Decorating your first home is pretty exciting. It’s your chance to put your style on an entire house and make it your own. It feels easy enough to go out and pick ‘ok’ pieces to get a room finished in a rush but I’m all set on dragging it out to find things that I love and not settling for ‘ok’. Our home is where we spend most of our time, I want us to love each and every room and if something is just ‘ok’, it isn’t having a home in ours.
We’ve talked before about our bathroom renovations (1,2), my ideal kitchen (1) and my dream living room (1). Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the room that will eventually be a workspace for me, which is currently more of a ‘storage’ room. We all have them right? Little by little, we’re working through clearing it and eventually we’ll get to the decorating stage. I’m starting to pin the bits and pieces that I’d like in there but as soon as I set my eyes on this distressed street sign, I knew I had to have it. Now. Even though the room isn’t ready. I just love it.
When the room is finished, I can picture this sign resting on a double set of the Ikea Hyllis shelving where I’ll store all my study books and blogging bits. I love industrial style furniture and interiors so I’m hoping to bring a touch of that to my office with pops of colour against the monochrome.
I know it won’t be everyone’s taste, a lot of people find monochrome and industrial styles ‘cold’, but it’s what we’re drawn to. I love the look of the French style furniture, like this, in fact some of the most gorgeous rooms I’ve seen have beautiful ornate french furniture, but it doesn’t belong in our house. Anyway, perhaps in a few months you’ll see an office before and after post with my Baker Street sign in situ.
Do you collect bits as you go along or are you the ‘go out and get it all at once’ type? I have a feeling Matt would prefer me to be the latter, if only for his sanity!