Every season, the founder of the One Room Challenge, Linda Weinstein, is left in awe of the bloggers who take on the task of making over a room in six short weeks — and the 10th season was no exception. In fact, Weinstein loved the following trends so much, she wants to incorporate them into her own home ASAP.
1. Shiplap Walls
There isn’t a shiplap or plank wall I don’t love — they just make me happy. This trend, which Kris Jarrett from Driven by Decor and Naomi Stein from Design Manifest (below) pulled off superbly, will definitely be happening in several rooms of my home (and not soon enough).
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2. Graphic Fabric Drapes
I’ve always been afraid to be bold with my drapery fabric, but Sarah Walker from The Curated House (below) and Kristin Jackson from The Hunted Interior are telling me to go bold and beautiful with my windows.
Even though I used to think lamps must be added in pairs, like earrings or shoes, now I’m on the hunt for that one perfect statement lamp. I love how Mandy Kellogg Rye from Waiting on Martha (below) and Nicole Cohen from Sketch 42 added lighting that’s also an accessory.
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4. Mixing in Vintage
Do you have family furniture pieces you’re not sure how to work into your style? Me too! I love the warmth and history vintage pieces add to the spaces Benjamin and Gen Sohr from Pencil & Paper Co. and Claire Brody (below) designed. They feel collected over time and cherished.
5. Reading Nooks
Let me set the stage: The house is quiet and the kids are out. I finally have time to read that book, but there is no comfortable spot. I have longed for a quiet corner where I can sit and read … and Kevin O’Gara from Thou Swell and Gwen Hefner from The Makerista nailed it.
6. Wallpaper Galore
The memory of removing wallpaper (and half the wall with it) over a decade ago, may have faded enough to finally bring wallpaper into my home. Sue de Chiara from the Zhush (below) and Cristin Bisbee Priest of Simplified Bee have rocked my world with their wallpaper selections.
7. Unexpected Light Fixtures
There was a time when light fixtures were gold, silver or maybe bronze. Using a black sculptural fixture with just the right amount of edge, like Nicole Balch from Making It Lovely (below) and Melaine Thompson from My Sweet Savannah did, would definitely have my friends looking up.
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8. Happy Yellow
People in real estate have often noted that a little bit of yellow sells the home. I’m not sure if that’s true, but it definitely makes me think of a sunny day, and I’m still smiling over Jill Sorensen (below) and Paige Minear from The Pink Clutch’s rooms.
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9. Black and White
Black and white always feels right. I never tire of these colors in art, clothes, furniture, you name it. Adding a few pieces of high contrast art is always interesting and I love how Gaby Burger from The Vault Files pulled it off.
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10. Quiet Works Spaces
Your work environment matters, which is why I want to create an office that looks pretty and organized. I love all the seating options and beautiful storage Megan Ardoin from Honey We’re Home (below) and Mandy Kellogg Rye from Waiting on Martha’s work spaces offer.
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11. No Rules Apply
This treehouse from Orlando Soria of Hommemaker was a reminder that there really are no rules for design in your own home. I want to create a space that makes me happy.
To learn more about the One Room Challenge and its founder, Linda Weinstein, visit Calling It Home and follow along on Instagram at @callingithome and #oneroomchallenge.