Setting the Mood

I mentioned (very briefly) in a past post that I wanted to start working on a few mood boards for the house.  And due to some recent massive and unexpected financial burdens, this seems to be the best way to still get to play around with my ideas without spending money that we don’t have.

So I work in stages – am I the only one?  And to start, I’ll give you the Living Room and our shorter term plan…  Or at least something that could resemble it in the hopefully-sometime-sooner-than-2018 future:

preview

The plans include a couch (which we already own), a tufted ottoman (which I hope to make myself), a rug (since our floors are aaalllll tile), and a new entertainment center (I doubt Studly would go along with this one, but I love it for it’s color, and it’s casual, country-chic charm.  It’s definitely a work in progress, and I know it needs more color… or texture… or just – SOMEthing!  But it’s a start.  And this will be the first room we tackle because it’s really the center of our home.  Heh – that’s both literally and figuratively.  Nice one, Hope. *selfhighfive

So I’m shopping around for a rug that’s neutral, with at least a little visual interest in it… but still simple enough to both last us for a long time AND to go with almost anything as we really develop this room… and SUPER duper cheap.  Also, it must be Studly approved, and that seeeeeeriously cuts out pretty much the majority of the good options I find.  *le sigh

So as I work to develop a more long term plan, play around with some varying colors and styles, and work on improving my seriously hurting photoshop skills, does anyone have any suggestions?  Any styles that you’ve been dying to try yourself, but haven’t had the chance or the guts to commit to?

Help a sister out!

~Hope

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Posted on September 2, 2014, in home. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. I’m a Marshall’s and Home Gooods addict. Even if just to browse and take pictures for future reference. It’s a good way to put things together in person and snap a shot or two.

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  2. I don’t even have photoshop so I am impressed! 😀 I like what you have. I am much more of a neutrals girl than flashy. But I like having pops of color here and there. I too have a couple diy home projects that I hope to tackle after we come back from our year overseas (recovering a lovely (but ugly right now) chair and a slipcover for our glider that was used as a canvas for my children’s art skills with my mascara and a highlighter 😉

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