Monday, March 13, 2017

Quick and Easy decor change-ups: Transform your furntiture pieces by changing the decor around them to make them look new everytime

I remember rearranging my bedroom around a gazillion times
when I was a teenager.  Even then I longed for new decor perspective.
Well, I'm happy to say nothing has changed!  I enjoy switching, moving, 
and ultimately transforming the decor around my home on a weekly 
if not daily basis.  

This post is inspired by this sweet little Queen Anne style accent table
we inherited from my husband's late grandmother.  Originally a maple color,
it just didn't quite go with our home decor style or color palette. 
 ( I apologize for the lack of BEFORE pics, I guess I was anxious to start the transformation that I forgot to snap away.)

 But, as paint makes everything simple, 
I transformed this table into a Farmhouse style piece that now perfectly
coordinates with the overall style of our home. 

The painting process entailed the following;
  • Dusting
  •  Light sanding to remove any existing shine
  • Prepping with painters tape
  • Staining the top
  • Painting the apron, legs, and base (I used two coats overall)
  • Allow sufficient time to dry
  • Apply light sealer to prevent chipping when in use
After a few coats of white paint to the body, and a dark stain to the top, 
this little table was transformed from it's traditional passe look to a show
stopper Farmhouse piece that fits right in with our Farmhouse Style home decor.

The project was easy, and it really helped to have 80 degree So Cal weather 
for a quick drying process.  

Ultimately, this table will go into our Farmhouse Guest Bedroom (Design in progress), but until the bedroom design is complete, it sits near our dining room bay window.

Since I'm having such a great time styling this sweet little piece, I thought I'd give your some tips on how one simple furniture piece can be styled many different ways.

As I mentioned, this post will give you tips on how to style a single
 piece of furniture to give it new perspective.

A simple piece of furniture can take on new life not just by transforming it via paint and stain, but also by changing the decor on it and around it.  

Adding a vase with real or faux blooms, a strand of beads, and a stack of vintage books 
is a simple look that is both attractive, and doesn't compete with the beauty of the table itself.

                                                               Leaving the bottom shelf bare was not an accident...remember, 
                                                               Sometimes less is more.  I'm sure at some point I will
                                                               decorate the bottom shelf, but for now, I like the simplicity 
                                                               of  the design as is.


Allow your designs to be cohesive with the rest of the room.
 The dark stain top and white body compliment
with the overall look of the room
(...this is not the final resting place for the table however)


                                                           The white curtain panels and dark wood floors provide a complimentary 
                    base and background for the table's color palette.                        


Wrapping old books and using them for decor is a lot better
than destroying them...These wrapped books add beautiful dimension and 
height to the table decor.

 Loose pages from a book that was not salvageable
create a pretty textured look atop the stack of wrapped books.


                                                                      Wooden Beads from my Etsy shop add texture that combined
                                                                      with the jute wrapped books create a soft design that brings
                                                                      visual appeal to the table decor.

A simple glass vase showcasing faux blooms
 creates a clean design that is fuss free.
Not trying to disguise the blooms as real; by placing them in a see through vase allows their faux beauty to be evident while allowing them to stand out as a beautiful accent to the overall table decor.



 Placing a basket next to the table is a perfect way to bring in  texture to a hard piece of furniture. Adding a basket adds not only more texture, but it creates a softer design.



 Another way in which to create a transformed look
to this table decor is to place a chair beside it.  
Adding a chair creates a completely different design 
that instantly transforms this simple table design into 
a cozy corner where a book can be read and tea can be sipped...
Doesn't that sound lovely?!

The change in pillow allows for yet another
perspective to this design...
  (Pillows available in my Etsy Shop)

Now this is a space that exudes style, comfort, elegance, 
and one in which design goals are met...And to think it all started
with the transformation of a sweet little table.  

I hope this post allows you to gain design perspective when
styling your home.  Easy decor change-ups can revamp your  
designs and help make your overall decor look new every time.

So don't be afraid to add, remove, and switch things around...You will 
be amazed at how many new designs you can create around one 
simple piece of furniture.

 Happy Styling!


**Follow MaddiebellaHome on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest to learn more design and styling tips. And don't forget to shop my Etsy store too where you'll find some of the beautiful decor items you see in many of my posts.

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