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    10 Tufted Ottomans (Instead of Coffee Tables!)

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    Sources for above (many of these have other color options, click links for details): 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10
    Tufted ottomans can work really well in place of a coffee table! I love ours and have used it for years, so today I’m sharing 10 tufted ottomans and answering some FAQ I get about tufted ottomans!

    Coffee tables have their strengths and drawbacks, but there are so many reasons why you might prefer an ottoman. I shared five reasons to consider using ottomans in your home in a recent post. You’ll also find a few of my thoughts style, comfort and practicality of ottomans.
    Today let’s talk a little bit about tufted ottomans. I’ll share a few FAQ about tufted ottomans, a style tip for furniture that you might not know about and 10 classic and lovely tufted ottomans!
    Sources: Rug (machine washable) // Similar Teal Tufted Ottoman // Similar Curtains // Basement Apartment Tour
    Are tufted ottomans trendy?
    Tufted ottomans are classic in style, so they aren’t considered trendy! They do feel slightly sophisticated due to the tufting but can easily work in a casual space. To ensure a tufted ottoman that will be in style for years, I’d avoid trendy patterns or fabrics that are more likely to feel dated or clash with current styles.

    Do crumbs get stuck in the tufts of a tufted ottoman?
    They can, but I haven’t found it to be an issue to keep them clean. We don’t eat directly on the ottoman, but with a large tray that protects the ottoman, you’ll avoid most crumbs from falling in. You can also use a pretty scarf or seasonal throw for added protection as needed. If you have kids, the easiest way to keep messes out may be to have them eat them elsewhere. But most adults should be able to use a plate to catch crumbs. If you love the look of a tufted ottoman, don’t let the fear of crumbs deter you. There are practical solutions and easy remedies.

    How do you clean a tufted ottoman?
    You’ll have to check with the manufacturer and research how to clean the fabric you have, but as far as those wayward crumbs, they can be vacuumed out. The easiest way I’ve found is a vacuum hose with a narrow attachment.
    What if you don’t like the legs or finish on an ottoman?
    I don’t think many people realize this, but you can sometimes replace the legs on some ottomans (and chairs and sofas, too!). You aren’t always stuck with a style of legs you don’t like. Well, humans are, but that’s a different post :). Sometimes higher end furniture will offer the option for different finishes or legs, so be sure to check on that before you purchase. As far as a DIY option, I changed the legs on my leather ottoman years ago. I was immediately happier with the shape and finish! I plan to do the same on some other pieces of furniture I have.
    So if you love an ottoman, but not its legs, check to see if they can be removed. Some legs can be unscrewed and if so, they are likely to be easy to replace! You can order replacements to update the look to suit your preferences and even elevate the style.
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    Where can you find classic and beautiful tufted ottomans?
    I’m often asked about where to find my tufted ottoman. Below you’ll find 10 tufted ottomans (and the source for each). I think they are beautiful, classic and so versatile so select one that fits with your style, space and the needs of your family. My exact teal tufted ottoman is unfortunately no longer available to my knowledge but I shared a similar tufted ottoman here and more below!
    How do you find affordable tufted ottomans?
    Here at The Inspired Room, we do our best to find and share reasonably priced decor and furnishings for the home. We refer readers to a number of online sources where we (and our followers) have had success shopping! Of course, everyone has a unique budget, desire for quality on different pieces, or even various ideas of what is affordable. We make decisions for what to share based on what we personally would find reasonable, affordable or worth it to us to invest in if we had the budget. We share what we would feel good about ordering for ourselves and endeavor to share a variety of price points whenever possible.
    We love to share what we (my daughters or my husband and I) personally have in our homes, or things that seem to be of similar quality or price points. We do read a lot of reviews, and have years of experience offering recommendations and sources! But these are just suggestions if we haven’t personally owned the items. There are many high end furniture stores you can check if you want the best of the best, but we don’t like to break the bank when it comes to decorating a home.
    So as far as affordable ottomans, we’ve rounded up sources for a few ottomans at various price points that we like the looks of online! Hopefully you find one you love.
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    Tufted Square Ottoman
    Small Tufted Storage Ottoman as Coffee Table
    Linen Square Tufted Ottoman
    Tufted Ottoman (also has neutral color options)
    Sources for above (many of these have other color options, click links for details): 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10

