Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Recipe for a room: Americana redefined

I'm launching a little series here on the blog, "recipe for a room." I'm simply going to show you how to put together a room pretty quickly and easily that will make your eyes dance and please your wallet. I have no training in this nor do I consider myself expert, so this is just how I do this- my must-haves for every room. 
Rooms that make my heart sing have a cohesive thread or color palette and make my eyes bounce from item to item. They also have to be pretty kid-friendly because of my current season of life!
So I took a beige couch that everyone owns and built the room around that, most people pick paint out first, but I usually put at least one thing in the room I absolutely love and build the color palette around that item. To set up this room place the couch on one side and place two chairs across from it, or you could use another couch too. Also, I love patterns because of the interest they provide in a room, but its a little tricky when combining patterns. The rule is go with the same color palette but smaller pattern scales. Since the rug is pretty busy stick with simple pillow patterns, add throw blankets for texture, basket for storage and stick with a microfiber couch in a classic color. You can always always change out pillow and accessories, but keep big items classic and simple. This is a pretty traditional room I threw together for a friend who loved Americana style, but wanted to change it up a bit. So I kept that in mind and went with a different  red and blue then the traditional primary colors. Real persian rugs are not kid-friendly but this one isn't real from home decorators and persian rugs never never go out of style. And lastly, if you live in a track home like most of us do changing out the light fixture will breath new life into that room instantly. Let me know if you have any requests for a room you'd like to see done!

4 comments:

Amy @ Five Kinds of Happy said...

Fun! I love big Persian rugs - especially in lighter colours like this one. The pillows are lovely too!
xAmy

Fashion Heaven said...

Thanks for sharing- really inspiring :)

Fashion Instyle said...

Thanks for your post, I like this post very much.

Kelly said...

I love the couch. It's very comfortable for sitting.

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