|So many colours to choose from!|
|Too much green!|
The lights are making the green look even worse. Ugh.
|We don't usually have the lights on during the day.|
|This little corner always feels the darkest.|
|Yes, those are actual hand- and foot-prints of our children when they were newborns.|
- Light, neutral colours, with touches of blue
- Smaller furniture
|All new furniture, drapes, and carpet|
We already have the print.
It sure adds up fast! Before I could bat an eye, I had racked up a $2,000 fantasy bill. To be fair, that included two love seats and two reclining chairs. Still, it was far more than we can afford right now.
Maybe, I thought, I could find slipcovers for the furniture, at least as an interim solution. I dreaded the thought of slipcovers, having memories of the droopy blankets that always came untucked.
Turns out slipcovers have come a long way.
|With SureFit slipcovers|
I love flowers. Everywhere. Always.
But, out of respect for Steve's masculinity, I looked into a more neutral option.
|With floral throw pillows.|
The slipcover options, even with a few throw pillows come in under $300. That is much better!
Being an impulsive shopper, I came very close to ordering the slipcovers, but decided just to order the fabric samples. Aren't you proud of me?
And then I realized that, even if we don't replace or slipcover the furniture, I can still paint the walls. Duh!
I've been following Satori Designs for Living blog for a while now, and she recently did a couple of posts on "designer favourite paint colours" (Part I, and Part II). One of the colours the designers mentioned was Benjamin Moore's Wickham Gray, which happens to be the colour my sister had painted her living room -- a colour I loved so much that I actually asked her about it.
Have you ever asked anyone what colour their walls are painted? I haven't. And I liked it enough that I bookmarked it.
The swatch looks like putty, but on the walls, it had a very, very slight blue undertone.
|I actually bought a "fan deck" of all the Benjamin Moore colours so I can refer to them as I read design blogs.|