It has been two and half a months since we moved into our new home. It is fair to say that we have all settled in really well, especially the kids. We don’t miss the old place at all.
As settling down has taken place and we have entered the new year, I can now finally concentrate on decorating each room in the house. I absolutely love this part. My hubby not so much. He is dreading what each room will look like it. For me, I love doing DIY stuff. I wish I had more time on my hands. He can relax though, I decided I am going to keep all wall paints the same as they were painted when we moved in because I love the colour a lot. It is between a gray and a cream. Looks really nice. Instead I am going to brighten up each room with decor, frames, stickers, you name it.
This will only happen gradually and it might take several months, considering I have to smallies to look after and a full-time job to attend each week. But I want to take my time on each room. Right now we are spending a lot time of time in the master bedroom which is mummy’s and daddy’s room. I probably mentioned before that Chloe has developed a phase of waking up night screaming and only going back to sleep until she can come into our bed. It’s grand if it’s only a phase but as far I can remember, Matthew used to do this and we introduced controlled crying then which worked a treat.
Right now our bedroom has no theme whatsoever. We took everything with us from the old house. Cushions, bedding and table lamp don’t match at all. I always liked the other idea of having a beach/ nautical themed bedroom. I love the beach myself. When we lived in Sligo, we only lived a 10 minutes drive from the beach. It is more like 40 minutes now which is not too bad either. I was browsing Pinterest the other day and found some great ideas. Navy is one of my favourite colours. It blends in with any colour like gray, white or yellow. Our whole house is gray themed where navy will go well.
Last weekend we went to IKEA where I started off buying a few bits and pieces for my first project. A few weeks ago we got a white shelf installed above our bed from IKEA. Additionally I bought three frames. Two the same size and one bigger one. The two smaller ones will have a quote and nautical art print on it whereas the bigger one will display a family photo of us all at the beach in Spain.
Furthermore the most important part of a bedroom is the duvet set and its pillows. In the old house we had a red and cream theme so right now we have red and black pillows on the bed. I would like to replace these with more nautical themed pillow cases. The main bedding, i like the idea of a stripey navy one, as shown above.
We will also have to replace the table lamp. As we can take off the lamp shade, it might be cheaper in the long run to just buy a new lamp shade that matches our new nautical theme. Something like shown above. I also saw one that was a white lamp shade but they added navy stripe and bottom and top of lamp shade which looked nice, too. There are so many nice things out there, you can be forever browsing.
We still have no blinds in the master bedroom or living room, neither do we have curtains in either room. Long story short the windows are quite long and it is not easy to find one that works with it. We got a fitter in today though so will get a quote soon. As well as blinds, I would also like to have a curtains in the room. It makes the room look much more cosier. We had cream curtains in the old house and because the walls are already gray in our current house, more than likely we will go with cream curtains again and use a blue cotton rope curtain tie. I could change my mind again though and go with the complete opposite which is blue curtains and cream curtain tie.
Last but not least I am going to add a few bits and pieces around the room decor wise. I haven’t quite decided on that yet but first we concentrate on the main bits. I will do a post on a master bedroom tour for you then once finished. Wish me luck.