Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Decoraddict

like how I included kids and mess?


I have a new addiction! Home Design websites/blogs.

I have spent many hours the last three days scrolling thru  Apartment Therapy  Remodelaholic  Make room for living   but haven't yet hit EXACTLY what I want. I'm saving all the ideas, and have a few I am going to incorporate together.


After the little cheap redo of my bedroom, I thought, well we need to update the living room. and the dining.  oh and the laundry.  These places would be more clean lines looking IF the study/craft room was done well with lots of storage. Well look there you go, I NEED TO DO THE WHOLE HOUSE!


I can see where this could be a problem though. Once done, I will want to do it again?  Change styles, colours, artworks, furniture. Can I have an ever evolving canvas? I hope so, because you can never get enough!!


Looking at my house you would never guess that I love design, or well looking at photos of 'other peoples' work! When I left highschool I briefly thought about studying interior design at uni. I was fairly good at art.


Basically my house has no style. It is the way it is because of money restraints, small children (who would break or hurt anything precious!) and the fact that I let 'renting' restrain me from doing what I want. I'm also not a spender. I talk myself out of almost all purchases (YES. The MR is very LUCKY!) I don't know how many times I have gone to Ikea with a certain thing in mind and come home with nothing.


I've also put off as we were meant to buy a house last year. No point getting more furniture if it wont fit in the new place. Well various reasons it hasn't happened yet so I say 'who cares' if I don't have my own house.  The years have gone by and I wont get them back, and I'll look on wasted non decorated years with sadness in time to come.


The other big fact is that I love so many styles. I have never been able to pin down one style I want to commit to. I ♥ Modern  I ♥ Country  I ♥ French  I ♥ ecclectic and the colours... oh the colours  I ♥ white wood, I ♥ natural wood and I ♥ black!! oh and red!  Gah! As with usual my inability to choose favourites has prevented me!!


Alas, I still have to do all this on a tight (almost non existant) budget.  So I will be looking, trolling the second hand stores and pulling a few of the tricks from  All Things Thrifty and Remodelaholic . Changing one room each few months ... slowly compiling my pieces.


goodbye boring... Hello decorated.



Design ideas anyone??

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Bobbie,
Maybe you can have one room white wood, one natural wood, one Modern , one country, one french and one red! INcluding your front deck, laundry and rear deck you have a lot of different spaces to decorate. That would certainly add up to an ecclectic style!
My style is all kids (and Parents') marks, stains and mess! best of luck!
Jenny

Anonymous said...

Hey Bobbie,
Maybe you can have one room white wood, one natural wood, one Modern , one country, one french and one red! INcluding your front deck, laundry and rear deck you have a lot of different spaces to decorate. That would certainly add up to an ecclectic style!
My style is all kids (and Parents') marks, stains and mess! best of luck!
Jenny

Lucky ♥ Holly said...

I like to just purchase or layby pieces I like. Home's should evolve. I think you can meld all those styles you like quite easily too. If you start buying bits here and there that you like a style of your own will emerge. I really like etsy for inspiration. Build on or tweak what you already have, if you don't love it get rid of it.
xx
H

Bindi said...

I know what you mean. We have inherited or been grateful to have our furniture donated to us from family and friends. There has never been any money for that type of thing. The only things we have bought have been secondhand. As such we have no style. Now we are living here we have 'government' furniture and ours is in storage. We brought only a minimum of things with us.

But, I like to think that slowly, over the years we are developing our very own style. Simon loves TinTin and we have collected various posters and nicknacks. I love blue and white china and slowly slowly have collected a few pieces. Those things that are personal to us are going to make a 'home' and not a show house, but it will be ours.

In forty-odd years I would like to think that we could call our style 'Mamouney' and people will know just what that means!

xo

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