If you are decorating on a budget, hands down the best bang for your buck is to paint. Today’s blog was inspired by my recent kids’ playroom project. We have lived in our house for 2 years and I have finally gotten sick of all the beige.
I knew I wanted to paint the kids’ playroom, but was not sure the color. I am the WORST at making decisions and trying to decide what we can live with for the next few years. I went on Facebook and asked for opinions and then looked for inspiration pictures.
Ultimately I decided to go with a lighter shade of blue. I moved the white ikea bookshelf out of the girls’ room and placed it in the extra space outside of their room. I wanted to create a reading area for the kids to choose books and relax and read. I found a couple of cute bean bag chairs from Target.
I found the paint at Sherwin Williams when it was on sale and hired an inexpensive painter. I used to do all my own painting, but would inevitably screw up by pouring paint on the carpet or going outside of the lines. My painter charges about $200 a room plus paint. For me it is worth paying a professional instead of having to fix my mistakes.
I was VERY PLEASED with how the game room/planning area turned out. Christa found a rug on overstock.com to tie the room together. I LOVE this rug!!! It is so thick and plush. I paid $220 and overstock said it retailed for $1000.
If you have a room or area that you think is drab, I highly recommend buying a can of paint to spruce it up. Buying furniture and accessories and get pricy, but paint just makes your room feel fresh!
My question for you, what is a room in your house that you are dying to paint?