… white and clear rooms! oh my have i struggled with this point or what? yes, we’re talking about interior styling again, bear with me please! today is one of those days in which i have so much to say, but i feel so tired as well. yesterday i spent the whole afternoon and early evening cleaning, dusting and decluttering our home (i may have a few tips for you on this!). i was exhausted by the end of the day, but so happy. yet today i feel that i have so much to do in our home, so many unfinished businesses, and my head doesn’t stop wondering where else i can get a little more space. after two huge garbage bags out the door and one even larger with clothes i don’t wear any more and don’t plan on to, the house feels a little more refreshed and airy. however i struggle with so many details! and it’s like my head is not rested until all these points are figured out and solved.
do you ever feel like this with your home? moving on… we desperately need a new couch. we have a really small one that has lost one arm due to mr kobe’s teeth growing issues while he was young. but this particular characteristic on our couch, actually turns out to be quite handy for the little mr (see picture below!)! but this would be my dream couch (that fabric is sooo gorgeous and feels so comfortable) and i can’t figure out a way of having one in our small living-room (or even afford one)!
second issue, the rug! oh man, i’m so tired of this rug (see picture below)! it was cheap but i must say it has handled a lot in these last years, specially after adopting mr kobe. the thing is when you have a dog is pretty much like having kids around, things need to be resistant to daily wear, stains, shoes, dog hair, dog teeth… you name it! and mr kobe did tried this rug on every corner! but as i have a brownish floor (which i romantically names it caramel in the beginning!), the house is small so i need lighter colours whenever i can, to make it feel larger and take advantage of all the light that comes in during the day (one of the best things in this house), but i also have a dog, which means that no white rugs will be a good idea! so i thought about a bege one. what do you think about this one here or even this one?
and then the table. i am a fortunate working-from-home-lady, because i have a huge table! it was first bought to be the main table for our meals in the living-room, but then i stole it for my own office purposes and bought this one for the meal purposes. but i’m also starting to think that if i change tables again, i might have more room to that couch! or perhaps selling the table in which i work on and buying a new table, another white one!
the forth issue might the tele (let’s read this in a very brittish accent, shall we?). one thing, i hate it! my mother in law wasn’t using it anymore so she gave it to us, as ours was pretty small, but then our country was out of the analogic signal and we had to buy a very ugly equipment in order to have tv again, which actually stopped working two weeks after we bought it and we never solved the issue. so we’re out of tv for a couple of months now, it doesn’t bother us at all, so now it’s a huge black thing on top on a very nice white expedit shelving unit.
do any of your guys have given up on having a tv? it’s not about turning it on or off, it’s about not having the thing at all! i much rather prefer a sound system, than a new slim lcd, unless it was white! ok, maybe i’d go with a white lcd! oh well, i’ll probably keep on going with these doubts, but right now i think i’ll just concentrate on what has been done and how bright and organized my living room feels like! and also i might start bothering you with my bedroom plans! yes, i have plans for the bedroom as well! have a nice weekend, folks!