July 3, 2014

My House | Now What?

Since painting my entry white, I have had a few people over and all of them had said something like this: "why is it so bare in here?" or "you are not just going to keep it white, are you?"
To be honest I love the fresh feeling of the white paint.  As I was painting it, I was dealing with the shock in my head that I was painting a wall white.  Since I have moved from the rental with all contractor flat white walls, I am pretty sure I swore to myself that I would never have white walls again!  So I have been toying with many ideas in my head.  This is a great room to add some texture and/or a statement.  First impression of the inside of the house, and it is clearly defined as a space.
But just what do I do?
This image is still staying with me.  Probably because I already have the stencil so in my mind this would be very low cost.  But, I am not sure I want to go back to this pattern.

I found this image a couple of weeks ago and have been in love ever since.  I love the organic texture and movement... but also love that it looks like it would be the easiest DIY ever!

I am also thinking totally opposite would keep it calm and refreshing.  So maybe a tone on tone stencil with a little bit of glam would be nice too!  I would do a slightly off white stencil with an addition of some pearliness.  

This pattern is super simple, but still makes a statement.  It is not super busy... so that is a plus.

I also have this stencil, and still love it.  Although I have been thinking about using it in my bedroom, a black and white pattern would make a huge statement in the entry.

What is your pick?
Add texture or add boldness?


Mindy Sellers said...

My foyer and dining room is white. You can see the dining room to your left as you walk in. I absolutely love my white walls. I added the texture. I have a red juju hat hanging above my console in the foyer with a 7 foot mirror hanging on the other side with a bench underneath it. The white walls just act as the backdrop for all my favorite things. I would make sure you have everything in the space before you start the time consuming stencils! You might not feel it is needed so much after you add in all your accessories!!! Good luck!

Shauna@Satori Design for Living said...

You know me, I'm a white person so I would vote for adding graphic framed art in something bold. Or what about panels of wallpaper instead of doing the whole wall? Can't wait to see what you do. Love those black and white pillows!

jamie @ [kreyv] said...

I LOVE white walls, but I agree that the entry is the place to go bold. I would probably do an oversized pattern and go bold or do a bold stripe or something. Good luck! Can't wait to see what you do (or don't do)!

Vel Criste said...

I love the 2nd one - or a black and white gallery wall on 1 of the walls would be my pick :-)