Seriously, all. I need some interior design help!
During the summer of 2011 we decided to renovate some areas of our home that needed some serious attention. First up: the kitchen! We were living in an outdated builder’s basic kitchen that did not work for our family. Today, I’m proud to say that the kitchen is the absolute best feature of the house and was well worth the time and money put into it.
One project always leads to fifty others, right? The kitchen renovation gave way to new wood flooring throughout the downstairs, new cabinetry and fixtures in the powder room, new tile in the laundry room, new base moldings and doors, as well as a new interior paint color. It was a lot of work technically completed but still remains incomplete – if that makes any sense.
This is what I mean: our entry way. When we painted, we took down a rectangle mirror and two candle sconces that hung over the buffet cabinet. The mirror was always too small for this very tall wall. Now instead of a undersized mirror, we have nothing. Nothing…for 18 months. The space is dark and unwelcoming and I have no idea how to make it any different!
In my head, I see these possible changes but I have no idea if they’d work. Home decor is seriously not my thing. You should see our family room and upstairs. Woah.
I’d like to replace the two cheap art frames on the left wall with a large photograph on canvas – maybe. On the main wall, I’d really like this mirror from Ballad Designs. I’m still trying to decide if we keep the buffet cabinet or not. We’ve had it for 10+ years and it’s filled with junk. We use this space mostly as a dumping ground for keys and charging our iPhones. I’d maybe like to add a lamp (it’s really dark in this space in the evening hours) and I would love to see an array of personal photographs without the top being too cluttered looking. The right wall desperately needs something too. Either personal framed photos or artwork. I’ve thought about a chalkboard or magnet board to display school work but I have a feeling that would get too sloppy.
I’ve started a Pinterest board to gather up some entryway ideas. I haven’t been able to find many as of yet. This photo and this photo are excellent examples of exactly how I want my home to feel when a guest enters it. I love beautiful simplicity with touches of colors and textiles that all work together. I just don’t know how to get there.
Have any suggestions?