Quick Tips To Makeover Your Family Room

Here are a few quick tips to makeover your family room!

We all get tired of the same look year after year and we hesitate to redecorate because of time and money. What if you could transform the look of your space without spending thousands of dollars and wasting lots of time?

Here are a few quick and inexpensive tips to get your makeover started and it only took one week and $600 in new purchases.

  • First declutter the space. You’d be surprised how quickly your space opens up once unnecessary items have been removed. Once you can breathe again move on to the next step.
  • Figure out what you want your accent color to be. What piece of furniture or art will be your inspiration for the makeover?
  • Add a pop of color by incorporating new pillows and a throw blanket.
  • Decorate with candles, flowers and make your space feel homey and warm by adding new picture frames with current family photos.
  • Organize and redecorate your bookshelf or console table with cute little knickknacks.
  • Decorate your table with a cute inexpensive center piece or a decorated serving tray.

Here are a few pictures from a Los Angeles family room makeover. What space in your home needs a space-lift? Please let me know how I can help you and if you have any questions.

God bless,

Shalena Smith

Add extra color and texture to your room by lining a bookcase.

Add extra color and texture to your room by lining a bookcase.

Declutter and organize. The add a few new accessories.

Declutter and organize. Then add a few new accessories.

Add a simple table center piece and runner.

Add a simple center piece and table runner.

Purchase a serving tray and decorate it for your coffee table or ottoman.

Purchase a serving tray and decorate it for your coffee table or ottoman.

So simple and easy to do. This picture frame added some height to the side table and tied in our color.

So simple and easy to do. This picture frame added some height to the side table and tied in our color.

Spurs up your old sofa with a few new pillow and a throw blanket. Also incorporating your new color.

Spurs up your old sofa with a few new pillow and a throw blanket. Also incorporating your new color.

Organize and declutter giving the space a fresh new look. Plus add a few new frames and photos to update the space.

Organize and declutter giving the space a fresh new look. Plus add a few new frames and photos to update the space.

Shalena Smith on Entertainment Tonight!

Hi,

I hope you’re all having an amazing summer! Sorry for the delayed post but in case you missed it, here is the clip of celebrity Nursery Designer and Baby Concierge Shalena Smith on Entertainment Tonight. There was so much buzz around the Royal Baby, I was excited to be apart of ET’s segment surrounding the birth of Prince George.

I love designing custom nursery and kids bedding!

 

Oohhh lala…

 

I got an updated bedding book today from Bella Notte! I love working with their unique fabrics in my nursery and kids rooms. My clients love this line so much that we also order it for their master bedrooms. Velvets, satins, laces, linens, and silks… Putting all the different textures together and designing something special for my clients is the best part of my job! Adding buttons, bows, quilting, ruffles, layers, embroidery… sky is the limit for what you can create for your dream room!

 

 

 

 

I selected the Bella Notte Chesapeake crib bedding in my latest celebrity nursery for Tamera Mowry-Housely. 

Contact us for an in-home design consultation so you can touch and feel the latest and greatest fabrics for your home! I must end this blog with more comfy bedding pics for you to fall in love with!

xo~ SS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Knock Off the Look of a Celebrity Nursery by Going GaGa!!

Select a Chandelier to Spruce Up Your Nursery or Kids Room!- Shalena Smith

You don’t have to just be an admirer of beautiful rooms and only dream of the day your child can have a magical nursery or play area. It is absolutely possible for you to knock off a celebrity look, and have the nursery of your dreams, even on a limited budget.

As with anything, before you begin your project you need to come up with a realistic budget based on the things you desire. Here are some affordable design tips and items that will take your room from ordinary to extraordinary!

#1 Lighting – Get a cool chandelier or pendant. With clean painted walls these items will completely transform the look of your room.

#2 Pillows and Blankets – People often spend a lot of money on custom crib bedding or twin bedding. Less is more! Go with solid and inexpensive bedding and throw your colorful blanket over the crib to add color. If it’s a daybed or twin bed, add a fancy pillow with a different texture to add dimension and creativity.

#3 Hire Me – LOL! I just wanted to make the point that I am afforded by clients that aren’t millionaires. Even if it’s only for a one hour in-home or virtual consultation, I can inspire you to come up with unique and inexpensive ideas using what you already have or working within your budget. You’d be amazed at what happens to a dull and boring room when you reposition the furniture and add a few accessories. Sometimes your room has all the elements but they’re just not set up correctly.

#4 One Item at a Time – Don’t get discouraged because you have a smaller budget. Make your budget work for you! It may take you a little longer to complete your magical room, but just know that it’s possible. I created GagaDesigns.com so that people all over the world could get single items that are featured in my celebrity rooms. For example here’s a custom Wall Hanging that was in Sean Combs’ twins’ nursery. A personalized, whimsical item like this is what makes a nursery special.

If you see something in my portfolio and can’t find it on my website, e-mail me at info@gagadesigns.com and I’ll send you pictures, product details, prices and more.

I was recently interviewed on this very topic by Tastemaker Magazine in Atlanta. A client who was on a budget came to Shalena Smith Interior Design to create the nursery of her dreams. Take a look at this article then come back to my blog and tell me what you think.

All the items featured in the Tastemaker article are on the home page of Gaga Designs and you can view them on Houzz http://www.houzz.com/projects/70034/Knock-Off-the-Look-of-a-Celebrity-Nursery-by-Going-Gaga-.

I’m off to Europe to pay a visit to one of my virtual clients. Stay tuned next month when I blog about the experience! xoxo

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