Mentally, I’m in full on vacation/trip mode. I typically attempt to maintain my momentum going till Christmas, after which take off the final week of December, however I’m having such a tough time this 12 months. I simply need to plant myself in my recliner below a comfy blanket, scorching chocolate in hand, whereas watching ridiculous Christmas rom-coms and scrolling Instagram.
I’m not going to let myself fully take a look at simply but. I nonetheless have simply over one full week to finish these 4 targets I had for the studio earlier than the top of the 12 months. I’m going to do my greatest to complete these. However over these previous few days, I’ve spent extra time than ordinary scrolling Instagram, Pinterest and Houzz for inspiration for our future household room, which I hope I’ll be capable to embellish sooner or later subsequent 12 months.
For those who’re new round right here, we don’t presently have a household room. The room that I’m referring to is a part of an addition that we hope to construct onto our home subsequent 12 months. We’re presently working with the architect to get the plans drawn up for the contractor to undergo town for approval and permits. As soon as our addition is constructed, our home ground plan will appear like this. The areas in pink are the areas that can be added.
So the household room can be accessed through the again doorways of the present music room. That room appears like this…
When these doorways (which open like pocket doorways) are opened, there can be bookcases on the left wall, a fire with a lot of seating on the suitable, and the doorways out to the again yard straight forward.
I’ve been dreaming about what I need this room to appear like. My two largest priorities are (1) to saturate the room with shade, and (2) to make the room cozy. So I began scrolling Houzz and Instagram to see what caught my eye, and what I may use as a leaping off level for our future household room. I’ve gathered a couple of of the images that I like probably the most.
This primary one definitely matches the colourful requirement, however I don’t essentially get a comfy vibe from it. That would probably change with some sofas that look somewhat squishier and comfier, and with a darker teal as a substitute of turquoise. However I do love the combo of the turquoise, inexperienced, pink, and orange. Swap the turquoise for teal, and people are my colours!
Relating to cozy, this undoubtedly meets that requirement. Simply take a look at that attractive teal on the partitions! I do suppose it’s too darkish for our household room, and I personally choose white ceilings. However there needs to be a contented medium between this and the earlier too-bright-for-me turquoise.
This one is a tiny bit lighter. Or perhaps it’s only a shinier sheen that’s reflecting extra gentle and letting extra shade come by way of. What a stunning shade! If I had a room that was coated on this shade and felt that cozy, I don’t know that I’d ever need to depart.
This one can be too darkish. I’m conscious of that. 🙂 However once more, there needs to be a contented medium that can give me this cozy feeling with an equally attractive teal-ish shade that gained’t darken the room a lot. And once more, I’ll all the time go for white ceilings, and my home windows keep uncovered always to let as a lot gentle in as doable.
It is a nice instance of a darker teal shade being offset with a lot of shade to brighten it up.
Right here’s one other darkish teal room that feels lighter due to the brighter ceiling. However I’d nonetheless solely have white ceilings. Look how attractive that matching teal couch is with the partitions, although! I like that look.
Right here’s one other darkish teal room. It’s attractive, however I’d by no means do a darkish ceiling. I feel a white ceiling would go a great distance in direction of brightening up the room, whereas the teal on the partitions would nonetheless maintain it cozy.
The complete view of this subsequent room really reveals that the room is white, however the bookcase is turquoise/teal. I a lot choose this shut up view simply specializing in the bookcase. I’ve tried white on my partitions earlier than, and I simply can’t do it.
However right here’s an instance of teal bookcases with teal being carried onto the partitions as effectively. It’s so attractive!!
However now to my high two favorites. These are nice examples of utilizing a great deal of shade with out making the room too darkish. Simply look how stunning that is.
And now for my #1 favourite inspiration image. I LOVE the couch shade!!!
So these are simply my beginning factors, but when I may make our household room appear like some form of good combo between these final two rooms, I’d be completely completely happy.
Addicted 2 Adorning is the place I share my DIY and adorning journey as I rework and embellish the 1948 fixer higher that my husband, Matt, and I purchased in 2013. Matt has M.S. and is unable to do bodily work, so I do the vast majority of the work on the home on my own. You may study extra about me right here.