Saturday, December 22, 2012

Moving

Oh, I'm thrilled to announce somthing wonderful! My Other Half and I are looking for an appartment so we can live together. We've been together for 5 years and thought it was about time that we took this step. It's something we both look forward to. Besides the actual 'house' hunting, there are other things to think about. There is the financial part - wich is a very important part ofcourse - but when you've finally find the appartment you want, you can start decorating. It's that last thing - decorating - that occupied my mind these last couple of weeks. I've been roaming around the internet and Pinterest, looking for inspiration, tips and ideas for furniture, even though we won't be buying any furniture untill we have an appartment. There are so many fabulous and cute ideas on how to decorate your home. Pinterest really is addictive. The hours and hours I've spent on that site are uncountable by now. The following few days/weeks I'll post my favorite pins with inspiration, useful tips, ... I bet there's something that'll inspire you to (re)decorate your home!

Today I'll start with my colorinspiration. If you ask me, this is the most difficult one: wich colors to choose through-out your home. And that's because most of the time, you use the furniture you already have to guide you on the style and colorscheme. Alas, we don't have any furniture left, so I had to come up with something from scratch. I know what I like, what I want and what I need, but putting these three things together in a home that isn't overwhelming, is a much more difficult that I originally anticipated. Perhaps the fact that we don't really have a space to decorate yet, has also something to do with this. So, back to the furniture: if you know what kind you want, you can use it as your colorbase. While searching I figured out that I liked the furniture that isn't really dark brown, but not beige either. Something in between like this Ikea-closet. I took that color as my base and thought about different colors that would suit this kind of brown. I don't want our home to be all different kinds of brown, so I looked at some other, brighter colors. I knew I wanted red pillows and some other red accents. With that in mind, I've found these:


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Beautiful pastel colors. Perhalps something for our living room area. There are more color inspirations to be found on this site!
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Doors can go a loooong way with just a little bit of paint. Just look at the difference in the before and after photo's. Put in a little contrast and you instantly have a whole other vibe for the same space, without too much effort or something pricey.

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This is just a marvelous app I downloaded after reading this. You can't decorate your very own room, but you can see if the colors you want are 'mixable'.
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Again: contrast adds flair to your room: dark walls with light furniture.
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Even painting a staircase can transfer your whole room. And put a little trim with it and voilĂ : instant classy stairs.
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All of these colors are adorable and pastel: ideal for any space.

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Oh and you should definatly check this pin: It's a little too big to put in this post, but what an inspiration source! It'll tell you what the style is you like and what you have to look out for.

There are lots and lots more, but these have inspired me the most. Oh, and that last pin with the towels: you'll see it again in the series. Such an original idea and just look at the color of the towels! Adorable!

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