Do you have a sense of personal style? I sort of do, but I’m having a really hard translating (or maybe even defining) what that sense IT is and then putting IT out there in various areas. One area that I’ve tried to share this is the blog design, but I’m thinking of ways to change that up. To get a little closer to who exactly Alex and I are. You’ll probably start to see reflections of this over the next couple of weeks.
Another area where you gotta have a sense of style, or at least you HOPE to, is decorating your house. Alex and I are very lucky that we share the same sense of style. Dark leathers, dark woods, and warm rich tones pervade our house. Colors such as “country green,” warm cream, and rich brown spill from our kitchen to our living room to our bedroom. I make a few colors pop (hello Orange walls…THEY LOOK GOOD DARNIT) but for the most part I style ourselves as country shabby-chic. With a small twist of “Americana” as well. And this style has led us well in planning every aspect of our house.
Except for one room.
AKA “The Dump”
See? It’s a DUMP room. A black hole if you will. Whenever we need stuff put elsewhere or hidden away it goes into our “office.” (Oddly enough, the computer can never be found in this room.) I’ll admit I’ve been loath to really do much with the room because this is the future space for any child we have. It’s a future nursery for the non-existent baby we keep imagining. Basically I’m lazy and see no point in painting it now and then VOILA we get pregnant and have to re-decorate.
However, I’m tired of waiting. Plus, really the room looks crummy. So here’s the thing…I don’t know how to set-up the room. And I need YOU to help.
A few key points….The bookshelves need to stay in the room, but I don’t care where they are positioned. The closet is pretty dang organized thanks to our snowpocalypse earlier this year so I’m not going to really be able to shove anything in there. Oh and I want to work with what we already have. Money doesn’t grow on trees you know!
So having said all that – Do YOU have any suggestions for how to set this room up? Any tips or tricks that you’ve learned that perhaps I can incorporate?