5 Ways to Get This Look: Pink and Gray Office Space

Having a dedicated place to sit down and work, write, chat on the phone, or make lists is a luxury not all of us enjoy in our homes.  It’s called an office space, and those of us who have a dedicated room for one need to count our blessings!  Surprisingly enough, you don’t have to go to a designer showroom to get furniture like what’s pictured in the room above.  There are ways to get that look for less, and I’m about to show you five.

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5 Ways to Get This Look: Pretty Sitting Room

You guys, I think I’m in love…..with A ROOM.  This room, a beautifully decorated sitting room in the home of Katelyn James.  Katelyn is a photographer, and her artist’s eye for color and design really shows in this room that she decorated herself.  I can appreciate the fact that this room doesn’t have to be full of furniture to make a style statement.  It’s simply a beautiful room.

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DIY Painted Striped Curtains for a Boy’s Room

I love painting fabric.  I have done my fair share of it as well. My painted stenciled headboard was even featured in Better Homes & Gardens magazine last year.  I also have a great post I put together on my top tips for painting fabric.  When Erin and I were trying to figure out how to add color into her son’s room painting striped curtains went to top of the list – especially when we couldn’t find fabric in the exact colors she was looking for.  Since I had painted curtains previously I knew this would be a simple project – especially with both of us working on it together. It was a great way to tie all the colors we wanted in the room.

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How to Paint Curtains

Painting plain curtain panels allows you to get the exact design and color you want.  I always seem to have a hard time finding curtains that I like.  I searched around looking for striped curtains. I was inspired by the Crate & Barrel Alston Panels for $99 a piece. So they were either way out of my price range or not long enough. I decided to customize some plain curtain panels from IKEA by painting gray stripes on them.  They look amazing and totally changed the look of my family room.

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