Find out the top 10 DIY projects and decorating tips of 2021: the best of Maison de Pax. Get a head start on popular trends for 2022!
Well, 2021 proved to be another year unlike any other… in so many ways. But one thing is still true: there are certain decorating posts and diy projects each year that rise to the top as reader favorites.
As usual, I wanted to start the year by sharing with you the most popular DIY projects, decorating ideas, and design inspiration of these past 12 months so you can get a head start on ideas for this new year!
So without further ado, here is a little top 10 countdown…
Best of Maison de Pax 2021
In case you didn’t know, all the photography you see on Maison de Pax is done my little ol’ moi. Photography is basically my other hobby and art form… And these Lightroom mobile editing tips are the ones I use on all my phone photos for everything from interior shots for social media to in-the-moment shots of my kiddos for their grandparents.
We found a beautiful (but tired!) teak dining set on Facebook Marketplace this year, and I did all the research and work to show you how you can restore teak furniture to its original beauty. Whether you already have a set or want to search for an affordable used one, you’ll need this post!
I’ve been slowly working on a home office for myself, and some bookshelves for storage were a must. Fortunately, I found this huge oak bookcase on Craigslist for a steal. You won’t believe what it looked like before!
Ever since sharing our master bath remodel in early 2020, I’ve received endless questions about using marble tile in a bathroom. In this post, I spilled all the details: pros, cons, care tips, etc., plus I shared some beautiful marble tile combos. If you’re considering a bathroom refresh this year, you won’t want to miss this post.
Looking for an easy DIY you can do in a single afternoon? Find out how to turn basic terracotta vases and pots into beautiful aged black pottery.
Want something to put in those gorgeous new black pots you just made? 😉 See how easy it is to propagate new fiddle leaf fig trees with these simple steps.
White paint is a classic, but it can be hard to choose the right one! Find out our favorite white paints, see them in real spaces, and learn what to consider when choosing white paint for your own space.
Speaking of white paint, this in-depth look at SW Snowbound (one of our all-time favorite white paints) was super popular this year. Coming in at number 3 for this year even though it wasn’t published until mid August! Don’t miss this close up look at a beautiful color and more. on the thought process behind choosing the best white paint for your space.
Coming in at number 2 we have another marble tile post! We love using marble tile, and white subway tile is always a classic. This post explores our favorite grout colors for those two classic tile choices.
And now, coming in at number 1……………
Those two posts both were huge fan favorites, and I couldn’t be more pleased. You see, my parents retired and moved (close to our ranch house!), and I had the privilege of designing their renovation. We basically took the home to the studs and started over to create this beautiful space; you won’t believe what it used to look like!
DIY and Decorating Trends for 2022
Every year I can see the popular trends with repeat related posts, and this year was no exception: marble bathrooms came in twice. Add the consistent win of a gorgeous kitchen, and you’ve got an all-round beautiful, elegant combination.
But if big budget renovations aren’t in the cards for you in 2022, you aren’t alone. White paints were #2 and #3, and a fresh coat of paint is one of the easiest and most affordable makeovers for your home. Even better, I love that in a world of high-end, full-scale renovations, furniture flips from cheap thrifted finds are still in the top 10.
In short, I truly believe there is something for all of us, and I’m looking forward to what 2022 will bring. What are you planning for this year?