EEEKK!! I’m so excited to be hosting this week’s blog link up with a stellar group of people I met at Haven – all husband & wife teams who have similar interests in home renovation, design, real estate – just like Uriah and I! We’re working together to pool ideas on a different topic each month and take turns hosting the House to Home Haven Blog Linkup every week.

It’s now week 5 AND a whole new month, which means a whole new theme, which means a TON of home design inspiration for you! October’s topic is Statement Designs! Think accent walls, feature walls, entry vignettes, a wallpaper focal point or other inspiring design. The possibilities are endless!

To get in on the fun, simply drop your link at the end of this post (or any of this other host’s posts), that way anyone else who stops by can see your ideas and projects, too!

House to Home Haven Blog Link Up Rules:

  • You must link to a relevant topic
  • Must link to a specific blog post, not a homepage
  • Share the love! (Pin, IG, FB)

Oh and by the way – you should join the party over on Instagram, too! Use #HousetoHomeHaven and win a chance to be featured on all our accounts AND co-host the following week!

Speaking of hosts, let’s meet the other hosts, shall we?

Allow me to introduce Morgan and Jaime from Construction2Style, Lindsey over at Building Bluebird, Danielle & Micheal from Clark & Aldine, and Sarah and Nick from Nestrs!

Here are 5 Unique Design Statements to Help Make your House a Home

Make a Statement with Wallpaper

If I’m being honest, each time we walk into a potential flip with floor to ceiling wallpaper we kind of cringe. But, can we all agree wallpaper has come a long way?? This fad that used to be reserved for grandma’s house is very much on trend! You know I’m all about neutrals, but when applying the idea of wallpaper to a feature wall or focal point in a design?? Now, I can get on board with that! (Like, I’ve got about 3 other room projects rollin’ around in my head right now. Guess what they all have in them? Wallpaper.)

Let’s see if I can convince you.

Exhibit 1: my girl’s bedroom makeover – before and after. 

This wallpaper design is grown up, but maintains a playful feel and, I believe, pivotal in accomplishing my goal of creating a room they won’t grow out of any time soon.

If you own an Airbnb, you might consider taking some measures to make your space Instagram friendly. This can be done easily using wallpaper feature wall. Your guests will post and share – hey – it’s free marketing! My friend, Sara, an Airbnb expert, used a local artist’s design to create her own wallpaper and it’s now the feature wall in the living room of her Airbnb! Read about how you can make your Airbnb Instagrammable. #myairbnb 

Make a statement with a Geometric Wood Wall

You may have noticed that a few years ago, the trend was barnwood walls, then white ship-lap walls. Now, we’re seeing geometric painted wood wall designs with unique patterns and bold colors… L-O-V-I-N-G it!

Photo Credit: A House We Built

This wood feature wall is particularly is stunning:

Photo Credit: Simplicite

… I’m picturing a version of this idea on the back wall of our guest bedroom. Hmmm…

Make a Statement with Tile 

My girl Morgan and her husband Jamie at Construction2style. are amazing with unique tile designs. They work closely with Mercury Mosaics to create stunning works of art. Like this post on kitchen backsplashes and how to set your kitchen apart. (and you should also check out this amazing feature wall in their basement bar area!)

Construction2Style

Make a Statement with Color Blocking

Have you noticed this trend with color blocking? I first saw this trend with color blocking from a friend and designer I follow on Instagram. At first I wasn’t sure, but I have to say it’s growing on me! Color blocking proves design doesn’t always have to be expensive! It’s just paint and tape!

Make a Statement: A Command Center 

Who says function can’t be pretty? And who doesn’t need more function in their life? Always remember to incorporate the must haves in a command center design:

  • A calendar
  • Storage for school papers or bills
  • A place for keys and other necessities 
  • Something pretty – a picture or a verse or quote
  • Goals: post family goals / workout goals / the year’s bucket list 

Missed the last 4 weeks on organization? No worries, I’ve got you. You can start with last week’s host, Lindsey at Building Bluebird, read her post on organizing a new home. You’ll find a link to week 3’s host and go from there. 

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