Within the next couple of weeks, I’d like to share with you my decor ideas for all of the rooms in Our DIY House. With our drywall scheduled to be finished this week, we’ll soon be on to painting and finishing (hooray)!

My dear hubby chuckles at me as I put together the decor ideas for our home. I mean, I started dreaming of how the finished product would look as soon as he dug the first chunk of dirt up for our basement with his bobcat! You know what, though? I think it’s incredibly important to have a clear vision of a room’s finished look in order to choose all of the things that need choosing as you go along on a house build. If I have a vision of a completed room in mind, it’s easier for me to pick finishes that match – from the flooring to the paint colour to the door knobs.

Plus, it’ll be fun to see how close (or how far from?) the completed rooms in Our DIY House are to these mood boards.

Our budget for decor is pretty much non-existent at this point (since we’re spending a little more than planned on the build in general), so a lot of these ideas will by DIY’d and recycled from our current place to keep the rooms on budget. I’m up for the challenge, though. I seriously think that decorating on a minimal budget is a lot more fun anyhow – creativity can reign!

Ready to dream with me?

Mood Board: Rustic Glam Farmhouse Living Room - Our DIY House by The DIY Mommy. Neutral, rustic pieces and finishes with splashes of rich colour.

Our Rustic Glam Farmhouse Living Room will be one of the first rooms you see as you enter the home. Hubby loves rustic and I love “vintage glam”, so I really want to combine the two looks in a beautiful contrast of styles.

This “rustic glam” space will have a really neutral base of furnishings (grey-brown and white), and I want to introduce rich reds and teals in the more moveable objects (like throw pillows). Luxurious textures like white fur and silver will add some glamour to the look. A rustic wood-burning fireplace clad in floor to ceiling split faced tile and a crisp white mantel will be the focal point of the room. I want the room to give off a casual cozy vibe (with soft textures and a mix of patterns), but also have some upscale vintage elements.

The inspirations:

  1. Trustone Split-face Wall Cladding in Forest Brown Slate from Lowe’s Canada
  2. A DIY white mantel similar to this one
  3. Basketweave Linen Drapery
  4. Red & Natural Damask Fabric
  5. Modern sectional from Ashley Furniture
  6. White Faux Fur
  7. Liatorp Bookcase from IKEA
  8. Grey Scroll Rug from Pottery Barn
  9. allen + roth Quatrefoil Mirror from Lowe’s Canada
  10. Lagoon Lattice Fabric
  11. allen + roth Provence Oak Laminate from Lowe’s Canada
  12. Orb Table Lamp from Restoration Hardware
  13. Printmaker’s Media Console from Restoration Hardware
  14. Whitley Vases from Pottery Barn

What do you think? Would you sip your morning coffee here?