There's a new trend in town, and it's turning ordinary living spaces into works of art. It's called handmade decor, and you're going to love the stories it has to tell. When you decorate your modern and spacious apartment at Addison Park with an eclectic assortment of handmade textiles, ceramics and more, you'll have the coziest space on the block. Here's what you need to know about decorating with everything handmade.
1. You Probably Know an Artisan
Art is a popular hobby, and you may not realize it, but you probably have friends or family who enjoy creating it. Quilts and chunky, knitted blankets are big right now. So are oversized floor pillows that double as comfy seating. Anything beaded is big, and hand-painted cabinet hardware is always in style. Now is the time to poll everyone you know to see who has an Etsy shop or a secret passion they've been hiding from the world.
2. Your Favorite Trends Are Available Handmade
Whether you're a fan of unicorns, cacti or llamas, all are trendy right now. Not surprisingly, all are easily found as the inspiration of handmade items across the country. Handmade soaps cut into the shapes of llamas, hand-poured candles with names such as Unicorn Tears these items are both hot and available. And if you can't find a friend who makes them, you can certainly find items like these at a nearby market that features local vendor booths.
3. You Can Create It Yourself
Ceramics are big this year, but the nicest creations — the spice bowls, the rose-gold planters — can be pricey. Oddly enough, they're some of the easiest projects to make. If there's a ceramic's studio nearby, grab a friend and have a go. You might be surprised at what you're able to create with minimal effort when guided by a professional ceramist.
Whether you're into wall art, throw rugs or tabletop decor, there's a handmade version of it out there, and rest assured, it's nicer than anything that's been mass-produced. Go forth and find it for your Charlotte, North Carolina apartment. Stop in and see us today to schedule your personalized tour of Addison Park.