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Colorful Eclectic Style Living Room Inspiration

Posted in MAKEOVER CHALLENGES, ROOM INSPIRATION
on January 3, 2018

Decorating your room with a colorful, eclectic style doesn’t have to be difficult. This plan as inspiration to help you design an eclectic style room that oozes a relaxed and gathered vibe in no time at all!

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I’m so EXCITED to be kicking off the new year with one of my favorite things to do – a design plan!  Today, I’m sharing ideas for taking my traditional, outdated hodgepodge living room and turning it into a colorful, eclectic style living room of my dreams! Even more exciting? I’m updating it for the $100 Room Challenge, hosted by my friend Erin of Lemons, Lavender, and Laundry, which means I’ll be doing it for just 100 bucks – just take a guess how happy my husband is at that news, especially right after Christmas.

I updated my powder room for my first $100 Room Challenge, and it was the best $100 I’ve ever spent! – You’ll be amazed what a $100 can do! Be sure to check out the other participants at the end of this post.

This week, it’s all about the plan. But, first, let’s take a look at where we’re coming from. If you just want to go directly to the design, click here.

BEFORE

We’ve been redecorating this room slowly since we moved in ten years ago, which has left our current style more of a mishmash of different styles and colors with a strong lean toward the traditional. Although eclectic is what I’m going for, this isn’t exactly what I had in mind!

 

Our living room rug had seen better days and too many puppy accidents for it to go on a moment longer, so, when we had guests visiting back in early November, we opted to replace the rug with two new layered rugs. The new rugs will NOT be included in the budget, as the changes I’m making during this challenge will be part and parcel, outlined below.

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Don’t worry though; there is still plenty to do with artwork, accessories, and furniture all coming out of the $100 budget. You can bet there will be a ton of DIY going on!

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THE DESIGN

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A Colorful Eclectic Style Living Room Design Plan

An Eclectic Style = Mixed Patterns and Textured Textiles + Woodtones + Vintage, industrial accents + varied art mediums and styles

An eclectic style is all about choosing pieces for your room from a variety of places and themes. It’s pairing a mix of printed and textured fabrics alongside more structured and clean-lined mid-century pieces, creating an unexpected and original look. To me, it’s a little more formal than bohemian, but has the same ‘anything goes’ attitude. I like to include vintage pieces, such as industrial accents, to add depth and interest and wood-tones for warmth. I love to incorporate an unexpected mix of art styles and mediums – gallery walls are perfect to use in an eclectic style!

In this design, the addition of a more modern chenille fabric on the cushions of the leather sofa completely changes the look. The rustic-style coffee table with hairpin legs brings both warmth and has a vintage look. The artwork is both modern and colorful – eye-catching for sure – but is still soft and simple. The pillows and use of white bring brightness to our room which tends to lean to the dark side. The grays soften the room.

 

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I can’t wait to get started bringing this design to life!

Here’s my to-do list:

  • Update the coffee table
  • Give the lamps a make-over
  • Replace the end tables
  • Replace the large painting over the sofa with something more contemporary
  • “Build-in” the shelving
  • Update or add new accents and artwork throughout the room

Remember, I’ll be sharing a new project each Wednesday throughout this month – be sure to follow along! You can catch up on all the progress and DIYs and updated budget here:

1-The Plan | Week 2 | Week 3| Week 4| Reveal

Be sure to check out the other participants of this month’s $100 Room Challenge. There is some serious talent in this group!

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Rustic Modern Family Room Inspiration

Posted in ROOM INSPIRATION
on November 24, 2017

This rustic modern room design provides plenty of decor inspiration for your family room makeover! 

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Howdy! I’ve started something new here on the blog. You guys, I hope you like it! My friend April of Uncookie Cutter and I often spend countless hours on the phone hashing out the details on decor and DIY projects, and lately, we’ve been doing just that discussing her rec room! I am a visual person, and therefore, a mood or design board almost always comes out of all of that hashing and chatting. What’s new is, I’ve decided to share my ideas with you!

Let’s get started.

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So, April is the process of making over said family room and picked my brain for some ideas on how to get the style she was seeking. The large upstairs space between her kids’ bedrooms that serves as a rec room, a game and TV room, and an uber slumber party room. While not lacking space, it lacks April’s style – rustic modern. This space needed to be a bit kid-centric but still have that rustic modern feel, with just a touch of glam, that you’d find throughout the family’s home. The room needed to provide a space for lots of sleeping children (read: frequent sleepovers), study area all with an element of fun. April also wanted to reuse as many of her furnishings as possible and the design provides for this, as well as many DIY projects.

Rustic Modern = Wood tones, black finishes, and natural materials

The walls are Behr Marquee’s, Silver Drop. A wall-treatment of stained plywood tiles set against a soft black wall (Behr Marquee’s Off-Broadway”) is not only inexpensive but will bring warmth to the room. Off-Broadway will also be used on the fireplace to modernize it and give it a slick look.

To up the fun factor and give some architectural interest, I suggested adding a small loft with a hanging hammock underneath – I’d LOVE to be a kid visiting April’s house! I proposed replacing the unused wet bar with a live edge floating desk where the kids can do homework or other projects.

