My husband, son, and I moved into our current home a little more than a year ago. We transitioned from a home built in 1945 which we spent five years entirely redoing to a house built five years ago which needed very little tweaking. I have discovered though that I need to live in a home for some time before completely decorating the space.
Our office has been an area that was functional but dull. The room had good "bones" : neutral walls, a lovely white desk and bookshelf (a la Pottery Barn), and banana leaf baskets for storage and some texture. I didn't want to spent a lot of money on a redo, so I simply bought a lamp and two art prints. Here are the results.
|Just. Plain. Boring.|
|Lovely blue lamp from Marshalls - $35|
|Artwork found at a sidewalk sale in a nearby town - $150|
This room seems so much more inviting with just a few additions to the space. Now, onto finding new bedding for our master bedroom (easier said than done, but that's another post.)