love love love that shade of blue. what is it?
We will move in and then paint...we don't have any furniture, so it won't be difficult We are planning on buying a bed first, of course, and then adding to it slowly as we find stuff thrifting. The color choices are endless...and I get excited thinking about it. Our house/apt had mostly red, green, browns, etc. I would love to do a more whimsical theme with lavenders, orange, sage, hmmmm. So many options. I love Catina Jane's house on Flickr. Check it out. It's so bohemian and funky. I get lots of inspiration from Flickr groups like "Corners of My Home" and "Apartment Therapy". We'll figure it out as we go. I'm especially excited to create a little haven for Bella. There is a wonderful little nook with a window that will be perfect for her play area.
I am certainly looking forward to moving back into a place of our own. By the time we get back, it will be going on 8 weeks. That's a long time without your own bed.
Sara and other compacting mamas - I'd like to know where home decor (paint, accessories, art, furniture, organizational supplies) fall on your spectrum of "needs vs. wants" in your quest to simplify and declutter? What do you feel is okay/not okay to buy and bring home?
I'm a big fan of the show "Freestyle" where a designer redesigns a room using what the homeowners already have, but even so don't you at some point have to acquire "things" to make a home feel like a home?
I love to paint. So the rooms in the house change color every couple years. I would be miserable in a white walled house. However, I don't spend a bunch on decor to go with the color changes. I have a few pieces I love and can go with any color scheme.
Right now here's our current paint colors:
living room green as of this weekend it will be purple
kitchen is terra cotta/orange
hall is deep blue
bath is light purple
pantry is yellow
our bedroom is khaki
ds 1 is gold ds 2 is green and blue ds 3 is blue
it is very rich colors and boho
Is it a need? well not really. Is it a stress buster, feel good, I love my house thing? You bet cha!!!!!!!