Friday, May 23, 2014

Adding Movement and Dimension to my Family Room

Hello everyone!

Remember when I told you about the new show on HGTV, called Fixer Upper?  Well, the designer, Joanna Gaines inspired me so much with the way she would furnish and accessorize a room.  So, I decided to read more about how she styles a room.  She gave some great tips that make a room come alive without using a lot of color.  I noticed a distinct pattern in many of her rooms that I was drawn to.  One of them was to add movement to a room.  This was achieved by using multiples of one item in the same place.  That way the eye doesn't just stop on each individual object, but rather sees it flow.  In this case, on the mantel.

I used glass bottles with flowering stems.


The nice thing about this is I could easily change the color of  the flower I use.  I like the way the stems add movement across the mantel.  It is simple, yet stylish.




Another thing was to add dimension to a wall by using things other than artwork.  Using found pieces that add depth are fun and interesting.    In this case, I used galvanized trays on my wall.


I love anything galvanized anyway just for the country charm alone.  These trays have rope handles which adds even more texture.  

I hung them using wire.  Luckily there were holes available for the rope handles that I could tie the wire onto.






So, these are just a couple of ideas that I did in my home.  It's fun to "break the rules" when decorating.  I think that's what keeps it fun.  

Hope all of you have a nice relaxing holiday weekend.  We have a wedding to go to tomorrow and then we can relish summer break.  Today is my son's last day of school so my schedule is getting ready to do an "about face"!

Thanks for stopping by.

~ Kelly ~

32 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the bottles on the mantel and the trays look fabulous on the wall too. It's so nice to change things up a bit.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Both changes look great! I LOVE the galvanzed trays on the wall!!

Marissa said...

Only you could make those trays look fabulous!
I really love that green vase on the small table.. again you give me ideas..
Thanks for sharing.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

The changes you made are great! I love those trays hanging!

Deserae said...

Love all the changes....the flowers on the mantle are my favorite :o) Have a great weekend!!!
~Des

Stacey said...

Don't you love that show and their website? I've been studying it too. The way you hung your galvanized trays is the same way I hung the silver tray over my stove. Very tricky but it works!

I really like your bottles with flowers in them.

litz P said...

Little changes for a great effect. Love your mantel and now with those flowers looks wonderful.
Annalisa

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I have to try that trick of using the bottles on the mantle...love it! I completely forgot about the show and I did have it marked down on my calendar, so I'll try for next Thursday she sounds really neat!

White Lace and Promises said...

Kelly, you know that is so true! Your home is beautiful and I love the subtle color. I also think the hint of aqua in the bottle just pops! What a fabulous home!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I love the galvanized trays on the wall! We still have two more weeks of school. Ugh. It can't come soon enough. :) I'm SO ready to be on a more relaxed schedule. Enjoy the long weekend! We have lots of grilling planned and we're getting a furniture delivery tonight. :)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love those trays!!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I am happy that you found a great show that inspires you and now you can inspires us too!!...Love the vignettes both on the mantel and the wall....
Have a very happy and safe Memorial Day!!!

Katie Mansfield said...

I love the trays. I've been using more glass bottles. Fun for summer.

Bonnie said...

I would love a tray like yours. Look great hung but so useful too.

Love the movement of bottles on the mantel. Repetition is an element of design that works well.

Anne said...

Love your simple changes....especially those trays.Totally agree and you know I don't follow the rules ;-)

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

Kelly, you always have the best ideas! Galvanized=love! Have a fantastic weekend. Jane

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Those are really great tips. I've got to think about how I can do that. Love the bottles, love the trays! We still have three more weeks of school! Enjoy the weekend!

Jane Beckenham said...

Great advice and i must say i love your home. I'm a bit of a color gal, but i frequently find myself dissecting your style and see how i can use it for inspiration in my own home.

Jane

White Weathered Hutch said...

Have a fantastic Holiday Weekend Kelly!

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

great decor tips…thanks for sharing! I love your mantel decorated with multiples!

Christine Vandormolen said...

super super cool!!!!! Love those trays on the wall!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love your new additions. Great idea hanging the galvanized trays.

Susan Newbigging said...

I love your mantle. Your home is so inviting. I am your newest follower.

AntiqueChase said...

looks lovely! I found the show and set it to tape!

cynthia lee designs said...

Love the changes that you made. I have that show set up to tape, but I'm gone on a trip right now. Can't watch to check it out when I get home.
~Cindy

Amy Chalmers said...

Looks great, I had not heard of her. I was looking into the other room and I must have missed your new doings in there! The draperies and the big glass bottle on the table. I will poke around and get into that room and check it out. Always beautiful here Kelly!

Debbie said...

The changes you've made look great! I like the previous post, as well!
Hope you are enjoying the weekend, Kelly.
Debbie
xo

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What great ideas, Kelly! Don't you love it when you can find a show on HGTV that can inspire you? They took so many of the great decorating shows away; but, this one is great!

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Metals are so pretty! I love your galvanized trays hanging there. The bottles with branches are pretty too. I keep thinking I need to do that but haven't yet. Sounds like I need to catch an episode of this new show!

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Your home is so very lovely! Love the flowers on the mantle - and I'm always up for things that break the rules of decorating! Happy Memorial Day!

Holly @ Down to Earth Style said...

I like those galvanized trays on the wall...very cool!

Julie Shaw said...

I just love your family room. It looks so comfy and inviting. J