I know I’ve told you before that my all-time favorite cold weather drink is hot chocolate. I’m craving some right now, just typing this! Well, I spotted this beautifully styled hot chocolate bar at Gig Masters this week, and not only did it inspire me, it got me started on a search to find the yummiest examples of DIY hot chocolate stations that I could find.
Last week, I shared a Pottery Barn room styled for Christmas with you. Today, I’ve picked another neutral room, all decorated for Christmas. This parlor was featured in Country Living, and despite the similar neutral palette, it has a completely different style from the other room. I’ve found 5 tutorials that you can use to create a festive farmhouse style in your own home, this season.
There’s a chill in the air here that’s making me crave all things cozy. I’m sure that’s one of the reasons I’m drawn to this Pottery Barn styled family room. Along with the cozy factor, it offers a good, neutral palette that let’s the holiday decor take center stage. It’s fun to see how nice the traditional red and green of Christmas look when showcased in a very neutral room. I challenged myself to find five tutorials for DIY versions of items in this room.
I discovered this adorable bedroom featured at House of Turquoise, in a home designed by Nancy Twomey and Jamie Salomon. The thing about this room that really intrigued me is that it is a shared room. Smart design choices give this room flexibility and staying power. I found some great tutorials and ideas from other bloggers that can help you create a similar room without the designer price tag.
Too early for Christmas? Maybe just a little–but seriously, there are so many things I love about this kitchen that have nothing to do with seasonal decor that I had to share it with you. This kitchen, featured by At Home In Arkansas, was designed by Tobi Fairley and her mother, Beverly Wells. I found some really great tutorials to recreate parts of this Christmas kitchen. Some are perfect for holiday decor, but most can be used year round to get your kitchen looking as bright and welcoming as this one. Enjoy!
Right now, it’s hot to decorate a room in neutrals like white, tan, or gray, and then accessorize with bright pops of color. If you just want to stick your toe in to test the waters of this trend, a small room is a good place to do that. Here’s a great example of a laundry room that blends a neutral pallet with bursts of rich color that I found at Style at Home. I’ve been able to find five tutorials from bloggers who figured out how to DIY some of the features of this room in their own homes. Believe it or not, I even discovered a way to get a brightly colored washer and dryer without spending a small fortune!
Here’s another fun room photographed by Hiya Papaya in a recent home show. I think there’s a good chance that one of the reasons this room caught my eye was that is shares some similarities with my guy Isaac’s new room. I like the farmhouse vibe combined with bright colors and bold, modern graphic patterns in the bedding. I looked around to find five examples of similar design details that other bloggers have DIYed. Check out these ideas for getting this look for budget prices.