Color Inspiration: Decorating with Pink

Gray and White Living Space with Pink Tufted Ottoman - Constance Zimmer
My Domaine

As I’m starting to decide how this home is going to come together, I’ve thought a bit about color and how my existing palette (the furnishings we already have) might evolve to suit this house. I love all the colors I already have, but I think every house has its own hues that seem to best enhance the mood and ambience. It is fun to explore what those might be for this house!

While I don’t generally decorate with pink, a pinkish coral tone has always been one of my favorites. At this moment I don’t have any plans for bringing in pink here, but that doesn’t mean it won’t pop in. Pink tulips, peonies and other bits of pink are always welcome in my home! My husband isn’t a fan of pink, but all in moderation, right?

My decorating considerations are still evolving, but I do know of one new unexpected color (not pink!) that will be making its appearance in my home for one of the very first times! I love decorating so I think it is fun to grow and evolve my style by paying attention to what inspires me in every season.

I can’t wait to share more about my new color palette, but since it’s February 1st and I cannot wait for the romantic holiday just around the corner, I thought it would be fun today to explore some PINK decorating inspiration!

Enjoy, and happy February!

DIning Room with Pink Accents - Nick Olsen
Nick Olsen via Domino

Bedroom with Pink Striped Pillows - Photo by Nuevo EstiloPhoto by Nuevo Estilo / via SF Girl By Bay

White Kitchen with Pale Pink Accents - Copper Pendant Lights
Dorothée LaFontaine for L’ Appartement Living / via SF Girl By Bay

 

Color Inspiration - Pink Home Decor Round Up - The Inspired Room
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More Color Posts:

Green and White // Navy Blue // Coral // A Touch of Green // Mixing Shades of White //Decorating with Pops of Blue (my guide on eBay) // 8 Happy Colorful Rooms

A Mudroom Makeover

Mudroom Makeover - Cassie from The Inspired Room

Cassie-TIR

Hello Inspired Room Readers! It’s Cassie here for my first post of the new year. January is an interesting month around our home. On one hand, it’s sort of a dreary, post-holiday month. On the other, it’s a month of beginnings, new projects, and the desire to organize our home. Almost every year we start off making a list of things we want to accomplish in our home, try to budget accordingly, and get things cleaned up after the holidays.

Mudroom Makeover - Cassie from The Inspired RoomOur mudroom after making a bench, adding board and batten, using new hooks, and doing a fresh coat of white paint.

We were in full clean-up mode the first weekend of the month, when we decided we had to deal with the disaster that was our mudroom. Even to call it a mudroom was sort of a stretch. It didn’t really function for our family, and in order to get things started off on the right foot, we just jumped on in and decided to change it.

mudroom-before-coats and shoesMudroom before-it’s bad. really bad.

I warned you all it was a disaster. We sorted and cleaned out all the coats, shoes, baby things, and junk that was apart of the mess. Then we drew up an idea of what we wanted and made a list of what we needed.

mudroom-before-floor After all the junk was gone.

The first step was to make a bench with storage cubbies. We wanted to have a place to store shoes, but where they wouldn’t be able to create a huge mess and could be contained to keep things nice and tidy.

mudroom-before-benchLeft:Wooden bench in place, Right: Bench with molding and caulking.

Once the bench was in, we installed some trim and a shelf above the bench to sort of frame it all in and provide a place to install the coat hooks. Before we painted, we also caulked all the edges and smoothed over any nail holes.

mudroom-before-caulking
Shelf with molding and caulking.

You might notice we didn’t do any wood behind the trim, as is typical of real board and batten wainscoting. We wanted that look, but realized that this wasn’t a super visible location. If this area was in more of a common area of our home, we probably would have included the wood on the back.

mudroom-before-paintingAfter the first coat of paint.

We painted the entire bench, walls, and woodwork the same shade of white, Dover White by Sherwin Williams. We decided to use the same color as the trim of our house to make it look more built-in.

Mudroom Makeover - Cassie from The Inspired RoomMudroom entrance-after.

The whole project was completed in less than a week, with most of the work being done after our kiddos went to bed. I am so happy with how it turned out! It looks so much brighter and it’s already functioning much better for our family.

Mudroom Makeover - Cassie from The Inspired Room

Mudroom Makeover - Cassie from The Inspired Room

I am loving having the shoes contained to the baskets. They also help us limit how many shoes we keep downstairs, and when they get full, we go and put all of them away upstairs. We have a coat closet as well, so we are trying to just keep our favorite and most used coats and bags out on the hooks.  The bench works great as a place to help my toddler put on shoes and set the baby carseat on while I load the car.

Mudroom Makeover - Cassie from The Inspired Room

This space gives joy to me every time I come and go. It functions better, and it definitely looks better. I hope it inspired you as you tackle those untidy corners of your own home!

Sources: basketspaint color, rug, brass geometric orbs

Until next time!

Cassie TIR

More posts by Cassie:

Ikea Play Kitchen “Renovation”

Toddler Girl’s Room Tour

“Outer Space Meets Robots” Nursery Tour

Small Backyard Renovation

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