DIY Decorating {My House Tour}

The Inspired Room Entry Striped Wall


DIY decorating

Welcome to my house tour! This is a new builder house that I am transforming little by little into a more custom and charming home. It’s been a long journey, you can read my story of the long journey to a dream house in a new post here.

You’ll find plenty of the before shots and progress posts to inspire you with how you can transform any space on a budget!

I like to describe how I decorate as an eclectic decorating style (the long version would be eclectic, old world, northwest, coastal, farmhouse, cottage style because I am kind of indecisive and like to have options in decorating. Don’t judge). I find it hard to narrow down my choices!

Picture relaxing by a cozy fireplace in a weathered but beautiful and charming beach house on a blustery day — that, my friends, is my probably my ultimate DREAM house!

This blog is all about how to decorate a home — one that is unique to you, and I hope you’ll find lots of inspiration here to find your own style as I share mine! Most importantly, this blog is about how to love the home you have and find contentment right where you are.

Here are some links to rooms in my house, come on in and browse around!

kitchen makeover with subway tile, gray cabinets and white countertops

kitchen ideas

the inspired room kitchen

My Kitchen Makeover Reveal!

open shelves for dishes

Kitchen cabinets & makeover

coffee station kitchen

Coffee Station in the Kitchen

Kitchen barstool with island

Styling cookbooks and dishes together

Cookbooks in the kitchen!

pantry organization with baskets and chalkboard labels

The pantry makeover

How I Organize My House

Summer Family Room Console Cabinet and Gallery Wall - The Inspired Room

Summer Dining Room - The Inspired Room

Summer Dining Room White Plate Wall and Console Table

Decorating with Pattern and Texture - The Inspired Room

map wallpaper

Decorating a hallway with maps

Easy Affordable Bathroom Makeover

Bathroom: Weekend Refresh!

Kitchen Hall Christmas The Inspired Room

Paper clutter organization board

Paper organization — command central


Master bedroom

bookcases styled in bedroom

Daughter’s bedroom/guest room/library

Teen Boy's Room Gallery Wall Decor

teen boy bedroom ideas

Son’s Bedroom

Entryway Dresser and Settee- The Inspired Room

Birch Branch as Decor - Decorating with Texture

Decorating with Texture and Entry Makeover Progress!

summer decorating entry table

Painting a Striped Wall: My Best Tip!

My staircase makeover and new wood floors

I’ve been working on pretty much a whole house decorating overhaul since last year! I’m pretty excited about this redecorating season.


My Office Updates and Design Plan

We live in the NW, our home is a craftsman style and we live in the Puget Sound area about an hour from Seattle. From my front porch we can see a “peek-a-boo” view of a lake. While I don’t exactly live by the sea, I like to dream!

We’ve lived here for four years now, but in the past year we’ve finally started redesigning our home to better suit our taste and style.

family room fiddle leaf fig

Family room fiddle leaf fig

fall family room the inspired room

Updates to the Family room

spring book mantel

A Spring Book Mantel

Easy DIY No Sew Ikea Extra Long Curtains

DIY no sew curtains in the family room

Bamboo Blinds in the Family Room

Round Mirror Powder BathPowder Room Makeover 

But more than focusing on my decorating style and how amazing I might be able to make my home LOOK with lots of time staging or buying lots of stuff in a hurry for show, I like to focus more on my LIFE and let my style evolve as I experience the world around me.

I learned many years ago that I could spend too much time rushing around perfecting how a room looked, and miss out on savoring the process (and precious other things in life.) So I don’t rush. Each season brings something new!

Christmas Decorating in the Family Room The Inspired Room

Kitchen The Inspired Room Christmas House Tour

Christmas 2013 House Tour

Decorating my home is something I love, but I am always mindful of where my priorities are and the distinction between having a lovely home that works for who we are as a family and a perfect home designed for a magazine cover.

I don’t spend lots of time doing and redoing my rooms, just for the sake of reaching design perfection. For me it has to be a labor of love, not an obsession. That is why I pace myself. I want my home to be truly inspired by our life, and that authenticity tends to come with time, layer by layer.

indoor plants teacup garden

Teacup Gardens

Succulent Gardening

5 Minute Succulent Garden

My Potting Table

pallet flower garden

My pallet garden

DIY Firepit and Backyard Makeover Progress

My backyard firepit project

I’m always on the lookout for doable ideas and easy ways to make a home beautiful to those who live there, I want it to feel beautiful from the inside out. I love having things in my home that have meaning and history so that my home radiates our love of life and all the positive memories we have.

I’m a believer in loving the home you have. 

The Inspired Room House Tour Summer

You can see my Summer House Tour 2013 here, and my Summer House Tour 2014 here! These are a part of a blog hop of 25 Home Tours!

paint colors

And you can find all my current paint colors here!

It doesn't have to be perfect but this is ridiculous

5 Things to Consider Before Choosing White Slipcovers

Jack and Lily Goldendoodle and Labradoodle

Summer House Tour Jack & Lily

Jack – Our Goldendoodle has his own blog now!
Come see The Inspired Dog Blog!

Want more inspiration? Here are two fun ways to find content! Follow me on Facebook and Pinterest, visit my inspiration galleries, and the popular How to Decorate series!