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    Coastal Grandmother Decorating with Amazon Finds (Mood Boards)

    A few days ago I shared about “Coastal Grandmother Style”. No beach house or grandchildren required, ha! Coastal Grandmother was recently coined on TikTok as a style that is all about romanticizing your life. It embraces the easy breezy coastal decorating vibes of homes portrayed in the Nancy Meyers’ movies we all fell in love with for their sets. I think we all love the home in the movie Something’s Gotta Give!
    Decorate in Coastal Grandmother Style
    Many of us here relate to this style or have been living the “coastal grandmother” lifestyle for years (even if we didn’t know what to call it, aren’t to grandma status, or even if the beach house has only been in our dreams).
    If you want to decorate your home to have a similar coastal feel, I rounded up some decor finds on Amazon that I think fit right in.
    You’ll find my “Coastal Grandmother Decorating Style” idea list in my Amazon Storefront HERE, and three mood boards below!
    Do you like these mood boards? I love them and find them so inspiring.
    All sources for the mood boards are linked below (everything is from Amazon!).

    Sources for above (click the images and links below for details):

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    Gold Wall Sconce with Linen Shade (Set of 2) – I have these in my home and use these rechargeable light bulbs (see details here)
    Wooden Sailboat
    Sailboat Nautical Gold Framed Artwork
    Rattan Table Lamp
    Faux Potted Plant
    Coastal Blues: Guide to Decorating with the Colors of the Sea and Sky (see my video and post about favorite coffee table design books and finding your style HERE)
    Slipcovered White Sofa
    Blue Ticking Pattern Pillows Set of 2
    Blue and White Floral Porcelain Ginger Jar Pot
    Ivory and Blue Striped Cotton Rug
    White Spindle Accent Chair
    Deep Wicker Storage Trunk

    Sources for above (click the images and links below for details):

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    A Boat, A Whale, and A Walrus Cookbook
    Blue and White Chinoiserie Table Lamp with Gold
    Ship Painting with Gold Frame
    White Adirondack Chair – Weather Resistant
    Blue Modish Glass Bottle
    Nautical Rope Knot Door Stop
    Blue Faux Hydrangeas
    Wooden Model Sailboat
    Blue Herringbone Faux Cashmere Throw Blanket
    Cast Iron Whale Wall Hooks – Set of 3 (I have these!)
    Blue and White Decorative Flower Pots – Set of 3

    Sources for above (click the images and links below for details):

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    Rattan Table Lamp with Shade
    Blue Recycled Glass Carafe Bottle
    Coastal Ship Gold Framed Wall Art
    Black Wall Sconces with Shades – Set of 2
    Blue and White Striped Tassel Pillow
    Blue Tufted Upholstered Arm Chair
    Wood / Cane Round Accent Side Table
    Natural Fiber Jute/Sisal Area Rug with Gray Trim
    Rattan Rectangular Storage Lidded Basket
    A Lovely Life: Savoring Simple Joys in Every Season (my new book which unbeknownst to me, aligns perfectly with this “Coastal Grandmother” trend! A Lovely Life book is about savoring the simple pleasures of home (like a Coastal Grandmother…ha!).
    Blue and White Porcelain Ceramic Mugs – Set of 4 (I have these!)
    Wool and Cashmere Throw Blanket with Tassels (blue, other color options available)
    Brass Whale Paperweight
    See more in my “Coastal Grandmother Style” idea list in my Amazon Storefront HERE! More

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    Small Accent Storage Cabinets, Consoles, Sideboards (Sources + Organizing Inspiration)

    Accent cabinets can be placed throughout a home to provide storage and style. I’m always rearranging furniture to figure out what works best for us, so accent cabinets have been a versatile solution for us in every home. Plus they give you another surface to use for a lamp or seasonal decor!
    They help you to get organized and work well as a place to tuck away useful/decorative/seasonal items that tend to end up as clutter on counters or tables when not in use. I love them for so many reasons! I’ll share some tips and ideas below.
    In this post you’ll find sources for several cabinets my girls and I have in our homes as well as other suggestions.
    A few ideas for how to use accent cabinets:

