room decor ideas

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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10 easy room makeover ideas

Spring is the time for cleaning out your old and unused items and redecorating! This can be super fun but you’ll need a plan of attack. I’ve got a few fast and easy makeover ideas to refresh your kids room and make you feel like a Spring cleaning queen!

1-Add a little wallpaper: I know I’ve said this time and time again, but I can’t help it because it really is a quick update. This time, instead of wallpapering a wall in the bedroom, use it for the closet. Choose a bright, fun pattern so that every time you open those doors it’ll bring a smile to your face. 2-Add contrast with paint: Choose a dark chocolate brown or a pop of color for your baseboards. It’s like applying eyeliner, it’ll make your walls pop. 3-Consider the space overhead: Don’t forget to give your ceiling some love too! A fun DIY is to add gold or silver stars to your ceiling with rubber stamps and metallic ink pad. If that’s not up your alley, at least tint your white ceiling color with a dallop of the wall color to add a sweet shade. 4-Re-think that empty wall: No wall should be left undressed, so gather up your most precious photos and frame them to create a gallery wall of family memories in your kids room. Add bright colored frames for a fun look. 5-Add tassel or fringe: It’s like the icing on the cake and everything always looks better with fringe! Add it to a lampshade or even to the edges of the drapery. 6-Switch out the knobs & pulls: Out with the old wood finish drawer knob and in with the new statement hardware! This can really change the look of your furniture instantly and it costs very little. My fave places for cool hardware are Anthropologie and Hobby Lobby. 7-Stylishly Organized: Pick up those toys on the floor and store them in kid friendly bins that you wont mind leaving out for display. These raccoon bins from The Container Store are totes adorb! 8-Go Angular: Rearrange the furniture in the room for a whole new look. By placing the crib or bed on an angle, you’ll change the whole dynamic of the room. 9-Add a bold light fixture: With so many lighting options you will easily find something unique to replace your old fixture with. A quick and simple change that will give the room a whole new feel. 10-Treat the floor: Add a new rug and bring life to your floor with a stripe or a mix of pattern. I love this glamour girl rug for a girls room. Your floors never looked so glam! I hope you’ll try one of these easy tips for a quick room make over in your home. Let me know how it works out. Good luck!

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!