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My House is a Circus

So why not use it as inspiration for a new room I'm working on?

You may remember this room, that my sweet, crazy puppy Lucy has destroyed. I'm hoping that her puppy ways are over and I can get back to claiming this room as part of our house, and actually getting some use out of it. It started as a guest room when we moved in four years ago, but we never really have overnight guests, so it was a bit of wasted space. Then the crazy dog moved in and took over. Now, I've got some fun plans to make this into a playroom/office/Wii room/homework/hangout room for our family.

I've been thinking about this room for a year because I'm very non-committal about decorating. I'm getting new floors put in at the end of this month, so it's time to commit. I totally fluctuate towards the vintage/cottage look these days but I didn't want the room to look too stuffy or be too cottage or too vintage.

I was browsing Etsy last night and came across the picture below in the top left corner of the ferris wheel and it hit me. How about a carnival/fair/circus theme? I love the colors in it and it can be quirky and fun for the family - it is a playroom in fact!

I'm not going to find all of these items, I'm sure, but I'm thinking I can get a lot of similar items at the local Homegoods. Plus, I found a great coffee table, two end tables and a chest (that I'm going to paint turquoise) on Craig's list last night for $80 - for everything! We are picking them up tonight!

So, do you have any fun themed rooms in your house?
Have more fun ideas for my circus room? Please share!



  1. OMG I love the bright bolster pillows! MUST GET THEM NOW!!

  2. i love love LOVE your inspiration board!

  3. Shannon said it best! Love the inspiration board! Gorgeous! xo

  4. What a great idea! I love that chest! Your blog is fantastic. I'm a follower now.


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