Design Agony Is Back! But This Time It’s All About Picking Out The Right Decor For Your Room

We all know higher than anybody that if you’ve been pulling your hair making an attempt to design an area by yourself, there comes a degree the place you simply want another person would are available in and current you with choices which might be inside your funds. Particularly in the case of decor. What couch will look good? What ought to I do with this massive empty wall? Are there ACTUALLY NICE LOOKING recliners? It may be maddening and truthfully, I’m having just a few moments of these myself proper now. However isn’t it in some way a lot simpler to assist different individuals?? Far much less of an emotional attachment…aka design freedom! So since I like scouring the web, and taking a look at lovely issues, and avoiding my very own points, I believed I’d perform a little private looking for y’all. We did a name out asking strictly for decor agonies solely (Sorry for these of you who despatched in format questions. Subsequent time!). I, sadly, couldn’t do all of them however hopefully, these might be useful to loads of you:) So let’s bounce proper on in!

The Agony: A Multifunctional Workplace Credenza

From Beth: “Hello, Emily. I share a house workplace with my husband (and our canines and cats), and whereas it’s practical sufficient, it’s sort of blah design-wise. I simply received an exquisite facet desk from Anthropologie that’s inspiring me. The ache level is discovering a brand new credenza. I’d like one thing with drawers (ideally a file drawer), a shelf, and a few closed cupboard area, with room on high for my cats to nap. It might go underneath the 2 home windows and substitute the piece that’s there now. If it’s large enough to cover the recycle bin and the paper shredder, all the higher. The home has a contemporary eclectic vibe, and one thing with fluting or easy trim could be fairly. I’m open to wooden or metallic. Measurement-wise, roughly 60 inches huge, 25 inches excessive, and 18 inches deep would work. I’d prefer to spend lower than $1,000.”

Hourglass Indoor/Outside Facet Desk

Above is the lovable facet desk she purchased and is impressed by! Beth has had loads of issues to contemplate so I get why this wasn’t an excellent straightforward search. I gave her 4 choices which might be all miraculously underneath funds! And since there’s some room within the funds, I additionally assume an workplace chair-friendly rug would look nice and elevate the area much more:) Nonetheless, for now, let’s discuss these credenzas.

The Funds: $1000

1. Marc Espresso Wooden And Pure Rattan Media Stand: Sadly, not one of the credenzas I discovered had an precise submitting cupboard, had been fairly, and had been inside Beth’s funds. Nonetheless, I LOVE the rattan on this one and there’s open and closed storage. Sadly no drawer however you may forgo one or two of the cabinets (it has three sections) and simply use file containers. It’s additionally 3″ over the measurements she gave but when that’s not a dealbreaker I feel it’s an important possibility.
2. Altavista 62.9” Vast 3 Drawer Sideboard: First off, you may beat that value, it additionally is available in white, has a ton of storage, and will perhaps match a paper shredder together with a file field. For the cons, zero open storage, would wish to make use of file containers, and it’s additionally 3″ over the requested for size.
3. Vladlena 58” Vast Sideboard: This one is drawerless, is available in a darker coloration, however does have open and closed storage. From my calculations, a standard-sized file field will match within the cupboards. Additionally, this one is 2″ underneath the requested for size!
4. Wembley Medium TV Stand: This one is one other winner for me! It’s 8″ underneath the requested for size however is the deepest of the bunch at 16.77″. I additionally actually love the bottom:)

The Agony: Overhead Lighting Pairing

From Ashley: “We stay in a standard 1959 ranch within the Midwest and are slowly however absolutely updating the home from its not-so-awesome 70s and 90s poor patch-ups. I’m ending up our important dwelling/eating area and am at a complete deadlock on lighting fixtures to go well with the wants of a room that does each. The present solely ceiling mild is the previous brass chandelier over the eating space and there’s nary one other mild fixture in sight so we’ll be a reasonably clean canvas. We have now 8ft ceilings so I’m pondering we’ll need to go together with a semi-flush mount within the dwelling space and will get a bit of extra dangly above the beautiful 8 ft stay edge eating desk made by my father. OH EM GEE ASHLEY GET TO THE POINT. I’m in search of lighting fixtures that complement one another however aren’t a part of a “set”, one thing in brass/black or each that isn’t tremendous mod, extra conventional/classic even a bit of quirky. No California informal right here in Missouri. We’re constructing an enormous wall of built-ins too so there’s the opportunity of some library lighting too.”

