Every design plan has to have its start. There needs to be a catalyst to push you towards a concept for the rest of the room. For me, that catalyst was a $20 couch from The Cookie Jar Resale Shop. If you’re wanting to decorate for a new room or home, my advice would be to start off with a signature piece. Look for something that you love. It could be something you already have. A dining room table your mom was getting rid of, an old family photo, a vase you got as a wedding gift, ANYTHING. Just as long as it speaks to you. Next, you just have to figure out why it speaks to you. Is it the shape, the color, its age, its story? These questions will help you see what to do with the rest of the room. For example, I love this couch because of its 1960’s retro feel. I also love it because of its feminine color. The wood that outlines this couch is definitely my favorite part. Now that I know what I like about my piece, I can see my direction for the rest of the room. I’ll choose retro looking furniture, preferably from the 60’s. I’m going to stick to feminine colors (I think I’m going to go with a berry similar to the couch color and a tealish blue). Lastly, I want to have accents of wood throughout the room. There are definitely other ways to start designing a room, but starting with a signature piece has certainly made the job alot easier for me. 🙂
So it’s been a ridiculously long time since I’ve written here, which is… dumb. It’s summer! I should have all the time in the world to come up with new things right? Well frankly, I’ve been stumped and writer’s block has been hitting hard. That being said, I’m going to try to get back into the swing of things. In a month or so I’m moving into my first place (a super cute apartment). I’m really excited to use this space to express what I love and who I am and to share it with my friends. So here are some of the first brainstorming sessions.
So far I know I want…
1) to stick to a retro 1960’s, eclectic feel (mixed with some whimsy of course)
2) a chalkboard paint backslash in my kitchen
3) those awesome mirrors in the top right photo!
Decorating suggestion and ideas from those more experienced home beautifiers would rock so please let me know what you think!