Decorating a blank canvas...Sunday, March 01, 2015
Hopefully if all goes to plan in the next few weeks Dave & I will be getting the keys to our new home. We will be home owners (eek!) of a new build house, a blank canvas nothing but cream walls as far as the idea can see. Which is one of the first things I hope to change! Colour is key!
Decorating a three bed house is kinda daunting. I remember wanting to re-do my room every other week when I was 16, but all I really did was add cheap coloured candles, the odd new poster and move my bed from one wall to another. Dave & I have decided to tackle our house slowly so as to not rush into buying or doing anything that in 6 months we dont like. Money is another deciding factor or the lack of it after we pay our deposit and fees. So at the minute Im thinking about wall colours for the kitchen, bathrooms and our bedrooms & flooring for the whole house.
We decided on wooden flooring for the hall & living room, carpet for the stairs and landing and a different wooden floor for our bedroom. After standing in B&Q paint swatch area for what can only be described as a embarrassingly long amount of time we realised we gravitated towards the same colours. Cool shades of pale greys, washed out aqua blues and sage/mint greens which I think will be the colour palette for the kitchen and bathrooms.
Tk Maxx, Ikea and Next Home are places we visit more often than is probably normal, some staff are even starting to recognise us. Its just so exciting, I cant wait to start sharing our decorating plans from start to completion here on the blog. Fingers crossed we get the keys soon!! xx
Our previous little rented home that we furnished and decorated has been featured in Ikea Magazine, to read the article, just click here.