Decorating is not fun for me. I hate to admit it but we haven’t hung a single thing on our walls here except for a couple of things in the bedroom. I’m going to do better at the new house. Nicole does a good job of decorating ad she loves it so she’ll help me but I have to just let her do it and keep my opinions to myself because as Vince once said “Why do you always use clown colors?” He was talking about my quilts but I do love bright colors.
When we were looking at houses online, the houses with the neutral carpet, neutral walls, neutral furnishings were always the ones that caught my eye – probably because I didn’t see any with clown colors.
Really, it’s whatever makes us happy. I’m not trying to get a room on the cover of a decorating magazine . . that’s never going to happen even if I were to try.
I told Vince yesterday that I was going to try to stick with neutrals. He doesn’t care what I do. He even said we would keep the red walls.
This is the dining room and I may end up painting those the green like was in my Nevada, MO house.
This was actually the breakfast room but the dining room was the same color.
I’m not sure that green qualifies as neutral but neither does red!
Last night I was looking at rugs for the sunroom and found this one.
Definitely not neutral but I could see it with rattan furniture and the grayish green cushions.
Then I found this one and I knew Vince would like it better. Actually, I may like it better too. I could use rattan furniture or any tan/brown furniture and use the green, aqua and navy cushions.
I plan to do the sun room first because that’s where we’re going to spend a lot of time. Also, it’s small and doesn’t require so much thinking on my part!
That’s a start . . a rug . . but I’m going to wait til I can measure the sun room and decide what size rug I want. I think for furniture, I’m going to get something along the lines of patio furniture. I’ve been looking online and I’m not sure if it’s just the time of year or the country of origin but almost everywhere I look online, the pieces I like are out of stock. I may have to bring a 5 gallon orange Home Depot bucket in there, turn it upside down and make a soft cushion for it if I can’t find any furniture! That’s much more in line with my decorating skills! 🙂