    In a dining room for entertaining supplies – use little bins or baskets inside to store things like napkins and napkin rings, shelves for wine glasses etc…or for dish storage
    In a living room or bathroom to store extra pillows or throws (also great spot to put a table lamp to warm up a dark corner)
    Entryway – use a drawer or containers on shelves (store gloves, dog leashes etc), shoes, reusable grocery store bags, etc
    Kids’ toys
    In a bathroom for towels, bath supplies, toiletries
    In an office as a printer stand and/or to store office supplies

    Here are accent cabinets in our homes, and graphics with lots of sources linked below!

    Click here for Accent Cabinet Source // See post on Kylee’s Entry Cabinet Hack That Saved Her $1500

    Click here for Accent Cabinet Source

    Click here for Shutter Cabinet Source. We use this for storing entertaining supplies, pitchers, glassware and cloth napkins!

    Click here for Shutter Cabinet Source

    Click here for Shutter Cabinet Source

    Click here for the same cabinet (and see how Courtney lined the shelves of this cabinet here)

    This exact cabinet in Courtney’s apartment is out of stock, but HERE is one from the same line, and here is another similar cabinet. Take a tour of Courtney’s apartment here.

    Click here for the same cabinet (this is technically a media cabinet with space for cords to come out the back, but works great as a buffet cabinet too!) — See more of this room in this post: Kylee’s House (Sharing Some Hand-Me-Downs)

    Similar herringbone cabinet source // Click here for a post on how we made this freestanding cabinet into an entry command center!

    Click for herringbone wood and white accent cabinet source

    Click here for whitewashed wood accent cabinet (similar style to my gold one above)

    Click here for post on Kylee’s old townhouse entry

    Here are sources for more cabinets:

    Sources for Above (scroll and click images or links below):

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    1. Accent Cabinet with 2 Doors (multiple colors)
    2. White Entryway Cabinet with Glass Doors and Drawers (multiple color options)
    3. White 2 Door Floor Cabinet with Glass X Panels and Shelves
    4. Two Door Glass Storage Cabinet
    5. Wide White Storage Cabinet with Glass Pane Doors
    6. Blue 2 Door Accent Cabinet with Glass Doors (multiple color options)
    7. White 2 Door Floor Cabinet with Glass
    8. Tall 2 Door Gray Glass Pane Cabinet
    9. Freestanding Bathroom Cabinet
    10. Entryway Cabinet with Glass Doors and Drawers (multiple color options)
    11. Distressed White Tall Sliding Door Cabinet with Windowpane Glass Doors
    12. White Server Cabinet with Geometric Mirrored Doors

    Sources for Above (scroll and click images or links below):

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    1. Rattan Woven 2 Door Cabinet
    2. Gray Pattern Cabinet
    3. Handcarved Cabinet
    4. Whitewashed Wood 2 Door Cabinet with Geometric Pattern
    5. Wood and Metal Cabinet
    6. Cane Wood 2 Door Cabinet with Mid Century Legs (multiple color options)
    7. Navy Linen 2 Door Cabinet with Nailhead Trim
    8. Whitewashed Wood Storage Cabinet
    9. Rattan 2 Door Wood Accent Cabinet
    10. Wood and Herringbone Cabinet
    11. Antique Grey 2 Door Chest
    12. Navy Handcarved Wood 2 Door Cabinet
    Click HERE for more cabinet sources (and follow our new Instagram The Inspired Room Style for daily decor finds in stories!)

    My Organizing Books:
    Simple Organizing: 50 Ways to Clear the Clutter (my book available on Amazon or your preferred retailer)
    Make Room for What You Love: Your Essential Guide to Organizing and Simplifying (my book available on Amazon or your preferred retailer)
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    Storage Cabinets for Linens and Things
    Kitchen Canisters and Sources
    9 Clever Organizers to Tidy Your House
    Six Simple Secrets for a Less Cluttered Home
    Organizing With Baskets and Containers
    Lovely Bathroom Storage Solutions
    Linen Closet Organization Ideas
    12 Lovely Accessories to Organize Your Home
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    Inspired By: Scalloped Patterns in Decor and Furniture

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    I love to play with various textures, shapes and patterns in a room as they add a lot of interest! The scallop has been having a moment in the design world, but of course it’s a classic shape so don’t be hesitant to bring it into your home. The possibilities are endless for how to incorporate them, these days you’ll find scallops on furniture, accessories, dishes, wallpaper, napkins, lampshades, mirror, trim or backsplashes, fabric and linens and more.
    Here are some whimsical scalloped design pieces we found online and some inspiration photos below to show you the fun they add to a space!

    Sources for above:
    Scalloped wall mirror
    Scalloped pillow sham (color options and comes as duvet as well)
    Rattan scalloped pendant light
    Scalloped basket
    Scalloped seagrass tapered hand-woven lamp shade
    Navy pillow with scallop pattern and tassels
    Scalloped teak wood round serving board
    Scalloped edge planter
    Round scalloped bone picture frame
    Scallop woven side table
    Scallop wooden plant stand
    Brass sconce with scalloped shade (also has a woven shade option, and comes as table lamp)
    Wicker weave photo frames with scallop edge (set of 2)
    Capiz shell scalloped hurricane
    Round marble petal shaped scalloped tray
    Framed green artwork with scallop waves
    White scalloped bone and wood picture frame
    Tall scalloped woven basket (great price!)
    Scallop edge jute rug (also has a navy trim color option)
    Scallop woven tray
    Woven scallop baskets (set of 2)
    More inspiration for scallop design:

    More scallop decor (click images below for details) More

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    Storage Cabinets for Linens and Things

    After yesterday’s post about linen closet organization ideas, I got inspired to hunt for some freestanding cabinets that would work well for linens, bathroom storage, and so much more. Enjoy!
    Sources:
    Gray Cabinet
    Rustic Wood Linen Cabinet
    White Wash Wood Linen Cabinet
    Classic Linen Closet
    Shutter Door Armoire
    Two Door Accent Cabinet
    Natural Wood Curved Armoire
    Reclaimed Wood Accent Cabinet
    White Armoire
    Farmhouse Armoire
    White Wood Linen Tower
    Reclaimed Wood Floor Storage
    Cane Wood Two Door Armoire
    Glass Door Floor Storage Cabinet
    Freestanding Bathroom Linen Cabinet with Shutter Doors
    Tall Wood Linen Cabinet Shelf
    Get inspired by linen cabinet organization inspiration here!
    Click the thumbnails below for more cabinets I love:

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    Kitchen Canisters + Sources

    Kitchen canisters are not only handy for storing everyday items, they bring a streamlined look and personality to your counters, shelves and pantry!
    People often ask me where I get my black and white ceramic canisters. I love them! Sadly my exact pattern has been out of stock for awhile, but I found lots of similar sources for you today.
    Things we keep in our kitchen canisters: our vitamin D and C powder, tea bags, coffee beans and pods, snacks, nuts, sugar, flour, etc.
    Don’t limit yourself to using canisters only in the kitchen, they are equally handy in the bathroom for hair ties, bobby pins, cotton swabs, etc!
    Enjoy the inspiration below and find lots of sources at the end!

    Sources:
    Black and white 3 pieces canister set
    Blue and white bamboo lid ceramic canister
    Stoneware coffee canister
    Patterned stoneware canister with wood lid
    6 piece patterned canister set
    Textured kitchen canister
    Black kitchen canister
    White textured ceramic canister with wood lid – set of 2
    Small matte white canister with cork lid
    Small glass canister with cork top set of 2
    Gray white and wood kitchen canister
    Blue and white 3 piece kitchen canister set
    Green kitchen canister set 3 piece
    Gray textured canister set

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    Find lots of organizing inspiration in my book Simple Organizing, and in my book Make Room for What You Love!

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    My Shiplap Kitchen Tour + Get the Look Sources
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