Hi everyone! This week I’m sharing the Design Plan + Budget for the Hallway Refresh. I feel guilty for not being able to post a cocktail since my One Room Challenge post from last week but there are plenty of delicious things on the way. Plus, did you notice the refresh my site got? The hallway isn’t the only thing getting upgrades around here! I’m updating you on my progress for the One Room Challenge which I will be doing for the next six weeks. I hope you will join me in my efforts to stay motivated in finishing up the decor in my home.
I’m making final decisions on wallpaper and decor so that I can get the ordering process started. My one regret from the Spring One Room Challenge was that we ordered late and it caused me a lot of stress. I wasn’t sure if I was going to get everything in time and the wallpaper arrived two days before the final shoot. That means I had one day to get it installed and style the whole room. I almost had a breakdown but I pulled through and got it done. Thankfully there isn’t a ton to order but the stairs are going to be the most time-consuming thing which will be my last project before the reveal. I want those stairs to look super fresh for the photos.
The wallpaper was the hardest decision to make for the final design plan. At first, I wanted to do something geometric so that the wallpaper in the hallway didn’t compete with the wallpaper in the living room. Who am I kidding though? I couldn’t stay away from a tropical/botanical print and I have landed on this one from Boho Walls on Etsy. It is neutral with still adding a pop of color and some much-needed fun to this space.
The other hardest decision I had to make was what color to paint the stairs. Originally I wanted to go a dark teal because I thought it was bright enough to be colorful but dark enough to hide dirt. In the end, I didn’t think this color went with the rest of the house though. There are a lot of neutral tones in this house with touches of pink and a lot of green from the plants. I wanted to stay within these colors because I want the overall feel of the house to be cohesive. So what color did I land on for the stairs? Pink of course!
I know it isn’t the most practical because pink won’t hide dirt. I’m going to paint each stair a solid color instead of just each riser. It will be easier and the tops won’t be white at least. The paint that is on the stairs now is matte which was a bad choice because they’re really hard to get the dirt off of. I’m going to go with a semi-gloss or high gloss so that they’re easier to clean.
The light fixture definitely needs to be changed and I found one from Target that I love that doesn’t break the bank. All the products from the Project 62 line are amazing. It’s hard not to want everything! The bench I picked out is from Umbra but I’m not sold on it. I love the style but I think I could find something that’s more affordable so I’m going to keep my eyes peeled at HomeGoods. I could also get this one from IKEA for $39.99 and paint half of it white so that it looks like the Umbra bench or I really like this one as well. Both are great and a fraction of the price.
Same thing goes for the macrame plant hangers. I LOVE the ones from Anthro but if I need 3 or 4 at $58 the price adds up pretty quickly. I was thinking of doing this simple DIY one or I’ve found a ton of affordable options on Etsy. Head to my Hallway Refresh Pinterest board to see them all. Way too many to link to!
Here are the budget and order list. I can knock a few hundred dollars off if I decide to DIY the bench for $39.99 or buy the other one for $69.99. I can also make my own plant hangers or get affordable options from Etsy to save an additional $100 or so. That would bring my budget down $350 or more. Originally I only wanted to spend $5oo on this project and currently, I’m over budget so I think I may go with these two ideas. Doing this would knock off about $483 which means I’d come in under my budget!! Maybe I can get a piece of art framed for the top up the stairs with my savings? Stay tuned to find out! All items in the design plan linked below.