Friday, March 15, 2013

Decor Update: KEEP CALM and CARRY ON!

I haven't been focusing much on decorating recently - so much of my time seems to be taken up with day-to-day activities, and it's hard to find time to focus on the big picture. However, I couldn't ignore my TV room any longer - the bareness and lack of color coordination was bringing me down!


BEFORE: I really started to dislike the black and pink combination...and those bare walls were getting on my nerves!


AFTER: Much better...I got rid of the pink and replaced it with aqua and cream. I bought the fluffy pillows at Home Outfitters (similar here) and the chevron ones from Etsy. Finding appropriate artwork for this wall was quite difficult - I wanted one large piece but hadn't found anything suitable ANYWHERE! I decided to put up several smaller prints to fill up the space. I went with my favorite "Keep CALM" posters - purchasing several different shades from Etsy to create an ombre effect.

Ideally I'd still love to find a large piece to fill the wall (love the one Jen suggested in this post), but I'm happy for now...Everything feels much more cheerful and chic - and for some reason, I always feel CALM in this space ....wonder why?


23 comments:

  1. I LOVE it! It looks so much more pulled together.

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    1. Thanks - I'm much happier with it now :-)

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  2. Gorgeous, gorgeous! I love the little pillows, chevron is such a cute trend that makes anything look more chic. It's amazing how simple accents really change up the look and vibe of a room. It's great because it can actually be affordable!

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    1. I am really loving chevron too - it is an easy way to make the room feel modern & up to date!

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  3. I would gladly hire you if we were closer together. I desperately need my home decorated (haven't really done much since the move) but I have no energy to do it!!

    Would you be willing to share this or another post on my blog next week??

    Sequins&Stilettos

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    1. I know what you mean about having no energy to decorate...it can easily become low on my list of priorities, but once I got around to it, it made such a positive impact on my mood :-)

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  4. It looks great! I love the color scheme and those chevron pillows are so pretty.

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    1. Thanks Schnelle - I'm so glad I could find something that worked with the dark leather sofa...it was pretty hard to coordinate with!

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  5. I love it! The pillows are perfect! And don't worry- every room is a work in progress, and I always think it's a good idea to decorate with what you have and what you like until you find the perfect pieces for that room, so good on you for refreshing the space!

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    1. Thanks Jen - it's amazing what a difference small changes can make :-) I'm still on the lookout for a larger art piece, but luckily the pillows and posters can be easily repurposed around the house when I do find it.

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  6. Love this, the cushions look amazing! x

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    1. Thanks! I especially love the soft fuzzy ones :-)

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  7. So pretty! Where is your couch from?

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    1. Thanks! It's very practical too - its easy to keep clean even with small kids around :-)

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  9. Love the finished product! It's amazing what a difference wall decor makes. This is such a fun room!

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    1. Thanks Bettina - it feels a lot more cheerful now!

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  10. It's amazing how much pictures and some pillows can transform a room. Looks great!

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