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Decorating with Acrylic | Buy or DIY

Dani Caruso
By Dani Caruso

Trend alert: acrylic decor! Acrylic, also known as lucite, has been sweeping the design scene lately—which makes total sense because it’s inexpensive, can be DIY’ed, and simply looks super cool. The transparency of the material allows you to dress up a room as much as you want while maintaining a light and airy feel, and the simplified, minimal appearance of lucite objects lends a polished and contemporary aesthetic to a space. Acrylic pieces add a strong sense of style without being overwhelming, so have a look at the many ways you can incorporate it at home via DIY projects or by adding items to your shopping cart.

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DIY: Plant Stand

You won’t believe how easy it is to make this stylish plant stand. A Beautiful Mess breaks it down for us.

Buy: Wall Frames

These gorgeous wall-mounted frames give the illusion of floating photos.

$29 & up, West Elm

DIY: Dry-Erase Calendar

We are totally obsessed with this acrylic wall calendar by The House of Wood and need it in our office ASAP!

Buy: Desk Accessories

Furnish your desktop with pieces that’ll keep you organized, in style.

$159, Crate&Barrel

DIY: Handrail

Turn an average stairwell into one of luxury with this DIY handrail tutorial from Rain on a Tin Roof.

Buy: Wall Mirror

If your living space, entryway way, or bathroom sink could use a glow-up, this mirror will do the trick.

$426, Shades of Light

DIY: Bath Caddy

Bring in all your favorite bath time essentials on this tray: candles, books, a laptop! A Beautiful Mess shares the steps.

Buy: Bar Cart

This Deco-inspired piece makes for a fun yet sophisticated display of beverage options.

$698, Anthropologie

DIY: Hanging Wall Art

How neat is this neon paneled artwork?! Oh Joy crafted this mod piece and cites you can customize it to any size (or colors) you wish!

Buy: Nesting Tables

Nesting tables are really convenient when you need an extra surface and these clear tables that slide together look super sleek.

$119.20 for set, Grandin Road

DIY: Storage Shelves

Elevate a home office or living space with a set of beautiful clear and gold shelves that you can make yourself. Head to Less-Than-Perfect Life of Bliss for the how-to.

Buy: Table Tray

This decorative tray is the perfect accent to a coffee table or vanity, and could even be used to cart drinks and apps around while entertaining.

$49.99, Hayneedle

DIY: Pom Pom Storage Boxes

Studio DIY gave ordinary storage boxes a punch of personality with colorful pom poms.

Buy: Dining Chairs

These chairs can pair perfectly with virtually any kind of dining table: wood, glass, metal, and more. Grab enough for the whole table, just two for the heads, or an equal number solely for the sides.

$179, CB2

Dani Caruso
Dani Caruso By Dani Caruso
Dani is House One’s assistant editor. As a Norwalk, CT native, Dani graduated from UConn with a BA in Digital Media and Design. This millennial longs for the days of All That, Tamagotchis, and Dunkaroos. When she’s not working, she’s hanging outdoors, playing with her dogs, or watching makeup tutorials on YouTube.

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