A new house means there's buckets of decorating and DIY projects swimming around our brains!
First up, adding color and creating function within each space. But, as Brady and I are working together on the functionality (revamping furniture from our last home, designing built-ins, etc.), I'm busting out the ol' mood boards to help visualize each room's decor.
Chloë and Ryker's bedrooms are first up on the list since Brady and I both want the kiddos to feel at home and enjoying their spaces ASAP. Let "Operation: Big Girl Room" commence!
|Gettin' my late night paint on!|
While Chloë's bed gets a makeover this week, I thought I'd share the rugs we've been eying for our home. Most people have heard that paint is numero uno when it comes to updating a space. I totally agree, but I'd argue that second place easily goes to rugs. A fab rug can be major when it comes to adding personality, color, and design to your space.
Let's do a little rug round-up!
Going with grey, teal/aqua/navy, and touches of neon/lemon yellow for this cutie's nursery. It's been sweet with white, grey, and aqua, but now that Ryker is a big one year old I'm thinking it's time to add some fun boyish charm!
Chloë's Big Girl Room
Nada. Zilch. Nothing.
I have looked all over the web for something that Chloë and I both like but nothing seams to fit right. Now, I have to admit that she's not particularly particular when it comes to her rug, but she has stated that she wants a colored rug with an Ikea Tejn rug to snuggle with.
I originally really liked this rug, however we've since decided that her room isn't going to have much lavender in it (Chloë wants pink, mint, and a bit of red). I would love to get a gorgeous pink patterned rug for her, but it's harder than you'd think...unless you feel like dropping about a dozen Benjamins. (Yo.)
Definitely going for soft and luxe here! Master bedroom always seem to be last on the list to decorate, but I'm really hoping we can tackle a little here and there to make a nice retreat after a day of work and kiddos.
Yes, we have a dressing room. Seems spoiled, I know. I can't tell you how excited I am to have this great little room to change and dress in after spending a decade with almost no closet at all (insert huge sign of relief here). This space is where I'm going all out glam and a bit girly. Think of it as a little jewel box outside our bathroom. Ha!
We won't have a dedicated space for Brady and I until we finish the basement, but I imagine we'll design a classy neutral space with His and Hers desks and a wall of built-in bookcases. I almost want to create a secret door in the room. Something like this...
Hopefully I can get Brady on board with this, cause seriously, who doesn't want a secret room?
I'd really like to see something geometric or trellis-y in this room for a chic vibe and in a neutral color so I can easily change the decor and color scheme for each season, 'cause that's how I roll.
Definitely going for fun and a little beachy in this room. It's upstairs between the kiddo's rooms, and it makes the perfect crafting/reading/playing space. As the kids get older I'm sure it will make a great study area, too. Oh, the plans we have for this room!
Eat-In Dining Room
One thing this wonderful home doesn't have is a formal dining room. I know it's trendy to have an eat-in kitchen, but I'll always love a gorgeous, well appointed dining space where the family can join for dinner. Oh well. I really can't complain. But since I don't have a dedicated room for dining, my goal is to ground the space and give it it's own identity. Adding an easy-to-clean rug can be a great way to do that!
Q: Anyone bought a super fab rug lately that they just have to share? Anyone know of where I can find a fun yet sophisticated pink rug? Anyone else want a secret room?
P.S. Happy Birthday to Me-eeee!
All rugs are from RugsUSA.com