiments investments. Some of these projects ended up great for short-term enjoyment, like a one-hit wonder. Others have stood the test of time, going through their reinvention phases but always churning out hits—like my dresser. And then some projects are content being the unassuming star, still making people happy and content just to be in the game.
My rope side table falls into the latter category. I created it a little over 3 years ago (which is like 9 in decor years) after I was inspired by trendy wicker tables that cost a buttload of money. When I came across this tutorial at Apartment Therapy, I knew I could duplicate those expensive tables with the simple addition of rope.
The first version was minimalist and Zen, in my former bedroom’s sacred space…
… the table’s next life was then in my blissfuly boho bedroom…
… then I moved it to my living room and it enjoyed an organic modern decor lifestyle as a plant stand…
… and now this trusty table resides in my new home, paired with a big comfy chair and meditating kitty. It’s ruggedness is offset by the abstract art and modern shelves (Expedits are my one true love). This is in my newly-created workout/yoga space (more to come on that in the future). You can check out the super-easy tutorial here.
So how has the table maintained its longevity? Throughout all my decorating experiments, there’s one common thread: nature. I love decorating with natural elements not just for texture and visual interest, but because natural items make a room feel laid-back and relaxing. Having this common thread also allows me to easily swap out items when I feel a room needs an update (or total makeover, as I’m prone to doing…. 3 months after moving in).
Do you have any DIY projects/furniture that have maintained a role in your home? Do you also like to swap your decor around between rooms?