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Sometimes without knowing our home reflects how we feel. Maybe, you want to change a room or the whole house but don't know how to, or you're wondering where the money will come from. There are some really easy solutions that are cheap ways to re-decorate - painting your furniture, picking up thrift pieces and painting them to match. This is what I did. I had a mishmash of different coloured furniture that soon all co-ordinated by using chalk paint and liming wax. I was quite taken back by the simple steps which created a whole new look and feel to my home.
I painted everywhere white (walls/woodwork/ceilings) as I decided the accessories would set the stage of colour and texture. It is cheaper this way and also lifts the room as brighter. Mood can then be introduced using different lighting - lamps, fairy lights, candles, etc.
THE MOOD BOARD
I'm feeling really connected to pinks and gold.
For many years after the 'dark night of the soul' I felt drawn to greys, silver, with mirrored surfaces, a more neutral theme.
Pink and gold are full of energy - life!
I'm thinking this is a transition of healing
from existing to living.
Of course, that's what 'fits' for me, for
you it could simply be because
you've always adored the colours you
seen in magazines or images online.
I do believe we are drawn to different colours at different times in our lives. It could
be for a myriad of reasons. Either way,
you're here thinking of change.
The mood board can consist of anything you
like. Lamps, swatches, ornaments,
rugs, cushions, varying textures, mirrors,
crystals, flowers, window dressing,
pictures, prints, frames, absolutely anything that appeals to you.
Stick images in a journal, scrapbook, use an
online image collector like WeHeartIt
or Pinterest, or just save on your phone
for a ref when you're out.
Spend some time doing this, there's no rush.
Enjoy the process of planning, of building your
Make a note of the brand or supplier. Don't worry about the price, just collect what you like. Many of these items can be more cheaply sourced or other pieces adapted to look like them. What I would say, is only pick things that move you, uplift, make you feel good. Anything else becomes clutter.