Before: Cluttered Living SpaceNancy wants calm, Lisa wants a kick of color and each wants a design they'll both love. Nancy and Lisa have been together for three years and now have a beautiful home of their own. However, they're at odds over the design for their bonus room. Nancy wants a calming guest room, while Lisa is looking for a colorful playroom.
After: Comfortable Guest RoomBy mixing rustic calming undertones and splashes of color, host Chayse Dacoda and the Get it Together team create an exciting game room that is still cozy enough for guests. Linoleum flooring is installed in a stone pattern, and the walls are painted butter cream yellow for a charming European feel. Pillows in a modern paisley fabric add a pop of color to the mustard duvet cover on the daybed, and a mosaic light fixture is the perfect addition for this fun, yet comfortable space.
Chayse's Design Tips:
1. Wood beams add charm and a rustic feel to a room.
2. Accessorize with pops of color to liven up your space.
3. Tame wild colors by using a warmer tone – it's still vibrant, but not shocking.
4. When adding color to the ceiling in a small room, use a slightly lighter shade than your wall color.
5. Paisley doesn’t have to be traditional. Find a paisley with bold colors for an updated look.
area rug (Pueblo, 39600) - Home Decorators Collection
Before: Unfinished DesignNancy and Lisa are struggling to find a happy medium between their two differing styles. Lisa wants to add bright colors to the space and an air hockey table, but Nancy wants a relaxing room for guests in light, subtle hues. The only thing they agree on is they like rustic style.
After: Board Game InspirationThe room is accessorized with pops of color for Lisa, including a bright rug and mustard-colored curtains. Wicker ottomans and natural wood tones add rustic charm, and the floor seating is perfect for a game room. New storage in a warm walnut tone is created to house all their games, and the walls get unique game-inspired artwork.
Rustic Ceiling BeamsMaterials and Tools:
three 2x6s for each beam
2x4s for supports
awl and chisel
nail gun or hammer
1. Determine the desired placement of the beams on the ceiling, marking the spots with a pencil and level. Factor in the ceiling support to hold the beam and spread them evenly across the room.
2. Cut the 2x4s two to three feet in length. Screw a 2x4 support on each end of the ceiling along your marked beam line.
3. To distress the 2x6 lumber, use the awl and chisel. Apply the stain on the distressed wood and let dry.
4. Nail three 2x6s together to build an open-ended box, creating the appearance of one large rustic beam. Nail the beam into the 2x4 supports on the ceiling.