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??