diy wall decoration

i know it’s not DIY day yet, but i loved these wall decoration projects too much to wait until wednesday. photographer stephanie williams recently shot a lookbook for clothing company ruche that involved creating all sorts of playful backdrops for the clothes. though the final result was a clothing shoot, stephanie loved that the backdrops were so easily translated into fun home decorating or party details, that she sent over a link to ruche’s blog where they actually teach you how to recreate the look (paper flowers + book wallpaper/shelves) in your own home. so if you’re looking for some fun home, party, or diy wedding decorations, click here to check out ruche’s how-tos online. thanks to stephanie for the tip!

[photography by stephanie williams, art direction by mai from ruche]

  1. Ooh I love it!

    You know you’re deep into blogging when you dream about blogs. I dreamt about designsponge somewhere between last night and waking up this morning. I dreamt that D*S was redesigned, similar but different, and that there was announcement that there would only be guest bloggers for a full month while you got the new design sorted out. Crazy, huh??

    I need to get a life.

    1. grace says:

      That is too funny! Ironically, we are redesigning and changing the guest blog- but I’m not taking any time off ;)

  2. Evielena says:

    I love this!! I can’t decide if I like the flowered background or the book pages background. . . . I would have to go with the book pages (I’m a book worm and paper lover!) Thanks for sharing. I love this site! :)

  3. bargain bex says:

    those walls are too darn pretty for this ‘wordy’ – especially the book pages strewn across so beautifully and haphazardly.

  4. White Cabana says:

    Excellent! Gorgeous! I’m so glad you didn’t wait until Wednesday to post this! I adore those flowers!

  5. Danielle says:

    love those flowers! even if you didn’t cover the whole wall, i bet a few of them in a cluster would create a beautiful focal piece on an accent wall.

  6. ClaraAnne says:

    Les fleurs, I love the paper flowers, this is exactly the project I need for my blank wall. Very romantic.

  7. das. says:

    The flowery wall is terrific..i did similar thing with the book papers wall with newspaper instead. You can also try next time…haha

  8. Kristi says:

    These are fabulous…I love both of them. And what a fun idea for not only taking pictures but as decorating…I know my daughter would love the flowers in her room. ♥

  9. sophia says:

    this is my wallpaper right now!! I download it last week and i love it because the colors are soft and calm :)

  10. Snoh White says:

    This reminds me of the displays over the holiday season at Anthropologie.

  11. Amanda says:

    I really want to wallpaper with book pages now. Oh, this is great.

  12. Sara(Mrs.B.) says:

    My daughter’s college roommate has papered her side of the room with Jane Eyre, very romantic.

  13. Karen June says:

    Anyone having any luck finding that gorgeous yellow handbag on their site? Thanks!

  14. youngmi says:

    i love the clothes but i think i love the photo with the books more :)

  15. Maggie O. says:

    Is the model in the Ruche pics that model from last season’s Project Runway. The one who left early to do the Arby’s commercial?

  16. Jake says:

    Wow! Interesting!

  17. That is a great inexpensive way to add some life to a wall. Good stuff!

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  19. Selena says:

    I love that flower wall. It is aesthetic.


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