Guest Picks: Papier-Mâché Pieces for the Home
These decorative pieces made from paper are a major upgrade from childhood art projects
If you equate papier-mâché with a messy childhood art project, it's time for a fresh perspective. Papier-mâché can be durable, stylish and super easy to hang or move. In bright colors, stark white or a little something in-between, a papier-mâché piece is sure to spice up any decor. These great pieces may even inspire you to get out the Elmer's glue and start creating! — Kristy and Beth from Design Chic
This shelf may look like metal, but it hangs easily with the weight of papier-mâché. The gold color adds sophistication and style.
We absolutely adore incorporating animals into our decor, but we aren't wild about the idea of using real ones. Papier-mâché animal heads add style — and in this case, color — in droves.
This precious pair of perching birds would be perfect for a bookcase. We'd use them against mahogany shelves for a splash of brightness.
A great mirror can make a room. This piece would be gorgeous over a mantel.
We would use this gorgeous wildebeest with another pair of friends to add a masculine yet playful touch to a boy's bedroom.
These beautiful animals are handmade in Haiti. We would love these feathered friends on a kitchen counter for a fresh spin on French country style.
A side table with a twist is always fun. This pink one is a chic way to carry the neon runway trend into your home.
A bright, funky piece like this adds pizzazz beside a simple chaise.
Book storage has never looked so good — or been as easy to move! This patterned Layla Grace bookshelf would be a modern touch in a home office.
This lamp is bright before you even turn on the light! Pink may be traditionally girly, but there's no need to relegate this piece to a child's bedroom. We'd use it in the master to perk it up.
Some floor lamps fade into the background, but not this one. The fun pattern and bright color are a winning combination for a child's bedroom or playroom.
A great floor lamp brightens book pages and the room. This splash of blue is begging to adorn a coastal living room.
Bright colors are wonderful in small spaces. We would use this fabulous chartreuse piece in a half bath to style the entire space.
A covered porch, where it can be safe from the weather, would be an ideal home for this bird.
Papier-mâché animal sculptures are a favorite staple of ours in the kitchen. This giraffe would be perfect over a doorway.
This proud peacock would make a beautiful dining table centerpiece, especially when flanked by flowers.
This intricately patterned box is so masterful that it's hard to imagine that it's made with something as delicate as papier-mâché. It would be a stunning focal point in the middle of a mantel, perhaps underneath a favorite painting.
An antique touch never hurts in a sophisticated nursery. This papier-mâché toy horse is a sweet accent.
This funky papier-mâché lamp is one way to ensure that you don't have the same accessories as everyone else! We would use this in a living room for that all-important touch of whimsy.
Ideabook published on June 24, 2012.
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