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One Year Later Blog Home Tour with Dramatic Before and Afters

Check out before and afters of our one story ranch in Fort Worth one year later. Rooms are filled with eclectic and colorful style in this home decor tour.

I can’t believe it! Today marks one year since we closed on our house in Fort Worth and got the keys. There have been some major changes in most of the rooms in our single story ranch. I love seeing other interior design blogs share their before and afters in a home tour so I wanted to do the same!

Before and After Home Decor Tour

The previous owners had opened up the traditional ranch design to an open layout. When you come in the front door you can see all living areas of the house. Welcome, please come on in!

Living Room Picture Window
Open concept foyer, living, dining, and future piano studio

Thanks to the Spring One room Challenge I accomplished a lot of changes in this open living space area. Painting the front wall green and the window frame black to create a feature wall made the biggest impact to the front of the house. Other highlights are my grandfather’s display cabinet which I made over with wallpaper and paint, two wing back chairs, and my baby grand piano.

full room shot of foyer piano studio and living room with bold colors and eclectic maximalist styling
Eclectic Glam Foyer, Living Room, and Piano Studio

The foyer was brightened with a new light fixture, door paint, and stenciled walls that you can read all about in this post.

House New Front Room
Front of house when we moved in.
grand piano in front of large picture window with blues and greens eclectic glam maximalist style
About six months after we moved in.

The fireplace wall went through a dramatic transformation thanks to a fresh coat of paint on the built in before our furniture shipment even arrived and a $10 German Smear DIY during the One Room Challenge.

New House Fireplace Wood
Picture while walking through the open house.

There have already more more changes with the furniture arranging and decor styling that you can find in our Fall home tour from last week.

Our master bedroom came with a lovely khaki green wall color but I knew I wanted to make a bigger impact with a mural. Especially since there is a small off-centered window I wanted to draw attention away from.

Christmas Bedroom Eclectic
Our bedroom ready for a holiday home tour December 2018

I installed this Anthropologie mural a few months ago! I will eventually share a post on that but I did share how I gave my grandmother’s dresser a makeover with the best paint for furniture. More changes will be coming soon for this space! I’m envisioning new night stands, ceiling fan, bedside lamps, and a different wall color.

The master has a very small on suite. Here it is from the bedroom. To the left is the shower.

Bathroom Before
Small bathroom before

I gave our small bathroom a big makeover on a budget with dramatic jewel tones and a pretty space saving shelving/towel rack.

Towel Racks
Bathroom before
Small Bathroom Makeover On A Tight Budget, view of white walls with a bench and gold towel rack
Bathroom after

My favorite room and most dramatic transformation was our daughter’s boho eclectic bedroom makeover. The room had straw yellow walls when we moved in and furniture and decor we had brought back from Japan.

Gwens Bedroom Eclectic
Girl’s bedroom before

I touched just about every square inch in this space by adding molding, wallpaper, DIY furniture makeovers, and more!

The makeover was completed thanks to the New Year New Room Refresh challenge I participate in every January!

And because it’s my favorite space…here’s the wide shot of the room!

Just this summer I was able to give our son’s room a refresh with new furniture. I really like the blue painted walls in his room but will eventually had a mural to his room as well.

Eclectic Teen Boys Room Rooms To Go Kids 4
Boy’s room before

These are just the rooms I had good before and after photos and made the most changes to. If you would like to see more of our house check out a colorful summer home tour and decorating for Fall on a budget. You can also find all of the home tours and room makeovers in this house below.

Recourses for our home

I love finding home decor inspiration from other websites like House Beautiful and Elle Decor but find more relatable content from creative sites like Apartment Therapy (I’ve even been featured there!) and recently archived Design Sponge.

I hope you enjoyed seeing the before and after transformations of living in our house for a year! I’m excited for upcoming makeovers and will share the progress with you.



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