A Stylish Yet Cozy Transitional Home on a Budget

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Get inspired with this DIY enthusiast’s transitional home that won’t break the bank.

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Name: Fariha Nasir
Location: Cypress, Texas
Type of home: House
Size: 3,200 square feet
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4
Years lived in: More than 1 year, owned

When Fariha Nasir and her husband were house hunting, they saw this well-built house in Texas. It lacked character, but they couldn’t pass up the great price. So, they bought the house at an amazing deal, and Fariha decided to teach herself some DIY skills to decorate the whole place, and to add their personality into every square foot. More than a year later, the place has transformed into a stylish yet cozy home.

Nasir’s home combined two unexpected interior design styles: the cool neutral color palette of transitional home interior style and the warm wood tones of rustic and mid-century modern. It made the whole place unique and charming.

Fariha lives a life surrounded by art and design. She loves to paint and share her works both art and interior on her blog, Pennies For A Fortune, and on her Instagram page. Plus, she does all these big designs at their home on a small budget.

Let’s check out more of Fariha’s warm and inviting home.

Describe your interior style

I would describe my interior style as transitional home with a collected vibe. I love mixing styles, and you’ll find some mid-century modern pieces co-existing with a rustic stool in the same space. That’s what makes my home ‘me’. The one thing that makes my style consistent is a neutral color palette with wood tones scattered throughout.

Tip: Sticking to one interior design style may get boring to some people. Let your creative ideas shine, whatever interior design style it is, to make a unique home. Plus, focus on the details. The details in Fariha’s home make all the difference.

What is your favorite part of your home and why?

My favorite part of the home has to be the two-story living room with large windows that bring beautiful natural light in. I have plans on adding a two-story fireplace in here with a concrete surround, and just that visual alone gets me excited about this room where we all spend most of our time in.

What is your least favorite part of your home and why?

The least favorite part of my home has to be the second-floor loft or game room. We haven’t done anything to the space, and it’s just an empty area with extra toys and no seating. It hasn’t been high on our priority list, so we will probably get to it next year.

Where do you get your inspiration from?

Earlier this year, I discovered Interior Designer Nathan Lindberg and absolutely love his aesthetic. I also love Amber Interiors, and Shea’s style from McGee and Co. I have so many talented friends on Instagram who constantly shape the way we think about home design.

Tip: Layer away! Create a transitional home like Fariha’s by combining tonal fabrics, sticking to a specific color palette, and mixing not more than three interior design styles.

Dream home design advice/tips you want to share?

Designing a home takes time and patience. Try not to do everything all at once after moving in. Let your routine. Each room’s function have a say in how you design it. Don’t be afraid of making holes in the wall or rolling on a fresh coat of paint! Fear is what stops most people from making fun design choices!

We hope you got inspired by Fariha’s gorgeous home on a budget. Add your personality and creative ideas into and throughout your home. Follow your heart, and don’t be afraid to design your dream home one room at a time.

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