Aaaand we’re off. I’m so excited to be hosting The New Year, New Room Refresh Challenge again this year. It was such a great way to kickoff the New Year last year that I wanted to do it all over again this year. The premise is that you refresh a room and create a new look to symbolize a fresh start to the year. I’ve invited more of my friends to join in and this year you can too! At the end of the 4 weeks we will be opening up our blogs for you to show off your own refreshed room via a linkup. Stay tuned for those details as the weeks progress. In the meantime, this week is all about your inspiration and room design.
Here is the room to start. It’s okay, but I really wanted to change this room practically 5 minutes after I had finished it last year. I’d like to lighten the room, bring a more sophisticated touch with contemporary pieces while still maintaining a fusion of global style.
Here are the spaces inspiring me.
I have wrecked my mind coming up with a space to refresh this year. I had so many options given that my hubs revealed to me he wanted a more contemporary look in our home. Yes, after a year of decorating with a more casual appeal, I have to restart the process to create a global contemporary eclectic home. I’m starting with the front of the house and turned to a few rooms for inspiration.
After weeks of changing the design, I finally settled on this room board. It’s a bit more contemporary, but I feel still infuses a global casualty that I relate to. The sofa is from Urban Home. It’s a more sleek design compared to the leather sofa I currently have in the living room. The rug, courtesy of RugsUSA, is a blend of my favorite colors to decorate with. The blue with hints of orange brings a new feel to the room. Probably the most noticeable change is that the green curtains are gone. I loved this green color, but lighter curtains will open up the room and make this small living room seem much larger.
I’m keeping the rattan side tables and adding a new cool lamp from LampsPlus. I love when lamps have a lot of character. Finally, I’ll be giving a few pieces a paint job with Velvet Finishes paint. I’m going back and forth whether to paint the china cabinet completely or give it a weathered look.
Since the living room is off of the entryway, I decided to tackle it too. This amazing Candice Olsen wallpaper from Wallpaper Boulevard will immediately luxe up the entryway. It’s all about finding the right balance with the console table and accessories after that point. I’m still working on this space, but I like the direction its heading. What do you think?
I welcome you to take on the challenge too and get ready to share it at the end of the month. Check out what my friends are doing today! I really can’t wait to check out their spaces.
Casa Watkins Living // A Designer At Home // Bigger Than The Three Of Us // Domicile 37 // Fresh Crush // Iris Nacole // Monica Wants It // Pocketful of Posies // Seeking Lavender Lane // Sharon Joyce Interiors // This Is Our Bliss // Up To Date Interiors // Vintage Romance Style
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Check out the progress for week 2 by clicking the image below!