Room REVEAL: Pulling the ("thrifted") pieces together for a room that POPS!

Hi there!  If you've been tuning in to Novo Decor's Facebook page, you know I've been talking ALOT about thrifted finds and their potential for a brand "new" room!  We tend to think when we re-do a room, it ALL has to be new, and that's simply not the case!  Mixing the old with the new, results in a room that appears "pulled together", yet still has a bit of the "collected" look (meaning, not everything matches perfectly, and the room appears to have been put together over time).  

Today, I'd love to re-visit a space I decorated almost two years ago.  My style has evolved in some ways (which you will notice), but overall the concepts I use to refresh a room have, and always will.....remain THE SAME!  

The concepts?  Using what you've already got, throwing in some "old" refurbished furniture and decor, and adding a zip or two of something NEW.  

Let's get to it......

This was a "double" space; meaning, there were actually two adjoining rooms that received this make-over.  First, a color scheme was chosen: 

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Then, the shopping began. Certain items, like pillow covers, were purchased new for this space.  Pillows are one item that I typically do not purchase second-hand (unless they're still in the package, or still have tags on them!)....

Above you see colored canvases.  Old canvas pictures are plentiful at thrift shops. Find a collection of them, and cover them with fabric.  I used bold colors to accent a wall. 

And of course....no room would be complete without a globe.  I am obsessed with them, and I believe they add a great deal of color, texture, and whimsy to any room in the house! 

Here's a look at one of the rooms BEFORE the "refresh":

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As you can see, I had a blank slate to work with!  With a color scheme, splashes of "old" (items already owned by the home-owner + items bought second-hand, and then "updated") and splashes of new, we have an entirely NEW space:

 Sorry the photo is blurry. Darn! 

Sorry the photo is blurry. Darn! 

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The black table, "bike" figurine, rocking chair, bins under the black table, and large picture on the wall belonged to the home-owner already.  Move them around, pull them out of hiding, and together they work.  

New items for this room?  The geometric rug, and the throw pillow!  THAT'S IT.   

Used items?  Oh there are plenty.....

 The tables were painted lavender 

The tables were painted lavender 

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 The wood chairs were painted and re-upholstered with fun, colorful fabrics

The wood chairs were painted and re-upholstered with fun, colorful fabrics

Old artwork was revitalized with design....and paint. Lots of paint! 

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Okay. Time to move on to the adjoining room..... BEFORE: 

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AFTER:

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Now, with walls adorned in colorful accessories, and additional seating, the room appears more balanced.  Curtain panels were hung on each side of the opening between the rooms, for warmth and subtle division of the spaces. 

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 The shelving unit belonged to the home-owner, and wasn't moved at all.  Items on that shelf were re-arranged, or moved to other areas of the room.  

The shelving unit belonged to the home-owner, and wasn't moved at all.  Items on that shelf were re-arranged, or moved to other areas of the room.  

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Thrifted Success Story

Today's post illustrates the effect of pulling together the "old" and the new (but mostly old!) to re-create a space into one that inspires.   Knowing where to look, how to find the right pieces, and what to do with them is the key.   If you have the time and desire for the "hunt", that's great.  I hope you use some of these ideas!  If not, Novo Decor is rooting for you, and will take care of ALL of this for you.

No hassles. No time commitment, or guesswork for you at all. 

Do you have old items that could potentially be used in your "new" space?  Not sure where to begin, or how to finish that room? Contact me for you FREE consult!  

"Free consult?   Sounds nice, but what's that?"   

My consult is a casual 30-45 minute meeting where I come visit your home, and you show me where it is you need help! I provide suggestions right then and there.  Within a week I'll send you a digital copy of decor and accessories recommended for YOUR specific space, AND a "where-to-buy" guide!  

Easy.  Hassle-free!   What are you waiting for? JUST CLICK IT......