First off, Ashely, please ship pics when the built-ins are executed! As for lighting, positively maintain an eye fixed out for cool and quirky lights at flea markets and classic retailers (which you may already be doing). That’s the best approach to discover one thing actually distinctive and certain on the extra inexpensive facet! However I feel I got here up with three nice combos that may on the very least offer you some inspiration:)

The Funds: $1000-$1500

1. Mitzi Elsie Vast Aged Brass Pendant + Henry Flushmount: This combo is probably the most distinctive for my part! I like the form of the lengthy pendant however FYI it’s not tremendous huge so I’d take a look at one thing related out to see if enjoying with the size works. Now, the semi-flush mount is so fairly and fairly massive. With a flooring and a few desk lamps (one might even be within the new shelving unit, I feel this might present sufficient mild!
2. Maxim Lovell Vast Black 10-Mild LED Pendant + Ray: I’ll all the time love this model of chandelier and this can be a nice value! I then thought for those who needed your flush mount to mix barely in with the ceiling, this brass one is actually lovely. I do know it’s pricier however I 100% stand by Schoolhouse’s high quality. 10/10.
3. Thurston Vast Heat Brass 13-Mild Pendant + Cadence Semi Flush Mount: Naturally, I like this one too. Each are going to supply a ton of sunshine and the distinction in shapes offers you some critical visible curiosity.

P.S. Be happy to combine and match the combos! I feel they’re simply interchangeable:)

The Agony: Combine And Match Eating Chairs

From Crystal: “I need assistance selecting two extra eating chairs for our kitchen. We’ve been engaged on our home without end (and we now have a bit of one) so please excuse the mess. I’ve all the time preferred the thought of various eating chairs on the finish of the desk however I can’t work out what would look good with the present eating chairs and the counter stools I’ve. Our funds for that is round $1k for each chairs. Please assist!”

Jess, right here! I additionally love mixing eating chairs! It’s such an “straightforward” and fast means so as to add additional persona and texture. Additionally, I used to be kidding in regards to the “straightforward” half…particularly if you even have eating chairs and counter stool to contemplate. However I received the Emily and EHD staff stamp of approval on these puppies so let’s get to it!

The Funds: $1000

1. Misses Chair: This chair brings within the leather-based of your stools and the wooden and lightweight tones of your eating chairs. Plus the form is straightforward but lovely so it doesn’t compete with what you have got:)
2. Amber Lewis for Anthropologie Caillen Eating Chair: The identical concept as the primary possibility however this form is fairly darn particular and really vintage-inspired. It’s over funds however I couldn’t assist however so as to add it. It additionally has arms which can also be good:)
3. Addison Navy Eating Arm Chair with Flange: Personally, I like the thought of an upholstered chair in a daring however impartial coloration. It provides a ton of depth. Additionally, because it’s solely two of them you don’t have to fret about youngsters as a result of they will simply sit within the rattan chairs. FYI, for those who don’t have blue wherever else within the room it’d stick out a bit of an excessive amount of.
4. Candace Classic Acorn And Seagrass Eating Armchair: Textured, lovely medium tone, and has arms. The trifecta!
5. Arno Black Wooden Facet Chair: So fairly and surprisingly inexpensive! I additionally love that the black calls to your stool’s legs.
6. Marla Eating Chair: I do know that tremendous mild material is dicey with youngsters but it surely’s considered one of my favourite chairs and the leather-based calls to the stools…but additionally a bit of over funds.
7. Ida Eating Arm Chair (Set of two): The identical concept as quantity #5 however has a way more rounded form that works with the chairs and stools.
8. Cylia Eating Chair (Set of two): A traditional for a purpose and comfy.
9. Landon Print Slipcover Eating Chair: Okay ,so for those who like the thought of a slipcover chair however the blue was too darkish, that is it. It’s mild AND patterned (an added enjoyable layer). Extra visible curiosity for those who ask me:)

