Contemporary and Modern

These are the looks I am LOVING right now! Even though I haven’t lived here in the Buckeye State with my husband for very long, 1 day of watching HGTV is enough to inspire anyone to want to re-style their entire home. As our family grows, we will eventually have to upgrade to a bigger house [Please God, make it one with 2 bathrooms…]

You may not know this, but Hubs and I both like to collect art. I actually like more of the photography/art print type, and he is a huge comic art collector. The only way I envision both of our style being able to be displayed, is with the modern contemporary look. Gallery walls and bold pops of colors.

So how does one do this on a tight budget? We are a young family you know… I’ll start by sharing some of my favorite pieces of inspiration:

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Look 1: The gallery wall. This can be done for surprisingly cheap! Some of the art we’ve invested in, is worth protecting with custom framing, but some of the cheaper prints, I have put in dollar store frames and mounted to our walls using command strips. This is a look you can totally accomplish even if you’re renting or living on a military base, because the command strips will not damage the walls. You can even paint the dollar store frames if black doesn’t suit you. I however, like the boldness and contrast of the black and white.

Look 2: Chalkboard paint. You may not be able to paint, depending on your housing situation, but this is such an easy and creative way to modernize and update a room in your home. It doubles as an accent wall AND a functional space. Use it to write notes on for the week, or let your kids go at it! The wonderful thing about an accent wall, is that you don’t need a lot of paint, either.

Look 3: This is my go-to, cheap way of changing up the look of my house. Accent pillows and furniture! A few bold prints and one statement piece of furniture [umm, that pink ottoman? swoon!] and your room will be transformed!

Contemporary and modern looks aren’t everyone’s taste, but if you’re willing to make a statement, there are definitely  budget friendly ways to do it!

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