room decor

How to take risks with paint

With just a few coats of a pretty new hue you can completely revamp your space. Easier said than done because I know how often your mind can be changed when it comes to making a paint color decision! It’s the never ending battle of do I or don’t I? You see something you like on Pinterest, or maybe even something your fave designer (ah-hem) has done and decide that this is it. You’ve finally made up your mind, 100% confident and not turning back. You head down to your local paint store, pick up a sample and then…..chicken out. And guess what, that’s OK! Because sometimes you just need some time to process this life changing decision (clearly jk). Rest assured that your original idea is probably what you should follow through with. Or, a version of that idea at least. My rule of thumb is to always go with your first instincts. Because 1) That is what you are really drawn to. And 2) You will always wonder what it would have looked like. And you don’t need those kinds of thoughts filling your brain on the daily, you’ve got other important things to think about. SO, I’m here to tell you, O’ brave one, that just going for it with a bold new paint color is worth the risk and if you don’t believe me, here are 10 examples to prove it. From painted floors, bright walls, a pink ceiling, ombre style and bright moulding & baseboards (see another super-duper example here) these rooms will show you that a little bold paint can go a long way. Wondering which paint brand to use? While we use a few different sources, my favorite and go-t0 is Ecos Paints. Because whether I’m designing a nursery, kids room or your family room, the healthiest and safest choice is the Eco-Friendly, non-toxic line of paint from Ecos.

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Trending Now: Letter Decor

If you don’t already have your child’s initial on the wall of their room, I’d start thinking of incorporating it because this trend is spreading like wildfire and there’s no stopping it. Wall letters are not a “new” thing by any means, they’ve been around forever but lately I’m seeing it in different forms. From the OG wood letter, to marquee light letters, overscale murals, wall decals, framed art, bookcases….it’s basically boarded a crazy train... And I like it! I think it’s such an important feature, and by important I mean “decoratively important”, because it adds that personalized element to the room. I was researching a completely different topic the other day and realized that there were two personalization examples within that post as well. You have to check out this clever globe in a kids room that an initial was painted on, it’s really cool. I remember (and still have) the wood name plate that was in my room circa 1987. Yep, all 9 letters of my name carved in wood. That was as personalized as it got back then. If anyone had suggested to plaster my initial “S” onto my wall from floor to ceiling, it would have sounded like an indulgent over-the-top idea. Fast forward to 2014 and if you don’t have your child’s initial in the room at 9′ tall then you’d better hop back on the cool train with the rest of ‘em or risk criticism (gasp) at your next mommy and me play date in the park. Well, maybe not that critical but if you are thinking of redecorating your kids room or are currently planning your nursery to-be, I hope these ideas will spark some letter decor inspiration for you!