Before I start: I have been AWOL the last few days and I am sorry. I'm spending most of my time on architecture homework and model-building.... but you don't want to hear about that! Onto the juicy stuff!
Usually I am a pro at telling people what's wrong with their interiors. Not like an actual pro, but like a pro in my head. However when it's something closer to home, I struggle to step outside my little box and see it with objective eyes.
You may know, our couch over the last few months has been graced with a selection of quite garrish pillows. Exhibit A:
At times, said pillows appear really pretty on Instagram.
And in various shots around our living room in this home tour.
HOWEVER. They are also garrish. What made me think I could impatiently buy up all the brightest and most graphic pillows at Spotlight then expect them all to coordinate on our ONE sofa, I do not know. Especially without one iota of consideration for the fact that some are COOL toned and some are WARM toned and it's all very confusing...
Ugh, I am ashamed.
So today I decided to try something new. It's called: simple.
I just removed all the existing pillows
(i.e. placed them on a nearby chair until husband tells me to get rid of them)
Because who wants to kick the pillows off your bed every night so that you can go to sleep, and try to cram them onto your bedside table because you have a phobia of hair and dust getting onto it if you put it on the floor?
And then, since I was simplifying, I banished the coffee table books to a side table. (That whole corner of the room needs serious attention. But baby steps...)
And now the coffee table looks scarily empty. But I am weary of thinking about styling piles of books and then having to move them every time we go to eat something (this is our only table). So I kinda like it.
I feel like clearing things away gives me some space to think about what the room needs.
....... like SOMETHING for that big ol' piece of blank wall under our ridiculously (and lovely) tall ceilings.
Any ideas? What colours would you use in this room?
As for the rest of the room....... there are a few other changes I shall tell you about after the weekend.
Hope you have a lovely one!