Life has been a bit hectic lately, but it has also been exciting. Planning a wedding and looking at houses are both stressful, but I can occasionally find the fun in them too! Plus, business is picking up, which is amazing, but hectic with a 6 month old! I find myself thinking about all the ways to make a house fun and original! Just the idea that I could paint walls are crazy! It’s going to be a very busy year!
Once we have somewhere new to live, I can’t wait to get started on making it ours. I’d love to start making our mark as soon as possible to ensure it’s not a plain and boring house.
I love the grand stone fireplaces from Architectural Stone Elements. If you don’t have a fireplace, even having brick exposed walls look amazing! Our (possible) house doesn’t have this, but who knows maybe I’ll add a fire place one day!
One of the first things I’ll be doing when we eventually get our new home is upgrading the hardware. All the little things that might seem insignificant can make a huge difference to the overall look and feel of a house. Have you ever thought about how much the door knobs or the curtain rails could affect the decor. I believe that it’s worth going around the house and making these little changes to personalise your home.
I love these crackled porcelain door knobs from More Handles. They have a great antique effect that would be ideal for adding some period elements to a house.
The Front of the House
The first thing anyone sees of a home is the front of it as they approach the door. We’ll have to look at the outside of our house every day, and guests will get their first impressions from it too. I’m not much of a gardener, so there probably won’t be much fancy landscaping going on. But I would definitely work on the front of the house to make the entrance look inviting. A pair or lanterns or some potted plants could frame the door. Maybe even replacing the front door with a beautiful cottage style door would be a good idea.
Tiles… Apartment therapy
I’m pretty excited about the decor options… Who would think tiles would be so exciting..No…Just me? Plus I think a blue free standing bath is a must!
Colour colour colour..
We all know how I feel about magnolia…and don’t worry. I’ll share all my renter tips with you all one day!