Design Plans – Getting Started and Art

Happy Friday! Today I am sharing a few of the design boards that I worked on this week. Sometimes people will tell me they don’t know where to start when decorating a space. It can be especially challenging if you are working with a blank slate and no existing pieces. If you feel stuck, I recommend focusing on picking just one piece of furniture. Once you do that, you can build the other selections around it. For each of the designs below, I started with a statement piece of furniture a desk, a bed, etc. For most of the designs below, I started with a statement piece arm chair. As always, you can click on any picture to find the sources and commissionable links for the items pictured.

First, I wanted to share this home office space below. These pieces are budget-friendly, all from Target. With so many students and people working from home, being organized is super important. Check out these storage solutions.

Click any picture to find commissionable links for the items in that picture.

Next, I’m sharing a bedroom design plan with an English equestrian vibe. Here you can see the bed in green, but it comes in many colors. On top of that, it’s very affordable. I also love this bedding. You will find buffalo check patterns used in designs ranging from modern to country. When you pick a versatile pattern like this one, it makes it easy to switch things out should your design taste or needs change in the future.

Click any picture to find commissionable links for the items in that picture.

Below you will find several design boards with arm chairs that I worked on this week!

Click any picture to find commissionable links for the items in that picture.

Just like in the design plan above, I often link pieces of original or antique artwork from online auctions. You may find that they are gone or sold out if you click on them. The reason that I like to link original artwork is that it makes your space feel more personal and “collected.” No one else in the world will have that piece of art, unless you are buying a print. If the painting pictured has sold, try searching for artwork you like by subject. In this case, “white horse oil painting.”

Click any picture to find commissionable links for the items in that picture.

In the design board above I used the chair as a starting point for a country design. In this design I have used 3 kinds of art: a reproduction print, an original oil painting, and a mass produced new piece. They all work together nicely. This is an option to do if you don’t have a big budget for artwork.

Click any picture to find commissionable links for the items in that picture.

Above is another room option if you are working with a smaller budget. This chair above is highly rated, and the pattern shown is currently on clearance. While the fabric of the chair is a traditional plaid, the frame of the chair is most definitely contemporary. This design could’ve gone in either direction, but in this case I went towards contemporary. You can use your imagination to see how the chair inspired this artwork choice.

The room above features an English cottage style. There is an intentional mix of fabrics in English cottage designs. You can see the block print pillows, which has recently made a huge surge in popularity. You can see a curated collection of these block print pillows, in various price points, later today on my LIKEtoKnow.it.

I hope these design boards are inspirational for you. If you are looking for sources for any of the items pictured, you can click on the picture to find my commissionable links.

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