Your LookWell, we need to develop a critical eye for images. How do we do this? Let's say you are planning a master bedroom remodel. Here are the pictures you have seen and love... First: You need to break down each image. Start with sticky notes (or your Pinterest note) write down each element that draws you to the picture. Do you like the texture that rug brings into the room, that is echoed in the natural woven baskets on the shelf. Do you like the wall color? The style of the furnishings? The wood finish? The accent color? Do you like the gold accents on the mirrors or ottomans? Be very specific, check out this post on my blog for my example of breaking down the elements of a room. Second: Now that you know why you like the images. It is time to pick out your favorite elements. These will be the main ideas that you would like to incorporate into your room. Create a mood board with those element. Third: When you go shopping take you binder or Pin board with you (be aware that it might be good to have real fabric and paint samples with you, as screens on computers can be off on colors). Use these images to guide your choices. You do not have to literally find that particular lamp, but let's say you find a lamp in a similar color shape and the scale is just right. Buy it. (See step 5 before removing tags!)
Find the tutorial to make this lamp here.Forth: I know it is all the rage to knock-off imitate exact objects from great design resources... you know what I mean, but don't be afraid to put your spin on the room. This is what makes the space feel inviting to you. Go with your gut, if you think it will make you happy work it in. Work in family pictures or sentimental objects or furnishings.
See the hutch transformation posts here!Don't be afraid to paint it, and/or don't worry if you leave it as it is... We don't have to follow every trend. Be true to yourself, that is the goal for this space!