Hello friends, and welcome to our holiday home tour filled with stunning decorating inspiration. Be sure to visit each of the blogger’s links at the end of this post, because you will find something unique with each visit.
I have come to realize that I find comfort and satisfaction in re-arranging furniture. My living room and bedroom are frequent victims, and it truly fills me with delight to move things around. In this post I am going to share why it brings much joy, and maybe I’ll inspire you to shake things up, too. I’m focusing on the cozy change we recently made in our bedroom just in time for Christmas.
Natural Mood Enhancer
I get in funks now and then… just like you. Rearranging furniture, or simply moving home decor from room to room is an instant mood enhancer. For me, it’s an easy way to fulfill a creative desire, and knowing I styled a whole new look without spending extra money heightens the satisfaction even more.
This may sound weird, but creating a whole new space with items we already own leaves me feeling relieved. No buyer’s remorse! I feel G O O D when I am able to repurpose an object/s. I’ve mentioned this many times before, but I feel it’s necessary to mention again that I draw inspiration by studying design styles I see via my favorite catalogs or internet surfing. So, re-creating a specific ‘look’ I have been oogling over is a great sense of accomplishment.
A New Look for Less!
For the past few years, I have been pushing light and airy. Well, I surprised myself and Glenn when a recent shift in that thinking happened. I decided to paint our master bedroom Magnolia Home’s Texas Storm by Kilz Brand. The moody trend of darker paint colors is swiftly making an impact in the design world, and boy did it unveil a cozy change in here! At first, I dug my heels in, because I literally JUST finished lightning every room up!! But, after I got my hands on several darker paint samples from Kilz this past fall, I caved. Don’t worry, I’m not planning on moving through the entire house just yet. But, I knew I wanted a change in the bedroom, because after hanging the barn wood, I didn’t feel the color of the wood paired with the paint on the adjacent walls.
Talk about a drastic difference, and just with the cost of one gallon of paint! Want to see our Christmas bedroom last year? Click HERE!
The dresser you see in the next photo used to house a large mirror attached to the back. It’s over 20 years old and totally outdated. I just didn’t like they way it looked at all anymore. Click here to view how the original mirror looked. Buying all new furniture isn’t in the budget, so I decided to try and mimic a popular design detail I personally love. I asked Glenn to remove the original mirror in hopes of finding a brass round one to center above.
After searching and searching for almost a year, I finally found the perfect mirror from Walker Edison. I was ecstatic after visiting their site, because they have a large variety of unique furniture pieces at affordable prices! It was love at first sight when I happened upon this brass metal nest mirror, and a total bonus when the existing knobs took on a whole new look.
A Cozy Change Unveiled
I snatched my favorite area rug, the Madeline, from the living room and layered it with a smaller jute. Check out my new living room rug here. I honestly didn’t plan my color scheme at all, but was pleasantly surprised when I realized the rug matched my pillows.
Last year I was able to incorporate two chairs into our bedroom for a cozy seating area, and this year I squeezed in a sofa! It’s still amazing to me that everything fits!
The last thing to move was the magnificent floor mirror I had just received for my birthday this past summer. It’s a grand piece, and I was nervous it wouldn’t have a place with the new furniture switch-a-roo. With a little creative thinking, we were able to come up with a way to prop it up in the perfect space without hanging it and having to move a light switch.
Glenn actually thought of using this heavy duty bed table as the mirror stand, and I immediately loved the idea. It added so much charm! If you know me at all, twinkly lights were the finishing touch.
My 3 ft. flocked Christmas tree is from King of Christmas. I ordered 3 of those, and can’t wait to show you where the other 2 are tomorrow! I love their trees! They are of the highest quality, and the flocking on their trees barely makes a mess. This is my second year working with this company, and I have nothing negative to say.
By simply adding a new paint color, re-arranging the furniture, and re-purposing existing pieces, a whole new space was born. We are both so happy with how it turned out, and even though I can’t promise it will stay like this forever, I am greatly satisfied for now ;). The soft glow of Christmas lights and layers of faux fur pillows and throws exceeded my expectations for a cozy change in the bedroom this Christmas. I hope you found this post inspiring and helpful. Be sure to leave a comment or question below. Most items featured are linked for you. Enjoy the rest of the tour, and see you soon!
Holiday Decor Inspiration
Modern Glam | Blush and Copper Christmas
My 100 Year Old Home | Kitchen Christmas Decor
The Design Twins | Christmas Home
Simple Cozy Charm | A Cozy Change
2 Ladies and a Chair | Christmas Decor Cozy Christmas Tree
Meme Hill | Traditional Christmas Red
Happy Happy Nester | Simple Ways to Add Holiday Cheer to a Bedroom
The Posh Home | Modern Christmas Decor
Life is Better at Home | Rose Gold & Blush Christmas
Your Marketing BFF | Modern Winter Wonderland Christmas Home Tour
Shining on Design | Simple Holiday Styling Whimsical
Styled with Lace | Burgundy and Blush Christmas
Designs by Laila | Tis The Season to Decorate
Love Your Abode | Joy Filled Christmas
Finding Lovely | Christmas Around the Home
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