The Agony: Children Shared Room Beds

From Emma: “I’ve two youngsters and I’m making an attempt to determine the way to transition them into “massive child beds” and maintain them sharing the identical room. Their room is small (10 x 13 or so) and darkish. I initially thought bunk beds, however they don’t appear to need them. Or one does and the opposite doesn’t. So my query is: Can I match two twin beds in right here, and in that case, how? The one factor I actually need to maintain on this room is the dresser (I feel it’s from West Elm). This daybed looks as if a good suggestion however I’m unsure if it could be bizarre to have two in the identical room. I received excited and purchased them two of those twin cover covers with pillowcases.

Query: Can I match two twin beds in right here? Funds: Versatile – perhaps $3k on beds whole? 

Bonus query: Ought to I swap the sunshine fixture (at the moment a boob) to one thing cooler?”

Trundle Daybed | Cover

Okay, so there was an replace after this preliminary electronic mail:

Additionally From Emma: “Replace: I measured and I can’t match two twins in right here in an inexpensive means. Bunk beds it’s! 
Now the way to discover one thing cool that will get the children excited…”

Naturally, I switched gears and went on a enjoyable bunk mattress (all underneath funds!)…and a cute flush mount hunt:)

The Funds: $3000

1. Merax Twin Over Twin Home Bunk Mattress with Storage Stairway: What a dream! I had a bunk mattress rising up that I cherished however this is able to have been SO COOL. I additionally love that there are stairs and it’s not a ladder. Appears a bit of safer however I additionally had a ladder and am nonetheless right here. Plus the steps are additionally additional storage. Children and fogeys alike can have their goals come true!
2. Sarah Sherman Samuel Arches Bunk Mattress: This mattress is simply tremendous cool. And why?? Nicely, Sarah Sherman Samuel designed it. I additionally assume that almost all youngsters struggle excessive bunk so having the underside bunk really feel like a cool cave as a result of arch can hopefully make everybody blissful.
3. Mid-Century Twin Bunk Mattress: I added this one as a result of it regarded just like the bunk model of the daybeds Emma picked out that I additionally cherished. It’s a complete traditional look that design-wise will final them a very long time.
4. Milo Two-Tone Bunk Mattress: Extra trendy however nonetheless tremendous cute and would look nice with the duvets.
5. Nestfair Twin over Full Home Bunk Mattress with Constructed-in Ladder: So enjoyable, means underneath funds, and whoever will get the underside bunk will get a much bigger mattress! That is additionally nice for sleepovers:)
6. Keystone Twin Grey Stairway Bunk Mattress with Storage/Trundle Unit: You’ve received stairs, you’ve received storage, AND you’ve received a trundle mattress. The gang’s all right here!

Now onto flush mounts that may look nice with the color and style palette Emma’s going for.

1. Avery 1 Mild Small Flush Mount: It’s a reasonably shade of pink however has an important traditional form. SO candy.
2. Lily White Scalloped Cloth Pendant Lamp: The scalloped form would look so cute with the duvets however is impartial so it doesn’t distract an excessive amount of. Additionally, that value!
3. Paige 3 Mild Flush Mount: I used the 9-light chandelier model in my pal’s bed room makeover and it’s so lovely in particular person. Not like my pal, I are inclined to not go for floral detailing so I used to be stunned how a lot I actually cherished it!
4. Pure Jute Woven Semi Flush Mount Ceiling Mild: You recognize we love including texture to a room and this inexpensive flush mount is natural and geometric. This one will simply transition with them as they become older.
5. Moxie 3 Mild Flush Mount: A vintage-inspired BEAUT! I deeply love this one however I’m a sucker for this shade form. It’s timeless.
6. Rattan Pendant: It’s so enjoyable, brings in texture, and is underneath $100. A fantastic possibility!

