Add a Pop of Color to Your Space- Guest Blogger Crafty Scrappy Happy

| January 16, 2013 | 15 Comments

We are excited to have Jamie from Crafty, Scrappy, Happy as our guest blogger this week sharing her tips on how to spruce up a space on a small budget.

Add a pop of color to your space via Crafty Scrappy Happy

This weekend I transformed yet another one of my spaces with a pop of color and some serious pattern!  It is fun to see what a difference that color and pattern can do to make the space look so much more inviting.

Add a pop of color to your space via Crafty Scrappy Happy

This is what my space looked like prior to my makeover.

Add a pop of color to your space via Crafty Scrappy Happy

I have to admit, I liked the space a lot, but it wasn’t until I added a few pops of coral that I really really loved the space.

I always try to establish a color scheme by choosing a staple color (in this case aqua), then surround that color with other neutrals, BUT then, add a pop of unexpected contrasting color as a complement.

Add a pop of color to your space via Crafty Scrappy Happy

A great way to make a statement in your space is to add pattern and texture.

I have a theory that as long as you mix the scale of the patterns you are incorporating into your space, you can’t go wrong!

Add a pop of color to your space via Crafty Scrappy Happy

Every great space needs great accessories. I love that this giraffe is a bit eclectic, but still a sweet addition to the space.

Add a pop of color to your space via Crafty Scrappy Happy

Add a pop of color to your space via Crafty Scrappy Happy

I like that the space is comfortable and usable, and beautiful at the same time!

Add a pop of color to your space via Crafty Scrappy Happy

As you can see, the outcome is absolutely beautiful as well as livable!

If you love what you see, Jamie was nice enough to provide a breakdown of what she used, where she got them, and how much her “pop” items were.

Giraffe: $15.00 Target
Coral Vase with Flowers: $18.00 Target
Tray: $25.00 Target
Throw: $25.00 Target
Vintage books: $2.00 each Thrift Shop
Chairs:  $100.00 each TJ Maxx
Just to recap, lets look at these amazing before and after shots.  With just a few minor changes, you can really create an entirely new space!
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JaimeJaime is a small town Wisconsin girl, who loves to create, craft and decorate in her free time….and then blog about it {of course}. Jaime, is the crafty gal and voice behind the blog Crafty, Scrappy, Happy. She is a newly graduated dentist who crafts and decorates in her free time!

Category: Apartment Life, Decorating, Entertaining, & Dining, DIY, Guest Blog

About Amber: Amber is the Social Media Manager for For Rent Media Solutions™ and has been with the company since April 2007. In her role, Amber helps execute and optimize a social media strategic plan across multiple channels, as well as manages the company's social media product. This would include blogs, social networks, video sharing sites, and other conversational media. She spends a great deal of time building relationships with consumers, social media influencers, and bloggers to generate awareness of For Rent Media Solutions brand. Amber is also an avid lover of goat cheese and bacon (separate or together; it doesn't matter). She is also obsessed with Pinterest and puppies.

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  1. This is GORGEOUS!! Great job! I will be pinning it! And OMGosh I have a Pottery Barn tray similar to that that I am working on now for a post! I LOVE yours! :)

  2. Jamie says:

    LOVE the pops of coral! A little color goes a long way :) AND I need that giraffe!

  3. Kelly says:

    You’re style is gorgeous, Jamie!! Hope to visit your home in person one day. HUGS!!!

  4. I love this! First of all… I texted a photo of the exact giraffe to Bonnie a couple of weeks ago. He is so cute! The rest of the space is so fresh and fun! I know you guys will enjoy it!

    Take care,


  5. Emily says:

    Beautiful!! Such a gorgeous space. That throw adds such a great pop of color!!

  6. Jaime! This is absolutely gorgeous. I love what you are doing with this space. I think the new patterns and colors you chose are perfect. LOVE IT!

  7. AP says:

    this is just gorgeous! i love the neutral color that pulls the space together but the added pops of color really draw your eye in. I love it and that tray is gorgeous! perfection!

  8. Love, love, LOVE the pops of coral!! This space is beautiful Jaime!! I adore the way you mixed of all the patterns as well! Well done!!

    p.s. that tray from Target totally caught my eye a couple weeks ago when I was shopping! Now I really want to go back & get it! :)

  9. reni says:

    okay, i LIKE your before pictures and LOVE your after photos. (your entire house looks incredible).

  10. Ashley says:

    I love the color you chose for your pop : )! Simply gorgeous!! But I love everything you do Jaime!

  11. Liz Marie says:

    I looooove this space!!! Everything about it is so fun and inviting! Great job!!

    xx Liz Marie

  12. Mandy Rose says:

    THIS IS FAB! You are so talented Jaime!

  13. This is such a beautiful update Jaime! I want to go out and buy that giraffe right now! And I love that throw too… I don’t think our Target has the same stuff as yours :( I seriously stalk the place a few times a week and I haven’t seen either of those. Beautiful style on a budget. Love it!

  14. Jamie,
    I absolutely LOVE this transformation! The new seating area is chic & stylish yet still offers a warm and inviting feel…like you could sip coffee and chat with a good friend. I love that it overlooks those beautiful windows and view :)

  15. Beautiful! I love the new rug and the coral color is perfect. Your house is so gorgeous and I love your style :)

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