The new house has 7 rooms on the ground floor and 6 rooms on the second floor. I decided to use the same color scheme throughout the ground floor for uniformity and started with the adult's living room. I based the entire downstairs color scheme off of the fabric for the curtains. I had found these amazing panels on etsy.com that I fell in love with instantly. The price........not so much. They were $450 for *ONE* window. There are 4 windows in the adult living room! No way I could swing that kind of price. I was heartbroken but knew that if an item was on etsy the fabric had to available commercially. So I spent about 1 hour looking through fabric choices on several different online retailers. I almost screamed out loud when I found it! It is called Waverly Pom Pom Play Spa and sales for $8 a yard! I needed 2yards per window, so total cost came in at $64 for curtains that I adore!
Once the painting and the curtains were in place it was time for furniture.
perfect chairs for $350! I ordered 2 chairs for $700, that is $100 less than one chair from a local store.
While I was on ikea's website I decided to look for an entertainment center and some floating shelves. I found this metal locker system with keyed doors that was perfect for the space (and for keeping little fingers off of our electronics). Along with these big chunky floating shelves for displaying all our pictures and my father-in-laws flag.
I really love the way the entire room came together and can't help but to smile every time I walk in to the room.
Total cost for the entire room: $1,134
Which just happens to be $766 LESS than the cost of the pre-made curtains I was drooling over to start with!