The Agony: Residing Room Rug

From Jane: “The primary factor that I’d love assist with probably the most is discovering a rug! I’m searching for a 6 x 9 rug. I need one thing heat and impartial, and with just a few minimal design component(s) to it. For reference/instance, I like Emily’s new rug of their LR!  Additionally, just like the rug in Emily’s BR…(was that perhaps of their previous lounge sooner or later?)…impartial, and really delicate, however nonetheless a bit of one thing/definition to it. Ideally, the rug could be a bit of darker…like Emily‘s LR instance… But when it was the proper possibility in different methods, I might go for one thing lighter. I don’t have to think about the rug for positive wanting good with this present sofa… If it did although, that may be nice/a bonus in the meanwhile, after which I might actually simply substitute the sofa at my comfort sooner or later. I’ve actually been wanting (off & on) for a rug for years (like 5). I’ve discovered some sometimes that I’ve preferred, however then they’re both means out of my funds (ex: the 6 x 9 measurement of Emily‘s new LR rug is $2600), or an inexpensive possibility doesn’t come within the measurement that I want (as a substitute solely in 5×7 &/or 8×10). (This can be a first-world drawback, I do know, and once more I notice that I’m blessed to actually have a house!) As soon as I select a rug and work out what approach to go together with the sofa state of affairs, then I plan on getting the chair reupholstered to go together with the remainder of the room. I’d like it if I might discover one thing that I actually actually like for $500! But when it’s superior and I must spend $700 or $800, I can. $1000 could be the final word most quantity… And I’d must be so in love with it and really feel sure that I’m maintaining it without end (bc actually, yikes, that’s actually greater than I ought to spend).”

picture by sara ligorria-tramp | from: lounge replace – once more

It was tremendous useful to have Em’s rug as a reference level! I actually hope considered one of these rugs works out so you can begin your journey in ending your room. Rugs sadly have a tendency to only be expensive for an honest pile top that additionally isn’t jute (considered one of Jane’s requests). With all that stated let’s get to it!

The Funds: $1000

1. Crosshatch Ivory Micro Hooked Wool Rug: Impartial and has a mushy sample.
2. Plush Pile Striations Ivory: Somewhat lighter, a bit extra plush, and nearer to the funds.
3. Viscose And Wool Trendy Brown/Cream: This one is a hotter tone, has a delicate sample, however is on the pricier facet.
4. Lumini Simple Care Rug: This one is allll about texture! It’s additionally an important value level and is available in different colours if this mild one is simply too intimidating! This one isn’t tremendous thick so a rug pad could be an effective way to plush issues up:)
5. Niels Latte Woven Wool/Viscose Rug: Love that massive texture!! And the colour seems a bit of extra forgiving which isn’t a nasty factor.
6. CRUSH: $399?? Sure, please! This one additionally feels actually just like Em’s. We will additionally attest to Article’s high quality:)

The Agony: A Goodlooking Recliner

From Marcie: “We’re within the very early stage of designing a home. We needed to make some sacrifices in measurement so my husband is giving up his solely want merchandise, a pool desk, however now he needs a recliner as a substitute. Ugh! Meaning this recliner would must be in our solely lounge area. He doesn’t like trendy. I attempted to persuade him on a leather-based chair & ottoman, however he actually needs a recliner. Are there any fairly ones on the market?
I hope you may assist.”

The Funds: $1000

Since Marcie and her husband are designing their home, I didn’t get a photograph. However I feel I got here up with just a few choices which might be a mixture of conventional and trendy. Fingers crossed as a result of discovering fashionable inexpensive recliners sadly isn’t as straightforward accurately.

1. Maxille Vast Fake Leather-based Guide Commonplace Recliner: Love the colour and the picket base body base. Plus it nonetheless seems comfy!
2. Freese Vast Real Leather-based Guide Recliner: This one is on the extra conventional facet however the strains are a bit of cleaner than say a roll arm. Additionally, the worth may be very proper:)
3. Paxton Upholstered Recliner: Unsure how seen the metallic base is but when a softer look is what you need this one could possibly be an important possibility.

Rowland Leather-based Excessive-Again Movement Recliner

In my search, I got here throughout this one and fell in love. Sadly it’s about $2k over funds but it surely seems tremendous mushy and comfy and doesn’t even appear like a recliner. Simply needed to ensure the world knew this existed.

