In this post: Want to try a new home style without commiting to it? Check out how I played with a glam decor look by adding gold and pink room decor to one of our spaces.⇒
Did I ever tell you about the time I lost my mind and bought a turquoise armoire?
Not a pale dusty greyed-over blue, mind you. No, this was straight out of the crayon box full-on bright turquoise.
And did I mention the Aztec motifs it had painted in bright coral? Apparently this was part of my Southwestern phase. Well, more accurately, it was the entirety of my ‘blink-and-you-missed-it’ Southwestern phase.
It was a very expensive mistake I lived with for a long time. At first I tried to decorate with it. And then I tried to decorate around it. Later, I tried to ignore it, which was rather impossible when you’re talking about a huge turquoise armoire. Ultimately, I painted it and eventually relegated it to the basement.
What on earth was I thinking?
How to Try Out a New Home Style
In case it’s not obvious, this is not the way to try out a new home style.
But what happens when we discover a style that completely romances us? Do we stay away because it’s a passing trend? Or do we indulge our infatuation for the sake of having fun?
I say indulge away, but do it on a smaller scale. Much like with fashion, the best way to enjoy trends, or design styles that you’re experimenting with, is to find inexpensive options and go deep on decorative accessories.
It’s no secret that I’m a fan of French Country style, but I also enjoy playing with both farmhouse and modern glam. One leans more to the rustic side while the other speaks to my bling-y feminine self.
Today I’m playing with gold and pink room decor that’s at the heart of my current crush on updated glam decor. You can see how I added a refreshing spark to my living room with very simple and inexpensive items from the Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart line.
*This post was sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart, but all opinions and product-love are purely my own.
The best part of decorating with home accessories is that you can change a room’s look in no time. I styled this look in under 20 minutes, as part of our blogging series, ’20 Minute Decorating’. Be sure to enjoy the other bloggers’ posts at the bottom of this one.
Following are 5 categories you can concentrate on when looking to try out a new home style without a major commitment, whether it be glam decor like mine, or any other attitude or concept.
Pillows and Throws
Easily the fastest way to infuse a room with a new look, adding tossed pillows and throw blankets can introduce color, pattern and texture into a space. For my glam living room I decided to play up the subtle pinks that were already there with a mix of pillows that mirror the dusty pink from the aubusson rug. A jaunty buffalo check plays off the mauve slub end pillows, which in turn flank the cream button pillow. Unabashedly feminine, pink room decor doesn’t have to be sugary sweet. A cream sweater knit throw blanket drapes seductively over a side chair in the adjacent corner.
Quirky Decorative Piece
Pulling in one quirky decorative piece that’s purely for fun gives a room real personality. I used the gold and white ceramic pineapple as such a piece, placing it under the cloche for an extra note of drama. It serves no functional purpose yet anchors the room firmly in the glam style, and feels decidedly modern as a foil to my vintage pieces.
Picture frames, too, can add a defining tone to a room, from buttoned-up and traditional, to playful and flirty. For my glammed up space I selected pretty metallics and the golds pair nicely with the pink room decor. I love to mix metals in all of my spaces, and here you will find a liberal blend of coppers and golds. Family photos bring personalization to your home, and the frames they sit in should be equally well-chosen.
I enjoy using tabletop pieces to enhance my spaces and you’ll find several of them here, even though they are far from the table. The foundational piece is a warm copper tray, corralling an assortment of items that hint at entertaining in style. The white marble coasters have a lovely glam vibe, as do the gold honeycomb stemless goblets that are resting nearby. Pop open a bottle of wine and the party is set to begin!
Candles and Holders
When it comes to setting a mood, nothing comes close to candlelight and the varied selection here includes tea lights, a wax warmer and a lacy candle sleeve holding a faux flickering candle. I can’t get enough of these deceptive little candles, as I think they’re exceptionally clever, being safer than real and so much easier to maintain.
As long as your furniture pieces are neutral and classic, there’s quite a lot you can easily change to make things look remarkably different.
And adding bits of pink and gold for a glam decor effect is a whole lot smarter than spending thousands of dollars on a turquoise armoire that you can’t stand looking at after a mere few weeks!
Glam Decor Home Style Resource List
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