I promised an update on what's been happening before New Year and here it is, it's been a hard one to write but with the negatives comes positives. Last year my husband and I separated and as you can imagine it's been tough. I won't go into the ins and outs because it's still pending and I would prefer to keep some privacy with it but it was a case of growing apart and nothing sinister. Fast-forward and things have started to move for me, I am finally going to be moving house at the end of the month, but unlike last year, this time I am starting with nothing.
It's been a frantic panic, to say the least, and I’ve been trying to figure out what's important and what I should be spending my money on first while the budget is fixed so low but, I find it makes me dream about my ideal decor more and more. What's a girl to do?
Dream more of course! So, here is my ultimate winter to Spring 2017 home décor wish list.
Colour Palette: I wanted to go for a warm and homely colour palette this time around but I don't want it to look too dark and dismal. My resolve was to go for a neutral wall and flooring choice but to use a variety of textures and warmer colours with the accessory choices. At the moment I love the look of warm yellow tones, rich reds and neutrals like black or creams but never had the courage to really try these out, well, things change folks and this lady is going to brave it. Not all of these colours at the same time of course as they will be spread about a whole house. The colour palette will also be broken up with suede's, check prints and woven materials.
Windows: From past experience, it's far easier to spend on window treatments as quickly as possible to ensure you get a good sleep and save money on keeping your home warm. For years I've always made sure we had blackout blinds so that my sons slept well and in this new house, this will be no different. My sons are older now so I considered opting for a neutral tone but, little boys don't really care for neutrals so I will most probably opt for a red roller blind like the 4572 Flash Red colour tone (pictured in this post's header) which I feel, is a great colour for growing boys and adults. Rooflinds have a great selection of VELUX blinds and they even have Disney ones which are so adorable but, unfortunately, my little monsters have long outgrown the Disney channel and wouldn't be grateful for a Minnie Mouse blind.
Furnishings: Before I would opt for pieces that were more modern but now I really crave sturdy pieces of furniture in raw wood styles that are made to last and as they get old, scratched and battered, they look even better! Great shapes and storage are important to me and I currently also love chairs that work as a focal point. The Sherlock check armchair from Next above is absolutely amazing and would be perfect for what I am aiming for.
Accessories: This is where I get excited. It's so easy to change your decor with these simple accessories and this season I am opting for sunny yellows, white, black and blues. While I am working with a pre-decided colour palette I will also be looking at textures! I mean look at that cushion, the textures coupled with some rougher checks, some soft downy blankets and the gloss of the hello sign above is pretty amazing. This will also ensure the overall look doesn't look 'flat' and gives a little personality to the rooms. I'll be adding these pieces slowly from our moving date to spring to really turn our house into a home.
Is anyone else moving house soon?