so i've been on a staycation here the last few days and my goal is to get some work done around the house...googling photos on-line is so much interesting though! i figure if i'm looking for photos that are house related, i'll get some motivation to do something creative.
after moving in with my boyfriend last july, we've been working to integrate all of our stuff together, the problem is, we both have a lot of things and we both like our things. our styles are similar but our collections are challenging to try to work in together. i have this weird frenchie/native american look going (i know, weird) and he tends a little more toward the asian and gothic look. so i'm left trying to put a room together of skulls, thai art, native american textiles and florals. so far i've managed to get the entry way done!
basically, what i am doing is one room at a time, taking everything off of the walls and coming up with a common theme, like in the entry, the theme was black and white stripes. then i went through the house and gathered up anything that had some form of black and white stripes in it. this plan actually worked out ok. i'll post a picture of the entry if the sun ever comes out here and i can take a decent one.
so that is my plan going throughout the house...to try to come up with a theme for each room and then rearranging our belongings together.
the bedroom needs a little work since this is where we hahttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifng out the most. we have a pretty big house that is hard to heat so our room has become the place where we all hang out together. we have our bed, bookshelves, tv, stereo and computer in here so i would like to form a few little seating areas around these activities. i also would like to come up with a color scheme to go with my new bedding which is a bit brighter than my normal red, white and black. it has these colors but also with a little splash of fuchsia and bright blue. i love it!
so where i like to go for decorating inspiration is marie claire maison. i love that their rooms are not styled so perfectly but actually look like people live in them and have been collecting the items in the rooms throughout their lives.
in this photo, i really like the grouping of art and collectibles above the bed.
but this room looks more like our style. the colors in the bed and artwork are more similar to what i am working with. i love the collection of retro items, the cowhide on the floor and the funky art.
this one really looks like my style, too, though. i can't tell you how many times i've hung a tapestry above my bed and then hung artwork on it. these colors are so great together, too.
i think that this is my favorite room. i'm loving those hanging light pendants on each side of the bed and this bedding has a lot more pattern in it which is similar to mine.
ok, so i'm off to get some work done. i think i'll start with putting my laundry away!