Accessorizing and Styling

I just finished accessorizing and styling a family room for a young couple. The spare room used to function as their home office, but they decided to repurpose this extra room and now utilize it as a place to sit and watch some television. I suggested they remove the doors so it feels less like the bedroom it once was. I also recommended a sectional so they have ample seating in the small space.

A few items were already owned (the yellow tv stand was scored for $30!), and most of the rest of the items we shopped for together. All on a budget to create a cozy, comfortable room that now feels more homey.

A few before shots


A small, round coffee table was ideal for the space since the room was small and it balances off the rectangular shape of the sofa. It also picks up the circles of the area rug, ottoman and mirrors, creating movement. The pattern of the ottoman and area rug are also a nice play on scale. The area rug also brings in some color and pattern to the otherwise neutral room.

That’s what I call affordable decorating.

Happy Thursday!

  1. September 27, 2012

    Nice work! Love the shot with the green from the next room showing!

  2. September 27, 2012

    absolutely great work. talk about adding life to a space! love the guitar ‘art.’

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  4. September 27, 2012

    It always just makes me so impressed that you can transform these spaces with just small tweeking! Honestly, it always looks like a major overhaul, but when you get down to it, it’s just an incredible eye for design, it’s like a superpower…you’re like DESIGNMAVEN! Saving the world one living room at a time!!! (c;

  5. September 27, 2012

    this is amazing. you are so talented!

  6. September 27, 2012

    This looks amazing! We still need to fine tune our garage 🙂

  7. September 27, 2012

    Wow! Waaaaay Better! Nice work! When we are able to buy a place, we will be hiring you 🙂

  8. September 27, 2012

    Holy Guacamole!! It’s so fabuloso I shed a teardrop. I can’t wait to see what else you do!! You’re a rock star sans the heroin <3

  9. Oh my gawwwwwd! You are so freakin stylish Irene! Best. Stylist. Evah.

    My fav part is the mounted guitar. I also like the starbursts on the wall.

    I plan on stealing all of your tips and taking the credit. JK! Kind of….

  10. September 27, 2012

    WOW! That looks amazing!

  11. September 27, 2012

    Nice! It doesn’t feel like a bedroom at all. Cute coffee table. Is it vintage?

    • September 27, 2012

      Thanks Nay. Yup, coffee table if from thrift store. Forty bucks, if I remember correctly.

  12. September 28, 2012

    Very nice, I love it!

  13. September 28, 2012

    My talented Ne! I can’t wait until my living room “after” is complete!

  14. September 29, 2012

    This looks awesome! Great work!

  15. October 14, 2012

    Nailed it!

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