Thursday, January 3, 2013

New Year Interior Resolutions

I couldn't wait for the new year to start. I'm not saying it is going to be my year, because it's my life therefore all years are my years, but I am definitely excited about it. In less then one week I am going back to the Netherlands where I left the apartment a bit messy when I was preparing my luggage to leave. I don't plan only to tidy up but in the first two months of the year when it is grey and cold outside (not that it's different any other time of the year, we are talking about Holland...) I am going to cheat on fashion with furniture, as Carrie Bradshaw used to say. Here are my interior resolutions/plans for 2013:

1. Restyling the bedroom

Our bedroom is totally random. There were no conscious choices when we furnished it. I want to change this. I came up with a "Sophisticated Nature"  theme (idea from H&M Home) to the bedroom which fits to the main colors: grey, brown and off-white. I will spice it up with animal printed textiles and natural materials. Here's the most inspirational picture I've found:

ph. H&M

2. Decorating the living room with art

Our living room is the one with most thoughts put into it. The synthetic leather couch has cream color with a dark brown fluffy carpet in front and brown and cream pillows on the couch. However I want to put art on the of-yellow walls. Inspiration:

ph. Pinterest

3. Candles

Before I was not fan of candles but I have been a sucker for them for a few weeks now. They will go everywhere.

ph. H&M, Dille&Kamille

4. Vanity table

My biggest investment will probably be a vanity table which has been my secret dream for so long. I can't wait to have one because it'll be the only piece of furniture in the whole apartment that is only mine. I don't have to share with the boyfriend and I can style it according to my own taste without asking his opinion.

ph. Pinterest