The Agony: A Eating Room Desk

From Lauren: “We moved into our home in Atlanta again in January and we now have been in search of a eating desk ever since. We would like one thing spherical however the whole lot feels both too trendy or an excessive amount of prefer it belongs in a fort or a seaside cottage. We thought-about a glass high desk with a tree trunk base, however the one we discovered was SO heavy and likewise didn’t go away room for our legs. Right here’s an image of the area that includes a desk utilized by the earlier house owners. I really actually like it however I haven’t been capable of finding something related. Assist!”

The Funds: As much as $5000

1. Carmen Eating Desk: This one is an identical form however is all picket which can or not be what you’re in search of.
2. Magnolia Dwelling Belford Eating Desk: Unsure in regards to the total model of your private home however from the picture, this could possibly be actually fairly with room on your legs:) The bottom form is tremendous distinctive.
3. Cobain Eating Desk: The love the angles of this man! Natural however positively trendy.
4. Parq Oval Eating Desk: This one feels the closest to the one within the picture by way of the thickness of the highest and the metallic on the bottom.
5. Kanji Eating Desk: Tremendous fairly and lightweight!
6. Rattan & Mahogany Eating Desk: This will likely not work together with your model in any respect however I needed to via a wild card in right here:) May very well be nice although if it really works with what you have got.

The Agony: Seating For A Slim Stroll-By means of Residing Room

From Kirsten: “A number of pictures are connected of my 10-year-old design dilemma. Our home is a 1957 ranch with a basement.  Kitchen/eating/seating space multi functional lengthy room. (Our lounge is separate.)

Our want…a cool and comfy seating space the place we will drink wine in entrance of the fireplace, and have visitors sit and chat whereas I’m cooking. The hearth is big & superior. We’ve tried two chairs right here, and it’s “meh.”  Serious about tossing the chairs, previous ottoman & super-old buffet & beginning over.Rug is 100% momentary as a result of our new pet retains having accidents. We have now a clean slate & I can’t get design. I’m caught!”

Jess right here! This can be a powerful one. I even requested Em and the gang their opinion they usually sympathized with Kirsten! All of us agreed {that a} small, low-profile couch with legs is the way in which to go. Right here’s what we expect might work.

P.S. She didn’t get again to me a couple of funds so I did my greatest to be cheap!

The Funds: ??

1. Burrard Loveseat: Emily owns the sectional model and loves it. It’s comfy and impartial so it doesn’t really feel too overpowering visually. A fantastic possibility.
2. Hargrove Couch: We’re getting a lighter however this one is a however extra conventional which might additionally look nice.
3. Allisen Couch: The lightest in coloration however has extra of a contemporary really feel. Plus the black metallic legs would look nice together with your eating chairs.

1. Stripes: The damaged stripe is a brand new traditional that we LOVE and appears contemporary with out being too trendy. This one is a light-weight coloration in order that’s one thing to contemplate with the pup and visitors.
2. Buffalo Plaid Blue & Ivory Rug: It’s washable! And is a traditional, traditional sample that I feel will look will nice together with your different items.
3. Marrakesh Beige Ivory Rug: One other washable possibility! It’s lighter however once more, is washable and the sample feels extra trendy.
4. Harlequin Trellis Pure Navy Re-Jute Rug: A mixture of traditional with a touch of recent, is nice for top site visitors and pups (so long as they don’t have mild fur), and take a look at that value!
5. Tufted Rug: Additionally an important value and would add a little bit of an natural really feel to the room.
6. Ledges Digital Floral Print Distressed Persian Rug: You possibly can’t beat this value and feels just like what you have got (and doubtless like).

The Agony: Empty Wall

From Natalie: “This wall has by no means had something on it! What ought to I do right here? I might use lighting at evening however really want to only. Do. One thing.”

It’s Jess once more! That is the age-old design query and there are such a lot of choices that it could really feel overwhelming. However for her $500 funds, I feel I got here up with some good choices.

