Today I am here to show you how to make decorating easy with the DIY Home Planner. I’ll be sharing a few photos and also how I came up with the inspiration for it. Because let’s face it, the last thing I would call myself is a decorator and I certainly don’t want to lose my mind over this.
Let’s take a quick look at the room before. it was a mustard color which really did little to make any of the photography I shot in there look good. But I digress. I don’t believe this color is flattering for anyone. Trust me on this… it had to go!
Ever since I was a young girl I have been obsessed with floor plans, and was delighted to see that KariAnne had a whole section in the book all about how to create your own, and how to position furniture in your room without actually having to move it first.
It also has pockets so you can store your paint chips and fabric swatches. A portable decorating mood board, if you will.
I also used a fun app on the internet called Roomstyler that helps you create 3D images of your rooms. This gives you a good idea of how your furniture will look in the room.
But not this time!
But then something extraordinary happened.
They approached me about painting a wall a non-white color… for the most part. And this was the result.
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Reading KariAnne’s book was freeing for me because I felt as if it was okay to let the girls do this and not worry so much about the outcome. After all this is our home, we should be comfortable with it and it should be designed for us. It should make us happy and bring joy!
Normally I would shy away from so much color, but in this space it all came together. So I trusted in KariAnne and let the girls guide me, instead of the other way around, which is usually the case!
By the way, if you have ever been to her blog, you will understand why I trust her decorating advice so much. Her home is impeccable and warm, and sweet and so many more things all rolled into one.
Of course nothing could have prepared us for this beautiful rug that we found there. It looked as if it was meant to be in that bedroom all along. Notice the ombre effect here?
You can see how this whole black and white vibe is really coming together. And the blue, well, that was the unexpected surprise of the whole plan. We went with it and have not looked back since.
I am so glad to be done with this one. For a while there, I was dreaming gray colors… so many and all with different undertones… who even knew that was a thing! Thank you KariAnne… now I can go back to my normally scheduled dreams.
It is infused with lots of KariAnne stories and witticisms but most of all it is full of hard earned advice for us folks who need all the help we can get when it comes to decorating.
In the coming weeks I’ll be sharing lots more projects for these rooms that have become our new home.
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