I’ve probably moaned a lot that my living room doesn’t please me. It has the nicest furniture in the house and is the biggest, lightest room. But somehow it gets covered in rubbish too often. Now the girls aren’t HE it is a little better and now Bene’s room is decorated there are less toys, but it collects crud, feels too brown and never manages to be either a restful space or something that feels like it describes us.
What that pretty bit really meant was that I turned the desk, the main disaster area from this:
My plans have been forming pretty slowly, I don’t quite have a vision of what I want for the room even now – but bolder colour, removing the remnants of developer rubbish, hasty curtain poles and repainting in a a warmer tone are all on the list. I think we can get this done straight after Xmas, when “decorator dad” will be in the right continent 🙂 and Max and I will be off work to make it happen.
My sofas are cream, beige, red and duck egg blue and my furniture very dark brown (like the desk on the pin board). Frankly I’m not sure how to finance everything I’d like to do but I think that I can make a start on it anyway. I know that desk has got to go (I think it will be wending it’s way to the teen bedroom, so all this could be a fairly mammoth task to achieve) and we need to get a smaller corner one so a chair can tuck behind the door. We are too big a family now for 2 sofas only!
My next most important thing is to call Auntie Kate over to help as no decoration plans will work without her casting an eye over them! She is the decorator god and will tell me if I’ve gone horribly wrong. But I do know that I like my living room most at Xmas when it is full of softer lights and greens, reds and nature, with more personality – so that’s what I’m aiming for.