The Funds: $500

1. Image Mild + Layered Paper Diptych: I actually love how easy that is and that artwork is soooo fairly! I feel for this area and with what you already personal, selecting artwork that isn’t closely detailed is essential. There may be already loads of nice sample within the rug and chairs so selecting artwork to distinction them is necessary for the attention to be blissful. Then if you’d like lights these inexpensive image lights are an important possibility! My solely concern with a diptyque is that it’d really feel too same-same with the 2 chairs underneath them…
2. Image Mild + Blue Summary Triptych Framed Canvas Wall Artwork: …so right here’s a triptyque! The worth is correct for the artwork and right here is one other image mild possibility, however they’d push you a bit of past your funds.
3. Arched Wall Mirror + Woven Poster + Summary Seascape Framed Canvas + Sconce Reflector Lamp + Wall Shelf: I like an image ledge to be able to simply change your artwork with out worrying about making too many holes. A mirror is nice for making an area greater and brighter, the big canvas coloration palette would look nice in your room, and the smaller piece has a smaller scale sample whereas staying with the colour palette. Steadiness! Then for some added mild, this can be a nice plug-in sconce that Sara additionally has in her house🙂

The Agony: Entry Storage

From Grace: “Are you able to and the EHD staff assist choose some fashionable coat and shoe storage for the tiny little nook of our kitchen the place we enter our house every single day? The small room up the step is our laundry room and each inch of that’s wanted for laundry, cleansing provides, recycling bins, and many others. You possibly can see we now have just a few coats that we dangle on hooks on the again of the door within the laundry room, however we’d like more room for hanging coats! We have now a three-year-old and a nine-month-old, in order that’s 4 of us who want a spot to stash coats and sneakers close to the door. We use the blue cabinet on the left considerably commonly so we will’t have something that may intrude with opening these doorways. 
I like this rail with hooks, and am questioning whether or not it could be an excessive amount of to have one at grownup degree and one other at a child degree (and likewise sneakers beneath that!?) This one can also be cool, however perhaps greater and busier so would wish to take down the clock. Final, this one just isn’t fairly as fairly as the primary but it surely’s far more sensible with so many extra hooks! Perhaps you’ve received one thing even higher? Additionally, received any prettier concepts for shoe storage?”

Jess once more:) First off, I can’t recover from how candy this room is! Have a look at that in-built, that door. All so fantastic.

Look that the skin door coloration is inexperienced! Nonetheless, irrespective of the cuteness of a house, it doesn’t assure a usable entry. That’s the place hopefully I may help.

The Funds: $300

Okay, to begin us off I needed to point out you all what she linked up in her electronic mail.

1. Lusso Hook Rack: She loves this one however is apprehensive that it is likely to be an excessive amount of visually to have two – one for adults and a decrease one for teenagers. I feel it could look nice. I did take a look at the opinions they usually did make me hesitate. However she will all the time attempt them out if she actually loves them, proper?
2. Iron Double Hook Rack: I feel this one could be nice and appears probably the most sturdy which isn’t to be discounted:)
3. Rattan Coat Hanger Rack: She loves the look of this one however worries it’s too busy and I feel if you’d like two of them I agree that they is likely to be. However they’re so cute!

These subsequent three are my picks:

1. Amber Lewis for Anthropologie Hook Rack: I like love this one and my coronary heart made me add it. It’s massive and busy so I solely suggest it for those who resolve to solely use one. Plus it takes up the entire funds…
2. Weston Indoor/Outside Hook Rack: This one is for indoor/outside so it’s made to be sturdy and I like the trendy conventional model.
3. French Massive Coat Rack: For a vintage-looking house like this one I needed to suggest a classic coat rack and I like these. If you happen to’re comfortable with them not matching there are some offers available!

Now a basket could not work for your loved ones however I like my shoe bin and I do know that Emily is SUPER professional shoe basket. Listed here are some massive ones:

1. Rattan Trunk: This one is massive and has a lid! But when a lid is annoying then it could simply be eliminated.
2. Safi Low Rectangular Basket: A lighter-toned however fairly and tall basket. Love the braided element.
3. Rattan Rectangle Basket: Nonetheless an important measurement and at an important value.

Y’all! We made it to the tip!! Let me say once more that I’m so sorry I couldn’t give options to everybody that submitted. We’re all the time so grateful for you and perhaps we will do one other considered one of these quickly. Hopefully, this was useful for extra than simply the individuals I answered in the present day. It was a extremely enjoyable problem! Have nice remainder of your day.

Love you, imply it.

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