We (really I mean myself), don’t know how to sit still. We’re either out exploring our little town or we’re in over our heads with a house project or two. Ryan had the Friday leading into Memorial weekend off which meant a four day weekend. With zero plans, it was our goal to knock a few things off our home to-do list. You know, the things you keep putting off. For example, washing the patio cousin covers, installing outdoor fans, figuring out why a light switch isn’t working, and de-cluttering the only room you haven’t gotten to.
Between all the checking off our list moments, I did find time to start a new project. This was an impulse project with dramatic results. It’s 100% out of my comfort zone but now that’s where I want to stay. We painted the large wall in the entrance of our home navy. A deep, make you look twice navy. We have gray, white, or light beige on every wall in our home and I was itching to try a splash of color. Since this area receives so much natural light, we knew this would be the perfect spot to try this color. Which is Mount Etna by Sherwin-Williams.
It’s bold, dramatic, and exactly what I’ve been looking to do in our home. Just didn’t know it until this weekend. Luckily, Ryan was also on board. The wall isn’t going to stay like this. I have big plans for it to make it truly an area that draws you in the second you walk into our home. It will add to the design of our home and will be a funtional space since it will be a place to take off and on shoes. Here’s my design board of what we have planned:
Picture Frames || Lighting || Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree || Bench || Pillow 1 || Pillow 2 || Pillow 3
1. The focal point of the wall will be the large picture frames with black and white images that will create a gallery wall. Our main objective is to bring a little brightness to the space and use some of our favorite photos of our family to make it personal. It will be dramatic just like the color.
2. Three lights will be added above the frames without us running electrical. We plan on using battery operated light bulbs to save time and money. Plus, we don’t know if this wall will always be what we’re designing it as which will make the ease of removing the lights that much easier.
3. I’m on the hunt for a natural wood bench with a back. I love this one from West Elm but it doesn’t agree with my budget for this space. A bench will provide a place to take on and off shoes in comfort.
4. Of course I’d love to add a fiddle leaf fig or greenery of some sort. I’m always looking for ways to incorporate more house plants. In addition, the pop of greenery will look gorgeous with the navy paint.
Well, my friends, that’s the plan for this space and it all started with a navy wall. Painting it might have been an impulse decision, but I’ll be taking my time to find the decor pieces so I can stay within budget and keep the cost low. You can see more behind the scenes of my process over on Instagram as I share through my stories. If you have any suggestions on lighting, picture frames, and a bench, please send them my way! Can’t wait to share this space with you one project at a time.
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