The easiest and cheapest way to add some color to a room is adding accent pieces, pillows and area rugs. For our “boudoir” I wanted to add an area rug for color, but it took some time. I searched but took my time because I wasn’t in a hurry. I knew eventually I’d find one. Our bedroom has different furniture pieces from different eras and style, so I needed something that would blend with each piece and fabrics, yet add the right amount of color to the room. I’m overjoyed with having hardwood floors, but ever since removing the carpet, I knew eventually I would want an area rug just for some added color but held off until I finished decorating the room.
I also wanted a splash of pink in the room (my desire was to paint the room a very soft pale pink, but hubby said “no way – he can’t sleep in a pink room”, so that’s how the sage green landed on the walls. I’m considering doing a stencil (tone on tone) but that’s later down the line. I’m excited because after searching I found a rug that suits my room. It balances the pieces and adds pop of color to the space.
I was inspired by this silk screen print pillow I ordered online from TJMaxx. The purple flowers caught my eye.
By adding the pillow and the rug, they enhanced the colors of the room.
I also switched the lamp shades to give more color which made quite an impact on the look. By adding black and the brass table to the room seemed to warm the tone and make it a bit modern.
On my husband’s dresser, I finally ditched the dried hydrangeas and added a pineapple plant and covered some old books with gold foil wrapping paper. I’m still searching for the right dresser decor.
Overall I love the rug and new added touches to the room
So, whatcha think? Have you started your new year with some new looks? In the meantime… Happy hunting while you thrift your house into a home!