Because I went from parents to husband to husband, I've always incorporated the man point of view since we were sharing a home. My touches too, of course, but what man would WANT to sleep under a quilt full of flowers? Neither of mine.
Now I am building my little nest with just me (and the little family) in mind.
My condo living room BEFORE:
This is after I gave the kids the oversized navy blue sofa recliner.
Furniture arrived on Tuesday:
The smaller scale and lighter color is more suited to the space. And to my living habits. Very comfy to sit on and easy to get up from. And the sofa is just big enough for a nap ... can't wait to try that!
My favorite thing really, is the art shelf. Although I haven't changed any of the work on the wall since it went up and I just grabbed stuff ... I can't wait to have a theme going.
The teeny dining room had 20 year old recessed lights that didn't provide enough light to the table. I bought some lights I just loved (on Amazon) after going to every place locally that I could think of (and that I could afford). Just a hint of oriental. Thank goodness for Handykid as we had to buy adapter and black tubing to hide the white cord!
For my bedroom (you already know about my dual control flexible bed), I want to do more feminine white shabby chic sort of look. I have a gorgeous burgundy and gold oriental rug that I'm keeping, but I think the white will look just fine. The nightstands arrived so Handykid can put them together next week ... but they should look like this:
I kinda feel pretty hip for not being symmetrical! The condo is small so I'm taking advantage of vertical space. And I love the little pull out ledge for coffee or wine! Handykid also put up white art shelf over my bed and over Braeden's bed. I'm hoping to find a Toy Story poster on our upcoming trip to Disneyland.
Have any of my widow friends been doing this "it's all about me" redecorating or changing rooms around?