Create in October

We all have our own coping mechanisms for dealing with stress in our lives.  This time around, I’ve been on a creative streak that is bordering a bit on obsessiveness.  Somehow, creating a more beautiful and soothing environment in my home has become my mission and an outlet for me to deal with a situation where I have very little control.  I’m not sure if the added chaos is great for any of us right now, but my creative projects are what get me out of bed in the morning and keep me moving through the day.  So I’m just going with it.

I’m in the midst of four room overhauls, all of which are DIY and consist of lots of changes to stuff I already have and things I’ve found at thrift stores.  Since most of my time and energy are focused on these projects right now, I thought I would go ahead and make October’s change, “Create.”

First up, a room redo for Riley.  When Courtnee got married two years ago, Riley moved into her old room, but requested that we just leave the decor as is.  As Riley works through a difficult time right now, I thought a fresh new room might help so I took everything out of her room, cleaned it good, and started over.  Riley’s three requests were white walls, lots of mirrors and purple.

I started collecting images on Pinterest that I wanted to incorporate into Riley’s room, and things have evolved from there.  Some of my favorite images are above.  Her room is almost complete and I think we are both really happy with the results.  There are a few things I’m still unsure about, but I’m trying to remember that home decorating, like life, is a constant work in progress.

I’ll be sharing some of my projects from Riley’s room and elsewhere throughout the rest of this month.  I’ve also got a lot of creative ideas pinnned here.  Enjoy this month’s change, Create.

image links:  color palettes/bedding/fabric/poms bouquet/images of love/fork flowers/lampshade letter/striped table

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