Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Epic Fail: Empty Spaces




Confession: I am NOT a great decorator... I'm not really even an okay decorator... I would describe my house for the past 5 years as less than inspiring.

But I am sooo ready for a change. We have been spring-cleaning for the past few months, and we are finally ready for the redecorating stage.  I am the "pull out pictures from a magazine and pin 400 ideas on Pinterest, but never actually make it happen in my own house" kinda decorator. I like so many different styles, but when it comes to putting a room together, I struggle.  


I can organize and figure out functional pieces, but I have no clue how to do the "fluff." You know, the pieces that are in a room and serve absolutely no purpose but to look pretty.


Ex: Fluff

                                                                                            Source: wanelo.com via Lily on Pinterest



My brain seems to struggle against adding more clutter, and if there isn't a real purpose for something, my gut reflex is to get it out of here.

Now that the house is clean and organized, I am realizing how pathetic most of my walls are looking, and I really want our home to reflect us... as individuals and as a family. I want each room to have some sort of theme and a totally different feeling. I want all my favorite pictures displayed in non-traditional ways. 

I want someone coming in for the first time to be able to sense who we are and what we love just by looking around...



So, how do I pull that off?



 First, I decided what needs to be done. I have 4 areas that are in desperate need of some fluff. So onto Pinterest I go for inspiration...


1: The living room above the couch: I have had my yellow chalk board up all by its lonesome for months now, still branded with the "Can't wait for baby Conner" announcement from the shower we had like 4 months ago. Epic fail.





I would love some sort of collage back there. Maybe something like this?  


                                                                                  Source: apartmenttherapy.com via Lily on Pinterest




Or this?



                                                                                    Source: bellemaison23.com via Lily on Pinterest



I would love love love to find a world map and do something like this:


                                                                                Source: littlebirdiesecrets.blogspot.com via Lily on Pinterest



#2: The nursery/ office- It is finally clean!! Woohooo!


I am sure this big empty space would be a interior
designers dream, but it is just giving me anxiety: 





I keep going back to this nursery I found on Pinterest. I really love all the little details:

                                                                                                Source: simplysadiejane.com via Lily on Pinterest
   

And I love all of these patterns:
                                                                                                        Source: etsy.com via Lily on Pinterest


                                                 


#3- Master, over the bed: 

I really want to paint a collage of quotes over the head board:




Something like this, but painted directly on the wall:


                                                                                            Source: bhg.com via Lily on Pinterest




Can I pull that off without it looking like one of those "nailed it" epic fail photos?

hmmmmmm we'll see...


And #4- The master bathroom wall: 





It has been a blank space for 5 years,

 and I got nothin.

 I am on a countdown until August.
 I have to finish these projects before baby B comes,
 or before I get so big I can't function. :)


Does anyone else have this problem? 
Empty spaces and walls that you just have no 
idea what to fill with?? Has Pinterest really helped you
with decorating inspiration?



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