Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Pretty, cute, and totally attainable!

It's not too hard to find imagery of gorgeous interiors and rooms, but how many of those spaces could the average dweller pull off, and more importantly, live in? Not many. Any image can provide inspiration for a starting point, but I think these images go a little farther. Most (ok, not all- I tried) of the objects look like something you or I would use, have, and/or actually be able to afford in our homes. What do you think?

Old sheets, linens, or clothing could be patch-worked together to create a shabby-chic shower curtain like the one above.


We don't all have the space for a luxurious chaise in the bathroom, but even a chair can provide a little glamor.


Cluttered kitchen? Me too. Try and collect items within a color palette you decide on - or based on what you have the most of already, and the clutter won't look so chaotic, but cute. For example, all the kitchen wares in the above pictures are pastels, and therefore, even when things aren't put away, the chaos looks intentional.

Old pillows serve as cushions and dress up these chairs, found objects like the clementine crates serve as rustic table decor.

Vintage luggage as a night stand or side table can probably be found at yard sales or thrift stores, and lend themselves to a slightly "disheveled" look.


A pile of pretty pillows and a throw can disguise a not-so-great couch. And pillows are less expensive and easier to change out than a couch.



Again, these storage areas are kept looking tidy because all of the boxes, containers, and fabrics color coordinate.

Glasses and jars make a cute and casual flower arrangement



Cover a dingy side table with a vintage tablecloth


The "vintage" look is a great one to adopt, because you can be so versatile. Notice how a worn chair, or a worn tray table make cute nightstands.



I'm not a fan of matching furniture suites or sets. All of this furniture is different, but tied together by the vibrant blue used throughout the room.

A ho-hum and dark dining table is upgraded by adding modern accessories

via Easy Living

1 comment:

house decor said...

i Love the chair in the white bathroom, the colors really make a statement.

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