I’ve been super busy these few weeks, working on a couple of client projects. I’ve helped a family with a lounge room refresh, kids reading nook, finalising an extension and completed a build and design consult on a gorgeous workers cottage. I love the work we do, and the way in which we can help people enjoy their homes. Furthermore, I love that I can share what I do with you, so that you may learn through our experiences. This week I am sharing the lounge room refresh mood board, hopefully, you can find some inspiration here too.
Lounge Room Refresh Mood Board
In my role as The Builder’s Wife, I’ve assisted many clients with budget decorating advice, so they can complete a refresh, renovation or extension on their home, within their budget. While the outcome for each varies, my excitement does not! In the last 2 weeks, I’ve helped a family, with 3 daughters, by creating this mood board, that fits within scope and budget, for a lounge room refresh.
Our clients love this process, as it allows them to have direct control over all the decisions made, and they get to pull the space together with a little advice. It is such a satisfying experience to complete a makeover in your home, especially if you have control with a little guidance.
The brief for this space was to update the old lounge, and pair the decorating in with the kids reading nook located adjacent. The clients loved grey lounges and were looking to keep the existing colour on the walls, of a very light beige.
To dampen down the contrast between the grey of the lounge and the beige walls, we’ve used rugs, cushions, wall hangings and finally the basket on the plant to tie the two colours together.
To keep within the budget, we are repurposing some of the existing furniture, namely the TV unit and a small nook style cupboard that is used as a mail centre. Rather than replace the mail centre, we’ve given the option to swap out the current brow baskets, to light grey ones.
Likewise, the existing curtains, are a heavy brown drape curtain, with sheers behind. We’ve kept the sheers and have swapped out the brown curtains with the silver ready to hang option as shown here.
Transforming a room doesn’t have to cost a huge amount, so often with a little creative thinking, you can utilise a lot of what you have. This refresh comes in under $3,450 with the lounge being the majority of that cost, and my fee included.
For this small amount, we’ve been able to totally change this living space, to create a warm and inviting lounge. Keep an eye out over the next few weeks as I share the reading space we’re creating for the family.
Which room would you like to update in your home?