Since our den was a new addition, I kind of had a clean slate when it came to decorating it. Although it’s technically a “playroom”, too, at this point, I didn’t want to plan the entire room around toys that my kids have little interest in the majority of the time. So, although a much slower process than when I was working on rooms for clients, I’ve approached decorating it in a similar way. Here’s how I normally come up with—and execute—a plan for a room, start to finish.
Of course, there’s no tried and true way to do it. Others may have a totally different approach. And, I don’t always go in that order if I find something that’s just perfect for the room earlier in the process.
With our den, we’re just starting to get to the fun stuff. We have the main seating, window treatments, and a rug. And, I just got this industrial end table from Birch Lane. (They’re a new home furnishings site—traditional but very fresh. I really like the overall look.)
I think an industrial piece can fit in just about any room. Plus, it’s big enough for a lamp, a few pretty things and my snacks :)
The floor lamp (also from Birch Lane, but currently unavailable on their site) is another new addition:
I like that it’s simple and sleek so that it doesn’t take up too much space, and with just the right amount of gold:
Up next in the process: figuring out what to do with the big wall behind the sectional. I have some thoughts, but I’m taking my time until I feel really excited about it.
(A few “over the sofa” ideas I’ve talked about before can be found here.)
Thanks to Birch Lane for providing the products for this post.