Happy Friday! WE MADE IT although I think we can all agree that at this point I have 0 idea what day of the week it is especially during this pandemic. MAN!
Okay so like all of you I have been in our home more than ever which I am sure you can also relate to. I also work from home so day in and day out I am moving in between different rooms and finally one day I walked into her teen room/play room and I said to myself this room doesn’t feel like right so I quickly went into my interior design mind set. This was another room I had been meaning to get to after we moved in but instead it just turned into a catch all space. It seemed unfinished and not as welcoming as I wanted.
Step One: Clear the clutter get rid of items or old memorabilia that is no longer be used. That way you can actually see what the space looks like that you have to work with. In this case I took out Sofia’s teepee and some of her school work we had displayed and put it in her school accomplishment binder which is great to have because it keeps all of her important school items contained as one:) I talked through some of the things she wanted to keep and what she was okay saving for another day. If you completely would like to not keep the item selling on Facebook marketplace has always been a good luck charm for me.
Just to give you an idea of the before we had in this room this is what I was working with. It was kind of just a thrown together assortment of artwork and had no rhyme or reason. Keep in mind right now everything is decorated for Halloween as well:)
Step two: Use what you have around your home. As you can see I used the white floating shelves that were already on this wall as well as the three tiered bookshelf and bulletin board. I LOVE floating shelves because you can switch out the décor on them as often as you want. I picked up a few of these frames from Target and I also picked up the this mirror below as well. I still have to fill the frames with some photos but for now they are better than before. I displayed some of Sofia’s favorite books on the shelf too that are some of her favs. This wooden side table was also a new addition because it was the perfect size for next to this blue chair. I love the wooden texture on it as well as the white wash of the wood color.
I spray painted this console black and I am SO happy I did! I LOVE the Rustoleum brand because it goes on so easy and dries so quickly. The woven baskets I found at Homegoods. I loved the detailing on them and the fact that they can store all of the games we have it is perfect! I simplified the storage and organization in these bins and on the shelves so everything is MUCH more accessible.
As you can see it has definitely evolved over time and I love the way it turned out. Sofia and Andy have even told me they love spending time in here now and think it is really cozy. Simplifying and purging this room made SUCH a huge difference;) I hope this inspires you to tackle one of the rooms in your home!
Items I used to style this room: