Megan Ellaby’s Colorful, Electic Flat. A Fun, Distinctive Space

A few weeks ago I did a post on white dressers and the use of white in space design. White is an easy go to, there is no arguing that matter. We have seen all white design and white on white trending in the space sector for quite a while. And there is good reason for this: in addition to going with almost everything, white can also brighten up a small dark space and is much more cost effective to use as a design element. So for those on a budget, basing your home around white is a no brainer. But for those lucky enough to live in a large bright space, breaking out of the all white design mode can be fun, and a creatively challenging way to make your home your own.

I myself live in a space that does not have a lot of light so I went for white and neutral tones and use texture and pattern to add interest. But I would love one day to live in a space where I could experiment with color a bit more. We are seeing a number of trends when it comes to color with millennial pink giving way to green; from sea foam green to jade to dark forest greens. Navy has also been popular for a number of seasons now, and it creates a striking canvas for more colorful pieces and eye catching artwork. Today I am sharing with you the home of Megan Ellaby, a blogger and vlogger that I follow on YouTube. Megan’s personal style is quirky, colorful and eclectic in a playful modern way, and this aesthetic extends to her home as well.

Her home is a wonderful mix of modern, retro and country chic. Who would think all these aesthetics would mix together, but somehow they do. In this post I am sharing with you, her super fun, funky bedroom where she films much of her style videos. The rococo style headboard, the 1970’s style nightstands, the 1920’s light stand, the 1980’s influenced bee table lamps, the patchwork quilt, velvet armchair, mid-century modern dresser and over-sized gold guild mirror all come together in a distinctly remarkable way. Add out of the box prints and graphical artwork and you have a delightful space that celebrates the individuality of it’s inhabitants. Granted this style of design requires more thought, more time and more money. But how fun! What say you? Do you like eclectic styles like this? Or are you more of a minimalist?

To see more from this home head to Meganellaby.com

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41 Comments

  1. August 12, 2019 / 7:56 am

    Such a beautiful room! I absolutely love colour and genuinely can’t stand a room with 4 white walls!
    This is such a lovely blue and I’m loving all the forest green trends right now πŸ™‚

    Major bedroom envy right now!

    Rachel | Teacups &Tartan

  2. August 12, 2019 / 12:58 pm

    I absolutely LOVE Megan’s home! When I move out, I 100% want to decorate my home in the style of hers, it’s just so unique and different! x

    http://www.nicolebatley.com

  3. August 12, 2019 / 5:14 pm

    What a fun and eclectic bedroom with so much personality! There really is quite a mix of styles going on but somehow it comes together and works. I love the blue walls! My dear husband agreed to lavender colored walls in our bedroom.

  4. August 12, 2019 / 6:10 pm

    I like the attention to detail, which can also be found in certain boutique hotels. I want an armchair like this!

    ANOUK

  5. August 12, 2019 / 6:14 pm

    i love the chest of drawers! such inspiration <3

    If you would like to follow each others blogs, please follow mine and let me know in the comments so I can follow you straight back <3

    http://www.samanthassnaps.co.uk
    Samantha
    x

  6. August 12, 2019 / 7:07 pm

    This is a very fun home design indeed. I do like her colourful and eccentric style. This bedroom looks fabulous. It is the kind of room that leaves a big impression. However, I prefer the minimalist home for myself. The only things that are colourful in my home are my paintings and art. Funny how my style of dressing is so different from my home and decor preferances. I love eccentric clothes and colourful accessories but I keep my personal space minimal.

  7. August 12, 2019 / 7:10 pm

    I have a thing for colourful walls. I love the dark walls in her space. It’s adorable with so many little quirky pieces to love.

  8. August 12, 2019 / 7:46 pm

    I love her bedroom decor! The wall color is beautiful and when I have my own place I’d love to paint my bedroom a dark color like that. Thank you for sharing her space! I’ll be saving this for some future inspiration.

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net

  9. August 12, 2019 / 9:09 pm

    I love her space, Allie! You’re right. You wouldn’t think all these themes would go together, but the way Megan arranged her home, there is such a charm to it. Thanks for sharing.

    PS I so want that lamp beside the TV.

  10. August 13, 2019 / 1:23 am

    What a cozy and decorative room! Love the decor and design!

  11. August 13, 2019 / 3:06 pm

    Oooh, I love the space Megan has created! Those navy walls are really different and fun!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

  12. August 13, 2019 / 10:27 pm

    What an awesome room! I like everything in there but I confess the navy walls got my attention in every shot! I’d love a room with navy walls. Hubby is more a fan of neutrals for decorating though, haha!

    Hope that your week is going well! We have a day off today for the Ekka holiday, yay!

  13. August 14, 2019 / 11:04 pm

    I’m really impressed how she decorated her flat – everythings calls taste and creativity! I understand that you love it. Thanks for sharing! Personally, I don’t know if I’m a minimalist or prefer electic style. I know only that in our home we mixed a lot between old and new πŸ™‚
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

  14. August 15, 2019 / 9:46 am

    I think her room is lovely. Normally I live slightly less colour as I find it more relaxing but it actually works for me here. The room looks cosy!

    Jenny | Local Leo

  15. August 17, 2019 / 11:17 pm

    I’m not one for eclectic spaces but there are lots of elements in her room that I love! I’m usually one for minimalostic, white or neutral colored rooms, but I’m actually loving the wall color as well as her area rug and the wall decor. So cute!

    Geraldine | https://geraldinetalks.com

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