This week’s episode is a Styling and Colour Rescue at home! Find out how to transform a room with just one trip to the big box home decor store!
And of course, some hot styling tips you can apply in your home too.
There’s a lot that can happen with one (or more) shopping trips. Especially when you drag me along to create moodboards in real life with pillows, lamps and decor–right inside the store.
That’s because there’s so much power in creating “a look and a feel” for your rooms. And when you have the right accessories, a design plan, plus some styling expertise (aka ME) you can transform ANY room from blah to beautiful. #DecoratingFairy🪄
Let’s meet Meghan (and her husband, smirking in the back left of this photo) 😉
She’s the daughter of one of my sister’s friends and we decided to help bring some colour and style to her new home while I was in Calgary recently.
I traveled to Calgary with my sister Anita back in July to stay at her friend Meghan’s home. And, when we arrived, we had planned to style her living room.
But soon after, it turned into something a lot more epic. And we decided to style several other rooms in her home too!
Transforming a home with styling and colour
Her upstairs bonus room had so much potential to be fabulous so this is the room got decorated before we even got to tweaking the accessories in the living room.
See the fun, Modern Family style interview video here.
Here’s the before:
Shopping in a big box everything store like Homegoods or Homesense is a huge timesaver. Without this store, it would have taken a few weeks to achieve what we were able to accomplish in four days.
Since we didn’t need an area rug for this room, as soon as I found the collection of art we brought them to the pillow department!
Here’s the super fun after! The standing lamp in this corner came from another room in the house.
While lately I’m in love with layering art around and behind a TV, we did not hang any art around this one since we had the gallery wall above the sofa and the two pieces across, the eye needs a place to rest.
Also the oversize television filled up the wall on it’s own.
Wallpaper your walls with inexpensive wall art galleries
Here’s the wall that needed some interest, colour and styling ASAP.
And so many people are way too significant about off-the-shelf artwork. So I want to re-frame it for you.
Call it wallpaper.
If you have a collection of art, then by all means fill your walls with meaningful art.
But if that is not your situation, there’s a danger of your walls being mostly empty forever. And that’s just sad given how transformative it is when your walls have something beautiful to look at – and pull the space together!
Meghans husband’s request was he just wanted the art and photos they ALREADY had to actually go up on the walls. So we worked with some pieces they had in addition to a few new ones. But they had lived here for four years since building this home and still had very little decor up on the walls.
I get it. The new build process is NOT easy. Many of us lose steam before it’s over and just want to get our things inside. Who’s got more time or money to decorate?
But that’s why I’m always saying… don’t forget to save money for decorating. Because that’s what makes it truly FEEL like home.
Here’s the after:
The photo above shows the old end tables, at the last minute we found the right ones (below). The large, overscale lamps really make this space come together as well.
Here’s a HOT TIP about lamps: In general, the larger scale they are, the more expensive they look.
Watch me transform this home in a new Colour Rescue episode
Head over to Youtube to watch my latest Colour Rescue episode and find out how much this room cost. It’s a good one. You’re going to adore this couple!
Stop waiting for your house to be pretty!
It doesn’t make sense to wait when you find out how inexpensive wallpapering your walls WITH ART can be!
Stay tuned for more styling tips while I visit more homes and transform them with styling.