Wednesday, June 9, 2010

My House is a Circus

So why not use it as inspiration for a new room I'm working on?

You may remember this room, that my sweet, crazy puppy Lucy has destroyed. I'm hoping that her puppy ways are over and I can get back to claiming this room as part of our house, and actually getting some use out of it. It started as a guest room when we moved in four years ago, but we never really have overnight guests, so it was a bit of wasted space. Then the crazy dog moved in and took over. Now, I've got some fun plans to make this into a playroom/office/Wii room/homework/hangout room for our family.

I've been thinking about this room for a year because I'm very non-committal about decorating. I'm getting new floors put in at the end of this month, so it's time to commit. I totally fluctuate towards the vintage/cottage look these days but I didn't want the room to look too stuffy or be too cottage or too vintage.

I was browsing Etsy last night and came across the picture below in the top left corner of the ferris wheel and it hit me. How about a carnival/fair/circus theme? I love the colors in it and it can be quirky and fun for the family - it is a playroom in fact!

I'm not going to find all of these items, I'm sure, but I'm thinking I can get a lot of similar items at the local Homegoods. Plus, I found a great coffee table, two end tables and a chest (that I'm going to paint turquoise) on Craig's list last night for $80 - for everything! We are picking them up tonight!

So, do you have any fun themed rooms in your house?
Have more fun ideas for my circus room? Please share!

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  1. OMG I love the bright bolster pillows! MUST GET THEM NOW!!

  2. i love love LOVE your inspiration board!

  3. Shannon said it best! Love the inspiration board! Gorgeous! xo

  4. What a great idea! I love that chest! Your blog is fantastic. I'm a follower now.


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