If you love what can be a somewhat bold color like yellow, but aren’t comfortable going all-out
Then let’s take it in baby steps. How about adding in a chair with a great pattern? This one could work it’s way into many different style rooms…
via http://www.crateandbarrel.com Or what about a neutral sofa in a nice shade of yellow…nothing too crazy….
If that’s too traditional or “country” for you, spice things up with a funky print like the one below.
Both fabrics from http://www.calicocorners.com
The room has really started to come together. As with the rest of our house, it’s definitely an eclectic mix of furniture and accessories. In this one photo above you can see farmhouse, traditional, & oriental all in one shot.
And now one more detail shot of the every day china I’m still as obsessed with today as the day I registered for it. And check out the georgous antique linens I snagged at a yard sale yesterday. $5 for 4 placemats and 4 napkins, and they are practically a perfect match for my china and the room as a whole!
Now, I’ve got just a few more updates to make. The wall with the old window hanging on it is SCREAMING for a china cabinet, but i just haven’t found the perfect one yet. And if I’ve learned anything decorating this house, it’s that you shouldn’t buy something just because there’s a space in your house that needs it. Wait until you find something you truly LOVE. Placeholders until that moment are just a waste of time and money! Same story with the light fixture. I just haven’t found exactly what I want in here. To be honest, I’m not sure exactly what I want, but it will hit me when I see it!
Hope you’ve enjoyed the dining room tour. As always, please leave comments and suggestions!
I feel like I’ve finally gotten our living room to a place I’m happy with (for now…until I decide to rearrange and redorate…again). And now my obsession has moved into the bedroom. (DECORATING the bedroom, people! Get your mind out of gutter!). Right now, we’ve got a great khaki tufted velvet headboard mostly because it takes up less space than a full-on bed and, being in an older home, we’ve got a small bedroom. We’ve got a Pottery Barn-esque rug with deep reds, olive greens, and a very pretty light blue color in it that I love with the color of our walls. The curtains are Pottery Barn linen, which I love, but I’m guessing you can sense an overwhelmingly neutral tone in here. Khaki headboard, khaki curtains, brown duvet…..yeah, it’s
With the rug being the only colorful part of the room, I decided to use is as inspiration to find fabrics to customize our bedding. Here’s what I’m thinking…Three euro shams & a matching bedskirt in this toile…
Oooh, and one more thing! Some trim like below and a little of the striped or dotted fabric and the bottom of my curtains…
Once I’ve made final decisions on the master bedroom, I’ll move on to the guest room, which I plan to do a in a little more fun and playful style.
I’m planning to go fabric shopping soon! (Which I will document because you have GOT to see this great little fabric outlet I found…crazy deals, I tell ya).