With the neutral finishes and furnishings, we opted to include pops of color in the accents that can change as the children grow. A colorful rug will anchor the space and provide the majority of the color influence amidst the neutral and natural elements in the room.

Wall art will be kept playful with vintage movie posters, music album art and Industrial-style prints, such as this Jordan Hare Stadium blueprint – April and her family are huge Auburn fans!

I can’t WAIT to see how this room comes together and to see April work her magic, making this design her own! Even better, I’m so happy that I was able to help one of my favorite people! Make sure you drop by her site to check her progress!

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How to Plan a Quick and Inexpensive Foyer Makeover – Spring One Room Challenge Week 1

Posted in OneRoomChallenge, ROOM INSPIRATION
on April 9, 2017

I’m super excited to let you in on my next big project. I’m doing an inexpensive foyer makeover for the One Room Challenge in six (actually five) short weeks (gasp)! 

Me and 200+ other bloggers will be making over one room, from top to bottom, in just six weeks. Although it isn’t a contest, it is a challenge – The One Room Challenge to be exact! How fun is that!?   My third One Room Challenge, this one is a little different than the others. I’m doing this one sponsor free – I wasn’t entirely sure I was going to go for it this time around – which means my budget is a bigger concern. Get ready for several budget friendly tutorials  – crafts, DIY furniture builds and decorating… I can’t wait to show you what I’ve come up with!

The room I’ll be making over is my foyer. I often find one of the hardest things about making over a room is knowing where to start and then actually starting! If you’re the same, here are some things that I do to get my butt in gear and make it happen.

1. DO KNOW WHY YOU’RE REDECORATING

My first step in figuring out what needs to work on is always to determine why I want to make a change. In the case of my foyer, the main reasons for the change are:

  • It seems incomplete
  • It doesn’t compliment and flow into the partner rooms
  • It’s not cohesive in design
  • It has carpeted stairs – I hate carpet on the stairs!

This room is flanked by four – yes, four – other rooms,  all that have received more of our love and attention.

The office and living room are both ongoing projects that are slowing evolving to the look and feel we’re striving for. The powder room was updated recently, and the Dining room/playroom was my first One Room Challenge. Every room has elements of my favorite decorating style – a mostly neutral palette with a mostly traditional vibe, but with a side of the eclectic and whimsy. Don’t forget the mandatory splashes of bold color and pattern! This is sadly lacking in the foyer so, the hope is that our changes will finish off some of the work that we’ve started here in the past and ensure that the first impression our guests have our home is pleasant and cohesive.

2. DO DARE TO DREAM

What do you want to change? We’re talking blue sky here – in your wildest dreams, if there were no obstacles and anything was possible, what would you wish your space to look like? Keep in mind the style of your home but don’t let that limit your choices. Create a mood board – I use Olioboard, which is free, to store all of the things that I love or wish I could have. Then, I take those ideas and modify them to fit my budget.

That’s what I’ve been doing, and I’ve found some excellent sources from other bloggers and decorating sites!

A Beautiful Mess

Oceanic Pendant Light // Anthropologie

Design by Charlotte Hedeman Gueniau

First River Station Antique Gold Glass Pendant // Bellacor

Brittany Makes

Brewster Wallcovering

 

 

Belodemas Architects

 

3. DO SHOP YOUR STUFF FIRST 

Take stock of what you like or don’t like in your room. Sometimes, just moving furniture around can yield tremendous results. None of the rooms in my home are mammoth. Therefore, placement is a huge consideration. I use Floorplanner.com to figure out the best use of limited space. It’s easy to use, and it’s free. If nothing in the room works for you, consider making over key pieces. It’ll not only save you cash, but you’ll end up with a custom made piece!

Things I like in my foyer: 

  1. The paint color
  2. The board and batten
  3. The crown molding

It’s not a lot, but it’s a start!

4.  DO SET A BUDGET {and stick to it}

Figure out how much you can truly afford and be sure to add in a contingency fund – this goes for a small decor update all the way to a major renovation because no matter what you think you’ll spend, you’ll likely spend more. Case in point: The Target Dollar Aisle.  Our budget for this project will be $200. 

5. DO SET UP A TIMELINE AND PROJECT PLAN

There comes a time in every dream where you must take action. One of the things I love about the One Room Challenge is that it holds me accountable and I have to stay moving to get it all done. It’s a bit crazy when it’s going on, but I’m always so happy when it’s finished that I pushed through and have one more space in my home to love. Although you may not be participating in the One Room Challenge, setting your own deadlines will keep things going and make it that much sooner you’ll end with a space that you love!

I’ll elaborate next week, but here is a quick look at my plan!

TO DO 

  1. Remove the carpet from the stairs and give the staircase new life.
  2. Replace the light fixture
  3. Change the space to allow for both a bench and a console table
  4. Add dimension and interest to the ceiling
  5. Paint the front door a bold color
  6. Add a new rug and accents more fitting to our style – plants are a must!
  7. Find space for a pet station

 

 

I’m excited to get started! It’s time to take this project from dream to action. I hope you’ll follow along.. if you’d like to, consider following me on Social Media or subscribing to make sure you don’t miss anything!

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