In a new townhouse- Where should I start with decor?

What DIY decor should I do first?
I want an owl themed kitchen.

  3 answers
  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on May 05, 2018
    When you move into a new home, take some time to get a feel for it. When you're ready, do one room at a time and take one thing at a time so you don't get overwhelmed. Choose colors that make you feel happy and look good in the light of your home. Take time and shop for your owl décor. I think, a few years ago I saw owl cabinet pulls. Check websites like knobs.com. You could do owl canisters for your counter and owl hand towels and wash cloths. Maybe a picture or two of owls. I don't think I would do much more than that though. Just a few nice decorations. Good luck. Wishing you health and happiness in your new home.
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    • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on May 05, 2018
      You're welcome. Just a tip for picking out paint colors since you're new to this. Light colors will make a small room look and feel bigger. When choosing colors, go to the paint store and pick out a bunch of color cards. Tape them on the walls. Look at them at different times of day and in different kinds of weather (sunny, cloudy, stormy) and eliminate them until you have a few. Then buy pint samples and paint them on the walls. And do the same thing again, checking and eliminating until you have the one you like and that makes you happy. If you have other questions about doing your kitchen or anything else, you can either post another question or reply to me on this post. Good luck and happy decorating.
  • 27524803 27524803 on May 05, 2018
    Find an "inspiration" piece... back splash, artwork, canisters etc... and make your choices around that: paint colors, cabinet colors, counter tops, flooring etc.... for longevity... choose neutrals in the BIG things like flooring, cabinetry and counter tops...such as gray, white, cream, black, etc... even the back splash... then add the color in wall paper, paint, small appliances, artwork, chair/bar stool cushions.. etc... as to the owls... a few really interesting pieces will get the idea across... and when you want to change... only the accessory things will have go.
  • B. Enne B. Enne on May 05, 2018
    Choose a fabric for either curtains, placemats or rug, and pull colours from that pattern. Curtains are good because the pattern is subtle in the pleats.
    I would personally choose a pattern with gray, cream, taupy tones, so that you can paint your walls in soothing neutral tones that coordinate together. If you ever tire of the owl theme, you won't have to repaint everything. Then choose small touches of owl accents here and there.
    Have fun!
    • Suzanne Suzanne on May 05, 2018
      Just as S.G., I can see these ideas come together very nicely.
      Thank you. B. E.
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